Names & Notes

Fisher joins McFarland Clinic Family Medicine

McFarland Clinic is announcing the addition of Jackie Fisher, PA-C to the McFarland Clinic Family Medicine Department in May. Fisher is located at the McFarland South office, 303 Nicholas Drive.

Fisher completed a physician assistant degree program at Barry University in Miami Shores, Fla. She received her bachelors of science in biology from the University of Minnesota.

Fisher provides the following services: Preventative care, wellness exams, immunizations, sports physicals, women’s health, treatment of acute and chronic illnesses and minor office procedures.

Thomas honored with the Foley Award

David L. Thomas, M.D. recently was presented the “The Dr. Tom Foley Iowa Trauma System Achievement Award” by the Iowa Chapter American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma.

Dr. Thomas has served on various committees of the Iowa Department of Public Health Bureau of Emergency and Trauma Services since 1996 bring his experience in Performance and Quality Improvement. Thomas is a retired physician from McFarland Clinic Marshalltown and the hospital.

Dr. Tom Foley, for whom this award is named was also a longtime McFarland Clinic Marshalltown physician, member of Iowa and national Committees on Trauma of the American College of Surgeons. He is widely thought of as the “Father of the Iowa Trauma System.” He was the co-author of the first edition of the “Rural Trauma Team Development Course” taught to all members of the trauma teams in many small hospitals an communities in Iowa, throughout the United States and in other countries.

Beals and Mitchell appointed to United Bank & Trust Board

Curt Hoff, president of United Bank & Trust, announces the appointment of two new members to the bank’s Board of Directors. Marty Mitchell, owner of Mitchell Family Funeral Home, and Doug Beals, attorney with Moore, McKibben, Goodman and Lorenz, joined the board in May.

Mitchell is a Marshalltown native and a graduate of Worsham College of Mortuary Science in Chicago. He worked locally at the Estel-Perrin-Avey Funeral Home for 17 years before establishing the funeral home with his late wife, Susan, in 2004. Mitchell is currently active in many organizations, including chair of the Marshalltown Senior Citizens Center, vice-chair of the Riverside Cemetery Board, advisory board member of both Compassionate Friends and DMACC Department of Mortuary Science. He is also active in many funeral directors associations and recently completed three terms on the Iowa Board of Mortuary Science. Mitchell also recently served as co-chair of the local United Way campaign.

Beals, also a Marshalltown native, is a graduate of Buena Vista College and Creighton University Law School. He is active in the community as a Rotarian, Chamber Ambassador, Masonic Lodge member and Bobcat Booster Club board member. He has been a youth athletic coach, mock trial coach and has been president of both the Marshall County Red Cross and Oktemberfest.

Mitchell and Beals are replacing long-time board members Larry Raymon, owner of Raymon Enterprises, and Keith Brown, owner of Kapaun and Brown. Both Raymon and Brown served as directors since the bank opened in 2002. Raymon also served as director at the bank’s holding company, Ames National Corporation, from 2007-17.

Hoff noted “getting a brand new bank off the ground is no small feat and both Larry and Keith were involved from the start. Of the 94 new banks chartered in the U.S. in 2002, less than half remain today. We’ll miss the experience and guidance of these two, and we’re looking forward to the leadership and input of Marty and Doug as they come on board.”

Mitchell and Beals join other board members John Nelson, CEO Ames National Corporation; Curt Hoff, president United Bank & Trust; Kathy Baker, retired United Bank & Trust; Kevin Swartz, CEO Wolfe Clinic; and John Wise, retired, former owner of Ken Wise Buick-GMC-Honda.

Kuehner receives recognition

OMAHA, Neb. — Chloe Kuehner, a senior at the University of Nebraska at Omaha, was recently named the school’s 2018 School of Communication Outstanding Communications Studies Undergraduate.

Kuehner, 21, a 2014 graduate of Marshalltown High School, was recognized for her academic and athletic pursuits at UNO, and was featured in the Spring 2018 UNO student publication.

She has competed athletically with the UNO swim team and has been named to a variety of academic honors and scholars lists.

Kuehner previously interned with the Times-Republican. She is the daughter of Tim and Angie Kuehner of Marshalltown.

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