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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 »


On Saturday, November 14, a discussion on the economic benefits of Lincoln Highway byway tourism will be held in Missouri Valley. Read more »


There were no big surprises in the City Elections held in Greene County on November 3. Read more »


The Stuart 66 and Edgetowner Motel have recently been purchased by Jay Patel and Sam Patel, and a ribbon-cutting ceremony was held Tuesday, November 10 at Country Kitchen for the new business. Read more »


Voters in Greene County towns elected council members, and in some cases mayors, in a general election Tuesday. In contested elections, incumbents were re-elected. Read more »

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