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Heidi Blomquist, executive director of the Boys & Girls Club of Central Southwest Iowa in Adair was chosen by the Adair Chamber of Commerce as "Citizen of the Year" for 2008. Read more »

 

The city of Jefferson is planning a public hearing next month on a proposed $10.5 million overpass on U.S. Highway 4. City officials hope to move construction along as quickly as possible, and are eyeing ways at getting elements of the project into the pipeline for potential federal and state stimulus dollars. Read more »

 

The dinner will be at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, January 29th at the Lake Panorama National Conference Center. The cost is $20 per person. Reservations can be made by calling (515) 523-1262. Read more »

 

The Greene County Community Foundation's (GCCF) 2008 fund drive raised more than $12,000 in charitable donations, surpassing its goal of $11,000. Read more »

 

The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has awarded a $259,407 grant to the city of Jefferson to help construct a hangar for medium based aircraft at the Jefferson Municipal Airport. Read more »

 

The Iowa Transportation Commission has awarded a $750000 federal grant to the Dallas County ... an unincorporated rural community in eastern Guthrie County. Read more »

 

The Stuart Chamber of Commerce held its first annual meeting on Thursday, Jan. 15 at 6:30 p.m. at the 5 x 80 Country Club with 23 people in attendance. Read more »

 

WASHINGTON – Sen. Chuck Grassley announced Thursday that the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration has awarded grants totaling $3,448,882 to 19 Iowa airports. Read more »

 

Kevin Wirt of Panora was named chairman of the Guthrie County Board of Supervisors at their reorganizational meeting Jan. 2. Serving as vice chairman will be Larry Laughery of Guthrie Center. Wirt replaces Jerry Caraher of Bayard. Read more »

 

At the Annual Business Meeting of the Professional Developers of Iowa (PDI), the membership elected Jason White, Executive Director for the Midwest Partnership Corporation, as its vice president. White will serve a one-year term. White is also co-chair of PDI's Legislative Committee. Read more »

 

Kip Janvrin, a native of Panora, Iowa, is the meet's career individual victories leader with 17 titles, including 15 crowns in the decathlon. Janvrin set the meet record with 8,198 points in the decathlon in 1996. Read more »

 

The Perry Chamber of Commerce is once again hosting the annual BRR (Bike Ride to Rippey), this year on Saturday Feb. 7. Theme this year is "BRRing It On!" Read more »

 

Brian Duffy, who for 25 years was editorial cartoonist for the Des Moines Register and for 10 years was host of the newspaper's RAGBRAI bike ride across the state, will be the guest speaker at the second annual membership banquet of the Raccoon River Valley Trail Association. The banquet will be held on Saturday, February 21. Read more »

 

Brett Dolan, the play-by-play broadcaster for the Houston Astros Radio Network, will be the guest speaker for the Midwest Partnership Development Corporation's Annual Dinner Thursday, January 29. Read more »

 

Casey Mutual Telephone Co. handed out donations recently to Casey Historical Society and Casey Library. Read more »

 

Empowering Adair County Foundation receives its funding from a share in the state's gaming proceeds. Iowa counties that do not have a casino are eligible to take part in this program through state legislation enacted in 2005. Read more »

 

Steel framework has been erected for a large new hangar which should be finished this spring at the Guthrie County Regional Airport between Guthrie Center and Panora. Read more »

 

The newest business in Bayard has ignited a fire of volunteerism in the Bayard and Coon Rapids community. The guests and staff of St. Gregory Retreat Center have accomplished a number of projects that enrich the lives of local residents. Read more »

 

Regional economic development groups recently evaluated monthly employment numbers released by Iowa Workforce Development. The most recent numbers released were for November 2008. Read more »

 

While all other construction related to Great Places/Whiterock has been shelved for the winter, one remaining crew is taking advantage of the weather to do their work. Read more »

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