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One of the biggest barriers to business growth in rural Iowa is the shortage of workers. The state unemployment rate sits at just 2.5 percent, and population in small towns is stagnant or declining. Open positions often go unfilled, or take months or weeks to fill.

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Lisa Leibold, like many people, has visions of what she wants to do. Unlike most, she doesn’t just let the idea roll around in her head. After Mediacom announced its move from 621 Washington Ave. in Iowa Falls to Scenic Crossings Town Center at 817 Washington Ave., she jumped on the vacated …

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The Iowa Falls-Alden fall musical - "Yearbook Reflections" - is set for performances this weekend. The show, which features a cast of 25 students, tells the stories behind a high school's yearbook.

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The Hardin County Secondary Roads Department has a brand new truck to add to its current fleet, after county engineer Taylor Roll announced the purchase of a 2019 Volvo model.

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At least 1,100 Eldora residences and businesses will be forced to have their sump pumps inspected beginning next spring in an effort to save money on water treatment.

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The Iowa Falls School Board will wait to make a decision about a possible addition at the high school until after the district’s buildings can be assessed for immediate needs and long-term viability.

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It takes time for a garden to reach its full potential. Even with constant care, gardens often need a couple years to fully produce.

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After almost six years of planning, fundraising and hard work, the fall sun finally shone down on the Eldora Veterans Memorial dedication ceremony Saturday morning.