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Work continues in the City of Adair's downtown area with facade improvements in progress. Read more »

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Guthrie County received the Skilled Iowa Community designation, completing and thereby designating Midwest Partnership's four county region as a Skilled Iowa Community. Read more »

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Panora has been selected for a small business visit pilot program, conducted by Midwest Partnership, in collaboration with UNI's Business & Community Services. The visits aim to bridge two existing programs in order to shrink the assistance gap between start-ups and leading employers. Read more »

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The Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA) board awarded direct financial assistance and tax benefits to seven companies for job creation and expansion projects, including Nutrom in Panora. These awards will assist in the creation of 204 jobs and will result in over $57 million in new capital investment for the state. Read more »

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Charles W. Fluharty, University of Iowa professor who is the CEO and president of Rural Policy Research Institute, addressed the annual meeting of Western Iowa Advantage (WIAD) at Schroeder Hall in Wall Lake, with the take away message of "the future of the nation is much more in the hands of rural Americans than urban centers." Read more »

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Waspy's Truck Stop in Audubon will have a groundbreaking ceremony at 10am on April 26th at 2709 US Hwy 71. The Lawrence Handlos family, along with city and county officials, and members of the Audubon County Economic Development board will be on hand to perform the groundbreaking ceremonies. Read more »

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The U.S. 30 Coalition of Iowa brought a statewide group to Capitol with elected officials and business leaders coming from Carroll, Jefferson, Clinton, Missouri Valley, the Cedar Rapids area, DeWitt and Glidden. The mission: make the case for the full four-laning of Highway 30 across Iowa — the upgrading of 156.7 miles of two-lane federal roadway. Read more »

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Ben Puck of Puck Custom Enterprises in rural Audubon County was named Iowa Small Business Person of the Year. Read more »

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Audubon County's very own Ben Puck of Puck Custom Enterprises has been named Iowa Small Business Person of the Year by the U.S. Small Business Administration. Read more »

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The Greater Greenfield Community Foundation met for its annual meeting on Feb. 28th to elect officers and to review grant applications. Recipients have since been announced. Read more »

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The GCCF awarded grants totaling $179,500 at its 12th annual event. This was the first full year of funding coming from Grow Greene County, which holds the gaming license for Wild Rose Jefferson. For comparison, the GCCF awarded $119,000 in grants in 2016. Read more »

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The northeastern Greene County wind project will begin in April, first putting roads in to access the turbine sites. Read more »

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After almost a year of work, a $700,000 renovation project at Guthrie County Hospital has reached its final stages. Read more »

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A new coffee shop opened in Panora and features a businesses within a business with the Olde Rooster moving in from rural Bayard/Bagley. Read more »

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Shareholders of Panora Communications Cooperative met for their annual meeting, to share annual financials and updates. Read more »

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The Small Business Administration named Ben Puck, founder and president of Puck Customer Enterprises in Manning, as the "Iowa Small Business Person of the Year." Read more »

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The Community Visioning Program in Scranton is underway, with a recent Transportation Assets and Barriers community input workshop taking place recently. Read more »

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ISU Extension and Outreach hosted a STEM Fest at AC/GC High School to promote careers in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. Read more »



Greene County Tourism hosted a visioning meeting to plan for the future. Read more »

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