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Stewart Memorial Community Hospital receives Guardian of Excellence Award

LAKE CITY — Stewart Memorial Community Hospital and the McCrary Rost Clinic was named a 2019 Guardian of Excellence Award winner by Press Ganey. The Guardian of Excellence Award recognizes top-performing health care organizations that have achieved the 95th percentile or above of performance ...

Kelley becomes court appointed special advocate

April Kelley, of Dakota City, was sworn into service as a court appointed special advocate volunteer by District Associate Judge Joseph Tofilon at the Webster County Law Enforcement Center in Fort Dodge. Kelley joins others who volunteer and work with the Iowa Child Advocacy Board, the ...

Hy-Vee Homefront helps veterans, families

WEST DES MOINES — Hy-Vee, Inc. announced that its annual Hy-Vee Homefront Round Up and Veterans Day breakfast raised more than $227,750; provided more than 85,000 free breakfasts; and collected 100,000 letters of appreciation for current service men and women stationed around the world. ...

Mettler receives funeral director license

Mark Timothy Mettler with Gunderson Funeral Home and Cremation Services recently received his funeral director license from the state of Iowa. Mettler relocated from Cedar Rapids to join Gunderson’s in September 2018 for his funeral internship. He is a graduate of Kennedy High School in ...

Iowa Specialty receives Guardian of Excellence Award

WRIGHT COUNTY — Iowa Specialty Hospitals and Clinics was named a 2019 Guardian of Excellence Award winner by Press Ganey. The Guardian of Excellence Award recognizes top-performing health care organizations that have achieved the 95th percentile or above for performance in patient ...

Halligan and Moser complete Commercial Lending School

Heartland Bank employees Tommy Halligan and Braden Moser have successfully completed the 2019 Iowa Bankers Association’s Commercial Lending School. The school is an intense one-week program sponsored by the Iowa Bankers Association. The purpose of the IBA Commercial Lending School is to ...

Schreder wins women’s business award

Lynn Schreder was recently received the National Association of Women Business Owner’s Hall of Fame Legacy Award. The award is is presented to women who are respected for their commitment to leadership and excellence not only in their business, but also their industry, community and through ...

VanSickler earns McKenzie Institute Certification

Dr. Cindy VanSickler recently earned her MDT Certification from The McKenzie Institute USA Center for postgraduate study in Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy. VanSickler, who practices at Calisesi Chiropractic Clinic, is one of two chiropractors in the state of Iowa that is certified in MDT. ...

Woodruff recognized as Outstanding Alumnus

Don Woodruff recently received the 2019 College of Engineering and Science Outstanding Alumnus in Engineering Award from his alma mater, Florida Institute of Technology. Woodruff is a design-build professional and president of Woodruff Construction LLC, with four offices in Iowa. He has ...

O’Leary joins First State Bank

Bradi O’Leary, a Fort Dodge native, recently joined the First State Bank staff in Fort Dodge as a teller/personal banker. O’Leary is a graduate of St. Edmond High School. Prior to her employment at First State Bank, she worked as the assistant manager for Citizens Community Credit Union ...

WCF Bancorp announces financial results

WEBSTER CITY — WCF Bancorp, Inc., the parent holding company of WCF Financial Bank, of Webster City, has announced its results of operations for the nine months ended Sept. 30, 2019 and 2018. The company’s approximate net income for the nine months ended Sept. 30, 2019 was $188,00 ...

CNOS/UnityPoint Health welcomes Wilson as PA

CNOS Orthopaedics in Fort Dodge proudly welcomes Physician Assistant, Grant Wilson to our team of providers. Wilson comes to CNOS from UnityPoint Health — Fort Dodge and joins Dr. Richard Lawton in his orthopaedic surgical practice. Wilson holds a bachelor’s degree in biology from ...

Johnson, Doyle selected to “Crash” credit union convention

Two local young credit union professionals were selected to attend the Iowa Credit Union Convention in Des Moines last month through the Iowa Credit Union League’s CRASHER program. Miriah Johnson, Human Resources Assistant at Citizens Community Credit Union, and Chelsey Doyle, Member Service ...

Hindman, Lanning honored at Iowa Credit Union Convention

Two Fort Dodge area residents were among five credit union leaders honored at the Iowa Credit Union Convention in Des Moines last month for their significant contributions to the credit union movement and impact on the financial lives of Iowans. Kelly Hindman, of Fort Dodge, received the 2019 ...

CJ Bio America wins team achievement award

The fermentation team at CJ Bio America won the 2019 CJ America ONLYONE Team Achievement Award. The ONLYONE award recognizes employees and teams that have made significant contributions to CJ businesses and to the organization’s culture. The fermentation team competed for the award ...

Drew steps into new role at Friendship Haven

Brittany Drew recently began her new role as Friendship Haven’s Welcome Center/Gift Shop coordinator. Drew joined Friendship Haven in July. The newly created position will evolve and modify over time to best fit the needs of residents. Drew, a native of Rockwell City, is responsible ...

Derrig returns to Friendship Haven as controller

Mindy Derrig has accepted the role as controller and returned to the Friendship Haven campus in August. Derrig’s responsibilities include preparing month-end and financial statements as well as the annual budget. Additionally, Derrig oversees accounts payable, accounts receivable and ...

Access Systems earns Elite Service awards

WAUKEE — Access Systems has been recognized as a 2019 Sharp Platinum Level Service Provider and 2020 Ricoh RFG Circle of Excellence Certified Dealer. This marks the fourth year in a row Access has been honored with these awards. Both the Platinum Level Service Provider and the RFG Circle ...

Decker earns IMTA awards

The 2019 IMTA Management Conference was held on Sept. 25 in Des Moines. Professionals and companies were recognized for their outstanding efforts related to safety, maintenance, operations and professionalism during the IMTA Awards and Leadership dinner. Decker was represented by the ...

Walding honored as Top Wealth Advisor Mom

Cierra Walding, a financial advisor with Ameriprise Financial in Fort Dodge, was named to the list of “Working Mother Top Wealth Advisor Moms” published by Working Mother Magazine. The list recognizes women financial advisors with children in the home under the age of 18 who represent high ...