Bargfrede accepts position with The Messenger

Cory Bargfrede, Daily Freeman-Journal advertising manager, has accepted the position of retail advertising manager for The Messenger in Fort Dodge. He will begin his duties on Tuesday.

Bargfrede has worked for the Daily Freeman-Journal for seven years, the last four as manager. He is originally from Fort Dodge and graduated from St. Edmond High School. He is a 2005 Iowa State University graduate.

“I’ll miss all of the people in Webster City I’ve worked with through the years,” Bargfrede said. “I’ve met a lot of good people through this job.”

While Bargfrede and his family will continue to live in Webster City and be part of the community, he said he looked forward to the new opportunities ahead of him.

“I’m excited about this new challenge and to see what the future holds,” he said. “I grew up in Fort Dodge so it will be fun to be back working in the community.”

“Cory has done a wonderful job building relationships with customers throughout Hamilton County. I appreciate his hard work and dedication and he will be a great leader in his new role,” said Daily Freeman-Journal General Manager Terry Christensen.

With Bargfrede’s move to The Messenger, The Daily Freeman-Journal also announced the promotion of Josh Lovelace to advertising manager.

“Josh has proven he is ready to assume Cory’s position. He is excellent at working with his customers and will do a great job leading our efforts to help businesses throughout the county,” Christensen said.

Lovelace, a who has worked at The Daily Freeman-Journal for four years, said he’s thankful for the opportunity.

“I have some big shoes to fill,” Lovelace said. “But I’m up for the challenge.”

Lovelace said he looks forward to serving his customers in the years to come.