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Eleven Scranton Manufacturing Company welders, who build the New Way King Cobra and Cobra Magnum models of rear-loading refuse trucks at Scranton, recently completed an American Welding certification program, taught by Harlan Thompson at Iowa Central Community College. Read more »

 

Roy Bardole of rurual Rippey was elected chairman of the board of directors of the U.S. Soybean Export Council (USSEC) at the newly restructured board's annual meeting June 7 in St. Louis, MO. Read more »

 

Three state senators toured Iowa Central Community College's (ICCC) Fort Dodge campus on Tuesday to increase awareness of affordable job training opportunities at the state's community college. Read more »

 

The FCC granted Panora Telco the authority to provide telephone services to customers in the Yale addition, on the north end of Lake Panorama, according to Andrew Randol, General Manager of Panora Telco. The change goes into effect July 1 for these customers. Read more »

 

After three different audits for technology infrastructure, the Exira school distric will see an addition a major addition to the district for grades 6-12. Read more »

 

Volunteer organizers for the Brokers International Ltd. Iowa Open are making a special effort to encourage players to bring their spouces and children to the event. Read more »

 

The Iowa Power Fund board voted July 1 to provide San Francisco-based Syngest Inc. with $2.5 million for its planned biomass-to-ammonia plant in Menlo, Iowa. The vote solidifies funding that the company has been working toward for more than a year, but the money is contingent upon $3.5 million in matching funds, which Syngest CEO Jack Oswald believes is more than achievable. “As of today, we’re off to the races,” Oswald said. Read more »

 

Brett Irlmeier, Chair of the Audubon County Community Foundation, announced recently that at the board meeting the board established a September 1, 2010 grant deadline for the $39,000 available for Audubon County nonprofit agencies through a grant application process. Read more »

 

Charlie Schafer, President of Agri Drain Corp: “Often times you'll be with a producer and you'll look at that corn crop curling up from drought stress and you look at the outlet pipe and it's running water and you ask them why they let that happen. Why they let the water go and you usually get one of two answers. Either one I never knew I had a choice. Or, they'll say well I always wondered about that.” Read more »

 

St. Gregory is headquartered in Des Moines with a 20-bed women’s facility in Adair and a 32-bed men’s facility in Bayard. Vasquez says they use a proprietary substance abuse treatment program that’s not available anywhere else in America. Read more »

 

The SynGest Cornucopia BioRefinery model is getting traction. Since launching the new approach as part of the keynote address to the 2010 International Biomass Conference in Minneapolis in May, 2010 (along with Till, Baby, Till), SynGest CEO Jack Oswald has been interviewed several times specifically on the details. SynGest has also had great reception at the USDA with Vilsack’s Sr. Advisor Corp. and on Capitol Hill. Oswald has been asked to present to the U.S. House of Representatives. Read more »

 

Adair's 250,000-gallon yellow water tower actually is two-faced: one smile beams east, the other west. Adair's mayor, Kelby Harris, said he's much happier that his town be known for Ol' Smiley - whose likeness is plastered on signage everywhere here — than its other claim to fame as site of the first train robbery in the Old West. Read more »

 

“Brooklyn the Musical” is a good story that’s now in the hands and hearts of just about the best acting and singing talent we have in our county seat town of Jefferson – Robby Pedersen, sisters Nicole Schilling and Jamie Leggitt, Angie Eberle and, back on stage after several years’ hiatus, Allan Sieck. Strangers would be amazed that there’s this level of talent in a west central Iowa town of 4,500. Read more »

 

Audubon County Memorial Hospital will soon be able to provide yet another service to area residents. In addition to serving the Emergency Department, Patty Hildreth will provide child, adolescent and adult mental health services at the hospital’s new outpatient Mental Health Clinic. Hildreth holds dual certification from the American Nursing Credentialing Audubon County Memorial Hospital will soon be able to provide yet another service to area residents. In addition to serving the Emergency Department, Patty Hildreth will provide child, adolescent and adult mental health services at the hospital’s new outpatient Mental Health Clinic. Hildreth holds dual certification from the American Nursing Credentialing Center as a Family Nurse Practitioner and as a Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. Read more »

 

Owner Revolution Inc. has launched Schafer Solutions Inc., a resource for the development, manufacturing and delivery of plastics. B.Z. "Bud" Karachiwala has been named business manager of the new unit. He is a graduate of Iowa State University with degrees in mechanical engineering and industrial engineering. He also has a master's of business administration. Read more »

 

Jason White of Midwest Partnership EDC and Audubon County Economic Development, along with Bruce Nuzum of the Iowa Area Development Group and Joe Behrens of Region XII attended Monday’s Board of Supervisor’s meeting to discuss an impending expansion of Accu-Steel, a business in northern Audubon County that manufactures hoop buildings. Read more »

 

Some years ago, Neil and Rosemarie (McClatchey) Davis, both 1950 graduates of Panora High School, came into possesion of a painting they thought to be a little value, but since that time has been ppraised at a value exceeding $100,000. The painting was done some time after the Civil War by Panora resident John H.G. Hood of another resident, James Hensal, who was the cheif of scouts for the northern leader General Grenville Dodge during the Civil War. Read more »

 

For the twelfth year, the Freedom Rock, located 12 miles north of Greenfield is being painted by Ray "Bubba" Sorensen, in time for Memorial Day. Read more »

 

Some 450 area residents, statewide ag organization staff members, elected officials and staffers, and media representatives attended the dedications and customer appreciation open house at Louis Dreyfus Commodities (LDC) Grand Junction ethanol plant. Read more »

 

In a recent article published by Forbes, Des Moines was rated the #1, The best place to raise a family. Its young population is more likely to graduate high school that in other cities, and life for most families is safe, and affordable. Short average commute times save working parents precious minutes to spend with their families. Read more »

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