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Ray "Bubba" Sorensen will be painting Iowa-themed rock murals during the 2009 Iowa State Fair, August 13-23. Read more »


The White Pole Road Development Corporation hosted its sixth annual Tractor Ride on Saturday Aug. 1. Read more »


SynGest will build its first facility in Menlo, Iowa (population: 375), breaking ground next autumn. Menlo sits only 50 miles from Des Moines’s international airport, but also has two airfields within 20 miles: in Greenfield and in Guthrie Center. Read more »


Paving at Cameron Flats, a new residential area being developed by the Guthrie Center Municipal Utilities, began Thursday. Tiger Lane, a cul-de-sac, was first to be paved. Read more »


Senator Chuck Grassley announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Rural Energy for America Program has awarded loans and grants to Iowans and businesses for projects across Iowa. The Rural Energy for America Program assists farmers, ranchers, and rural small businesses in developing renewable energy systems and in making energy-efficiency improvements to their operations. Read more »


Deere also is upholding its long-standing reputation as the size leader in equipment, with the rollout of its newest implement: a 48-row planter that is the biggest in the world. Just four of the "Green Monsters," which Deere makes in conjunction with Bauer Built Manufacturing of Paton, have been made available to farmers before Deere begins marketing in earnest for the 2010 planting season. Read more »


Fifty years after Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev came to Iowa during the icy depths of the Cold War to visit his farmer friend Roswell Garst, a statewide “Khrushchev in Iowa” commemoration will be held August 27-30, 2009. Read more »


The citizen-lead "Khrushchev in Iowa" committee will host a number of high-level visitors to Iowa August 27-30, 2009. Read more »


In just one month's time, the old Yale Community Building has been razed and the new one is taking shape. Read more »


Any indications of an impending recession were invisible to area retailers during July, August and September of 2008. Read more »


A unique therapy center in Guthrie County will be featured on a Des Moines-area, half-hour television program. Read more »


An Adair County corn farmer has been re-elected to his third term on the Iowa Corn Growers Association. Doug Holliday will continue to represent District 7, which includes Adair, Adams, Cass, Fremont, Mills, Montgomery, Page, East and West Pottawattamie, as well as Taylor counties. Read more »


The citizens of the Fontanelle community once again showed they have what it takes to get the job done. Read more »


This aerial shot shows the 27.57 acres at the north edge of Greenfield being transformed to ball diamonds, soccer fields, parking and a walking/bicycling path. Read more »


The Greene County land is owned by Carroll Perkins and his family but will be permanently protected regardless of who owns it in the future. The preserve is southwest of Jefferson, Iowa. It hosts more than 75 species of plants and 24 butterfly species. Read more »


Des Moines sculptor Jim Russell created the installation "Wallace's Victory Garden" to honor the work of the Orient native who founded Pioneer Hi-Bred in 1926 and served as U.S. Secretary of Agriculture (1933-1941), Vice President (1941-1945) and Secretary of Commerce (1945-1946). Read more »


Citing Iowa’s low unemployment rate and nearly nonexistent foreclosure crisis, analysts at CNBC announced today that the Hawkeye State has one of the best business climates in the nation. Read more »


National Insurance Corporation, a subsidiary of National Holdings Corporation - a full service investment banking holding company, announced today they have entered into a strategic alliance with Brokers International Ltd., one of the nation’s largest insurance marketing organizations. Read more »


Casey Service Club president, Sandra Shell, was presented the Casey Citizen of the Year Award. Read more »


Outgoing Lion President Randy Hansen, right, passes the gravel to the new Lion President Gary Rees. Read more »

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