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Interstate Power and Light Co. (IPL), a subsidiary of Alliant Energy Corporation (NYSE: LNT) announced today that it has entered into negotiations with Clipper Windpower Inc. to purchase the Eclipse wind farm under development in western Iowa. IPL also plans to equip the facility with Clipper’s Liberty-series turbines. Read more »

 

The City of Stuart, and the members of the Stuart Aquatic Center Committee, were thrilled to hear on Friday, April 20, that the Stuart Aquatic Center would be the recipient of a $300,000 interest-free loan from the Central Iowa Power Cooperative (CIPCO). Read more »

 

"If you get lemons, make lemonade," the saying goes. How about making high-value, odor-free, fly-free, composted fertilizer and clean air from hog waste? Read more »

 

With a state grant in hand, and commitments from local government, Guthrie County fair board president C.W. Thomas of Guthrie Center said a new amphitheater for the fairgrounds will become a reality in time for the fair's sesquicentennial (150) years in 2008. Read more »

 

Dawn Vogel, the manager of Smiley's Steakhouse in Adair, spent several years at fine dining restaurants in downtown Des Moines. Read more »

 

Senators Chuck Grassley and Tom Harkin recently reported that the U.S. Department of Africulture, office of Rural Development, approved more than $1.5 million in loans and grants for two Iowa communitites, one of which was Greenfield. Read more »

 

The Iowa West Foundation, headquartered in Council Bluffs, announced $6.4 million in grants for the first quarter of 2007 including $50,000 to Whiterock Conservancy. Read more »

 

Main Street Iowa's 20th annual celebration honoring excellence in downtown revitalization was held in the Iowa Ballroom of the Des Moines Marriott Downtown Hotel on Friday, April 20. Read more »

 

The city of Jefferson has announced its third annual Neighborhood Improvement Incentive Program. Read more »

 

The construction of the Lakeside Village is making huge progress now as the pieces of the facility are already assembled and are being placed by two big cranes. Read more »

 

The Power Lift company of Jefferson is scheduled to be featured on a morning television program Monday, April 28, the company announced this week. Read more »

 

Senators Chuck Grassley and Tom Harkin recently said that the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Office of Rural Development, has approved $2.3 million in loans and grants to seven Iowa Communities. Read more »

 

The Empowering Adair County Foundation recently granted eight area organizations a total of $34,804.47 to be used in projects in Adair County. Read more »

 

Dear Editor: Many of you have heard about the new Horizon group that has been formed. Read more »

 

LeadershipPlenty is the second step of the Horizons program and more participants are needed to become involved! Read more »

 

The keynote speaker at Monday evening's grant award celebration of the Greene County Community Foundation (GCCF) praised the success of the organization to date, and challenges its members to build a culture of philanthropy in the county. Read more »

 

The Greene County Community Foundation (GCCF) awarded $51,500 in grants to communities and projects to improve the quality of life in the county on Monday, April 9. Read more »

 

Directors of Kid Zone, a new nonprofit daycare in Guthrie Center are shooting for a May 29 opening, according to Brooke Boals, chairperson. Read more »

 

Guthrie County fair board learned they would receive a grant in the amount of $150,000. Read more »

 

Five-year-old Connor Church of Atlantic had a surprise for Sue Behrens. "Close your eyes, close your eyes," he demanded. Behrens complied and he handed her a check for $1,700. Read more »

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