Business Briefs

First State Bank welcomes new tellers

First State Bank in Webster City recently welcomed two new tellers to the staff. Katelin Keomany Keochai resides in Webster City and is a graduate of Ames High School in Ames. Prior to her employment at First State Bank, she worked at Subway and AmericInn®, both in Webster City. In her ...

Hejlik achieves MDRT membership

Andy Hejlik of Webster City has qualified for membership in the Million Dollar Round Table. Heljik is a four-year member of MDRT. Attaining membership in MDRT is a distinguishing career milestone. It requires Hejlik to adhere to a strict Code of Ethics, focus on providing top-notch client ...

Brandt named to Top 1,200 Advisors list

Jeffrey W. Brandt, CRPC®, CMFC®, APMASM a Private Wealth Advisor with Ameriprise Financial in Webster City has been named to the list of “America’s Top 1,200 Advisors: State-by-State” published by Barron’s® Magazine, a publication covering business and finance. The annual ...

Lesher earns landscape certification

Breanne Lesher, landscape designer at Stony Creek Landscapes Inc., Webster City, has achieved Iowa Nursery and Landscape Association Certification with a specialization in Landscape. The certification exam has two parts: a plant identification portion covering a combination of woody and ...

Helps with Mobile Food Pantry

Employees from both First State Bank and Town & Country Insurance offered a helping hand at the St. Thomas Parish Center during the Mobile Food Pantry program, sponsored by the Food Bank of Iowa. Pictured are Beth Ades from Town & Country Insurance and Linda Pergande from First State Bank.

Sindt named Elderbridge CEO

The Elderbridge Agency on Aging Board of Directors have named Shelly Sindt the new Chief Executive Officer for Elderbridge after she served the past two years as the Co-Executive Director of the agency. Sindt joined Elderbridge three and half years ago as the Case Management Coordinator.  ...

Oskvig to join FSB Jewell branch

Michelle Oskvig is joining the First State Bank staff and will work out of the newest branch in Jewell, opening in March of 2017. She is a graduate of Northeast Hamilton High School and has a degree in Business Administration from the University of Northern Iowa. Oskvig resides in Williams ...

New partners named at Gerber Auto

Doug Youngdale, owner of Gerber Auto, is pleased to announce the addition of two new partners to the firm, Josh Geerdes and Jesse Huber. Gerber Auto started in 1973. Youngdale went into auto mechanics because of a high school class. "We had an auto mechanics class in high school and I ...

T&C marks 25 years with Auto-Owners Insurance

Auto-Owners Insurance Company and Town & Country Insurance recently celebrated the 25th anniversary of their partnership. The agency has represented Auto-Owners in Iowa for a wide range of personal and commercial insurance products as well as life, annuity, disability and long-term care, ...

T&C Insurance named Gem Agency by IMT

The IMT Group, a leading provider of personal and commercial insurance products in the Midwest, recently announced its list of 2017 Gem Agencies, distinguishing Town & Country Insurance as one of the qualifying recipients. The IMT Group is proud to recognize Town & Country Insurance ...

Two join staff at T&C Insurance

Starr Banwell joined the Town & Country Insurance staff in Webster City in January 2017 as an insurance processor. She resides in Webster City with her husband and son. She’s a graduate of Humboldt High School. Prior to her employment at Town & Country Insurance Starr worked ...

New Chamber board members

Webster City Area Chamber of Commerce has added three new board members after the general membership voted. They are Kristen Williams from First State Bank, Zachary Sukraw from United Coop and Tina Poland from pHairytails Salon.

Carlson honored as Emerging Iowa Leader

AMES— Stephanie Carlson, of Des Moines, has been named the 2017 Emerging Iowa Leader by the Iowa State University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. Carlson is producer outreach and federal policy director with the Iowa Pork Producers Association. She received a bachelor’s ...

Brown graduates from Institute

WASHINGTON, D.C.— Institute for Organization Management, the professional development program of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, has announced Debra Brown, IOM, Executive Director of the Webster City Area Chamber of Commerce, has graduated from the program and has received the ...

Olerich joins McFarland Clinic WC office

WEBSTER CITY — McFarland Clinic has announced that Angela Olerich, DO, has joined the McFarland Clinic Webster City Office in January. Olerich is from Carroll. Olerich, completed her family medicine residency at the University of Minnesota in Mankato. She received her doctorate of ...

Audit report released for VDMC

For public record, the accounting firm Seim Johnson, LLP released an audit report for Van Diest Medical Center, Webster City, Iowa on Sept. 20, 2016. The Hospital's operating revenue totaled $23,673,408 for the year ended June 30, 2016, a 12.6 percent increase from the prior year. Total ...

New CASA volunteer named for Hamilton Co.

Cheryl Schmitz, a resident of Fort Dodge, is a new  Court Appointed Special Advocate Program volunteer. Schmitz was sworn in by the Honorable Judge Adria Kester on Dec. 16. As a CASA, she will advocate for abused and neglected children in Calhoun, Hamilton, Webster and Pocahontas ...

City employees graduate

City Employees Tim Danielson, superintendent of the water treatment plant and wastewater treatment plant, Beth Chelesvig, administrative services director and Kent Harfst, recreation and public grounds director/assistant city manager, recently graduated from the Certified Public Manager program ...

Hensley named Young Professional of Year Award

Jordan Hensley, chief executive officer of Peoples Credit Union, was recognized by the Iowa Credit Union League with the 2016 Young Professional of the Year Award for furthering the credit union philosophy of "people helping people" every day by being a voice for the credit union movement.This ...

Hy-Vee honors Webster City employees for service milestones

WEST?DES?MOINES- More than 2,600 Hy-Vee Inc. employees will be honored this month for their years of providing helpful smiles and dedication to the company.Each year, employees from across Hy-Vee's eight-state region gather together at a series of Service Award Dinners, which celebrate ...