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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 »

 

Orient-Macksburg and Prescott Schools hired a new shared superintendent this year. Doug Latham has nearly a decade of experience as a superintendent. Latham says student success is paramount and that strongly correlates to the skills of teachers and staff at the school. Read more »

 

A panel of invited international selectors and the subscribers of Biofuels Digest recently voted on the 100 Hottest Companies in Bioenergy for 2009-10. SynGest, a bioammonia project slated for southern Guthrie County, is on the list. Read more »

 

Brain storming to build a new central sports complex started in 2004 when community members in Bridgewater, Fontanelle and Greenfield got together and decided it was time for an update. The City of Greenfield tried to get a $185,000 Community Attraction and Tourism Grant, also know as CAT. They got it. Read more »

 

Scranton is willing to take risks. It has invested a year of research and development and $1 million to produce a line of automated garbage trucks. The McLaughlins said early interest for the equipment - prototypes are being tested now - is strong. Read more »

 

Friday former Atlanta Braves star Ryan Klesko was at J&J Meats in Panora filming a new half hour segment for "Hard Core Hunting TV" to be shown on the Pursuit and ICTV channels. Read more »

 

Nearly 100 people filled the Wilbeck barn in Rippey on Saturday, Nov. 12, for a private screening of the documentary film, "Fresh." Read more »

 

A team of AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC) members will arrive in Coon Rapids on Nov. 16 to assist Whiterock Conservancy (WRC) with various environmental projects. Read more »

 

Sam and Priti Patel are the new owners of Economy Inn (formerly Edgetowner Motel) in Stuart. The business was purchased from Jeff McAtee and Andy McAtee of Stuart, and changed ownership October 1, 2009 Read more »

 

Part of the 'Beautify Bayard' project involves fundraisers so materials can be purchased necessary to facilitate good deeds. Guests have power washed, primed and painted buildings. Read more »

 

West Central Valley High School Project, Stuart City Hall, Library, police station, West Central Valley Elementary Building, and Progress on Stuart Aquatic Center. Read more »

 

Iowa Microloan is a program created to help Iowans for those microbusinesses that are considered on the fringe of risk-bearing capacity for most traditional financial institutions. Read more »

 

St. Gregory's is creating a state of the art Fitness Center in Bayard Gym. It will offer Nautilus and cardio equipment, weight room, sauna, rock wall plus coffee shop. Read more »

 

Niether Adair nor Casey will have a new mayor, as Kelby Harris won his re-election bid for Mayor of Adair and Forrest Schnobrich was re-elected Mayor of Casey at the city elections Tuesday, Nov. 3. Read more »

 

While the winners in the city elections were picked last week, there are some questions who will accept the positions and take office. Read more »

 

A new business, Serenity Memorial Monuments, is open in Casey at 624 Antique Country Drive. Read more »

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