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As 2006 ended, Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation (INHF) conveyed 1,886 conservation acres and $1.7 million to Whiterock Conservancy, after holding the assets as a bridging mechanism while this nonprofit land trust completed its start-up phase. Read more »


The USDA Rural Development (RD) agency recently presented a check for $750,000 to Home State Bank of Jefferson, for the use in connection with RD's guaranteed loan program. Read more »


On Saturday, August 4, Orient's Quasquicentennial Celebration will be the setting for a groundbreaking theatrical project with roots in our rural past when the Iowa Tent Theatre Project rolls into town with its 1930's vintage vehicles, a red and yellow "big-top" tent, which seats 300, and a company of energetic young actors. Read more »


This year's PRIDE-Panora Development Forum, held on July 12th, was a great success. Read more »


Barry Williams was named Casey's Citizen of the Year at the Fun Days celebration on Saturday. Read more »


Greene County Development Corporation (GCDC) this week announced the formation of a task force dedicated to fostering entrepreneurship in Greene county. Read more »


Hawkeye Renewables Monday held a ceremonial ground breaking ceremony for its new 100 million gallon ethanol plant under construction near Menlo. Read more »


Paving of the three downtown blocks of Highway 44 began Wednesday and is expected to be completed by the end of the month. Read more »


The Greene County Recycling Agency has put into use a new truck for curbside pick-up of recyclable items. Read more »


On Saturday, July 7, 2007, a ribbon-cutting ceremony was held to herald the grand opening of Dale Valley Vineyard & Winery. Read more »


The Stuart Aquatic Center has been awarded a $1,000 grant from the Empowering Adair County Foundation. Read more »


A roasted soybean, made from a newly-available soybean variety, claims to allow snack manufacturers to develop products with less of a beany taste. Read more »


Hawkeye Renewables CEO, Bruce Rastetter, at project site near Menlo announces Hawkeye's new ethanol project. Click on story to see photo. Read more »


Jamaica is rolling out the red carpet this weekend as the community celebrates 125 years. The Jamaica Quasquicentennial will blend some Iowa traditions with some Jamaica Island flavors furnished by their tourism department. Read more »


"Whitetopping" of the Raccoon River Valley Trail began this week in Panora with a three block section from Highway 44 north to Clay Street. Read more »


Orient's average household income could play a role in funding its community center/city hall project. Read more »


The city of Jefferson awarded Neighborhood Improvement Incentive Grants to seven projects at the June 26 city council meeting. Read more »


America's first customized renewable energy chopper running on E-85 and showcasing Iowa agriculture will be rumbling into Jefferson on Tuesday, July 11, at Greene County Motors from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Read more »


All roads this weekend lead to Casey as the annual Casey Antique Fun Days will be held Friday and Saturday, July 13 and 14. Read more »


Adair's 52nd annual Jesse James Chuck Wagon Days Celebration will be Friday and Saturday, July 21 and 22, 2007. Read more »

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