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Thrift World, a store business that promotes recycling and reuse of used clothing, accessories and other household goods in partnership with nonprofit organizations, will hold grand opening of a Carroll location this spring, possibly late March.

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Employees of Addington Place of Carroll gather for a ribbon-cutting of their new name on Friday, Jan. 7. The Carroll Chamber of Commerce helped organize the event, offering coffee for visitors. Formerly known as SunnyBrook, Director Lesley McCaleb said the team was working towards doing an i…

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Today, St. Anthony Regional Cancer Center received a donation of $3,151.33 from the local Carroll Bomgaars store from proceeds raised at their Ladies Night event held last fall. Overall, 106 Bomgaars locations participated in the annual Ladies Night event raising a total of $104,581.88 to as…

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As part of what the grocery chain says are ongoing efforts to ensure the health and safety of both its customers and employees, Hy-Vee is introducing a new Hy-Vee Retail Security team to retail stores across its eight-state region.

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Jefferson: Iowa legislators this coming session are expected to review a potential expansion of online gaming in Iowa beyond sports wagering to making casino-style games – like slots and poker — available on mobile phones and other Internet-connected devices.

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Terry Dickinson, Business Sales Consultant, has announced his retirement from Western Iowa Networks on Nov. 30, 2021.

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The Kuemper Catholic School Foundation recently received $25,000 through the Pella Rolscreen Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Pella Corp. The funds will be used to replace 36 classroom and office windows and main-entrance windows on the west side of Kuemper Catholic High School. The new …

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Longtime Carroll businesswoman Kimberly Tiefenthaler, who also has served as a regional director for America’s Small Business Development Center across a wide swath of Iowa, will be the new executive director of the Carroll Chamber of Commerce and Carroll Area Development Corporation.

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More than $14 million in nonprofit donations and tax benefits tied to Wild Rose Casino & Resort in Jefferson has flowed to Greene County and its surrounding six counties in the six-plus years of operations, casino officials and local leaders told the Greene County Development Corporation…

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JEFFERSON: Greene County Development Corporation leaders have been ironing out an ambitious project with an Iowa Latino outreach firm to attract employees and shoppers from Iowa’s fastest-growing demographic to the county — which is facing an urgent labor shortage.

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Iowa’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate remained at 4.1 percent in August, down from 5.3 percent one year ago, according to the most figures available from Iowa Workforce Development.

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STORM LAKE: Buena Vista University (BVU) and Availa Bank have formed a Strategic Partnership, providing new opportunities that work to transform the communities they serve.

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NORTH BOSTON, NEW YORK: Taking delivery of two identical Toyne PRV™ XL Pumpers, the North Boston Volunteer Fire Company (NBVFC) expands its apparatus fleet to six emergency vehicles with the help of a Breda company.

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Retail Coach, the company collaborating with the city and Carroll Area Development Corporation to increase economic development in Carroll County, recently released its COVID-19 recovery data for the county, showing an impressive comeback for the rural community.

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SIOUX CITY: Union organizers are seeking to expand support beyond President Biden and U.S. House Democrats for what they say is their No. 1 legislative priority for working men and women — the so-called PRO Act that would make it easier for unions to gain members and collectively bargain, an…

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With more than 60 orders received already, Ben Grote and Anthony Ward have high hopes for the future of their Vamose Attachable Gym Bag creation.

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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.