Sept. 13, 2022


WHEATLAND (IOWA) Calamus-Wheatland Hometown Pride and Bennett Elementary School are each the recipient of $500 Aureon grants and matching $500 awards from F&B Communications.

The Hometown Pride group intends to use the grant funds to commission the painting of a community mural on the side of the grocery store in Wheatland.

Bennett Elementary School’s grant will support the purchase of K-2 reading materials.

F&B Communications, the local telecommunications provider in Bennett 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 $41,700 has been awarded to organizations in the F&B Communications service area since the charity grant program began more than 25 years ago.

The charity grant program is open to non-profit organizations in the F&B Communications service area. Grant applications are availableĀ 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 division.

To learn more about F&B Communications, visitĀ

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


Pictured (left to right): Kent Atha, Aureon; Kim Kay, Calamus-Wheatland Hometown Pride; Ariell Connelly, F&B Communications

Pictured lower right (left to right): Derek Hendrickson, F&B Communications; Kent Atha, Aureon