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London James of Adair was recognized by Governor Chet Culver for outstanding academic achievement at the seventh annual Governor's Scholar Recognition Ceremony. Read more »


Janvrin grew up just 45 minutes from Drake’s campus in Panora, Iowa, where he was a high school track standout. Yet, it was while running for Simpson College in Indianola, about 30 minutes from Des Moines, that he made his first appearance at the Drake Relays. Read more »


The Whiterock Conservancy Trail is over half-way completed and the entire trail is expected to be laid by the end of the month. Read more »


Top entrepreneurs from around the country will come together to be recognized for their accomplishments during the National Small Business Week celebration, May 17-23, 2009, in Washington, D.C. Events during Small Business Week can be viewed virtually through SBA’s free, live webcasting accessible online at Read more »


Karlin’s Cruise For Comfort Food Brought him to Bett & Bev’s BBQ in Jefferson Steve Karlin, the well-known newscaster from KCCI Channel 8 is traveling Central Iowa showcasing restaurants in a series called, “Cruisin' For Comfort Food.” Read more »


Video available from the Business Record's Best Places to Work luncheon. Brokers International has been nominated and recognized for this honor several times in the last few years. Read more »


May is Beef Month and Iowa's beef producers want consumers to know it. In an effort to keep beef demand climbing, seven county cattlemen groups have launched a billboard campaign in the Des Moines metro area. Read more »


Area businesses, residents and school officials worked together recently to help Panorama students learn what it takes to get and keep a job. Read more »


Guthrie County Hospital Foundation recently received a grant from the Guthrie County Community Foundation to purchase equipment for the new Pulmonary Rehabilitation area. Read more »


Guthrie County Hospital is proposing a $3.2 million expansion that comes on the heels of two projects finished earlier this year; a new surgical center and addition to the Helathy Living Center. Read more »


Fundraising for the development of a new 17-mile recreational trail running near the northern border of Guthrie County has been authorized by the Board of Supervisors with a bold, somewhat surprising 4-1 favorable vote here this week. The $7.5 million project is expected to take years to complete. Read more »


The Guthrie County Tourism Council will be implementing the Creating a Value Added Community (CVAC) process in May. Read more »


John Lonsdale of Stuart was recognized by Governor Chet Culver for outstanding academic achievement at the seventh annual Governor's Scholar Recognition Ceremony April 19 at Hy Vee Hall in Des Moines. Read more »


Customers that live in areas served by Panora Telco, including all rural customers, are in line to benefit from some of the most exciting technology in the past 50 years. Read more »


Randi Imerman a senior at Guthrie Center High School, was recognized by Governor Chet Culver for outstanding academic achievement at the recent 7th annual Governor's Scholar Recognition Cereomony at Hy-Vee Hall in Des Moines. Read more »


"The Crazies" by Overture Films of Los Angeles, California has begun shooting in Stuart, Iowa. Read more »


Iowa has gained its second new 100 million gallon ethanol production plant in a week with the opening of the Louis Dreyfus ethanol plant at Grand Junction. A week ago Homeland Energy Solutions opened its new facility at New Hampton. Read more »


A Scranton man with an idea for improving the efficiency of heating and cooling systems, turned his hard work and ingenuity into a thriving "green" business with international clients. Read more »


Jerry Peckumn, chairman of Iowa Rivers Revival, said education is a major goal of the organization. Peckumn is a farmer from Greene County who attended the first organizational meeting and was a founding member of its board of directors. Read more »


Pedersen worked at Living History Farms in Urbandale for around ten years as a historical furniture maker. He now owns and operates a historical furniture shop and working museum out of Jefferson named RVP~1875, where he creates "authentic" pieces of 19th century furniture 'the old fashioned way,' with the same tools carpenters and cabinet-makers used during that era. Read more »

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