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Renewable Energy Group, Inc. (REG) of Ames and its parent company, West Central Cooperative of Ralston, are two of the partners in a biodiesel industry collaboration that has received additional military funding for power-generation research. Read more »


During the Jan. 16 meeting of the Adair County Board of Supervisors, county engineer Charles Marker reported meeting with a representative of MidAmerican Energy about their wind project in Adair County. Read more »


Although it's not official, logic indicates RAGBRAI, the week long bike trek across Iowa, will slice through Guthrie County as riders peddle their way from Harlan to Jefferson which are overnight destinations. Read more »


Peoples Trust and Savings Bank in Rippey has jumpstarted Friends of Rippey's Galloping Goose Bike Trail fundraiser with a generous $1,250 donation. Read more »


Sid Jones and Rick Bonander, co-chairs of the Entrepreneur Task Force of Greene County Development COrporation (GCDC), announced today that their group is sponsoring a series of workshops for small business owners and individuals who want to start their own business. Read more »


The Panora city council Monday evening approved offering a financial incentive to downtown business owners who improve the facade of their building. Read more »


Christopher Deal named to the second team in USA TODAY's 19th annual All-USA College Academic Team program. Read more »


Hundreds of bike riders braved the winter weather to take part in the 24 mile round trip BRR (Bike Ride to Rippey) from Perry Feb. 2nd. Read more »


At the Iowa Community Vitality Center's (CVC) fifth annual Community Philanthroupy Academy held in Des Moines this week, The Greene County Community Foundation (GCCF) was honored with one of four state awards given by CVC. Read more »


Raccoon Bend Golf Club on the south edge of Jefferson has been purchased by Jay Goughnour. Read more »


Rural communities face common issues. We must work together for the mutual benefit of our communities. Read more »


The Raccoon River Valley Trail Association invites all trail enthusiasts to its first membership banquet on Saturday, February 23, in the banquet room of The Port Restaurant just north of Panora on Highway 4. Read more »


Dave McLaren, Director of the South Central Iowa Small Business Development Center (SBDC) in Creston, was in Greenfield Monday, Feb. 4. Read more »


Western Iowa Advantage (WIAD), an eight county collaborative effort of economic development organizations, is reaching out to young professionals and former residents asking them to return to Western Iowa. Read more »


The Yale Community Group has kicked off their donation program to raise funds needed to build a new community building. Read more »


Mike Tramontina, Director of the Iowa Department of Economic Development said even with the economy slowing somewhat, Iowa has more jobs than workers. Read more »


Area residents and other parties interested in the future of rural America, Guthrie County and Guthrie Center, please stand up and take a bow. Your contributions have helped spur approximately $17 million in construction and facilities improvements in the county seat in the last three years. Read more »


Get to know Julie Zajicek, Vice President of Panora State Bank. Read more »


Only 12 building permits were issued by the City of Guthrie Center during 2007, but the total was the highest ever, $7,053,000. Read more »


In the two months that the 'new Dell computer store' in Panora has been open, visitors have found out that Advanced Computer & Graphic Solutions (ACGS) is a whole lot more than just a computer store. Read more »

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