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Business Briefs

Burres recognized by Iowa Soybean Association

HUMBOLDT — Reed Burres, of Humboldt, is the recipient of Iowa Soybean Association’s New Leader Award presented by Corteva. The third-generation farmer was recognized at the ISA’s annual awards banquet held Jan. 27 in Des Moines. Burres has exponentially grown his involvement with ISA ...

Coleman honored posthumously with Iowa Soybean Association award

HUMBOLDT — Dean Coleman, of Humboldt, who passed away last fall from injuries sustained in a farm-related accident, was honored for his many contributions to the soybean industry with an Iowa Soybean Association leadership award. The award, sponsored by Stine Seed, was accepted by his wife ...

John E. Dencklau is high performing

IMT Insurance has recognized John E. Dencklau of Central Financial Group, LC/Dencklau as one of the highest performing IMT agencies in its six-state territory. John E. Dencklau was recognized on IMT’s list of 2020 Gem Agencies. IMT is a Midwest-based provider of personal and insurance ...

Brandt honored by Forbes

Jeffrey Brandt, a private wealth advisor with Ameriprise Financial in Fort Dodge, was named to the list of “Best-in-State Wealth Advisors” published by Forbes magazine. The list recognizes financial advisors who have demonstrated high levels of ethical standards, professionalism and ...

Hruska awarded for growth in 2019

Amanda Hruska, sales associate and life specialist team member for the Dan Flattery State Farm Agency, recently attended the Team Member Hall of Fame Awards Banquet in Omaha, Nebraska, at the Embassy Suites Hotel Downtown. The event hosts the top sales producers in both life insurance and ...

Pearson joins Iowa Specialty Hospital

Michelle Pearson, advanced nurse practitioner, has joined the Iowa Specialty Hospital Fort Dodge Clinic, 2700 First Ave. S. Pearson is an Iowa Central Community College graduate. She holds a Bachelor of Science in nursing from the University of Iowa. She obtained her MSN Leadership from ...

Orthopaedic surgeon joins CNOS team

CNOS Orthopaedics at UnityPoint Health — Fort Dodge welcomes Dr. Steven Stokesbary. Stokesbary has been a member of the CNOS team of orthopaedic surgeons since 1998. He joins Dr. Richard Lawton and Grant Wilson, PA-C, of CNOS in the Fort Dodge practice. Stokesbary was board certified ...

Iowa Egg Council, Fareway donate eggs

The Iowa Egg Council, in partnership with Fareway, recently conducted a buy two dozen, give one dozen promotion during the holiday season. The campaign provided eggs to Iowans struggling with hunger in communities Iowa egg farmers serve. Iowa’s Feeding America member food banks will ...

Winninger joins Town & Country Insurance

Julie Winninger joined the Town and Country Insurance team in recent months. She splits her work time between Webster City and Fort Dodge as a licensed personal and life insurance agent. Winninger is a graduate of St. Edmond High School. She is a lifelong member of the Fort Dodge ...

CHC adds blood pressure monitors

The Community Health Center of Fort Dodge has added automatic blood pressure monitors for each medical provider at the Fort Dodge clinic. The purchase was made possible through fundraising efforts. The health center’s annual fundraising event held in November 2019 raised the funds ...

Macke Family donates to Stewart Memorial

LAKE CITY —A gift from Nancy and Gus Macke will establish a rehab services center at Stewart Memorial Community Hospital. The new rehab center, which will be named in honor of the Mackes, will include services for traditional and niche therapy interventions. SMCH therapists have ...

Community Health Center participates in Hy-Vee Tag program

Community Health Center of Fort Dodge is participating in the Hy-Vee Giving Tag program. Giving Tag is a reusable bag program that facilitates community support with the goal to make a difference in the communities where customers live and work. When a customer purchases a $2.50 red My ...

Gripp completes BVU internship

Lena Gripp completed a summer internship at Buena Vista University office of community engagement. Gripp, a native of Webster City, was one of 179 BVU students to complete an internship during the 2018-19 academic year.

Webster County Farm Bureau honored for excellence

Webster County Farm Bureau received an outstanding designation for its 2019 programs, which help further the story of agriculture to new audiences through many areas including policy development, policy implementation, communications and strengthening the county Farm Bureau. Jeremy Swanson, ...

UnityPoint Clinic welcomes Adam

UnityPoint Clinic Pediatrics — Fort Dodge is welcomes Alexandra Adam, advanced registered nurse practioner, to its team. Adam, of Gowrie, received her undergraduate degree from Graceland University and went on to receive her master’s in nursing from Maryville University. She is ...

Isaacson receives Early Career Award

HUMBOLDT — Ben Isaacson, of Anamosa, was recognized at the Annual Conference of American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers for the Early Career Award. This national award, given annually by the ASFMRA, recognizes an outstanding “early career” member. It recognizes ...

Flattery joins Schnurr and Company

Neil Flattery, a Fort Dodge native, recently returned to the city to work for Schnurr and Company. Flattery graduated from St. Edmond High School in 2012. He double majored in accounting and finance from the University of Iowa and graduated there in May of 2016. Flattery worked for ...

Iowa Select Farms is named ‘Outstanding Business of the Year’

DES MOINES — The Iowa Area Development Group, on behalf of Iowa’s rural electric cooperatives, municipal utilities, and independent telecommunication companies, honored Iowa Select Farms with the “Outstanding Business of the Year” Iowa Venture Award. Iowa Select Farms, headquartered ...