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October 7, 2012

Strand joins T-R sports

Tyler Strand has joined the Times-Republican sports department as a sports writer.

Strand graduated from Luther College with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies before serving as the sports editor at Decorah Newspapers for more than three years. He spent two years in Eugene, Oregon where he worked for the Register-Guard as a sports reporter.

"After spending two years on the west coast, I'm excited to return to the heartland and join the Times-Republican sports staff," he said. "As an Ankeny native and high school graduate, I have several great memories from Marshalltown growing up and am looking forward to making many more."

Espenscheid joins Farmers Savings Bank

Tom Campbell of Farmers Savings Bank has announced the addition of Jon A. Espenscheid as Mortgage & Consumer Loan Officer to the staff of Farmers Savings Bank. An experienced lending professional, he brings his philosophy of personal service to his role with the bank and is looking forward to helping his clients with their financial goals.

Espenscheid is married to Shannon, Marshalltown Convention & Visitors Bureau director. They have two sons, Evan and Ethan, who keep them busy with school and sports activities as well as 4-H. His active involvement in the community is perfectly aligned with Farmers Savings Bank's commitment to being a responsible corporate citizen.

Espenscheid is committed to continue the Farmers Savings Bank tradition of providing "hometown" banking services where decisions are made locally and personal service is top priority.

Holmgren selected for Leadership Iowa program

The Iowa Association of Business and Industry Foundation announces that Janelle Holmgren, Fisher Controls International, LLC is among the 40 individuals from across Iowa who have been selected for the 2012-13 Leadership Iowa class. Leadership Iowa, a program of the ABI Foundation for 30 years, is a prestigious statewide issues-awareness program designed to instill passion in current and emerging leaders while fostering a high level of civic engagement throughout Iowa.

Participants were selected based on exhibited leadership skills, community involvement and commitment to the issues impacting Iowa. Each Leadership Iowa class represents a diverse mix of individuals representing business, education, government, non-profit and community-based organizations. The Leadership Iowa class meets over eight sessions with each session focusing on a topic impacting Iowa.

This year's class will travel to Newton, Fayette, Oskaloosa, Des Moines, Council Bluffs, Carroll, Muscatine and Okoboji during monthly sessions, beginning in October.



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