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Scott Bush
Scott Bush
Templeton Rye Spirits is the company that just can't escape history.
  • Whiskey drinkers across the country would not pay $35 per bottle for Templeton Rye if they knew it’s not made in rural Iowa from a Prohibition-era recipe that was a favorite of Chicago mobster Al Capone, a Chicago law firm alleges in a class-action lawsuit filed in Illinois this month. 
  • Jessica Morton joins law offices of Bruner, Bruner and Reinart

    Last week, Jessica Morton officially passed the bar exam. The new lawyer moved to Carroll to join the law staff of Bruner, Bruner and Reinart, LLP in late July. In many ways, the move feels like coming home, she said.

  • New branch opening for popular consignment shop
    The store means two very different things to the people who walk in it. 
  • Hy-Vee’s new Market Cafe scheduled to open Dec. 18
    Carroll’s Hy-Vee store will blend its traditional kitchen and deli with a modern menu of new selections in a restaurant and bar called the Market Cafe. 
  • AMVC unveils new facility
    Voices of hundreds of business owners, residents and elected officials mingled together to fill AMVC Veterinary Services’ new 17,316-square-foot facility in Audubon Friday as employees led visitors on tours to celebrate its opening. 
  • Computer Concepts moving to remodeled Court Street building

    Computer Concepts of Iowa is moving from its long-standing Main Street location to the two-story building on the southeast corner of Court Street and U.S. Highway 30, most recently home to Wittrock Financial.

  • College ag student doubles as family fudge-maker
    At the Barn Owl Gift and Greenhouse in Breda, the transition to fall is heralded by a familiar, mouth-watering, scent — homemade fudge. 
  • Expansion underway at Toyne
    Concrete work for a 10,500-square-foot addition to Toyne, Inc.’s main office building was completed just days before temperatures in the region plunged below freezing, said company president Mike Schwabe. 
  • Concrete, condensing units on manufacturing tour for Durham
    Two neon yellow hard hats lean toward each other, their wearers — Hancock Concrete Products sales manager Scott Hofer and Iowa Economic Development Authority Director Debi Durham — speaking loudly to be heard over the sounds of the dry cast machine as its vibrations shake the factory floor. 
  • Templeton Rye Spirits CEO Vern Underwood says the company is moving forward with plans to bring full distillation to Carroll County. What’s more, the whiskey maker is forming a committee to develop a museum in Templeton connected to the historic product. 
  • Kobergs reach world with Guthrie-made outrigger pads
    From the Koberg home to the world. That’s not the motto of Guthrie Center-based DICA Outrigger Pads. But it is the summary of a remarkable story of Iowa ingenuity for this family owned-and-operated business that’s achieved international ambitions while hewing to its rural roots. 
  • Say 'cheese,' and  select a wine
    Santa Maria Vineyard & Winery president John Guinan says the 5-year-old business, which has earned plaudits from arbiters of food and drink such as Midwest Living magazine, is eyeing growth ideas. 
  • Rye Spirits plans to build distillery, museum in Templeton
    Just hours before celebrating the opening of a $1.7 million community center they helped fund, members of the Templeton Rye Spirits brain trust gathered at their distinctive facility in this southern Carroll County city. 
  • Developer eyes Coon Rapids for meatpacking plant
    Northeast Iowa "farm boy" Jesse Stevens, founder of LimeSprings Beef LLC, pitched a plan to develop a network of small regional packing plants to members of the Coon Rapids Rotary Club Thursday afternoon. 
  • Needle & thread
    Help wanted: seamstress - or at least someone who can patch holes and hems and fix buttons. 
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