Names & Notes

Ivankovich joins T-R as city reporter

Stephanie Ivankovich has been hired as a staff reporter for the Times-Republican. Ivankovich will cover the city beat, including city council meetings, police and crime.

Ivankovich is a Grand View University journalism alumnus who graduated in April. During her time at Grand View she was the editor-in-chief for the school’s newspaper, The Grand Views and an editor for the school’s magazine, ALT. After she graduated, she was an intern for Patch, an online news source, covering Urbandale, Waukee, Johnston, Ankeny and West Des Moines.

Marshalltown grad named Fisheries Division Chief

Brian Canaday, a 1987 graduate of Marshalltown High School, was recently named as the Missouri Department of Conservation’s Fisheries Division Chief.

Canaday graduated from Marshalltown Community College in 1990 with an Associate of Arts degree in biological science, from Iowa State University in 1993 with a Bachelor of Science degree in fisheries and wildlife biology and the University of Missouri-Columbia in 2005 with a Masters of Public Administration (with honors). Canaday was also named a National Conservation Leadership Institute Fellow in 2013.

Canaday began working for the Missouri Department of Conservation in Fisheries Division in the fall of 1993 and has served the citizens of Missouri in progressively responsible positions within fisheries division, policy coordination, wildlife division and private land services division. His extensive experience, demonstrated leadership and ability to communicate and collaborate with partners to achieve conservation goals make him an ideal fit to lead MDC’s Fisheries Division.

Canaday lives in Columbia, Mo., with his wife Bridget, also from Marshalltown and class of 1987. They have two children, Josh, a sophomore at Benedictine College in Atchison Kansas and Haley, a freshman at Tolton Catholic High School.

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