Recent Rains Ease Drought Concerns, But Water Works Encourages Continued Conservation

With the recent rains, the relief felt at the May 9th Osceola Water Works Board of Trustees meeting was palpable. With a jump in lake levels of more than 3.75 feet, the board unanimously decided to exit Section 3 – Water Emergency of the Osceola Water Works Conservation Ordinance and enter into Section 2 – Water Warning. 
Click through to the latest update from the Osceola Water Works team and learn more about what Section 2 – Water Warning means to you and your water use…

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Clean-Up Week — City Strongly Encourages Community-Wide Participation

With city-wide Spring Clean-Up taking place this week, city officials wanted to make sure the public was updated on the event details as well as additional information about recent city nuisance ordinance updates made in the May 7th city council meeting.
Click on the latest feature to read how you can participate in the clean-up event and learn about the nuisance mitigation efforts by the city …

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Gov. Reynolds Issues Disaster Proclamation for Eight Additional Counties Impacted by Recent Severe Weather

In a recent Disaster Proclamation, Iowa Governor Reynolds included Clarke County in a list of 8 hard hit counties, allowing resources to be made available for those impacted by recent storms. These funds will be provided through the The Iowa Individual Assistance Grant Program.
The Iowa Individual Assistance Grant Program provides grants of up to $5,000 per household based on property and income levels. The funds can go toward recovery from damage caused by recent storms.
Click through to the announcement to read more and access a link to the grant application…

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Clarke Community Schools Adopts Dual Language Program

Clarke Community Schools will be implementing an adjustment for language acquisition for elementary students starting with the 2024-25 school year. With 54-56% of the district being Spanish-speaking, the administration is working to help those students as well as open more opportunities for native English-speaking students. The program will be open to all students through a drawing held from all interested applicants.
Click through to learn more about the program as well as an informational meeting (and downloadable PDF). The event is being held this Thursday in the elementary cafeteria…

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SPECIAL SBDC – Iowa EVENT: How to Raise Venture Capital for Your Startup

Jamie David, Regional Director at the SBDC – Iowa out of Creston shared the following information:
Have a small business or start-up? You need to attend the “How to Raise Venture Capital for Your Startup” EVENT
The event is this week and, even with the short notice, it should be an exciting program for those interested in growing and developing better business practices for their own business or startup.
Click through to read the details and register today!

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