The Ottumwa Courier


April 22, 2013

Business Briefs

Palen, Prestige Midwest recognized

OTTUMWA — Melissa Palen of Ottumwa, a sales associate/representative with Coldwell Banker Prestige Midwest Realtors in Ottumwa, has earned membership in the company’s International Diamond Society.

This is a level achieved by only the top 9 percent of all sales associates/representatives worldwide in the Coldwell Banker system. Palen has been with the company for two years.

Meanwhile, the Ottumwa office of Coldwell Banker Prestige Midwest Realtors has been named a Coldwell Banker Premier Office, the highest honor given to Coldwell Banker offices.

Coldwell Banker Prestige Midwest Realtors is ranked No. 16 out of 808 offices of similar size throughout North America in the small office category.

Paris resigns as hospital CEO

ALBIA — Monroe County Hospital CEO Greg Paris has submitted his resignation following 19 years of service.

The Monroe County Hospital Board of Trustees recently accepted Paris’ resignation.

“It is with a heavy heart that I accepted the resignation,” said Board of Trustees Chairman Marilee Scieszinski. “Greg is my friend, my mentor and an exemplary CEO. His work as a problem-solver and someone who truly cares about people made our successes a team effort.”

Paris has accepted a leadership position with Studer Group, which serves as a consultant to Monroe County Hospital. At Studer Group he will share his knowledge and experience on a national level as a consultant, working to improve the performance and access to quality care and services provided by rural hospitals. His last day will be May 15.

Former Mercy Medical Center administrator Sara Drobnich, who helped develop Mercy Health Network Central Iowa and managed a number of community hospitals, will serve as interim CEO beginning May 18.

‘Smart Investing’ series ends April 30

OTTUMWA — The Ottumwa Public Library will complete its “Smart investing at Your Library” program promoting investor education at 5:30 p.m. April 30 with a presentation by John H. Spitzer entitled “Managing Your Wealth.” This presentation is open to all in the community.

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  • Blue Zones Project Fairfield meets restaurant designation goal FAIRFIELD — Blue Zones Project Fairfield announced that Crepe Escape has achieved Blue Zones Restaurant designation, joining Istanbul Grill, Doc’s Inn, Green Gourmet, The Gardens Seasonal Kitchen, Revelations and Yummy’s. As a result, Fairfield has a

    April 17, 2014

  • Local grains for April 18, 2014 (Per bushel) No. 2 No. 1 Corn Soyb Wht Cargill 5.00 Farmer’s 4.85 14.87 DFS Osky 4.91 14.79 Reiff Grain 4.74 14.86 Wapello Co. 4.80 14.78 Two Rivers 4.75 14.79 Tri-County 4.80

    April 17, 2014

  • Local grains for April 17, 2014 (Per bushel) No. 2 No. 1 Corn Soyb Wht Cargill 4.95 Farmer’s 4.85 14.94 DFS Osky 4.90 14.84 Reiff Grain 4.76 14.93 Wapello Co. 4.75 14.85 Two Rivers 4.78 14.79 Tri-County 4.76 14.91

    April 16, 2014

  • MidWestOne to host document shredding event OTTUMWA — MidWestOne Bank is hosting Community Shred Days, April 21-25. The public is invited to bring up to three grocery bags full of paper to be shredded and recycled for free. On-Site Information Destruction, Inc. of Waterloo is supplying locati

    April 15, 2014

  • Local grains for April 16, 2014 (Per bushel) No. 2 No. 1 Corn Soyb Wht Cargill 5.02 Farmer’s 4.83 14.78 DFS Osky 4.97 14.56 Reiff Grain 4.81 14.77 Wapello Co. 4.82 14.69 Two Rivers 4.84 14.61 Tri-County 4.83

    April 15, 2014

  • Local grains for April 15, 2014 (Per bushel) No. 2 No. 1 Corn Soyb Wht Cargill 5.03 Farmer’s 4.88 14.53 DFS Osky 4.98 14.31 Reiff Grain 4.80 14.51 Wapello Co. 4.83 14.43 Two Rivers 4.85 14.36 Tri-County 4.85 14

    April 14, 2014

  • Local grains for April 12, 2014 (Per bushel) No. 2 No. 1 Corn Soyb Wht Cargill 4.98 Farmer’s 4.54 14.35 DFS Osky 4.93 14.18 Reiff Grain 4.75 14.33 Wapello Co. 4.78 14.25 Two Rivers 4.81 14.23 Tri-County 4.79 14.33

    April 11, 2014

  • Area nurses to be honored May 4 DES MOINES — 100 Great Iowa Nurses will be celebrated May 4 at the Iowa Events Center Grand Ballroom in Des Moines. The celebration is an annual prelude to National Nurses Week, which begins on May 6 and ends May 12 (the birthday of Florence Nighting

    April 11, 2014

  • Local grains for April 11, 2014 (Per bushel) No. 2 No. 1 Corn Soyb Wht Cargill 5.01 Farmer’s 4.86 14.52 DFS Osky 4.96 14.37 Reiff Grain 4.78 14.50 Wapello Co. 4.81 14.42 Two Rivers 4.83 14.42 Tri-County 4.82 14.50

    April 10, 2014

  • MHP donates AEDs to Lacey Recreation Complex OSKALOOSA — Employees at Mahaska Health Partnership wanted to do something special to recognize National Heart Health Month in February. They ended up raising enough money to purchase two AEDs (automated external defibrillator) for the Lacey Recreati

    April 10, 2014

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