Names & Notes

KIX 101.1 celebrates 30th anniversary


Iowa’s Best Country KIX 101.1 is celebrating its 30th anniversary with a special anniversary radio programming format. From 5-10 a.m. on Sept. 15 Jonathan and Melia will be joined by former Co-host and General Manager Todd Collins.

They’ll share memories from the past 30 years including events, music, commercials and be joined by past KIX on air personalities and staff sharing their fondest memories.

BVU celebrates 35 Years in Marshalltown


STORM LAKE — Buena Vista University’s Marshalltown location announces its 35th anniversary and is hosting an open house to celebrate the occasion.

The anniversary open house event is from 4-6 p.m. on Sept. 18 and will take place in Room 410 at 3700 S. Center St., on the campus of Marshalltown Community College. Light refreshments will be served, with remarks to follow from BVU President Joshua Merchant and staff of the Marshalltown location.

If you have any questions about the open house, send an email to marshalltown@bvu.edu or call 641-752-0076. The event is free and open to the public.

Redding III recognized for safety milestone


John B. Redding III, of Marshalltown, has been recognized by the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association for 28 years of safe, accident-free driving of a commercial tractor-trailer.

The OOIDA Safe Driving Award Program is sponsored by Shell Rotella and is designed to recognize and reward OOIDA members for their safe, accident-free years while operating a commercial vehicle. Safe driving awards are available to all eligible OOIDA members who qualify based upon the number of years for which the member has operated a commercial vehicle without being involved in a preventable accident.

The OOIDA is the national trade association representing the interests of small-business trucking professionals and professional truck drivers. OOIDA was established in 1973 and is headquartered in the greater Kansas City, Mo. area. The Association currently has more than 158,000 members from all 50 states and Canada.

Crowley accepts position with Orbital ATK


John Crowley, formerly of Marshalltown, recently accepted a position as the Principal Manufacturing Engineer with Orbital ATK in Plymouth, Minn. His predominant focus with the company will be the design and development of ammunition for the U.S. Department of Defense.

Crowley is a 1985 graduate of Marshalltown High School and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Iowa.

Prosser new Risk Management Consultant


GRUNDY CENTER — Hurley & Associates announces the hiring of Kayla Prosser as Risk Management Consultant in their Grundy Center office. Prosser is a licensed commodities broker and works closely with farm clients’ budgets, cash flow requirements and risk management strategies.

“Kayla is a wonderful addition to our team and we look forward to the added bench strength that will allow us to serve more farmers in the area,” said Trent Hurley, CEO of Hurley & Associates. “Kayla is just out of college but possesses a maturity beyond her years and is extremely sharp. We are excited to have young talent like her in the company.”

Prosser grew up and has always worked on a family farm in central Iowa where they raised corn, soybeans and hogs. She attended Iowa State University majoring in Agricultural Studies.

With a full appreciation and understanding for how hard farmers work to succeed and to continue to improve what they do, Prosser was intrigued with the marketing piece of the equation that Hurley handles. She realizes how complex, yet important, creating a strong marketing plan is to the overall success of the family farm. Her favorite part of the job is applying personalized marketing plans to each individual producer, as well as furthering clients’ education in the marketing tools available.

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