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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 »

 

Bell Tower Festival will be celebrating their 30th Anniversary. Read more »

 

U.S. Senator Tom Harkin has announced the Southern Iowa Council of Governments will receive a $53,000 grant to establish a comprehensive economic development strategy for Adair County. Read more »

 

Lions Vice Chair Bill Wilson and Treasurer Bob Van Gundy proudly presented Dort McNeill Heyland with $2,475 from the benefit ham and egg breakfast held recently. Read more »

 

The Panorama Board of Education has selected Kathy Elliot as their new superintendent. Read more »

 

The Greene County Development Corporation (GCDC) Entrepreneur Task Force announced today that it will offer a workshop designed for small business owners and individuals who want to start their own business. Read more »

 

More than 175 omelets were served to kick-off the Tackling Tough Times Together event sponsored by the Horizons Group. Read more »

 

The Midwest Partnership Development Corporation region, consisting of Adair, Greene and Guthrie Counties, had employment of 14,628 workers in March. Read more »

 

The Greene County Medical Center (GCMC) Foundation plans are underway for the 10th annual golf tournament. Read more »

 

The western Iowa community of Menlo is on the map -- that is, the new Iowa Department of Transportation state map. Liz Gilman, with the White Pole Road Development Corporation, says the restored "Friendly Gas Station Man" sign which waves and greets visitors to Menlo, is featured on the cover of the new map which showcases scenes around Iowa. Read more »

 

The Jefferson Area Chamber of Commerce is organizing its first ever "Mother's Day Bus Tour" around Greene county, to be held Sunday, May 10. Read more »

 

POET has received the BNSF's Annual Product Stewardship Award for 2008. The award is presented to shippers who transported a minimum of 500 loaded tank cars of hazardous materials during the previous year with zero non-accident releases (releases that are not caused by a derailment or collision) during the entire transportation cycle. Read more »

 

Coon Rapids has just been selected as one of the state's top 10 "Best Bloomin' Towns" by Our Iowa magazine. Read more »

 

Representatives from 14 Iowa communities received a total of $617,000 this afternoon in a grant ceremony for projects that are designed to spruce up their main streets. Read more »

 

The Greene County Community Foundation (GCCF) awarded $99,000 in 16 grants to communities and projects to improve the quality of life in the county on Monday, April, 20. Read more »

 

A quartet of Jefferson-Scranton musicians have been selected to perform with the Celebration Iowa Singers & Jazz Band. Read more »

 

22nd Annual Main Street Awards Ceremony was held on April 17 in Des Moines. Read more »

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