Feb. 23, 2021


WHEATLAND (IOWA) Three local organizations are the recipients of a combined $4,600 in grant funding from Aureon Network Services and F&B Communications.

Bennett Public Library received a $1,000 Aureon Charity Grant, plus a $1,000 matching contribution from F&B. Grant funds are being used by the library to enhance computer technology for patrons.

Calamus-Wheatland Schools is the recipient an $800 Aureon grant and an $800 match from F&B. The school will use the grant funds to purchase a portable projection screen and audio equipment to be used for assemblies and special events.

The CALCO (Calamus American Legion Community Organization) received a $500 Aureon grant along with a $500 contribution from F&B. Funds will be used to support a planned extensive remodeling project of the entire CALCO building.

F&B Communications, the local telecommunications provider in Bennett, Calamus and Wheatland, is one of more than 100 Iowa independent telephone company member-owners of Aureon Network Services, which helps to provide advanced telecommunications and data services across the state.

Nearly $34,600 has been awarded to organizations in the F&B Communications service area in the last 25 years since the charity grant program began.

The charity grant program is open to non-profit organizations in the F&B Communications service area. Grant applications are available online. Charity grants are awarded on a quarterly basis and chosen by an independent review committee organized by Aureon.

F&B Communications is the premiere local telecommunications provider offering telephone, long distance, Skitter TV video, high-speed fiber and DSL Internet, and home security services to customers in the Bennett, Calamus, Delmar, Lowden and Wheatland exchanges and surrounding areas. The company also provides computer sales and service through their Technology Solutions retail store.

To learn more about F&B Communications, visit

For more information, contact:
Aaron Horman, Assistant General Manager, 563-374-1236


Pictured (left to right): Mindy Williams, Bennett Public Library; Ken Laursen, F&B Communications


Pictured (left to right): Kent Atha, Aureon; Curt Daniels, C-W Schools; Dawn Gannon, C-W Schools; Lonnie Luepker, C-W Schools; Ken Laursen, F&B Communications


Pictured (left to right): Lance Goettsch, CALCO; Ken Laursen, F&B Communications