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Syngest CEO Jack Oswald was recently interviewed by Ken Root on WHO radio. Click link to listen to the interview. SynGest is planning to build a bioammonia facility between Menlo and Stuart using corn cobs and other biomass as part of a carbon neutral process. Read more »


The 2009 Walk for Pink was held by the Adair County Health Foundation. Seventy-five people signed up to walk on Saturday, September 12, 2009. Tiffany Johnson, Director of the Health Foundation, stated that over $1300 was raised with the Walk for Pink. Read more »


COON RAPIDS - A bison born into the herd at Whiterock Conservancy has been named Sergei in honor of Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev's son who returned to Coon Rapids to help celebrate the 50th anniversary of his father's historic visit. Read more »


The Wallace Centers of Iowa logo is unveiled during the announcement of the merger of the Country Life Center and the Wallace House Foundation. Wallace family members from all over the United States held a family reunion in Iowa from Aug. 20 to Aug 23. Read more »


New employees of Nodaway Valley Community School District had the opportunity to meet at a "Welcome Back" meeting on Wednesday, Aug 19. Read more »


It's called the Optimist Creek, a 10-station salvo not unlike the 10 commandments- each "creed" prefaced by the "to be..." saluation. Shortly after attending his first Greenfield Optimist meeting as a guest the summer of 1995, Gary studied the club's creed and found he agreed with - and was mostly closely the 6th paragraph. Read more »


Ray "Bubba" Sorenson was the feature and the featured artist at the Cultural Center during this year's Iowa State Fair. Read more »


New population estimates relaeased by the show of U.S. Census Bureau show three-quaters of Iowa's incorporated places lost population this decade. Read more »


The Midwest Partnership Development Corporation is pleased to congratulate Casey’s on their recent award. Casey’s has nine stores in the Midwest Partnership area, including in Adair, Fontanelle, Greenfield, Grand Junction, Guthrie Center, Panora, Jefferson, Scranton, and Stuart, Iowa Read more »


The Rural Business Enterprise Grant program helps finance new and existing businesses, as well as employment-related adult education programs. RBEG funds can be used for start-up and working capital loans, building and plant renovations, transportation improvements, project planning and other business needs. Read more »


The Board of the Iowa Power Fund has approved a $2.5 million loan to SynGest of Menlo Park, Calif., for construction and operation of a bioammonia plant to be built next year near Menlo. Read more »


Background: I grew on a farm in Carroll County. Read more »


U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley, visiting Greene County twice in three days last week, concentrated on the topic of health care during his remarks and the question-and-answer sessions that followed. Read more »


SynGest Inc. has signed a letter of intent with Heartland Co-op of West Des Moines to explore a partnership to make and sell ammonia from corncobs. Read more »


Coon Rapids, Ia. — This city and the nearby Roswell and Elizabeth Garst farmstead on Saturday once again brought together Russian visitors and American hosts to discuss a new vision for feeding the world. Read more »


The Iowa Department of Natural Resources will designate the North Raccoon River Water Trail in Sac, Calhoun, and Carroll counties on September 2, making it the longest state designated water trail since the program started in 2006. Read more »


Take a trip along the Western Skies Scenic Byway through western Iowa sometime during the next few months, and find out what the many communities have to offer. From Stuart in Guthrie County to Harrison County's Missouri Valley, the 140-mile route is part of 11 scenic byways statewide offering the traveler a more "scenic" change of pace when traveling through the state. Read more »


Iowa agriculture puts healthy, affordable choices of food on the table for today's consumers and brings jobs and economic development to the state according to a just-completed economic anylasis sponsored by the Coalition to Support Iowa's Farmers (CSIF). Read more »


U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) will hold a town meeting in Jefferson this week, on Friday, Aug. 28. Read more »


A proposed facilities upgrade project at Guthrie Center schools is closer to reality school board members learned Monday evening. Read more »

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