Business Briefs

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 ...

Carter joins sales staff at Webster City Auto

Chad Carter has recently joined the sales staff at Webster City Auto Center. Carter is a longtime resident of the Webster City area where he lives with his wife Krystel and their children Courtney, Zane, Dominique, Collen and Ryder. Carter said he is excited to begin his career with Webster ...

Williams, Jackson join staff at First State Bank

Kristen Williams joins the First State Bank staff in Webster City as a Credit Administration Specialist. She is a new member of the Webster City Community where she currently resides with her boyfriend Beau Crystal (Webster City), her dog Holden and cat Quinn. Williams is a graduate of Forest ...

Blinkowski joins Maharry Family Dentistry

Dr. Daniel Blinkowski, D.D.S., will begin at Maharry Family Dentistry in early October. He will be at the office every Thursday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.Blinkowski specializes in IV sedation for the comfort of his patients. He is one of few dentists in the central Iowa region to offer this ...

Fareway Stores Golf Classic raises $78,000 for MDA

DES?MOINES Fareway Stores, Inc. recently partnered with the Muscular Dystrophy Association to host the 6th Annual Fareway Stores MDA Golf Classic at the Tournament Club of Iowa in Polk City. The event raised over $78,000 for MDA of Iowa, making it the best year for the golf tournament. Funds ...

Kruger graduates from advanced curriculm fellowship program

WEST?DES?MOINES - Registered Nurse Practitioner Alissa Kruger, A.R.N.P., N.P.C., recently graduated from the Obesity Medicine Association (OMA) Advanced Curriculum Fellowship Program. Kruger completed the program in less than one year. She is the only provider in Iowa to have completed this ...

Haman joins the team at First State Bank

Melody Haman joined the First State Bank staff in Webster City in April of 2016 as the Human Resources Assistant. She is a 2011 graduate of Southeast Webster Grand High School and a 2015 graduate of Iowa State University with a Bachelor's degree in Supply Chain Management with a concentration ...

Iowa Specialty Hospitals welcomes new OB/GYN

CLARION?- Iowa Specialty Hospitals and Clinics have welcomed Carlos Rodriguez, MD. Rodriguez specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology including high risk obstetrics, laparoscopic surgery, and the treatment of diseases affecting women.He is board certified with the American Board of Obstetrics ...