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With the Audubon City Council approving a voluntary annexation plan on the south edge of the city, plans for the new Waspy’s Truck Stop, located at 2079 Highway 71, south of Audubon, are moving right along. Read more »

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The Audubon City Council approved the voluntary annexation of a piece of property at 2017 Highway 71 - owned by Lawrence Handlos, and the location of a planned full-service truck stop. Read more »

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Possible Audubon City Council annexation for planned truck stop

The Audubon City Council approved a hearing on an application for voluntary annexation for a property that owners plan to build a truck stop on. The property, located at 2079 Highway 71 - just north of the cemetery and west of the airport - is owned by Lawrence Handlos. Read more »

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The “hot topics” have changed since Greene County Development Corporation hosted its first town hall meeting last August. Ground hadn’t yet been broken on the Jefferson Hy-Vee store and the walls were still being erected on Wild Rose Jefferson. Those projects are completed and the tagline for the Sept. 28 meeting, “It’s been a great year – What’s next?” was aptly chosen by GCDC executive director Ken Paxton. About 60 persons were in attendance. Read more »

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GCDC executive director Ken Paxton at the Sept. 28 town hall meeting provided a list of the nine projects and spoke briefly about each one, inviting community members to get involved in the projects. Read more »

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Brian Handlos and John Anderson are planning to develop this area on the south edge of Audubon, currently home to DR & KW Transtor, for a 30-room hotel, restaurant/cafe, truck stop and wash.

A full service truck stop including gas and diesel services, a convenience store with fast food, a 24/7 cafe, 30-room hotel and more was proposed for the south edge of Audubon during the Audubon City Council meeting on Monday. Officials with the project have requested that the city annex the property in order to provide additional revenue for the city and water and sewer services for the truck stop. Read more »

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In this 2014 file photo, a crow gathers at the Greene County Community Building to hear about ongoing building projects from Ken Paxton, executive director of Greene County Development Corp.

The board of the Greene County Development Corp. held an open discussion of specific long-range projects to which the members wanted to assign priority status in the next two or three years. GCDC Executive Director Ken Paxton said the list “represents some very important opportunities that fill some community needs which will have a large impact on future economic development in the county.” Read more »

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