Business Briefs

Heikens joins FSB staff

Shelley Heikens joins the First State Bank in Webster City as a Senior Accountant. She is a graduate of St. Edmond High School in Fort Dodge and went on to receive her Bachelor of Science Degree from Morningside College in Sioux City. She resides in Webster City with her husband Lance. ...

New employees join staff at Stony Creek Landscapes

Four new staff members have joined the crew at Stony Creek Landscapes in Webster City. Gayle Bothe comes from a background in fine art and graphic design and has adapted her creative tools to various projects. She learned to love and understand natural landscapes while growing up on a small ...

Finucan named to list of top financial advisors

For the fifth year, Edward Jones financial advisor Tim Finucan of Webster City has been named to Barron’s magazine’s annual list of “America’s Top 1,200 Financial Advisors, State by State.” Finucan, who has served area investors for the past 31 years, ranked No. 2 in the state of ...

100th baby of 2018 arrives at ISH

CLARION — Iowa Specialty Hospital’s 100th baby of 2018, Troy Terrance Collins, Jr., was born on April 2nd at 8:19 in the morning to parents, Tamara and Troy Collins Sr. of Webster City. Baby Troy weighed 8 pounds 7.5 ounces and was 20 inches in length. He will be welcomed home by big ...

FCSAmerica returns $4.7 M to area farmers

Farm Credit Services of America (FCSAmerica) announced today that eligible customer-owners in Franklin, Hamilton, Hardin, Webster and Wright counties will receive checks this month totaling $4.7 million – their share of the financial cooperative’s $200 million cash-back dividend for 2017. ...

Farm Bureau leaders emphasize value of trade during trip to Capitol Hill

WEST DES MOINES – Forty-three Iowa Farm Bureau leaders from across the state visited Washington, D.C. recently to discuss critical farm issues with their elected officials, including trade and tariff reduction, crop insurance and continued support of the Renewable Fuel Standard as part of ...

Brandt named to list of top 1,200 advisors

Jeffrey Brandt, APMA®, CMFC® 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 Barron’s list ...

New options for health insurance for WC

A recent announcement from Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Iowa has many people optimistic about the individual under-65 health insurance market. Last week the company announced that as long as the Affordable Care Act (ACA) remains stable, they plan to reenter the market in ...

Brandt honored as top advisor by Forbes

Jeffrey Brandt, APMA®, CMFC® a Private Wealth Advisor with Ameriprise Financial in Webster City, 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, ...

Nydegger joins FSB team as teller

Jessica Nydegger joined the First State Bank staff in Webster City as a Teller. She resides in Webster City with her husband Chris and their 3 children, Brayden, Ashlee and Haylee. Nydegger is a graduate of Humboldt High School and prior to her employment at First State Bank, she was a ...

ICAP grant awarded

Hamilton County, Hamilton County Emergency Management Commission, and Hamilton County E911 all received a $1,000 grant from the Iowa Communities Assurance Pool (ICAP), the member’s property and casualty coverage provider. The ICAP Grant, a special initiative in celebration of the Pool’s ...

Officers elected by county extension council

Four officers were elected during the Iowa State University (ISU) Extension and Outreach Hamilton County extension council organizational meeting on January 8, 2018. The nine-member county extension council annually elects officers to comply with Iowa law. Kathy Getting, Williams, is the ...

Hejlik earns professional plan consultant designation

Andy Hejlik of KHI Financial Solutions, President, has been awarded the Professional Plan Consultant® (PPC®) designation from the Center for Fiduciary Studies®, the standards-setting body for Fi360. The PPC designation signifies specialized training on retirement plan management and ...

Fialkov to provide urology services at ISP

CLARION and BELMOND — Iowa Specialty Hospitals & Clinics have annouced the addition of Jonathan Fialkov, MD, to its Clarion and Belmond locations. He will provide urology services and surgeries for patients of all ages. Fialkov received his degree from the University of ...

Two civil engineering, land surveying firms merge

Clapsaddle-Garber Associates and Ryken Engineering and Land Surveying are proud to announce their merger which occurred on Oct. 1, 2017. The two civil engineering and land surveying firms combined resources to better serve their existing and new clients in central and north-central Iowa. ...

Johnston joins First State Bank team

Alison Johnston joined the First State Bank staff in Webster City as a Loan Tech. She resides in Story City with her husband Nathan. She is a graduate of Webster City High School and has a degree in Elementary Education from Iowa State University. Johnston spent a summer working with the ...

WC Post Office places first

The Webster City Post Office received recognition for finishing No. 1 in the Hawkeye District in Breast Cancer Stamp sales during the month of October – Breast Cancer Awareness month. This year, the Webster City office finished first with $8,834.40 in sales which topped its second place ...

Hamilton County Public Health named a top agency

Hamilton County Public Health has been named a Top Agency of the 2017 HomeCare Elite, a recognition of the top-performing home health agencies in the United States. For 12 years, HomeCare Elite has annually identified the top 25 percent of Medicare-certified agencies and highlighted the top ...

ISH receives Guardian of Excellence award

CLARION AND BELMOND — Iowa Specialty Hospital has announced it has been named a 2017 Guardian of Excellence Award® winner by Press Ganey. The Guardian of Excellence Award recognizes top-performing health care organizations that have consistently achieved the 95th percentile or above ...

Wilson joins Town & Country staff

Ashley Wilson has joined the Town & Country Insurance staff in Webster City as the receptionist. Wilson resides in Webster City with her son Damion and daughter Lilly. She is a graduate of Webster City High School and went on to attend Iowa Central Community College where she studied ...