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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 »


Iowa Congressman Tom Latham (R-Iowa 4th) announced today that he has secured $385,000 in a transportation funding bill for the downtown renovation project in Jefferson. Read more »


Two doctors have joined the staff at Stuart Veterinary Clinic. Read more »


Fifteen nursing facilities, nine assisted-living programs and two adult day services passed their inspection without any identified health care issues. Greenfield Manor in Greenfield, Iowa, was among those facilities on the list. Read more »


"Freedom Rock" game features an image of the giant boulder, also dubbed The Freedom Rock, that's located near the western Iowa town of Greenfield. For over a decade, local artist Ray "Bubba" Sorensen has painted patriotic images on the 56-ton, 25-foot high boulder. Read more »


After 12 year absence, the Iowa Open golf tournament in 2010 will return to the Lake Panorama National Golf Course for a five year run. Read more »


Members from Grand Junction's Horizons II committee attended the Strengthening Rural Families conference in Des Moines June 29-July 1, with the action-learning institute focusing on strengthening rural families. Horizons serves as Grand Junction's local economic development organization. Read more »

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