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Jan 14, 2013

French-Reneker announces leadership changes

The Board of Directors of French-Reneker-Associates Inc., engineers and surveyors of Fairfield announces the appointment of Stephen W. Hausner, PE, PLS, to vice president of the firm and Matthew P. Walker, PE, to chief engineer.

Hausner joined French-Reneker in 1993 as a project engineer. During his time with the firm, he has been involved with the planning, design and construction of a wide variety of projects. Prior to joining French-Reneker, Hausner worked in Kossuth and Keokuk counties as an assistant to the county engineer in each location.

Hausner, originally from Burlington, received his degree in civil engineering from Iowa State University. He is both a licensed professional engineer and a professional licensed land surveyor in Iowa. He is active in professional engineering and land surveying organizations including the Iowa Engineering Society, American Society of Civil Engineers, Iowa Society of Land Surveyors and Southeast Iowa Land Surveyors.

Hausner and his wife Chris have three children, Michelle, Tyler and Alex. They live in rural Birmingham.

Walker joined the firm in 2008 also as a project engineer. He also has worked on a variety of projects including developments and site design, interstate rest areas, water and wastewater treatment and transportation projects. Prior to joining French-Reneker, Walker held positions with Civil Design Advantage of Grimes and the Iowa Department of Transportation.

Walker, originally from West Burlington, received his degree from Iowa State University. He is a licensed professional engineer in Iowa. Professional activities include membership in the Iowa Engineering Society, American Public Works Association and American Society of Civil Engineers.

Walker and his wife Jean have four children, Payton, Grayson, Harrison and Riggs. They live in rural Mount Pleasant.

French-Reneker-Associates was founded by the late Donald E. French in 1952 in Kahoka, Mo., and has been located in Fairfield since 1960.

The 26-person company provides engineering and surveying services in Iowa and northern Missouri. These services included planning and design of a wide range of municipal and civil engineering projects, including waterworks, streets, highways, sewers, wastewater treatment, drainage, airports and land surveying.


Town joins real estate office

Loren Town has joined the sales staff staff of ERA Fairfield Real Estate.

Town has made Fairfield her home since 1985, where she has raised three children and been involved in their many sports and school activities. She worked as a physician recruiter from 2005-2007 and is a certified yoga instructor teaching classes at Morning Star Studio.

Her husband Jeff is a registered investment advisor for Rule #1 Investing. They enjoy living in Fairfield and being involved in the community.


MEDIACOM to launch BTN2Go

DES MOINES – Mediacom Communications and Big Ten Network have announced BTN2Go, a live 24/7 multi-platform extension of BTN, is now available to Mediacom subscribers in Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Minnesota and parts of other Midwestern states.

The announcement was made by Ed Pardini, Mediacom senior vice president for national field operations, and Mark Silverman, BTN president.

Silverman said, “We’re very pleased to add Mediacom Communications to our list of affiliates offering BTN2Go. Mediacom subscribers will now have access to the ultimate destination for Big Ten sports, plus our extensive schedule of original and studio programming, wherever they go.”

“BTN2Go delivers an innovative new experience that Mediacom is proud to offer to customers who are passionate Big Ten fans,” Pardini said.  “For no additional charge, we want our customers to access programming that is part of their video subscription, with the ability to watch any time on any mobile device or high-speed Internet connection – it’s TV Everywhere.”

BTN2Go features a live feed of all BTN television programming, including live game telecasts, as well as Extra Football Game Channels, which are part-time channels only available during football season when BTN airs multiple football games simultaneously.  BTN2Go viewers will also have on-demand access to BTN’s deep video archive, including current season games from the Big Ten Conference’s television partners. In addition, original series such as The Journey, Big Ten Icons, Big Ten’s Best and The Big Ten’s Greatest Games, as well as game highlights, are available.

Full online access to BTN2Go is only available to subscribers of participating cable, satellite or telco providers.  The online service is available at no additional cost to subscribers who receive BTN as part of their TV channel line-up.

Mediacom subscribers may access BTN2Go on four platforms:  website, iPad, iPhone and Android devices. On the web, fans will go to www.BTN2Go.com, choose their provider, enter their Mediacom email address and password and then have full access to BTN2Go’s services. On the iPad and iPhone, fans will launch the free BTN2Go app available on the App Store, choose their provider and enter their login information to have full access to BTN2Go. The Android App is available at Google Play.  BTN continues to explore alternative platforms for BTN2Go.

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