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Iowa Women’s Foundation honors five in FD

Ovation spotlights women whose mission, among other things, is women


-Messenger photo by Hans Madsen This year’s Ovation honorees from the Fort Dodge area were recognized Wednesday evening during a presentation at Olde Boston’s Restaurant & Pub in downtown Fort Dodge. They are, from left, Amy Bruno, Jane Curtis, Karen Alstott, Lisa Shimkat and Sheila Hansen.

The Iowa Women’s Foundation honored this year’s Fort Dodge area Ovation award honorees Wednesday evening during a presentation at Olde Boston’s Restaurant & Pub in downtown Fort Dodge.


Each honoree was introduced by one of the individuals who had made their nomination.


Jane Curtis, editor of The Messenger, was introduced by the newspaper’s publisher, Terry Christensen.


“We were going to surprise her,” he said. “But we work in a newspaper.”


He credits Curtis with doing an exceptional job in a tough environment.


“In today’s world,” he said, “it’s a large responsibility.”


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