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Gary Clabaugh, of Trophies Unlimited, reads the letter informing him that his small business will be receiving a grant.

Several Webster County small businesses received exciting news this week as the Board of Supervisors delivered notice that they were being awarded grants from the Small Business Recovery Program.

“The money that was awarded came from the American Rescue Plan Act so the supervisors are doing a variety of things with that money and one of the projects that they put money towards was the Small Business Recovery Program,” said Jill Nelson, the community development director for the Greater Fort Dodge Growth Alliance.

“Our county Auditor Doreen Pliner came up with the idea of reinvesting in our communities. She was a huge part of this and we really appreciate everything she has done,” said Supervisor Mark Campbell.

Businesses applied in early October and then a selection committee comprised of…

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