Names & Notes

Knapp joins GNB as ag/commercial loan officer

GNB President Bob Johanns announced that Kade Knapp is joining the GNB Bank family as an ag/commercial loan officer at the Marshalltown location. Knapp graduated from Western Illinois University with a Bachelor’s degree in ag business and a minor in animal science. He currently resides on an acreage outside of Conrad and raises cattle to sell to junior livestock exhibitors across the country.

“Kade is a wonderful addition to the Marshalltown location. He brings knowledge and experience pertaining to the ag and business industries that will be valuable to our customers,” Jessica Vint, location manager, said.

Local native honored in sixth edition of ‘Ovation’

The Iowa Women’s Foundation has unveiled the sixth edition of “Ovation: A Tribute to Iowa Women and Girls.” The book features tributes to 93 amazing women of all ages who have made an impact on their families, their friends, their colleagues and their communities. These women are wonderful examples of mentors, advocates and role models. The beautiful stories told are a homage to those featured. They inspire others to reach their goals and enjoy their dreams. They are a strong, thoughtful, driven, tireless and generous group who empower the women around them to be the best they can be. These women are Iowa.

Marshalltown resident Analisa Iole was honored in the 2019 Ovation book at an unveiling reception in May at the Hotel Kirkwood in Cedar Rapids. Iole is currently a student in the College of Pharmacy at the University of Iowa and served as the Drum Major for the Iowa Hawkeye Marching Band — the first female drum major for the band since World War II. The book was dedicated to IWF Founder and supporter Ellen Failor, a resident of Marshalltown until her passing in 2018. Failor lived a life of commitment to equality and justice and was especially dedicated to women and girls. Congratulations to Iole as she continues to motivate and encourage the people around her, and thank you to Failor for her continued legacy of support.

The Ovation book is one avenue of fundraising that impacts the work of enhancing and improving women’s economic self-sufficiency. For more information, visit the website at www.iawf.org.

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