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Miller to retire from Jensen Ford-Lincoln

Jensen Ford-Lincoln announces the retirement of Allen Miller. Miller’s last working day will be Dec. 6. Miller has been an integral part of Jensen Ford-Lincoln team for the last 33 years. He was hired by Bob Jensen in 1986. His hard work, commitment and dedication are worthy of admiration. ...

Local educators recognized by IASB

DES MOINES — The Iowa Association of School Boards presented the 2018-19 Better Boardsmanship Awards on Nov. 21 during the IASB Annual Convention in Des Moines. The awards are given each year to board members, board teams and superintendents who dedicate time and effort to learning, advocacy, ...

MARSHALLTOWN wins Lowe’s Vendor Partner of the Year for Tools

On Oct. 29, MARSHALLTOWN was named a 2019 Lowe’s Vendor Partner of the Year in the Tools Division, encompassing MARSHALLTOWN’s three biggest industries: concrete, masonry and drywall. The award recognizes unique contributions that vendors make to the success of Lowe’s. Selection criteria ...

New doctor joins Eyecare Associates

Dr. Collin Edwards from Spencer will be joining the staff at Eyecare Associates in Marshalltown. He graduated from the University of Iowa in 2015 with a Bachelors of Science Degree in Human Physiology. He attended the University of Missouri-St. Louis College of Optometry completing externships ...

Kinser receives ISU Alumni Association Outstanding Young Alumni Award

The Iowa State University Alumni Association recognized Jessica Kinser as the recipient of the Outstanding Young Alumni Award on Oct. 25 at the 88th annual Honors & Awards ceremony. Presented annually since 1968, this award recognizes ISU alumni age 40 and under who have excelled in their ...

MHS teacher selected for elite World Food Prize program

Susan Fritzell, Gifted & Talented teacher at Marshalltown High School, was selected to join the elite program that included 40 hours of professional development during the immersion experience as part of the World Food Prize and the Borlaug Dialogues. The World Food Prize Global Guides ...

Marshalltown native appointed Deputy State Treasurer

State Treasurer Michael L. Fitzgerald announced the appointment of Randi McLaughlin as deputy treasurer for the state treasurer’s office. McLaughlin started her treasury career in 1986 and most recently served as an executive officer within the office. McLaughlin is a 1977 graduate of ...

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Marshalltown educator wins state award Pam Blake, recently retired education coordinator for the Marshall County Landfill, was honored earlier this month with the Iowa Recycling Association’s Recycler of the Year award. Blake accepted the award during a ceremony in Dubuque at the annual ...

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Kinser receives young city official award Marshalltown City Administrator Jessica Kinser was awarded the Rhonda Wood Smith Award by the Iowa League of Cities during the Awards Banquet at their Annual Conference & Exhibit in Dubuque. The Rhonda Wood Smith Award was created to recognize ...

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Whitebreast joins Pinnacle Bank Board of Directors Pinnacle Bank announced the addition of Dirk Whitebreast to its board of directors. Whitebreast has been employed by Meskwaki Bingo Casino Hotel for 12 years and is currently the co-general manager. He has also held positions in players ...

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Primary Health Care receives national recognition Primary Health Care received $66,000 and national recognition of its improvements in clinical quality measures from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. This supplemental grant will be used to further improve health outcomes and ...

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CGA to exhibit at Iowa League of Cities Conference Clapsaddle-Garber Associates Inc. is exhibiting at the Iowa League of Cities Conference Sept. 25-27 at the Grand River Center, 500 Bell St., Dubuque. Nearly 500 officials from large, medium and small cities around the state are expected this ...

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Child Abuse Prevention Services gets grant Child Abuse Prevention Services has received an $11,000 grant from Variety-the Children’s Charity to fund The Nest program. Child Abuse Prevention Services is a nonprofit organization serving Marshall County with a focus on supporting and ...

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Local hospice physician completes certification CEDAR FALLS — Matthew Ulven, MD, associate medical director of the Compassus hospice program in Cedar Falls serving 12 counties throughout northeast Iowa, recently received his hospice medical director certification conferred by the Hospice ...

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MEA members receive Community Service Award Marshalltown Education Association members received the Iowa State Education Association H.O. Maxey Award at an awards banquet on July 22 at the West Des Moines Sheraton in West Des Moines before a group of educators. Accepting the award on behalf ...

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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 ...

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Traer native to begin dental practice By MARGARET THOMSEN Traer native Dr. Brendan Boerm will be returning to Tama County to begin his dentistry practice. In early July he will be joining Drs. Bob and Donna Pipho and Sarah Gingrich in Dysart and La Porte City. Boerm is the son of Dr. Kurt ...

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Library receives accreditation from the state TIMES-REPUBLICAN DES MOINES — The State Library of Iowa has announced that the Marshalltown Public Library has met the conditions for state accreditation as outlined in “In Service to Iowa: Public Library Standards Sixth Edition.” ...

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New ABI board members elected DES MOINES — Josh Wilford, of Emerson/Fisher in Marshalltown, was elected to the board of the Association of Business and Industry Board of Directors for the 2019 fiscal year, which begins July 1. The ABI Executive Committee is comprised of business leaders ...

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IowaWatch hires new executive director IOWA CITY – The Iowa Center for Public Affairs Journalism, or IowaWatch, has hired Suzanne Behnke to be its new executive director. Behnke, who starts in August, succeeds Lyle Muller, who will retire in September after leading IowaWatch since 2012. ...