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Badding joins SMCH as physician assistant

LAKE CITY — The providers and staff at Stewart Memorial Community Hospital and McCrary Rost Clinic have welcomed Lexie Badding, board certified physician assistant. Badding, native of Carroll, graduated from Kuemper Catholic High School. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in ...

McCarville completes financial planner exam

Andrew McCarville, of McCarville Financial Network, recently completed the coursework and passed the final exam for a certified financial planner. The CFP certification is the highest standard in personal financial planning. Approximately less than 23% of U.S. financial advisors hold this ...

Nelson recertified as facility manager

Phillip Nelson, director of facility operations at UnityPoint Health — Fort Dodge recently was recertified as a certified healthcare facility manager by the American Hospital Association. A CHFM oversees financial, technical and administrative operations within a health care ...

UnityPoint Health receives stroke care award

UnityPoint Health — Trinity Regional Medical Center has received the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award. The award recognizes the hospital’s commitment to ensuring stroke patients receive the ...

Johnston moves to sales team of Midwest Fence and Gate

Midwest Fence and Gate recently expanded providing commercial and residential fencing and gate products and services into the Iowa Great Lakes Region. Barry Johnston has joined the sales team and will be representing the company in that region. Johnston, of Spencer, has an extensive ...

Austin Salgren joins Flannery Tax & Bookkeeping

Flannery Tax & Bookkeeping owners Wayne and Kathy Salgren are happy to welcome their son, Austin Salgren, to the family business. Austin Salgren joins his parents and his grandmother, Marge Flannery, in the business that Larry started in 1974. Austin Salgren is a recent graduate ...

Tiefenthaler is new member of rural Iowa task force

AMES – America’s Small Business Development Center Iowa (SBDC) has announced that Kimberly Tiefenthaler, North Central Iowa SBDC regional director, has been appointed by Gov. Kim Reynolds to be a member of the Empower Rural Iowa Initiative serving on the Invest Rural Iowa Task Force. ...

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 21 who represent ...

Eischeid joins RE/MAX

Brooke Eischeid, realtor, has recently joined RE/MAX of Fort Dodge. Eischeid, of Fort Dodge, is a member of the Fort Dodge Board of Realtors, the Iowa Association of Realtors, and the National Association of Realtors. She is a graduate of Manson Northwest Webster High School.

Sullivan joins Iowa Central as a housing coordinator

Gabby Sullivan has joined the team at Iowa Central as a Housing Coordinator and Assistant Volleyball Coach. Sullivan is from Allen, Nebraska. She is a graduate of Allen Consolidated Schools. Sullivan holds an Associate of Arts from Iowa Central and a bachelor’s degree from Wayne State ...

Stucky joins Availa Bank

Emily Stucky recently joined the Availa Bank team in Fort Dodge as a mortgage loan officer. Stucky has over 10 years of banking experience, giving her the lending knowledge and customer service skills it takes to be a great mortgage loan officer. She is looking forward to her new ...

Jordison named GM of Brookstone Inn & Suites

The Brookstone Inn & Suites has announced Joe Jordison as their new general manager. Jordison is a Fort Dodge native. He graduated from Fort Dodge Senior High in 1979. Jordison moved to Des Moines to study accounting at the American Institute of Business. While there, he took a ...

Boyce becomes housing coordinator

Alex Boyce has joined the staff at Iowa Central Community College as a housing coordinator and assistant softball coach. Boyce is from Osceola and is a graduate of Clarke High School. Boyce holds Associate of Arts and Associate of Science degrees from Iowa Central.

Newell joins Iowa Central admissions staff

Kennedy Newell has joined the admissions team at Iowa Central as an admissions representative. Newell is from Kelley. She is a graduate of Ballard High School. Newell holds an Associate of Arts from Iowa Central and a bachelor’s degree from Upper Iowa University in business management.

Hovey hired as ABE at Iowa Central

Kristen Hovey has joined the staff at Iowa Central as an adult basic education teacher. Hovey is from Webster City. She is a graduate of Webster City High School. Hovey attended Iowa Central and Buena Vista University. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in secondary education with minors in ...

Newell is Iowa Central’s mental health counselor

Linnea Newell has joined the staff at Iowa Central as their Mental Health Counselor. Newell is a Fort Dodge native. She graduated from St. Edmond High School. Newell holds an Associate of Arts from Iowa Central, a Bachelor of Arts from Buena Vista University and a master’s degree from ...

Craven joins Iowa Central admissions office

Ashlyn Craven has joined the admissions team at Iowa Central as an admissions representative. Craven is from State Center. She is a graduate of West Marshall High School. Ashlyn holds an Associate of Arts from Iowa Central. Craven was also a member of the student ambassador program ...

Stenzel joins Iowa Central’s business office

Misty Stenzel has joined the staff at Iowa Central as a Business Office Coordinator. Stenzel is from Fort Dodge. She is a graduate of St. Edmond High School. Stenzel holds degrees from Iowa Central and Buena Vista University in accounting and human resource management.

Larson promoted at Availa Bank

Patty Larson has been promoted to Availa Bank’s assistant vice president and mortgage loan officer. She has been with Availa Bank since 2015 as a mortgage loan operations manager. Larson grew up in Fort Dodge. She graduated from St. Edmond High School and then moving on to Buena Vista ...

Hy-Vee pharmacies offer childhood vaccinations

WEST DES MOINES — Hy-Vee, Inc. has announced that it now offers childhood vaccinations through its more than 270 pharmacy locations in eight states. Immunizations typically given at well-child visits by a physician can now be administered by a Hy-Vee pharmacist without a prescription or an ...