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Ashley Bates takes on new role

Business Briefs

Ashley Bates, RN, is the new clinical nurse lead for Arbor Lane and Stone Heights neighborhoods at Friendship Haven. In her new role, Bates will assist the neighborhoods with training, compliance, validations and serving as a mentor for new hires. Her all-encompassing role will help with shift ...

From our files — April 29, 2018

From Our Files

April 29, 2008 NEWS: Chad Schaeffer was appointed Fort Dodge city engineer. SPORTS: The Fort Dodge girls track team came in second at the Boone Invitational. April 29, 1993 NEWS: Dr. V.G. Reints, of Graettinger, said his chiropractic clinic would be rebuilt by the end of May after it ...

Arrivals

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TRINITY REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER FINN — Lori and Tony, Fort Dodge, a girl, Thursday, April 26, 2018. PRINCE — Rachel and Ronnie, Fort Dodge, a girl, Friday, April 27, 2018. MEYER — Amanda and Justin, Fort Dodge, a girl, Friday, April 27, 2018. IOWA SPECIALTY HOSPITAL HARVEY — ...

Conrad’s essay tops thousands

Local News

Liam Conrad was just two blocks away from a terrorist attack when he was a sophomore in high school. Conrad, a senior at St. Edmond Catholic School who will graduate in May, was visiting Nice, France, with his French class in July of 2016 when a Muslim man rammed through a crowd of people ...

FD council to hold workshop

News Brief

The Fort Dodge City Council will hold a strategic planning workshop Monday evening. It will begin at 5 p.m. in the Municipal Building, 819 First Ave. S.

Sustainable solutions

Local Business

LAKE CITY — If things had turned out differently and there had been no 1980s Farm Crisis, there’s a good chance Mark Schleisman might have become a banker. Instead, he became a crop consultant in Nebraska and grew an agribusiness career that has led him back home, where his conservation ...

Grady shifts jobs at Friendship Haven

Business Briefs

Sherry Grady, LPN, has recently transitioned into the position of care transitional coordinator for Friendship Haven’s Catalyst neighborhood. Prior to her new position, Grady was the charge nurse for five years in Friendship Haven’s Journey neighborhood and came to our campus with over 25 ...

Ag secretary forum to be in Fort Dodge

Local News

The five candidates seeking the Republican nomination for Iowa secretary of agriculture will answer questions during a forum in Fort Dodge on May 9. The forum will begin at 7 p.m. in Fort Frenzy, 3232 First Ave. S. Candidates Ray Gaesser, Chad Ingels, Craig Lang, Agriculture Secretary Mike ...

DCI: Man dies in shootout with state trooper

Local News

One man is dead after officials say he fired a gun at an Iowa State Trooper. A trooper responded to the 2300 block of Carter Avenue, west of Moorland, at about 10 a.m. to respond to a motorist assist, according to the Iowa Department of Public Safety. The trooper encountered a man and woman ...

Holiday Inn Express & Suites wins award

Local Business

The Holiday Inn Express and Suites Fort Dodge, 300 S. 32st St., received the IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group) 2017 Quality Excellence Award for achieving superior levels of service excellence. “I am pleased to honor the Fort Dodge Holiday Inn Express with the Quality Excellence Award,” ...

Nobiling is Friendship Haven controller

Business Briefs

Friendship Haven has announced Jennifer Nobiling is its new controller. Nobiling has years of experience as a controller for Volunteers of America out of western Washington, Friendship Haven is a not-for-profit, life plan community, offering innovative and responsive services to aging adults. ...

29th Street project moves along

Local News

The reconstruction of part of South 29th Street in Fort Dodge is advancing north. Beginning Monday, the first 250 feet of that street north of First Avenue South will be closed, according to the city’s engineering staff. The two driveways on the South 29th Street side of Target, 2910 ...

McClure Engineering Co. acquires Kansas company

Local Business

CLIVE — McClure Engineering Co., Clive has acquired Shafer, Kline & Warren Inc., Lenexa., Kansas. Effective April 6, 2018, MEC has assumed operational control of SKW. “At MEC, our vision is to ‘Make lives better by building strong communities,’ and our mission is to ‘Build ...

Essing named a top real estate agent

Business Briefs

MANSON — Pat Essing of Manson Iowa Realty, Manson, was named a top agent for 2017, earning her recognition as a leader for the Iowa Realty Franchise statewide network. Her award was based on personal sales volume of $1.5 million to $2 million. This is the 23rd year she has been recognized by ...

Long-time Marshalltown publisher to retire

Local News

With more than three decades at the helm of The Times-Republican and Marshalltown Newspaper LLC, publisher Mike Schlesinger has announced he will retire June 30. Abigail Pelzer will serve as his successor as publisher of The Times-Republican and Marshalltown Newspaper LLC and will manage ...

TRMC on Top 100 Rural & Community Hospital list

Local Business

UnityPoint Health — Trinity Regional Medical Center was recently named one of the Top 100 Rural & Community Hospitals in the United States by The Chartis Center for Rural Health for the third year in a row. “This achievement speaks to our team’s daily commitment and impact in ...

Helmers attends NAIFA event

Business Briefs

Erica Helmers of KHI Solutions attended the 2018 National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors state convention on March 7-8. Helmers participated in several educational workshops designed to enhance and improve her knowledge of the health insurance and financial services industry. ...

Train collides with cultivator pulled by tractor

Local News

GOWRIE — No injuries were reported after a train hit a field cultivator that was being pulled by a tractor Saturday morning. The incident happened in a farm field near 390th Street and Garfield Avenue. Deputy Trevir Michehl, of the Webster County Sheriff’s Department, said the ...

Humboldt County 100 Women Who Care make donation

Local Business

HUMBOLDT — The 100 Women Who Care of Humboldt County recently donated $14,100 to the Healthy Opportunities for Parents to Experience Success program. According to buildingfamilies.net, “the HOPES program focuses on prenatal care, child development, child health, parenting skills and other ...

FD schools consider backpack usage

Local News

As some schools around the country are tightening their restrictions on backpacks, at least one Fort Dodge family doesn’t believe that’s the answer to improve safety at local schools. In Parkland, Florida, students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School were required to wear clear ...