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The Panora Area Development Group is sponsoring their 7th annual forum on July 29th. This event is great fun each year, and offers the opportunity to welcome visitors to the Panora area and Midwest Partnership EDC region. Read more »

 

Plans are being finalized for the annual Summer Fun Night in Scranton. The event has been scheduled for Saturday, July 31, with activities running from 4-8 p.m. in and around the Scranton school building. Folks are invited to come and enjoy the evening. Bring your lawn chair for guarenteed, comfortable seating. Read more »

 

SynGest Inc. announced that the Iowa Power Fund and Iowa Office of Energy Independence are in final negotiations for a contract in the amount of $2.5 million for the development and commercialization of SynGest’s bioammonia production technology in the state of Iowa. The award is subject to final contract negotiations, board approval, and contract execution. The contract would provide a grant in the amount of $2.5 million subject to the terms of the contract. Read more »

 

The Adair County Corn & Soybean Association and the Southern Iowa R&D invites the public to their Biomass Harvesting Field Day on Thursday, Oct. 7, beginning at 10:30 am at the George Shepard farm, 1219 Trenton Ave., approximately two miles south of Stuart. Read more »

 

Last minute preparations are underway for the 132nd annual Audubon County Fair, set for July 21-25 at the Audubon County Fairgrounds. Read more »

 

Staff and board members from Greene County Development Corporation (GCDC) and Midwest Partnership EDC will soon be visiting leading employers in Greene County. The two organizations collaborate every few years on this project, called ‘Business Connections’. Read more »

 

Dnaish Countryside Vines and Wines recevived 2 silver megal in the fourth Annual Mid-American Wine Competition held at the Des Moines Areea Community College (DMACC) Ankeny, IA campus. Read more »

 

New Way of Scranton recently showcased at the Residential Recycling Conference in Chicago, IL. New Way and Scranton Manufacturing, its parent company, were among nearly 50 exhibitors to display at the two-day March conference. Read more »

 

Joe Hanner, executive director of the Guthrie County Conservation Board, reports frequent use of the Raccoon River Valley Trail by both area and out of state residents, in spite of the ongoing repaving project between Panora and Yale. Read more »

 

Need one more good training ride for RAGBRAI? Here are the details on "Tour de Greene," a new ride on Saturday, July 17, from Jefferson. It uses part of the Raccoon River Valley Trail and offers routes of 20, 40,75 and 100 miles around Greene County. Your $10 fee includes lunch at the county fair. You'll also be helping a new local bike club, Cyclists of Greene, launch its first major event. Read more »

 

Bauer Built Manufacturing, Paton, is constructing a 47 x 80 addition to the manufacturing plant in Paton. Read more »

 

Kimballton is the Northern community of the two “Danish Villages” in western Iowa, north of 1-80 between Des Moines and Omaha. Proud of their Danish heritage, the residents of Kimballton erected their “Little Mermaid” in tribute to author Hans Christian Andersen in 1978 and had it cast in bronze and re-dedicated during the town’s 125th anniversary in 2008. Read more »

 

One leader in the movement for water drainage management education is Agricultural Drainage Management Coalition (ADMC) member Agri Drain Corporation of Adair, Iowa. Agri Drain hopes to make agriculture more productive, drainage systems smarter, and life a little easier for farmers through better water management. Read more »

 

SUSSEX, WI , July 2, 2010 (Market Wire) - Quad/Graphics, Inc. is pleased to announce that its acquisition of World Color Press Inc. ("Worldcolor") is complete. The closing follows overwhelming approval by shareholders of both companies as well as final court approval. Quad Graphics is the parent company of CR/T in Greenfield, Iowa. Read more »

 

Owner Revolution Inc. has announced it has launched Schafer Solutions Inc., a comprehensive resource for the development, manufacturing and delivery of plastic solutions for point of purchase, OEM, food, beverage and other applications requiring high quality, turn-key solutions. Schafer Solutions will be headquartered in Adair. Read more »

 

Jeremy Puck of Puck Custom Enterprises lead tours of the new facility and explained the different products manufactured by the home grown, family run, Audubon County business, during the PCE open house, held June 12th. Read more »

 

Mary Millard, member of the Rippey Public Library Board of trustees, shows Rippey librarian Toni Roberts how to complete internet linkage of four new computers recently. Read more »

 

Guthrie County Hospital CEO Jerry Neal took local media for a tour of the recently completed $1.3 million four patient room addition on the east side of the hospital. The two story addition also includes a basement with health records room and doctor's lounge. Read more »

 

Iowa's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell to 6.8 per cent in May from 6.9 per cent in April, but was one percentage point higher than last Mays rate of 5.8 per cent. Meanwhile, the U.S. unemployment rate dropped to 9.7 per cent in May from 9.9 per cent in April Read more »

 

Greene county residents and goverments have received $1,924,392 in "disaster assistance" approval in connection with floods that struck Iowa in May and June 2008, according to Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and state of Iowa distaster recovery officials. Read more »

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