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John Perkins joins Johnson law firm

John Perkins, of Fort Dodge, has joined the Johnson, Kramer, Mulholland, Cochrane, Driscoll and Cochrane law firm, 809 Central Ave., Suite, 600, as an of counsel lawyer. He has practiced law in Fort Dodge since 1975. Perkins specializes in personal, estate, charitable and business planning ...

DAISY Award presented to SMCH nurses

LAKE CITY — Delivering compassionate patient care and great clinical skills are the qualities that recently earned two Stewart Memorial Community Hospital nurses the DAISY Award. The award, which was established in 1999 and stands for Diseases Attacking the Immune System, is in memory of ...

Doolittle-Cheyne named to 100 Great Nurses in Iowa

UnityPoint Health — Fort Dodge, has one of the 100 Great Nurses in Iowa as part of its team. Anne Doolittle-Cheyne, RN, an advanced care navigator in palliative medicine, was selected as one of this year’s 100 Great Nurses. Doolittle-Cheyne started with UnityPoint Health – Fort Dodge in ...

Mariah Ayala joins Town & Country team

Mariah Ayala, of Fort Dodge, is now part of the Town & Country Insurance staff in Fort Dodge as a customer service representative/claims administrator. Ayala is a 2011 graduate of Fort Dodge Senior High. Prior to her employment at Town & Country Insurance she worked as an office ...

Charlene Pry now at Town & Country

Charlene Pry, of Somers, has joined the Town & Country Insurance staff in Fort Dodge as a customer service representative. Pry is a graduate of West Sioux High School in Hawarden. Prior to her employment at Town & Country Insurance she worked for State Farm Insurance from 2000-2015 as ...

Cody named Wild Rose general manager

EMMETSBURG — Steven Cody, of Emmetsburg, has been named general manager of Wild Rose Casino & Resort. He been serving as interim general manager since January and prior to that was the longtime controller at Wild Rose. He joined the team at Wild Rose in March 2006 after working in public ...

Jim O’Halloran elected chairman of IADA

WEST DES MOINES — Jim O’Halloran of O’Halloran International Inc. was elected chairman of the Iowa Automobile Dealers Association at the association’s annual meeting, held on April 28. O’Halloran International Inc. is a heavy duty truck dealership with locations in Altoona, Fort ...

Jaeschke and Peed attend training

McCallie Jaeschke and Lexi Peed of Salon and Company, 1520 Second Ave. N., attended a hands-on class at the Aveda Institute in West Des Moines. They learned advanced Aveda balayage and eclipting hair color techniques on live models as well as art of placement for current hair color ...

Jeffrey Brandt named to FT list

Jeffrey W. Brandt, CRPC, CMFC, APMASM, a private wealth advisor with Ameriprise Financial, 1400 Central Ave., was named to the list of “FT 400 US Financial Advisors 2017” published by the Financial Times. According to the list’s publisher, it recognizes outstanding financial advisors who ...

Bill Vote succeeds at NMMTPA event

Bill Vote, of Farnhamville, participated in the National Micro Mini Tractor Pull held in Franklin, Kentucky, March 23-24. Pullers all over the United States compete in a variety of competitions. Vote was the winner of the 3lb pro stock class at the Annual Meeting pull against 33 other ...

Tim Finucan recognized by Barron’s

WEBSTER CITY — For the fifth year, Edward Jones financial advisor Tim Finucan, of Webster City, has been named to Barron’s magazine’s annual list of “America’s Top 1,200 Financial Advisors, State by State.” Finucan, who has served area investors for the past 30 years, ranked No. 4 ...

Shimkat Motor Co. receives award

Shimkat Motor Co., 3126 Fifth Ave. S., was presented with the Customer First Award of Excellence from Fiat Chrysler of America. This honor is being awarded to only four Chrysler dealerships in Iowa.

Good Samaritan Society gains high CMS rating

MANSON — Good Samaritan Society — Manson has been recognized for providing excellent health care, quality senior living and superb staffing, according to a rating system by the federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. The Manson center received five out of five stars in the ...

Land O’Lakes Inc. announces new CFO

ARDEN HILLS, Minn. — Land O’Lakes Inc. has announced that Bill Pieper has been promoted to senior vice president and chief financial officer, reporting directly to Chris Policinski, president and chief executive officer. Pieper, a 12-year veteran of Land O’Lakes, will assume ...

Kemna awarded by Buick and GMC

Kemna Auto of Fort Dodge has been recognized as a high performing dealership for Buick and GMC. GMC named Kemna as one of three dealerships in Iowa to receive the 2016 Mark of Excellence Award. Kemna was one of five dealerships in Iowa to receive the Buick Recognition Plaque. The awards ...

FD hotel receives Pride of Super 8 award

The Super 8 of Fort Dodge, 3755 Fifth Ave. S., has been recognized for outstanding quality and service by the Super 8 hotel brand. The local hotel has received the Pride of Super 8 award. This honor is reserved for the very best hotels in that brands portfolio, according to a statement released ...

O’Hern featured speaker at conference

Cheryl O’Hern with Spin Markket was the featured speaker on social media and digital marketing at the 2017 Municipal Broadband Conference of the Iowa Association of Municipal Utilities held in Des Moines March 22-23. O’Hern discussed how municipal utilities can implement and improve their ...

Kerrie Kuiper graduates from Tourism Institute

Kerrie Kuiper, executive director of the Fort Dodge Convention & Visitors Bureau, is a graduate of the Year 3 Curriculum of the Iowa Tourism Leadership Institute held April 6 and 7 at the Hotel Pattee in Perry. The institute provides Iowa tourism professionals an opportunity to expand their ...

Jeff Haupts earns Ambassador Award

Jeff Haupts was selected as a 2016 Ambassador Club recipient. The award is sponsored by State Farm Insurance and is based upon assisting customers with their life, health, bank, and mutual fund needs. This year approximately 61 State Farm agents in Iowa qualified for this prestigious award ...

Trost recognized at Abra Auto Body

Angie Trost, customer service representative of Abra Auto Body and Glass, was voted by her coworkers as one of our Employees of the Month for March. She has been with our team since March 2016. She is very friendly and has a great work ethic. Her coworkers stated that she is a hard worker and ...