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"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 »

 

An anonymous telecommunications business is interested in expanding operations in Greenfield, but first encourages the best candidates available to apply for Account Executive jobs within the company. The Midwest Partnership Development Corporation and Community Development Corporation of Greenfield are helping the company find workers. Read more »

 

Matt Deppe has been selected as a regional extension education director for Iowa State University Extension, according to Jack Payne, vice president for ISU Extension and Outreach. Read more »

 

Iowa Section PGA and Brokers International, Inc., of Panora will sign a contract Tuesday that will bring the Iowa Open golf championship back to Lake Panorama National for five years starting in 2010. The Iowa Open, which was first played in 1927, will become the Brokers International Iowa Open. Read more »

 

After lying dormant for several years, a California firm has revived its plans to harness the wind in soutwest Guthrie County. Read more »

 

Guthrie County board of Supervisors endorse letter of support to show support to match the Department of Energy's $50 million grant. Read more »

 

The ICC will be collaborating with the community of Greenfield for RAGBRAI. The date of the Greenfield event is Monday, July 20. This popular summer event is a great way to reach thousands of in-state and out-of-state riders. Events taking place at the ICC tent will include Iowa trivia, t-shirt giveaways, and the always-entertaining frozen t-shirt contests. Read more »

 

The Lieutenant Governor will be at the Henry A. Wallace Country Life Center, near Orient, on June 17th at 3:30 PM, as part of ‘Travel Iowa ’09’. The website to the Wallace Center is www.henryawallacecenter.com. Read more »

 

Alec Gallup, former co-chairman of the U.S. polling organization founded by his father, has died at the age of 81, The Washington Post reported. Read more »

 

SynGest, Inc. announced that it has chosen The Weitz Company to provide engineering, procurement and construction services (EPC) for its first plant to manufacture BioAmmonia (anhydrous ammonia) fuel and fertilizer from corn biomass. Read more »

 

On Monday, June 29th, the Midwest Partnership Development Corporation region features several opportunities for businesses to enhance their knowledge on a number of issues concerning marketing, workforce development and recruitment, and competitiveness. One is sponsored by Southwestern Community College, the other by Western Iowa Advantage. Read more »

 

Two informational public meetings with three representatives of SynGest Inc., a California-based company, that announced plans earlier this year to build its first plant near Menlo to manufacture anhydrous ammonia fuel and fertilizer from corn biomass. Read more »

 

Lois Roberts was honored on Saturday, June 20, 2009 at the Bridgewater Cafe for 20 years of service as city clerk to the citizens of Bridgewater, Iowa. Read more »

 

Terry Torneten has been selected to cover the 6-county region that includes Crawford, Carroll, Greene, Shelby, Audubon and Guthrie counties. Read more »

 

Ambassadors of the Adair Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting ceremony Tuesday evening of last week to honor the grand opening of Rolling Hills Bank & Trust in their new location. Read more »

 

Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey was in Guthrie Center last week at the Farm Bureau building. Read more »

 

Officials at SynGest Inc. say its proposed $80 million corncob-fed bioammonia plant should be built for economic, environmental and geopolitical reasons. Read more »

 

Governor Culver stopped in Menlo on his way west on an 11-community ride on the Iowa Interstate Railroad. The Governor touted legislators’ efforts to keep Iowans safe, credited economic developers for keeping Iowa’s economy competitive during a recession, and recognized the overall contributions that freight rail has on Iowa economic development. The Governor also touted efforts to expand passenger rail. Read more »

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