Tag Archive: rural

Brent Grinna EverTrue

Fiber Broadband Empowers Entrepreneur to Plant Roots in Rural Iowa

June 1, 2020

Midwest roots run deep and for a bi-coastal couple. Brent and Katie Grinna of Boston, Massachusets call McGregor, Iowa, their home away from home. Fiber-optic broadband connections deliver the quality of life they dreamed about for their young family. Brent Grinna is the founder of EverTrue, a software platform that helps colleges and universities engage alumni and raise money. Brent is a native of rural Postville, Iowa, and his parents instilled in him a strong work ethic. Ivy League Brown...

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Local Dairy Producers Smart Farm Milking Robots and Broadband

Local Dairy Producers Rely on Smart Farm Milking Robots and Broadband Service to Fulfill Family Dream

May 13, 2020

Jamie and Tony Goodrich are fulfilling their dream of raising a family on a dairy farm. Advancements in smart farm technology and reliable high-speed internet contribute to turning their vision into reality, meanwhile improving the quality of life for dairy producers. Jamie and her husband, Tony, have invested in artificial intelligence and robotics to give their operation a chance of surviving during tumultuous times. Jamie and Tony, with Jeff West, own a thriving dairy operation in rural Clayton County, Iowa....

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Aureon Q4 Grant

Aureon Awards $1,500 in Grants to Local Organizations

December 9, 2019

Aureon is pleased to announce that Aureon Charity Grants have been awarded to the Elgin Historical Society in Elgin, Iowa and the Elkader Depot Project in Elkader, Iowa. The grants were presented in conjunction with Alpine Communications, who sponsored the grant applications. Upon reviewing an abundance of applications, the Aureon Charity Grant Committee delegated funds to projects committed to the betterment of local Iowa communities. The Elgin Historical Society received a $500.00 grant towards a restoration project to the front...

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hi-way 13 vintage market elkader iowa

Vintage Market Organizers Uses Technology to Promote and Preserve Rural Heritage

July 18, 2019

Preserving Northeast Iowa’s rural history today is an investment for future generations. In the long run, the best way to protect our rural heritage is to create thriving communities rich in culture, entrepreneurship, and innovation. A gang of rural enthusiasts is capitalizing on the popularity of flea markets and “barn sales” to host the Hi-Way 13 Vintage Market in Elkader. The three-day event will take place Friday, October 11 through Sunday, October 13, 2019, at the George Maier Rural Heritage...

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Alpine’s Fiber-to-the-Home Expansion Benefits Rural Guttenberg, Elgin, and McGregor Residents

June 14, 2019

Alpine Communications is excited to announce another phase in creating connected customers through fiber broadband.  More than 140 residents who reside in a select region south of Guttenberg, Iowa and stretching beyond Millville, Iowa will receive Alpine’s 100% fiber-optic Fusion Network by the end of 2019.  The announcement of this construction project rounds out a year of fiber-to-the-home expansion for Alpine Communications. Two additional fiber construction projects are occurring in the Canoe Road neighborhood in Elgin, Iowa, and parts of...

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Garnavillo Historical Society Receives Aureon Grant for Cabin Restoration

June 7, 2019

Aureon is pleased to announce that an Aureon Charity Grant has been awarded to the Garnavillo Historical Society in Garnavillo, Iowa. The grant was presented in conjunction with Alpine Communications who sponsored the grant application. Upon reviewing an abundance of applications, the Aureon Charity Grant Committee delegated funds to projects committed to the betterment of local Iowa communities. The Garnavillo Historical Society received a $500.00 grant towards the log cabin restoration project.  The log cabin was built in 1831 and...

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Faces of the Brand – Melissa Schilling

June 4, 2019

She is a country girl at heart, and her roots run deep in Clayton County.  Melissa Schilling is living her best life on the rural-Colesburg acreage she shares with her husband of 4 years, Mark, and their two children, Mason and Makayla. Melissa is Alpine’s Accounting Clerk with a knack for perfecting processes and a penchant for facing change with positivity. As a Garber native and Central Community School graduate, Melissa never considered a career in telecommunications. However, she always...

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On 99 County Tour, Alpine Communications Attracts Attention of Senator Grassley

May 14, 2019

When we say we believe connected communities become thriving communities, sometimes the best opportunities are to connect with the well-connected. Recently, Alpine Communications was happy to have the chance to share the good work we’re doing with someone of influence: United States Senator Charles Grassley. When the United States Senate is not in session, Senator Grassley visits all 99 counties in Iowa to keep in touch with issues that matter to his fellow Iowans. Clayton County was the 17th county...

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Elkader Uses Housing Incentives to Grow and Thrive

March 5, 2019

Since 1836, when Elisha Boardmann and Horace Bronson settled on the banks of the Turkey River, Elkader has been a vibrant hub for commerce in Northeast Iowa. Elkader reached its peak population of 1,688 in 1980 but it has been steadily declining over the past 40 due to urbanization and a changing agriculture economy.  As a result, enrollment has also declined at Central Community Schools. The challenge is how to keep the small, rural community thriving. Jennifer Cowsert, Elkader City...

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WiFi Calling Eliminates Poor Cell Service In Your Home

February 25, 2019

Problem – you pay for cell phone service and it works in 90 percent of the places you go – except for your home. Why is that, you ask? You live in a hole. Not an actual hole, but a cellular hole. Who would complain about living in a valley or along the hillside of the scenic hills and dales, bluffs and valleys of northeast Iowa? There is peace, tranquility, and beauty in our rural lifestyle. However, the terrain is...

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