Sept. 19, 2019


WHEATLAND (IOWA) Bennett Community School is the recipient of a $300 Aureon Network Services Charity Grant, plus a $300 matching contribution from F&B Communications.

Grant funds will be used to purchase a set of Iowa Children’s Choice Award books and other reading materials for students in grades 4 through 6. The set of books is annually recommended by students and chosen by librarians throughout Iowa. The set of books purchased with grant funds along with a set purchased by the school’s parent group will enhance access to reading materials for Bennett students.

F&B Communications, the local telecommunications provider in Bennett, 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 $28,000 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 at the business office in Wheatland. 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): Bill Meyer, Aureon; Laura Garrels, Bennett School; Jeremiah Costello, Bennett School; Deb Storjohann, Bennett School; Karis Horstmann, Bennett School; Ken Laursen, F&B Communications