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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. ...

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Marshalltown Schools staff honored at awards day The Marshalltown Community School District all-staff end of the school year awards day was held on June 10 at the MHS/Community Auditorium. Hoglan custodian Loma Green was recognized for 30 years to the district. James Kopel, of Buildings and ...

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Southridge Specialty Care earns quality care honor Southridge Specialty Care in Marshalltown has been named to the National Nursing Home Quality Care Collaborative Honor Roll to recognize its performance on the Nursing Home Compare long-stay quality measures. Nursing homes on the Nursing Home ...

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Meskwaki Travel Plaza becomes the fourth Iowa Ambest location TAMA — Meskwaki Travel Plaza is now the fourth Iowa truck stop that is a recognized AMBEST loyalty location. AMBEST is a member-run reward program that provides truck drivers and other diesel fuel consumers reduced fuel costs and ...

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Pinnacle Bank adds operations processor Pinnacle Bank announced the addition of Alecia Young to its staff as operations processor. Young has nine years of banking experience most recently working for Farm Credit Services of America. Young and her husband Dustin reside in Marshalltown and have ...

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Duree to receive ECC honorary degree The Ellsworth Community College Board of Trustees will present retiring IVCCD Chancellor Dr. Chris Duree with an honorary Doctor of Administrative Leadership (honoris causa) degree in recognition of his 38 years in public education. The honorary degree ...

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MCBD receives 2019 National Main Street accreditation Marshalltown Central Business District has been designated as an accredited Main Street America program for meeting rigorous performance standards set by the National Main Street Center. Each year, the National Main Street Center and its ...

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Local dealer elected chairman of Iowa Automobile Dealers Association WEST DES MOINES — Mike Clemons, of Clemons Chevrolet in Marshalltown, was elected chairman of the Iowa Automobile Dealers Association at the association’s annual meeting held on April 5. “Mike Clemons has a ...

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Area real estate agent receives real estate award Farmers National Company, the nation’s leading farm and ranch management and brokerage company, announced that Ben Watson, AFM, was recently presented the Farmers National Company Gold Eagle Award for his outstanding efforts in real estate ...

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Reynolds appoints new district court judges DES MOINES — Gov. Kim Reynolds announced her appointments of Gina Badding and Amy Moore as district court judges in Judicial Election District 2B. Badding, of Carroll, received her undergraduate and law degrees from the University of Iowa. She ...

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Frost wins national publication award Michele Frost, Marketing Coordinator for Iowa Valley Community College District, is the recipient of a coveted Silver Paragon Award presented this week at the National Council for Marketing & Public Relations annual conference in San Antonio, Texas. ...

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Edler receives Champions for Children Award DES MOINES — The Coalition for Family and Children’s Services in Iowa recently announced Sen. Jeff Edler (R-State Center) as one of the 2018-19 recipients of the Champions for Children Awards. The Champions for Children Awards are presented ...

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Marshalltown Wound Healing Center earns Clinical Excellence Award The UnityPoint Health – Marshalltown Wound Healing Center has been recognized with the Robert A. Warriner III, MD Center of Excellence Award by Healogics, the nation’s leading and largest wound care management ...

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Mary Greeley receives Magnet recognition AMES — Mary Greeley Medical Center has earned Magnet recognition from the American Nurses Credentialing Center. Magnet recognition is considered the gold standard for nursing and the highest honor given by the ANCC. Mary Greeley is one of seven ...

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Marshalltown native joins ABI public policy team DES MOINES — Drew Wynes has joined the Iowa Association of Business and Industry as its public policy coordinator. He will work to advance ABI’s priorities during the 2019 legislative session, including workforce, competitive business ...

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Local vet named to Veterinary Practitioners Association Board Dr. Grant Jacobson, veterinarian and owner of The Hometown Veterinarian of Marshalltown, Iowa, has been elected to the Independent Veterinary Practitioners Association Board of Directors for 2019. The IVPA is a national veterinary ...

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New golf pro hired at the Legion Golf Course Curtis Klein is originally from Waterloo and grew up in Jesup. He started playing golf at the age of 5 at Irv Warren (Byrnes Park) in Waterloo, where he learned to play the game of golf. He went to high school at Jesup where he played on the golf ...

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Hy-Vee receives Food Marketing Institute’s Community Outreach Award WEST DES MOINES — The Food Marketing Institute has named Hy-Vee the recipient of its 2018 Community Outreach Award in the Program Addressing Hunger category. The award was announced at the FMI Midwinter Executive ...

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Beck’s Hybrids adds to research team Beck’s Hybrids recently announced Kayla Noble has joined the Marshalltown research team as a Research Associate. Her responsibilities will include assisting with corn and soybean research trials in Iowa, Illinois, Missouri and Wisconsin. Previously, ...

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Local resident celebrates 40 years in interior business Cindy Wells-Stiles, who works at Floors and More, has completed her 40th year in the interiors business. She started at McGraths in Nevada and worked the next seven years for Linda Glantz Interiors designing custom window treatments, ...