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Elementary schoolkids once checked out books in this room, but now the light is too dim for a good read. Not to mention you might get strange looks for cracking open a novel as your neighbors toss back cans of Budweiser and rack up another game of billiards. Welcome to the Do Drop Inn, open nightly for 21-and-over patrons in a space that used to serve by day as a school library. Read more »


Vickie Weinheimer and Greg Mitchel, Gary Erlandson all recognized for their years of service with the company. David Peavler was recognized as employee of the month. Read more »


The public is invited to attend a Biomass Harvesting Field Day on Thursday, Oct. 7 beginning at 10:30 a.m. at the George Shepard farm, 1219 Trenton Ave., approximately one mile south of Stuart. The purpose of the field day is to demonstrate and promote the value of renewable energy crops. Read more »


A deal was made the first of the past week when Miss Doris Carl bought of Jack Pote his stock of goods and business at the Pote Store. Miss Carl took possession of the store on July 1. Miss Carl has been a clerk for 8 1/2 years at that store. Read more »


Grand Opening and official Ribbon Cutting ceremony for Greenfield's newest business, Nodaway Insurance and Investments, is Tuesday, October 5th 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 106 NE 6th Street, Greenfield. Come and meet Chuck Taylor and Toby Henry. For more information, call 641-202-1883 or 641-344-3690. Read more »


Former Guthrian Colleen Bradford Krantz, Adel, has written and co-produced the documentary Train to Nowhere; Inside an Immigrant Death Investigation with will air Tuesday, October 12 at 7 p.m. on Iowa Public Television Read more »


The Guthrie County Conservation Board is sponsoring its annual educational and amusing Halloween Hike the evening of Wednesday, Oct. 20 at Nations Bridge Park south of Panora on Wagon Road. Read more »


Audubon Community School's superintendent Brett Gibbs announced that the district has received $116,000 in federal jobs funding, as part of a $96.5 millionpot intended to save or create education jobs. Read more »


Kim Baker and Kathy Grettenburg of the show "Eat and Drink Tour" were recently in Hamlin to filg a segment on Darrell's Place. The restaurant, founded by and named after Darrell Munch, is celebrating their 30th year in business this year. Read more »


Iowa Central Community College and the Jefferson-Scranton Community Schools are offering four computer courses locally. Read more »


The Jefferson Kiwanis Club recently presented Jefferson-Scranton Elementary School with a $5,000 check, the second of two equal payment for $10,000 worth of new playground equipment. Pictured are J-S Elementary students with Kiwanis Club members and school officials. Read more »


The funding comes from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Rural Development Programs. Greenfield Municipal Utilities (Adair County) will use the funds to establish a revolving loan fund. The initial loan will be used to assist with the renovation and rehabilitation of the E.E. Warren Opera House in Greenfield. Read more »


The Guthrie County Community Foundation held its annual awards reception Wednesday, September 15, at 5:30 p.m. at teh Panora Community Center. As guests arrived they were welcomed with refreshments and a program outlining the event. Read more »


On Tuesday, Sept. 14, Flint Hills Resources Menlo was introduced to the community as the new owner of Hawkeye Growth LLC. Flint Hills is a subsidiary of Koch Industries, based in Wichita, Kan., which is one of the largest private companies in America, according to Forbes magazine, with regional headquarters in St. Paul, Minn. Approximately 200 community members, customers, and employees of the Menlo plant attended the open house and dinner buffet under a big tent at the Menlo site. Read more »


Saturday, September 25 and Sunday September 26 are the days for the Orient Pumpkin Days, beginning at 8 a.m. on the Saturday. Read more »


Some major facility improvements have been completed over the summer at O-M school. They include the painting of both the big gymnasium and the old practice gym. New high efficient lighting was installed in the big gym. Both gyms look much brighter and larger. Some elementary classrooms and the library have received new carpet. Read more »


The fifth in a series of informative workshops for business owners which focuses on financial incentives and resources will be led by Dave McLaren, Regional Director for the South Central Small Business Development Center on Tuesday evening, September 28th at 6:30 at the Chamber Building in Greenfield. Read more »


Hawkeye Growth LLC, an Iowa-based ethanol production company, has completed a sale of its two production facilities to Flint Hills Resources LP, a subsidiary of Koch Industries Inc., one of the largest private companies in the world. Terms of the sale of Hawkeye's Menlo and Shell Rock plants were not disclosed. The plants each produce 110 million gallons of ethanol annually. Read more »


Jefferson-Scranton High School has contracted with Genesis Development to begin offering an experience-based career exploration (EBCE) program for students with special needs. The school-to-work program was developed by Genesis in collaboration with the Boone school system three years ago to provide more support for both the students and businesses. That program has been very successful and continues to grow, according Genesis vocational director, Carrie Wilde. Read more »


On Saturday, Sept 13, the Stuart Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting ceremony at Carver's Ridge, owned by Tyson and Anne Greenwalt, and located at 604 Southwest Seventh in Stuart. Read more »

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