Business Briefs

T & C Insurance welcomes Beeck to its team

Samantha Beeck joined the Town & Country Insurance staff in Webster City as a Personal Lines Customer Service Representative in September 2015. She recently moved to Webster City with her fianc who is the new assistant manager at the Fareway store in town. Beeck is a graduate of Hinton ...

Curtis named editor of The Messenger

FORT?DODGE?- Two veteran journalists have been named to key posts in The Messenger's newsroom.Publisher Larry Bushman announced that Jane Curtis, of Webster City, has been selected as the newspaper's editor. Terrence Dwyer, of Fort Dodge, is the new editorial page editor."Jane's experience in ...

Ralph Hejlik joins KHI Financial Solutions

KHI Financial Solutions has announced that Ralph Hejlik recently joined their team as Vice President of Sales to provide an enhanced customer experience and to create the capacity for future growth. Hejlik's primary responsibility will be working with small business owners and assisting their ...

New regional director named for SBDC center in Fort Dodge

FORT?DODGE - America's SBDC Iowa has hired Pam Johnson of Fort Dodge to advise and train entrepreneurs and existing businesses for the North Central Iowa SBDC hosted by the Webster Co Agricultural Extension District Council. Johnson started work for the SBDC as its regional director on Sept. ...

McCollough honored for years as hybrids dealer

AMES?- Cindy McCollough of Blue Stem Enterprises in Webster City, Iowa has been recognized as a Ten Year Dealer as part of Blue River Hybrids' tenth anniversary celebration banquet. The award recognizes dedicated seed dealers who have played an integral role in building Blue River Hybrids from ...

New taxi service begins in WC

A?new taxi business has begun in Webster City.Paul Dahl, Webster City, operates the Out and About Taxi. The service will provide rides for up to four people to destinations within the city limits of Webster City.The service will operate Monday through Thursday from 7 to 11 p.m.; Friday, 7 p.m. ...

Brown to speak at Social Tilt event

Deb Brown, Executive Director at Webster City Area Chamber of Commerce will be a keynote speaker in Brookings, SD for the Social Tilt Conference Sept. 30.Chamber presidents, economic development employees, community builders and entrepreneurs will gather together to share ideas of how to build ...

Kim Stoakes presented with Hy-Vee Ronald D. Pearson Citizenship Award

Kim Stoakes, Pharmacy Manager at the Webster City Hy-Vee, has earned the Hy-Vee Ronald D. Pearson Citizenship Award for her dedication to giving back to the community.Stoakes earned this honor by volunteering 250 plus hours of service through Hy-Vee's Ronald D. Pearson Citizenship Program, ...

Davison joins Advanced Family Medicine

Kristen Davison, PA-C, has joined Advanced Family Medicine, 903 Willson Ave., Webster City.Davison is a Webster City native. She attended Iowa State University for her undergraduate degree and graduated from the Des Moines University physician assistant program.She's now returned to her ...

Fareway welcomes new assistant manager

There is a new face walking the aisles of Fareway. Cody Peck is Fareway's newest Assistant Manager. Peck is just finishing up his third week on the job. Peck's first official day was August 4th.What started out as a way for Peck to pay the bills in high school, became the path for Peck to climb ...

Smith joins Family Health Clinic

The physicians and staff at Van Diest Medical Center have announced that Meghann Smith, PA-C will be joining the Family Health Clinic in Webster City.Smith received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Central College in Pella, and her Master of Physician Assistant Studies from Des Moines ...

Rochleau receives Edward Jones Eagle Award

Edward Jones Financial Advisor Jacob Rochleau of Webster City recently received the firm's Eagle Award for his "clear vision of both client and business goals" over the past year. Only 2,036 of the firm's more than 14,000 financial advisors received the award."When you work for a firm that is ...

Caldbeck to serve Episcopal Church of the Good Shepard

The Rev. Elaine Caldbeck, Ph.D., is serving the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd in Webster City.The church shares Caldbeck with St. Mark's Episcopal Church in Fort Dodge.Caldbeck, a native Iowan, has worked as a forester, transportation research analyst, seminary librarian, a faculty ...

ISHC marks one year with Iowa Weight Loss Specialists

Belmond - Iowa Specialty Hospitals and Clinics is celebrating their one year anniversary with partners Iowa Weight Loss Specialists. To date, more than 150 gastric sleeve operations have been performed as a result of this partnership.Iowa Weight Loss Specialists sees patients at both Iowa ...

Bethany Life Foundation receives $50,000 contribution

STORY CITY - The Bethany Life Foundation's thrift store, Affordables, has made its annual contribution to Bethany Life. On June 5, Denice Reisetter, Affordables' store manager and many of her volunteers gathered to celebrate the event. Reisetter said, "Our volunteers give over 5,000 hours of ...

PLAEA consultant named Emerging Leader

Leslie Pralle Keehn, an Instructional Technology Consultant with Prairie Lakes Area Education Agency, has been selected by the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development for the 2015 class of Emerging Leaders. The Emerging Leaders program recognizes and prepares young, promising ...

NEW Cooperative donates to 4-H programs

The NEW Cooperative Foundation has shown their commitment to supporting the local 4-H youth.Recently, the Foundation donated about $30,000 to area 4-H clubs. The money is donated for each youth in NEW Cooperative's trade territory, which includes Webster, Calhoun, Carroll, Greene, Franklin, ...

Friendship Haven opens wellness center to baby boomers

FORT DODGE -Friendship Haven is opening its wellness center doors as a fitness club to people 55 and over, and to those any age for yoga and aquatic classes. It will be called BOOMERS Fitness Club. Community memberships are now available for people 55 and over including the Cardio gym ...