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Lilienthal

Names & Notes, April 30, 2017

MCC is named Emerging Hispanic-Serving Institution for 2015-16 Marshalltown Community College received word last week that it has been named an Emerging Hispanic-Serving Institution for the 2015-16 academic year. Excelencia in Education (Excelencia) and the Hispanic Association of Colleges ...

Names & Notes, April 23, 2017

Ruff graduates from Iowa Tourism Leadership Institute Val Ruff, executive director of the Marshalltown Convention & Visitors Bureau, recently graduated from the Iowa Tourism Leadership Institute, held April 6-7 in Perry. The institute provides Iowa tourism professionals an opportunity to ...

Names & Notes, April 16, 2017

Wrage receives Distinguished Service Award Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Region 8 Director Rich Wrage received the Distinguished Service Award on March 26 from the Epsilon Sigma Phi Alpha Mu Chapter at ISU, an honor society representing extension professionals. Region 8 ...

Names & Notes, April 2, 2017

Placemaking Grant awarded in Conrad CONRAD — Located in the heart of the Conrad business district is the recently completed, beautifully landscaped, Mural Park. This space was made possible in part due to a $3,000 donation from the National Association of REALTORS. This donation was awarded ...

Boyd

Names & Notes, March 26, 2017

Boyd certified therapeutic shoe fitter TOLEDO — Rhonda Boyd, customer service representative with Medicap Pharmacy in Toledo, has received her certification as a therapeutic shoe fitter. Boyd has completed the courses for diabetic shoe fitting and inserts along with Medicare requirements ...

Names & Notes, March 12, 2017

Shomo-Madsen Insurance recognized nationally Shomo-Madsen Insurance of Marshalltown has been named a Leading Partner by EMC Insurance Companies, which means the agency is one of the highest-performing EMC agencies in the country. This designation places the agency in the top 20 percent of all ...

Names & Notes, March 5, 2017

Niehouse 2017 Western Region Secondary Art Educator ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The National Art Education Association has named Kenneth Niehouse, of Marshalltown, to receive the 2017 Western Region Secondary Art Educator. This prestigious award, determined through a peer review of nominations, ...

Names & Notes, Feb. 26, 2017

New school nurse at GMG GARWIN — Sara Steinback became the new school nurse at GMG on Jan. 16. She replaces Tracy Anderson, who moved to Omaha, Neb., as her husband was transferred. Steinback works part time between the high school and elementary buildings. She is at school everyday 8:30 ...

Names & Notes, Feb. 19, 2017

Gov. Branstad appoints Chappell District Court Judge DES MOINES – On Feb. 10, Gov. Terry E. Branstad appointed Andrew B. Chappell as judge to the 6th Judicial District. Chappell, 45, is a graduate of the University of Iowa and Michigan State University. He was appointed to fill the vacancy ...

Watson

Names & Notes, Feb. 5, 2017

Watson receives Gold Eagle Award STATE CENTER — Farmers National Company, the nation’s leading farm and ranch management and brokerage company, is announcing that Ben Watson, AFM, was recently presented the Farmers National Company Gold Eagle Award for his outstanding efforts in real ...

Names & Notes, Jan. 29, 2017

Shomo-Madsen Insurance a Gem Agency The IMT Group, a leading provider of personal and commercial insurance products in the Midwest, recently announced its list of 2017 Gem Agencies, distinguishing Shomo-Madsen Insurance as one of the qualifying recipients. The IMT Group recognizes ...

Names and Notes, Jan. 22, 2017

Barajas joins board Marshalltown Regional Partnership CEO David Barajas Jr., was recently selected to serve on the board of directors of the Greater Des Moines Partnership. The GDMP board is made up of 73 business and economic development leaders from throughout the Greater Des Moines ...

Names and Notes, Jan. 15, 2017

Papakee Joins Pinnacle Bank Board of Directors Pinnacle Bank recently announced the addition of Jon Papakee to its board of directors. Papakee is a lifelong Tama resident, and he has been employed by Meskwaki Bingo Casino Hotel as Assistant General Manager since 2014. In his 23 years of ...

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Park & Rec instructor to referee international event Master Mike Wickham, head Taekwondo instructor for Marshalltown Park and Rec has been selected by USA Taekwondo and the World Taekwondo Federation to referee at the prestigious 2017 US Open Jan. 31 to Feb. 3 in Las Vegas. This event ...

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U.S. cellular names MacRae area sales manager U.S. Cellular has named Emily MacRae as the area sales manager for north Iowa. MacRae is responsible for leading market locations in Ames, Ankeny, Fort Dodge, Marshalltown, Mason City, Spencer and Storm Lake to help ensure customers are fit with ...

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Niehouse to be honored by National Art Educators Association Marshalltown High School art instructor Kirk Niehouse has been selected to receive the Western Region Secondary Art Educator Award from the National Art Educators Association. Niehouse was nominated for the regional award after ...

Names and Notes, Dec. 4, 2016

Marshalltown Regional Partnership attends IES Summit ANKENY — The Marshalltown Regional Partnership was represented at the Ninth annual Immigrant Entrepreneurs Summit at the Des Moines Area Community College campus in Ankeny recently. The IES aims to strengthen immigrant businesses of all ...

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Smith to continue as leader of Iowa House Democrats DES MOINES — State Representative Mark Smith, of Marshalltown, was elected to continue on as Iowa House Democratic Leader. Leader Smith was first elected to the post in 2013. “House Democrats are unified and ready to get to work ...

Schill

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CIH announces Schill as Interim Chief Nursing Officer Christine Schill, MSN, RN, long-time leader in nursing at Central Iowa Healthcare, has been named the hospital’s new interim Chief Nursing Officer. Schill has been with the hospital, formerly known as Marshalltown Medical and Surgical ...