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Brandt earns membership in Diamond Ring Club

Jeffrey W. Brandt, a private wealth advisor with Ameriprise Financial, has earned membership in the company's Diamond Ring Club.Advisors earn this prestigious distinction by achieving years of consistently high performance that includes an exceptional commitment to financial planning and ...

Pruismann named to Million Dollar Round Table

BLAIRSBURG Marlin Pruismann, CFP, ChFC, CLU, RICP, of Blairsburg, a Financial Consultant with the Heartland Group of Thrivent Financial has been named a Qualifying and Life Member of the Million Dollar Round Table. Qualifying and Life status is earned once approved for the 10th year of ...

Rank is new customer service representative

Jennifer Rank has joined the Town and Country Insurance staff in Webster City as a Crop Insurance Customer Service Representative.Rank attended Webster City High School prior to transferring to Paullina where she was a 2010 graduate of South O'Brien High School. Following graduation she ...

Sosa hired for IT department at FSB

Zoami Calles Sosa has joined the First State Bank staff in Webster City in the IT Department as PC tech support. She graduated from East Sac County High School and attended Buena Vista University in Storm Lake, where she received her Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science with a minor in Art. ...

Sanders joins staff at T & C Insurance

Hillari Sanders has joined the Town & Country Insurance staff in Webster City as Personal lines CSR/Receptionist.Sanders is a 2009 graduate of Eagle Grove High School and a 2013 graduate of Iowa State University with a Bachelor in Science and Agriculture Studies. She currently resides ...

Asmus serves as UNI alumnus in residence

CEDAR FALLS - Brian Asmus, a 1997 alumnus of the University of Northern Iowa, originally from Webster City, was the 2014 Alumnus in Residence for the Department of Management at the University of Northern Iowa.Asmus, who now lives in Omaha, Neb., is the IT Director for First Data Merchant ...

Wessels named one of 100 great Iowa nurses

BELMOND - Mandy Wessels, RN at Iowa Specialty Hospital in Belmond, has been named one of the 100 Great Iowa Nurses for 2014.Wessels has been employed with Iowa Specialty Hospital since August of 2004. She said she was overwhelmed by the honor."When I was notified that I was selected, I ...

New business opens in Stratford

STRATFORD - Andersen Automotive Repair is the newest business in Stratford.Owner Steven Anderson, formerly employed by Wilde Repair for four years, offers all kinds of automotive and light truck repair from his shop at 1301 Dryden.A Stratford native and 2009 graduate of WCHS, Andersen is ASE ...

Kroona is nursing alumna of year at Morningside

SIOUX CITY - The Morningside College Nylen School of Nursing and the Morningside Student Nurses' Association have named Shelby Kroona of Webster City as the 2014 nursing alumna of the year.Kroona graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and a minor in biology from Morningside in 1995. ...

Corn stover gains attention for industrial uses

AMES Corn stover, used for decades as silage and bedding, is now being harvested for industrial use. Currently in Iowa, two cellulosic ethanol plants have biomass needs for corn stover. Producers can learn about engineering, agronomic and financial issues related to corn stover harvest in a ...

Hotzler elected to national board

Washington, D.C. The National Association of Manufacturers has announced that Sherri Hotzler, president and CEO of Vantec, Inc., in Webster City, and Mike Lind, vice president of operations for Pella Corporation, have been elected to the NAM Board of Directors. Hotzler and Lind joined the NAM ...

Evans elected vice president of IFVG

Lyle Evans of Evans Produce, Webster City, was elected vice president of the Iowa Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association during its annual conference in January. Other officers include Darrell Geisler of Bondurant as president and Eric Franzenburg of Van Horne as secretary/treasurer.IFVGA ...

Brandt named to Barron’s top advisors list

Jeffrey W. Brandt, 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 recognizes the most outstanding ...

Chalstrom newest WCF board member

Webster City Federal Savings Bank recently announced the appointment of Thomas Chalstrom to serve on the bank's Board of Directors. Chalstrom currently serves as president and chief executive officer of First Federal Credit Union in Cedar Rapids."Tom brings first-hand banking knowledge and ...

T&C recognized for performance

EMC Insurance Companies has announced its 2014 Premier Partners, which includes Town & Country Insurance. Town & Country is one of the highest-performing EMC agencies in the country, placing them in the top two percent of all EMC agencies nationally.This annual award is based ...

Furman joins Webster City T&C Insurance staff

Jessica Furman has joined the Town & Country Insurance staff in Webster City as a crop insurance customer service representative.She is a Northeast Hamilton High School graduate and attended college at Iowa Central Community College in Fort Dodge where she received an AA and an AS ...

Brown completes first year of Institute

WASHINGTON, D.C.- Institute for Organization Management, the professional development program of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, is pleased to announce that Debra Brown, of the Webster City Area Chamber of Commerce has recently completed her first year at Institute for Organization ...

Obrecht named 2013 Real Estate Salesperson of the Year

Farmers National Company, a leading farm and ranch management and agricultural real estate sales company, has announced that Jeffrey T. Obrecht, real estate agent and auctioneer, of Iowa Falls, has been named the company's 2013 Real Estate Salesperson of the Year. The honor is awarded for ...

McKinney chosen to serve on advisory board

CEDAR?RAPIDS?- United Fire Group, Inc. has announced the selection of Lynn McKinney, Town & Country Insurance in Webster City, Iowa, to serve on the Personal Lines Agents Advisory Board for a three-year term.Board members are chosen for their professionalism, forward- thinking attitude ...

Peck named to marketing manager position

Kim Peck, has accepted the position of marketing manager for First State Bank and Town & Country Insurance.Peck was formerly a crop insurance customer service representative at Town & Country Insurance as well as coordinating some of the agency's marketing efforts. Her office ...