Blomker named development coordinator at Friendship Haven

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Jenna Blomker recently became the Staff Development Coordinator of the Simpson Health Center at Friendship Haven. Blomker is responsible for orienting and educating new direct care team members, completing ongoing skill revalidation for existing staff, as well as various quality assurance ...

Here’s to anticipating a 1902 Christmas

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Editor’s note: This story also appeared in the December 2018 edition of Today magazine. Christmas time brings out a variety of things. Bright lights and festive decorations are installed in homes and stores. Retailers have popular sales and offer advice on gift-giving. Churches hold ...

Lane earns service professional award

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Marlys Lane, Friendship Haven’s director of dinning services was awarded the Support and Service Professional of the Year by LeadingAge Iowa. This award was given to Lane because of her commitment to excellence, superior care to her staff and residents and creating processes that are not only ...

Foreman brothers will provide eye care

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Paul Foreman, O.D., from Naperville, Illinois has returned to Fort Dodge to join his brother, Jeffrey Foreman, O.D., 1511 First Ave S. Paul Foreman graduated from Fort Dodge Senior High in 1977. He attended Iowa Central Community College, Buena Vista University, and the University of ...

Grantham accepts new position at Friendship Haven

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As the new clinical coordinator of Arbor Lane in the Simpson Health Center at Friendship Haven, Melissa Grantham is excited to take on her new role. Her duties include overseeing household operations, promoting clinical and quality excellence to enhance the resident’s wellbeing and ...

Lentsch earns AFIS certification

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Tim Lentsch, of Farm Bureau Financial Services, has been certified as an Agribusiness and Farm Insurance Specialist. This insurance certification recognizes proficiency in the fundamentals of agribusiness, farm risk management and insurance. “The AFIS certification helps us show our ...

Ricklefs accepts a new role to support UnityPoint

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Jodi Ricklefs has accepted the position of director of rural health clinic compliance and optimization. In her new role, Ricklefs will support UnityPoint Clinic rural clinic locations and programming. Ricklefs will ensure UnityPoint Clinic is continually improving care for our rural ...

Mettler joins Gunderson

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Gunderson Funeral Home and Cremation Services welcomes Mark Mettler to their staff as a funeral director intern. Mark has moved to the area from Cedar Rapids, where he grew up. Mettler is a graduate of Kennedy High School in Cedar Rapids. He went on to obtain his business administration ...

Kids and officers

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They may drive patrol vehicles instead of reindeer-powered sleighs, but area law enforcement officers still plan to make the holiday season bright when Santa Cops returns next week. On Tuesday and Wednesday, officers from all across Webster County will be at Target, 2910 First Ave. S., ...

From our files: Dec. 8, 2018

From Our Files

10 Years ago: Dec. 8, 2008 NEWS: Angie Ellendson and Olivia Bell were featured in Character Corner. SPORTS: Ton Minard bowled a 300 game in the men’s non-classic league. 25 Years ago: Dec. 8, 1993 NEWS: Gowrie received a $500 first prize in the Iowa Community Betterment competition ...

News of Record: Dec. 8, 2018

News of record

Police Log FORT DODGE Thursday A theft was reported in the 300 block of Fourth Street Northwest. Identity theft was reported in the 700 block of 28th Avenue North. Fraud was reported in the 400 block of Kenyon Road. An assault was reported in the 1200 block of Second Avenue ...

Christmas Cookie Walk is Saturday

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First Congregational United Church of Christ will hold its annual Christmas cookie walk “Cookies ‘n More” from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at the church, 1611 Williams Drive. There will be Christmas cookies, Christmas crafts, and baked goods. Shoppers can stop and have a cup of coffee and a ...

Judge spares Casey prison time

Local News

ROCKWELL CITY — The Pomeroy woman convicted of causing another driver’s death when she rear-ended his vehicle while driving 70 miles per hour in a construction zone has avoided prison. The accident led to the death of Eugene Zinnel, 78, of Manson. Jewell R. Casey, 56, received a ...

Eagle Grove man arrested after firing shots at occupied bus

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EAGLE GROVE — An Eagle Grove man has been arrested after he allegedly fired multiple shots from his pickup truck at a bus occupied by Union Pacific Railroad workers Thursday morning, according to a press release from the Eagle Grove Police Department. No injuries were reported. Jason ...

First Congregational Church to hold open house

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WEBSTER CITY — First Congregational Church United Church of Christ, 1000 Willson Ave., Webster City, is holding an open house from 1 to 3 p.m. Dec. 16 for viewing of the restored 120-year-old stained glass windows. Coffee and homemade cookies will be served.

CDA Christmas Party Thursday

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Catholic Daughters of the Americas Court 216 Christmas Party is 6 p.m. Thursday at the Corpus Christi Center, 405 N. Eighth St. The Christmas dinner and a special, fun-filled evening of fellowship will be followed by a short business meeting. No mass will be held. For dinner reservations, ...

Trinity UMC Christmas Cantata today and Sunday

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Trinity Singers of Trinity United Methodist Church, 838 N. 25th St., will present its annual Christmas Cantata at 5:30 p.m. today and 9:30 a.m. Sunday. This year’s Cantata is titled “The Waiting is the Hardest Part” and will feature the 30-member Trinity Singers as well as various solos ...

Grace Lutheran to celebrate St. Lucia Fest

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The Swedish St. Lucia Fest will be celebrated Sunday at Grace Lutheran Church, 211 S. Ninth St., following both the 8:30 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. services. St. Lucia, dressed in a white gown and candlelit crown, will visit each fellowship time. Traditional Swedish Christmas treats will be served.