Greg Forbes

02/14/2019 - 2:58pm
Latham Hi-Tech Seeds has tabbed an Iowa agribusiness veteran as its new general manager. Ryan Schon, a Glidden, Iowa native, assumed the position last week. As general manager, Schon said he will help guide teams and assist with the development of long-term visions and strategies in sales and marketing production. Schon brings with him nearly 20 years of experience in agribusiness, previously...
02/14/2019 - 2:55pm
A Sukup Manufacturing employee has joined a group of elite young professionals – forty of them to be exact. Emily Schmitt, general council for Sukup, was named to the Des Moines Business Record Forty under 40 list, which acknowledges business leaders in the state under the age of 40 who have “demonstrated impressive career achievements...
02/14/2019 - 2:53pm
Shopko last week announced another round of store closures, which will affect additional communities in the area. In January, Shopko filed petitions for court supervised financial restructuring under Chapter 11 of the United States Bankruptcy Code, which called for the closure of 38 stores, including the Hampton location. The Hampton store is...
01/31/2019 - 11:51am
Area high school students through an Iowa State Extension program can learn the ins-and-outs of leadership. The Extension’s Youth Leadership program combines sophomores and juniors from Hampton-Dumont-CAL and West Fork, who then work together to develop leadership skills. Michelle Sackville, Franklin County Extension county director, said...
01/31/2019 - 11:50am
Dr. Dave Schmitt spent his career doing what anyone wishes to do: combine his passions with his career. Schmitt, a native of rural Hampton, recently retired from his position as the State Veterinarian with the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship after 20 years with the department. The position allowed Schmitt to pursue his love of...
01/24/2019 - 12:41pm
July 2019 is a special month for Jeff and Tracy Spear’s 1955 210 Post Delray. The classic car, purchased by the Spears in an auction in 2013, is featured on the July page of the 2019 Snap-on Tools’ Snap-shots Custom Vehicles wall calendar. Pictured alongside a 1956 Ford F100 and a 1971 Ford Mach 1 Mustang, the spread highlight’s...
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