Names & Notes

Weekley promoted to patrol sergeant

The Marshalltown Police Department is announcing the promotion of Detective Sadie Weekley to the position of Patrol Sergeant. Sgt. Weekley began her new duty following Sgt. Rick Lang’s retirement on April 29. Sgt. Weekley began her new assignment the following day and has been appointed to the police department’s ‘Day Shift A’ 12-hour patrol shift lead by Lt. Rick Bellile.

Sgt. Weekley comes to us from the city of Dysart and is a graduate of Hawkeye Community College in Police Science. Prior to being employed with the agency, Sgt. Weekley worked as a jailer and communication operator for the Tama County Sheriff’s Office and patrol officer for the Toledo Police Department. She was hired by the Marshalltown Police Department in August 2007 and was selected as the agency’s Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault investigator in 2009 where she has worked since that time.

Jones joins McFarland Clinic Family Medicine

McFarland Clinic announces Brach Jones, ARNP joins the McFarland Clinic Family Medicine Department in May. She sees patients at the McFarland South office located at 303 Nicholas Drive.

Jones is completing a doctorate in nursing practice degree at Kaplan University. She received a Family Nurse Practitioner post graduate certificate. She received her masters of science in nursing from the University of Phoenix and a bachelors in science and nursing from Grandview University.

Brach will provide the following services: Preventative care, including: Wellness exams, Immunizations, Sports physicals; Women’s health; Treatment of acute and chronic illnesses and minor office procedures.

Olson Champion of the Year Award winner

DES MOINES — The U.S. Small Business Administration has announced that the Iowa SBA Veterans Small Business Champion of the Year is Mike Olson, vice president of Lincoln Savings Bank, Grinnell.

Olson has been in the banking industry for more than 25 years serving in several roles at various banks, from teller to market president. As a vice president at Lincoln Saving Bank in Grinnell, Olson works on the commercial lending side with a focus on small businesses. Through his professional and personal interests, Olson has made a specific commitment to working with veterans and military families as they start, grow and build their small businesses.

Olson has volunteered his time to conduct several training modules throughout Iowa for the SBA’s Boots to Business: Reboot entrepreneurship program for veterans, their spouses and other members of the military community. Olson not only volunteers his financial expertise to this program, but his military experience as well.

As a retired Lieutenant Colonel in the Iowa Army National Guard, Olsen is familiar with the structure of service and the challenges that many individuals and their families face when returning from service. His ability to make those connections as military personnel and their family’s transition and consider small business ownership makes him an excellent champion for veteran business owners in Iowa. Olson was nominated by Darcella Craven, president of the Veterans Business Resource Center in St. Louis, Mo., the Veterans Business Outreach Center that serves Iowa.

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