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On the local economic development scene, the Stuart Fremont Theatre at 124 N. Freemont (downtown Stuart) will be opening with Alvin And The Chipmunks Movie. Check out for more details. Also look for details on Stuart Fitness at the same location (opening soon). Read more »


B&D Mfg, Inc. is offering non-pressurized geothermal training on February 16, 2010. Classes are open to inside and outside Salesman of B&D distributors. Those who want or need to gain more knowledge about the Smart Pump Multi-zone how to properly apply the product to improve their sales. Read more »


The federal funds will help cover the costs of planning and environmental reports as the City of Jefferson begins the first phase of a streetscape initiative. The project, which covers a four-block area around the Greene County Courthouse, will include underground wiring for signal controls, sidewalk refacing and general improvements from the back of curbs to building faces. Read more »


When Ed and Christie Dwyer, owners of Dwyer Auto Body, moved their business from the former location to 215 S. Division Street in Stuart, it was obvious they needed a new front sidewalk. They became aware of the TIF program, and found it to be a simple procedure to get the necessary forms, complete them, and submit the application according to Ed. Read more »


Governor Chet Culver has announced that two freight rail, five local road and one state trail projects, worth more than $7.9 million, have been led by the Iowa Department of Transportation. Read more »


Guy Powell, past president of the Midwest Partnership Development Corporation and active volunteer on the board of many other area organizations, was passionate about local and regional economic development. He was a strong believer in the region's potential. Read more »


In early 2009, the Stuart City Council began researching ways to encourage private business owners in the community to invest funds in the improvement of their properties. One avenue was found to be successful in revitalizing downtown buisness areas in Iowa communities is the use of Tax Increment Financing through various grant or tax incentives. Read more »


An estimated 200-plus attended the grand opening of the new Yale Community Building on Sunday. with more than 600 folks enjoying the Yale United Methodist Church turkey supper; 130 the first night of BINGO and even more folks going to the craft show in the new building, Yale Community club members estimate more than 1,000 people have viewed their fine facility. Read more »


Announcing in a September 1972 news release, "Cardinal IG located in Greenfield!" Greenfield, Iowa was the "First Choice for a Glass Company" Read more »


Jefferson attorney Joel Williams was elected president of the Jefferson Area Chamber of Commerce for the coming year at the Chamber's annual membership dinner meeting, held Tuesday evenin at the Elks Lodge. Read more »


It's time. Thats what both Joyce and Wayne Ray say about their decision to retire from the TV-Appliance-Giftware business. A letter to their customers tells that they've had their Iowa sales tax permit fifty years, doing business as Wayne's Radio Service and later as Wayne's TV-Appliance-Giftware. Read more »


Governor Chet Culver's office announced that tax dollars from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Recovery Act) will fund the rehabilitation of the Raccon Valley River Trail between Panora and Yale. Read more »


The Guthrie County Community Foundation (GCCF) announced it is accepting application for the next rounds of grants which will be awarded in 2010. Read more »


Even though it's a little chili to be thinking about playing baseball, the Bridgewater 125th birthday planning commitee is inviting everyone to a soup supper on Dec. 6 at the Nodaway Valley West School cafeteria with serving from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Read more »


The Iowa Finance Authority (IFA) Board of Directors approved a toal of more than $4.3 million in grants to 20 Local Housing Trust Funds. The grants will aid in the development and presevation of more than 1,600 affordable housing units throughout the state. Read more »


It is no doubt that the addition of St. Gregory's Retreat in Bayard was an economic boom for the small town of just over 500 people. But St. Gregory's is offering even more the community through a new organization called "Beautify Bayard" Read more »


Terry Johnson, CEO of Genesis Development, recently accepted a donation from the Pamida Foundation in the amount of $750 presented by Jefferson Pamida manager, Roger Dorr. The gift is to assist with the purchase of items from the Gift Tree to help make the holidays brighter for individuals receiving services from Genesis. Read more »


Hurricane Motorsports, one of the most talked about names in high-performance replica cars, is seeing a revival at its new home in Iowa following nearly two years of silence. Read more »


State and federal tax credits for rehabilitating buildings that can be designated for the Nation Register of Historic Places could be very beneficial for owners of buildings in downtown Jefferson, according to a presentation givin at a public information meeting at the Greene County Community Center Tuesday evening. Read more »


The Fontanelle Public Library applied for a CAT grant from the Iowa Department of Economic Development, for purposes of expansion. The board announced Wednesday a $50,000 award. Read more »

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