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The City of Adair has received word the Iowa economic Development Authority has conditionally awarded the City a $300,000 grant to help fund the downtown façade revitalization program. The award is conditional until the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development makes the final grant award. Read more »

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A normal order for New Way can take anywhere form 60-90 days. In order to meet the demands of a new client, a Canadian-firm, New Way plans to cut that time in half, 30-45 days, for a June 15 delivery of 31 custom garbage trucks. Read more »

Coon Rapids Enterprise Custom Order Greene County International Business New Way Scranton Success Stories

GCH Clinic in Stuart

The Stuart Chamber of Commerce has offered an opportunity for member businesses to be featured in The Stuart Herald as a “Business Spotlight” from time-to-time.
The fifth in this series is the Guthrie County Hospital and GCH Clinic in Stuart. Read more »

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Jefferson and surrounding communities are producing the jobs—at a pace envied by most other rural Iowa reaches. But will there be enough place to live for the growing number of people who are interested in calling Greene County home? Read more »

Greene County housing Jefferson Ken Paxton The Jefferson Herald


From a diverse offering of artistic and cultural events to a substantial economic impact, the Warren Cultural Center’s third year of accomplishments was celebrated Saturday at the Center’s third anniversary gala. Read more »

Adair County Greenfield Warren Cultural Center


The Wash House and the Storehouse in Fontanelle now have new owners: Chris and Tracy Baudler. Read more »

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Seven J’s Custom Creations and Quilting, located at 320 State St. and owned by Jim and Joanie Grace, will open May 1 and will have a grand opening soon after. Joanie will provide quilting services, while Jim will offer custom-made furniture, signs and other items. Read more »

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Janet Ady, president and CEO of Ady Voltedge, an economic development consulting firm in Madison, WI was the keynote speaker at the Western Iowa Advantage annual dinner. Ady made observations while touring the eight county region and shared her insights on current economic development trends. Read more »

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A long-awaited job fair Thursday and Friday for the casino and resort drew hundreds from throughout Greene County and surrounding counties hoping to snag some benefits with their payout. Read more »

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Life Care Clinic in Stuart

The Stuart Chamber of Commerce has offered an opportunity for member businesses to be featured in The Stuart Herald as a “Business Spotlight” from time-to-time.
The fourth in this series is Life Care Clinic. Read more »

Adair County Business Spotlight Life Care Clinic Stuart Stuart Chamber Stuart Herald

Photo by Tammy Pearson/Adair County Free Press

Thanks to an investment in new technology at the Grand Theatre in Greenfeild, viewers with visual or hearing impairments can now more fully enjoy the experience. The equipment works in conjunction with, and is made possible by, the digital projection system to which the theater converted three years ago. Read more »

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The Community Development Corporation of Greenfield met on April 7th. Topics of discussion included four new welcome signs, the old city hall, and school funding. The Greenfield Municipal Utilities seeks anyone interested in leasing the old city hall (or Carnegie building). If there is no interest, the old city hall will be torn down. Read more »


The National Main Street Center celebrates its 35th Anniversary, highlighting the combined achievements of the more than 2,000 downtown and urban neighborhoods that make up the Main Street program, including the newly added Guthrie Center Main Street (1 of 3 Main Streets in the Midwest Partnership region). Read more »

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The third annual Preserve Iowa Summit is June 25-27 in Winterset. Registration is now open and detailed information about the summit, sessions, and speakers can be found online. The summit is designed to help Iowans discover, preserve and enhance their communities’ unique history and sense of place. Read more »

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Janet Ady, veteran economic development professional and president and founder of Ady Voltedge, keynoted the Western Iowa Advantage annual banquet at the Templeton Community Center. She toured all eight of the regions counties, scouting available sites, meeting community leaders, and gaining insight of the region before offering advice during her presentation. Read more »

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Guthrie County Conservation director Joe Hanner said he's never seen a niche type of recreation explode like canoeing and kayaking over the last 10 to 15 years. Hanner promotes outdoor activity around the county, including visits to parks, bike and water trails and tours of native prairie and wildlife refuge areas. Read more »

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Ambassadors of the Adair Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting ceremony this week to honor Adair’s newest business, Plaza Tequila at 314 Audubon Street. Read more »

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AmericInn Motel & Suites Stuart

The Stuart Chamber of Commerce has offered an opportunity for member businesses to be featured in The Stuart Herald as a “Business Spotlight” from time-to-time.
The third in this series is AmericInn Motel & Suites. Read more »

Adair County AmericInn Motel & Suites Business Spotlight Stuart Stuart Chamber Stuart Herald


With construction of an expanded, multi-purpose trail system now underway, Whiterock Conservancy Executive Director Conrad Kramer told Coon Rapids city leaders Monday that very significant visitation increases can be expected at Whiterock Conservancy within the next two years — which could translate into good business opportunities if local merchants choose to take advantage of them. Read more »

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BetteR Designs has found a new home at 706 East Main Street in Panora. The custom embroidery and digitizing business offers designs for ad specialty companies, businesses, schools and sport teams, with quality embroidery and digitizing on all kinds of fabrics, textures, and apparel. Read more »

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