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Jefferson – Technology Community of the Year

Jefferson, Iowa has won the award for Technology Community of the Year!  The finalists were named in early March with plans for a Gala event in April.  A virtual event was then planned for this week with each finalist asked to submit a short video. Thanks to all involved in this application and video – […]

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SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loans and Advance Program Reopened to All Eligible Small Businesses and Non-Profits Impacted by COVID-19 Pandemic

WASHINGTON – To further meet the needs of U.S. small businesses and non-profits, the U.S. Small Business Administration reopened the Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) and EIDL Advance program portal to all eligible applicants experiencing economic impacts due to COVID-19 today. “The SBA is strongly committed to working around the clock, providing dedicated emergency assistance […]

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The Forge honored as one of 14 Iowa historic preservation projects

A barn in Ogden, a courthouse in Decorah, a tiny cemetery chapel in Avoca and a sprawling military base on the south side of Des Moines – these are just four of the 14 historic preservation projects that were honored in a virtual ceremony Thursday during the annual Preserve Iowa Summit. “These outstanding properties give communities a […]

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The Stitch is purchased by Tracy Bosshart

An announcement was made on Monday, June 8 via The Stitch’s Facebook page that Tracy Bosshart of Jefferson has purchased The Stitch from the Sievers family.  The Stitch has been an icon in Jefferson for many years as a business that Suzanne Sievers built.  Quilters from near and far have purchased supplies and participated in […]