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COON RAPIDS: As Coon Rapids Hardware Hank wraps up transition into its new building at 615 Main St., the Iowa Economic Development Authority announced it has awarded the City of Coon Rapids a $100,000 Community Catalyst Building Remediation grant to renovate the now-vacant hardware building …

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CORNING: When it comes to farm-to-plate dining, Primrose has made a name for itself throughout southwestern Iowa.

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RALSTON: With displays of crop-spraying drones and the opening of a Google office in Ralston, Landus on June 29 officially launched its new Innovation Center, a hive of agricultural entrepreneurship and modern features.

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BREDA: The lion’s share of business for Breda-based Trophies Plus comes from school-related activities, the trophies and ribbons and other trappings of sports success in Iowa to chess in Missouri to a huge contract with the New York City public schools.

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STORM LAKE: Buena Vista University (BVU) and Opportunity Living, of Lake City, Rockwell City, and Carroll, have become Strategic Partners, opening a variety of educational benefits now available to employees of Opportunity Living.

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LAKE CITY: Dobson Pipe Organ Builders is in the process of finding temporary workspaces in the area after a fire last week destroyed its downtown facility.

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JEFFERSON: Landus will be prepared to accept grain from area farmers and will boost safety measures in the wake of a May explosion and ongoing small, but contained, fires at its Jefferson operation, the cooperative’s president and CEO Matt Carstens said in an open community forum last week.

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ROCKWELL CITY: A groundbreaking ceremony took place June 3 to commemorate the beginning of construction on a new 115-acre business park being developed at the intersection of four-lane U.S. Highway 20 and Highway 4, just north of Rockwell City.

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GLIDDEN: At Glidden’s new Yellow Canary Health Spa, co-owners Tawney Dettman and Ashley Boggs are offering an array of services typically only available in larger-city settings.

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The Carroll Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and Carroll Young Professionals have moved the first Live + Local event, featuring the band 2 ½ Guitars, back one week.

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Scranton Manufacturing has agreed to pay a fine of $50,208 because it failed to notify the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency that it was producing significant quantities of ignitable hazardous waste over the course of several years.

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Drees Co., a family-owned company in Carroll since 1933, has utilized data for inventory expansion that was provided by the Carroll Area Development Corporation through its partnership with The Retail Coach.

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RICHMOND, VIRGINIA & WESTLAKE, TEXAS: Performance Food Group Company (PFG) (NYSE: PFGC) and Core-Mark Holding Company, Inc. (Core-Mark) (NASDAQ: CORE) today announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement pursuant to which PFG will acquire Core-Mark in a stock and cash transaction.

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An exhaustive look at what can be done to boost Carroll’s Highway 30 corridor includes suggestions to site a walking/biking trail running from roughly Farner-Bocken in eastern Carroll to Walmart on its western edges as well the potential razing of the former JCPenney location to clear space …

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BOYER: Tending bar at the last business in a town with fewer than a dozen homes may seem like a hopeless endeavor, but when Margaret Gilmore looks at the half-dozen regulars at the New Country Pumpkin in Boyer on a Sunday afternoon, she sees people who aren’t going anywhere and are proud to …

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BREDA: Western Iowa Networks (WIN) recently was a recipient of a grant through the Empower Rural Iowa Broadband Grant Program through the Office of the Chief Information Officer, which will aid in the construction of a fiber optic network in a large portion of southwestern Mills County.

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COON RAPIDS: Longtime pharmacist Dan Pomeroy, R.Ph., of Coon Rapids recently announced his retirement, effective May 1, at which time ownership of Coon Rapids Pharmacy will transfer to the Medicap Pharmacy in Jefferson.

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BREDA: Western Iowa Networks CEO Jeff Roiland recently was elected board president of the Iowa Communications Alliance for the upcoming year. As one of his first duties as president, Roiland spoke to ICA members as part of ICA’s Annual Meeting and Expo, which was held virtually in 2021.

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The former owner of Adams Motors Company whose dealerships fell into financial ruin and who pleaded guilty last year to fraudulent sales practices is suing the Iowa Department of Transportation to stop it from interfering with his potential employment at other dealerships, according to court…

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Many college students in the near future will have the convenience of carrying their before- or after-class exercise gear in a bag that buckles right onto their backpacks instead of having to carry a separate drawstring tote or duffel bag.

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While 2020 was a challenging year, I have to look back in amazement at the strength, resiliency and adaptability of the business community in Carroll.

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The Austin, Texas-based company charged with helping to fill vacant storefronts and attract other businesses to Carroll currently is recruiting 30 to 40 prospects, the Carroll City Council learned Monday night.

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After 94 years in business, thousands of business transactions and customers, the Puck family has sold the six Horizon John Deere dealerships to Van Wall Equipment effective Dec. 15, 2020. The sale included the flagship store in Manning, established in 1926, and Horizon locations in Audubon,…

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When the Woodhouse family planned the new reception-room addition to the funeral home they’ve operated in Carroll for more than 55 years, it was an easy decision to remain true to the original elegance of this historic Carroll structure.

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After extensive renovation at the landmark Dahn and Woodhouse Funeral Home on Carroll Street, it is a fitting time to trace the history of the house and consider all the changes through the years. Originally built as the home of George and Sarah Wetherill in 1892, the house was described as …

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Carroll County recorded a 2.5 percent unemployment for December, a continuing decline since last spring, when the county posted far higher jobless rates, according to the most-recent figures from Iowa Workforce Development.

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Landus Cooperative is wrongly seeking to stop two of its former “key” employees from poaching its customers, according to lawyers who are defending the employees and their new employer, NEW Cooperative, against a Landus lawsuit.