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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 »


The 2008 employee of the year at the Greene County Medical Center is Ann Erickson, a registered nurse in the acute nursing department. Read more »


Running 24 hours, seven days a week since the second week of September, Hawkeye Growth is producing 300,000 gallons of ethanol a day. Read more »


Senator Chuck Grassley said grants totaling $451,485 were awarded by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to seven fire departments in Iowa. Read more »


I am so proud to be chosen as Panora's Citizen of the Year in 2008. The people of the community, that is, Panora and Lake Panorama, make this the special town it is! My husband retires this year and we are proud to claim this as our retirement community. We sure made a great choice! Read more »


Robby Pedersen has spent almost 20 years teaching cabinetmaking to young people. His shop and showroom — RVP~1875 — in Jefferson is a destination stop for school children throughout central Iowa. Read more »


Quick Oil Company stations at Bagley, Ogden and Perry were awarded grants by the Iowa Department of Economic Development to help defray the cost of biodiesel terminals at the the three locations. Read more »


A new piece of equipment at Timber Creek Therapies near Guthrie Center is getting good reviews from both patients and therapists. Read more »


Grand Junction was one of eight communities to secure funding for the early stages of drinking water or wastewater projects from the Iowa Finance Authority (IFA). More than $1 million was awarded. Read more »


This season we express our gratitude to the people who light up our lives: Family and friends, teachers who inspire us, physicians and nurses who provide four our care. We remember veterans who have protected our freedoms and famers who protect our land and provide four our needs. Read more »


The Vision Iowa Board recently approved 11 marketing grants totaling $85,000. Receiving $2,184.67 was Project Restore at Stuart. Read more »


Senator Chuck Grassley announced the U.S. Department of Commerce's Economic Development Administration will recapitalize a revolving loand fund of $450,000 to Region XII Council of Governments. Read more »


The comeback continues for a historic Iowa church destroyed by arson thirteen years ago. In 1995 a Des Moines man set All Saint's Church in Stuart on fire. By the time it was put out, only the walls were intact. Read more »


The newest business in Bayard has ignited a fire of volunteerism in Bayard and Coon Rapids Community. Read more »


The Raccoon River Valley Trail (RRVT) will be host to a major new bicycling event next June-a "Tour the Raccoon" ride being sponsored by the Des Moines Cycle Club (DMCC). Read more »


Are rural Iowa schools better than we thought? CRB was a bronze winner by passing the first two steps of the School Evaluation Services. Read more »


Four households, with 16 residents each, around a center community area is the outstanding feature of The New Homestead facility in at Guthrie Center. Read more »


The Federal Railroad Administration has announced that Cedar Rapids, Iowa-based Iowa Interstate Railroad Ltd., a subsidiary of Railroad Development Corp. of Pittsburgh, Pa., will receive a $31 million loan under the Railroad Rehabilitation and Improvement Financing program... Read more »

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