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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 ...

SBDC experts to visit Bancroft

BANCROFT – America’s Small Business Development Center Iowa has announced dates and communities for their #IASBDCMobile initiative. A team of experts in marketing, accounting and operations will be traveling to different communities around Iowa and offering free resources regarding ...

Crowley joins Iowa Central’s technology center

Sherri Crowley has joined the team at Iowa Central as a secretary at the Transportation Technology Center. Crowley is from Ellsworth, Kansas. She graduated from Ellsworth High School. Ellsworth holds Associate of Arts degrees in arts and business management.

Gale becomes custodian at Iowa Central

Sonya Gale has joined the staff at Iowa Central as a custodian. Gale is from Fort Dodge. She is a graduate of Prairie Valley High School. Prior to Iowa Central, she worked at the Flying J.

Ihrig named Iowa Central HR director

Stacy Ihrig has joined the administrative team at Iowa Central as the human resources sirector. Ihrig is from Charlotte. She is a graduate of Northeast Community School. Ihrig holds a Bachelor of Science from Kaplan University and master’s degree in public administration from Drake ...

Schara joins UnityPoint dermatology clinic

UnityPoint Clinic Kenyon Road – Dermatology has welcomed Delaney Schara, physician assistant-certified, to its team of providers. Schara received her undergraduate degree from Augustana University in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. She went on to receive her physician assistant degree from ...

UnityPoint Clinic Surgery welcomes Worple

UnityPoint Clinic Surgery has added Dr. Ericha Worple to its team of surgeons. “I became a surgeon to provide high quality surgical care to people who live in rural areas,” said Worple. “I’m motivated each day by the positive impact I can make on people’s lives.” Worple ...

J&J Custom Meats chosen for Small Business of the Month

WHITTEMORE - America’s Small Business Development Center Iowa (SBDC) has announced J&J Custom Meats, of Whittemore, as the winner of the organization’s statewide September Small Business of the Month Award. In December 2019, Joe and JoAnn Harren, of Whittemore, started a meat ...

UnityPoint earns award for treatment of heart attack patients

UnityPoint Health – Trinity Regional Medical Center has received the American College of Cardiology’s NCDR Chest Pain MI Registry Platinum Performance Achievement Award for 2020. Trinity is one of only 140 hospitals nationwide to receive the honor. “UnityPoint Health – Trinity ...

UnityPoint receives quality improvement award

UnityPoint Health – Trinity Regional Medical Center has received the Mission: Lifeline Gold Plus Receiving Quality Achievement Award for implementing specific quality improvement measures outlined by the American Heart Association for the treatment of patients who suffer severe heart ...

Fareway sets fundraising record for MDA

DES MOINES – Fareway Stores, Inc. once again partnered with the Muscular Dystrophy Association to host the 10th annual Fareway MDA Golf Classic at Beaver Creek Golf Club in Grimes. The event raised a record-setting $167,000 for MDA. Funds raised at this event will fund research and ...

Burns is chair of Friendship Haven board

Tim Burns was recently elected chair of the Friendship Haven Board of Directors. Burns is currently chief investment officer with Decker Truck Line, Inc. He has been with Decker since 1991. Burns has been a member of the Friendship Haven Board since 2016, most recently serving as ...

PCEDC awards ‘Jump-Start’ grants

POCAHONTAS — Pocahontas County Economic Development Commission has awarded grants to two businesses to spur development in the county. Aspen Leaf Cafe & Coffee House was awarded a grant to open their doors in Pocahontas. TMC Tack & Supplies of rural Havelock were awarded a grant ...

Fareway announces bonus for hourly workers

BOONE — Fareway Stores, Inc. has announced a second distribution of the Fareway Family Front Line Plan, which will provide cash bonuses to its hourly employees who have worked on the front lines during these unprecedented times. A cash bonus will be paid to each hourly employee that ...

Nelson, Salocker Join LifeWorks Board

Cameron Nelson and Rick Salocker have joined the LifeWorks Charitable Foundation Board of Directors. As Board members, they will provide oversight to LifeWorks’ paid leadership as they fulfill the organization’s mission. The mission of the LifeWorks Charitable Foundation is to ...

McCarville returns to FD

Andrew McCarville has joined the team at McCarville Financial Network. McCarville, a Fort Dodge native, graduated from St. Edmond High School. He is a graduate of Iowa State University with degrees in finance and management. He is Series 7 licensed. McCarville previously worked ...

Hy-Vee accepts SNAP/EBT for pickup orders

WEST DES MOINES— Hy-Vee, Inc. has announced that all of its store locations that offer Hy-Vee Aisles Online grocery pickup now accept Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)/Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) as payment at time of pickup. SNAP/EBT beneficiaries now can shop ...

Humboldt’s Sheri Mortiz among the employees recognized

HUMBOLDT — Sheri Moritz from Bank Iowa’s Humboldt office was the recipient of the Be People Centered award given by Bank Iowa at its annual summit event in Des Moines. Mortiz was recognized for her ability to lead with compassion while celebrating effort as often as outcomes. Mortiz has ...