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Iowa DOT Commission, meeting in Bettendorf today, awards $484,995 from the State Recreational Trails Program. This means RRVT supporters have raised $850,000 in three months for the required ”match” for the earlier $1.6 million Vision Iowa grant. The total now raised for the “North Loop” addition is $6.6 million, and that puts it over the top! Read more »

 

Home State Bank, the financial institution that we Offenburgers use here in Greene County, celebrated its 75th anniversary last week. Thursday evening there was a public reception the likes of which I’d never seen in a bank. Read more »

 

PRIDE, the Panora Area Development Group, extended its first loan to Joel and Lisa Hester, owners of J&J Meats and Catering and Extreme Cycle. The Hesters used the low interest easy payment loan plan to improve the exterior of their J&J Meats and Extreme cycle business building. Read more »

 

Some 350 World War Two veterans from Iowa, including seven from Greene County, will be going on the next Honor Flight to visit the Wold War Two Memorial in Washington DC, on Oct 13. And a group of Greene County donors are buying caps for the entire contingent on the plane. Read more »

 

Nichols Farms, Bridgewater, ranked as largest in registering the most Angus beef cattle in Iowa having recorded 270 head of Angus with the American Angus Association during fiscal year 2009, which ended Sept. 30, according to Bryce Schumann, CEO of the American Angus Association. Read more »

 

SCI TOO LLC has purchased the buildng at 122 NE Second Street in Stuart with the intention of buildng a movie theatre, and 61 seats have been sold. In order to proceed, the inital goal was to sell 50. The final goal is to sell all 85 seats planned for the theatre, and to have all the seats sold with the funds in the bank by Thursday, October 15. Read more »

 

Local bowlers are lacing up their shoes and polishing their bowling balls. Today and tomorrow Panther Lanes in Creston will be busy with 260 area bowlers. Special Olympics volunteer Dr. Dennis Hopkins says it starts at 9 o'clock and end around 3 Friday. Saturday's competition begins at 9 and ends around 3 in the afternoon. Read more »

 

Forrest Schnobrich, Casey, was recognized at the Independent Insurance Agents of Iowa's 103rd Annual Convention held September 24 in West Des Moines by being honored for the prestigious H.H. "Red" Nelson Agent of the Year Award. Read more »

 

Bill Menner, USDA Rural Development state director in Iowa, recently announced that nine Iowa organizations, including two involving Greene county, are receiving a total of $373,740 in Rural Business Enterprise Grants (RBEG) from USDA Rural Development. Read more »

 

Using a sport's metaphor, the ball started rolling back in 2004. That's when the Sports Complex Committee formed. To this day the committee remains, at times, a varying commitment of 10-15 people representing Fontanelle, Bridgewater and Greenfield. Read more »

 

The Jefferson Area Chamber of Commerce and the 2009 ABC Award committee are recruiting nominations for the 2009 ABC Award. Read more »

 

Power Lift facility, Fort Campbell, was featured on CNN. The story features new training ideas for soldiers. Power Lift equipment can be seen throughout the video. Read more »

 

The Grand Junction Horizon group continues with efforts to improve the community and the lives of its residents with several ongoing projects. Read more »

 

The USDA Office of Rural Development has awarded grants and loans to two Adair County businesses through the Rural Energy for America Program (REAP). Read more »

 

The Greene County Development Corporation (GCDC) announced this week that a revolving loan fund (RLF) has been established to provide an additional source of loan funds to Greene county small businesses to start or expand their business operations. Read more »

 

Home State Bank of Jefferson will celebrate its 75th anniversary. Read more »

 

USDA Farm Service Agency State Executive Director, John R. Whitetaker, would like to remind interested parties that biomass conversion facilities can sign up to participate in the Biomass Crop Assistance Program (BCAP), which will help increase production of renewable energy. Read more »

 

Dale Valley Vineyard owners, presented a $600 check to the Sarah's Holiday Caring program on Sunday, Sept 20. Read more »

 

The first plane to fly in Iowa was in 1910. The Iowa aviation museum in greenfield highlights years of service and accomplishments towards Iowas pilots. The Iowa Aviation Hall of fame is housed at the museum. Director LeeAnn Nelson says this is a special year for 2 Adair county natives. Read more »

 

Matt Deppe says he has a big task ahead of him as the new regional extension education director for Iowa State University Extension Region 18. It's the states largest region geographically under a restructuring that took effect August 1. Read more »

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