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MWP collaborated with UNI Business & Community Services to pilot a new approach for expressing the region's appreciation for small business owners while also identifying opportunities to help those businesses succeed, holding a Small Business Visit Blitz in Panora on July 25 and 26. Read more »

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Shareholders of Panora Communications Cooperative met for their annual meeting, to share annual financials and updates. Read more »

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A new coffee shop opened in Panora and features a businesses within a business with the Olde Rooster moving in from rural Bayard/Bagley. Read more »

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Springbrook State Park in Guthrie County is one of 50 First Day Hikes on January 1 as adventurers ring in the New Year by connecting with nature. Read more »

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The former site of Country View Estates is scheduled to become Firefly Creek Ranch - an adult board and care facility - as a result of the December 20 public hearing. Read more »

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Guthrie County State Bank celebrates its 85th year of serving the community, along with the official grand opening of its new location at 413 State Street in Guthrie Center.

Since 1931, the Guthrie County State Bank has been one of the financial institutions serving the Guthrie Center area. And this summer, the bank is celebrating its 85th anniversary in combination with the official grand opening of its new location at 413 State Street. Read more »

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Sarah Smith, owner of Bell Street Market in Yale, takes a minute to pose for a picture.

Bell Street Market, located at 300 Main St. in Yale, has been open since August of 2012. The combination grocery store and deli is open from 8 a.m.–6 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Saturday. Read more »

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Various species inhabit the wetland areas of Dunbar Slough in western Greene County.

The Dunbar Slough State Wildlife Management Area, at the moment, is a 2,134-acre public wetland complex, nestled within the Prairie Pothole Region and managed by the Iowa Department of Natural Resources as wildlife and hunting areas. But advocates are working to have the area designated as a National Wildlife Refuge, drawing federal funds to purchase more land and expand the area — eventually including both public and private land and greatly expanding the space available for wildlife habitats and hunting. Read more »

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Deb Moylan (left) and Mardi Russell have been running Abigail Annie's for 15 years. The store is holding an open ouse June 18 and 19.

The owners of Abigail Annie’s actually run three businesses. Russell owns Interiors By Mardi; Moylan owns Painter’s Shingle; and they both run Abigail Annie’s. The store, located at 310 E. Main St. in Panora, is open from 9:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. During the open house to celebrate 15 years, Friday and Saturday, snacks and drinks will be served, and items will be available at 15 percent off.
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Sarah Gomez, Executive Director

Gomez, 29, serves as the executive director of the Midwest Partnership, an economic-development collaborative that includes Adair, Audubon, Greene and Guthrie counties. 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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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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“Iowa’s unemployment rate continued to trend down in February,” said Beth Townsend, director of Iowa Workforce Development. “While nonfarm employment decreased slightly this month, so too did the number of unemployed workers. Virtually all employment and labor force indicators continue to show improvement compared to last year.” 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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