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Our goal at DFJ Printing is to provide our customers with the printing services they require.

Terry Christensen

General Manager

Bio: After a 22-year career in the grocery retail business, I entered in to the Newspaper industry in 1998.

Although I have spent a relatively short period time working in the Newspaper industry, I have been fortunate enough to work with the following papers: Carroll Daily Times Herald, Fort Dodge Messenger, Lincoln Journal Star and Omaha World Herald before becoming General Manager of the Daily Freeman Journal.

My time spent working in commercial printing and newspapers have been enjoyable and I like the fast paced world associated with our industry.

My wife Tammy and I enjoy spending time with family, We enjoy riding motorcycles and spend Football Saturday’s watching the Iowa Hawkeyes.

Randy Smith

Production Manager

Bio: I have been in the newspaper printing industry since 1978 and am responsible for all production, pre-press, press and mailroom operations. As a hands-on leader, I am very fortunate to be surrounded by long-term, talented people.

In my spare time I enjoy touring on my motorcycle, dirt track racing, camping and bow-hunting trophy whitetail deer. My wife Kathy and I live in Duncombe.

Jerry Dockstader

Mailroom Manager

Bio: I recently returned to Webster City. I was with Ogden Newspapers beginning in 1974 for 6 years as a shift manager and then transferred to The Marshall Independent, Marshall, MN as Production Manager for 11 years. I began a teaching career at Minnesota West Community College. Some of the course areas I taught were: offset printing, estimating/print management, web page design, web media, computer networking, computer basics, Flash, and digital photography to name a few.

After teaching for 16 years, I returned to the printing industry as Production Director/Commercial Sales for four years, and then returned to Webster City. My 37 years experience has gained me a lot of knowledge in the printing industry for both web and sheet fed printing.

Helen Cole

Prepress Supervisor

Bio: I’m the Pre-Press manager along with being the IT person.

I’ve been with the company for over 20 years.

When I’m not working I enjoy riding & training horses with my fiance Bruce and my son Cole.

Ruth Shoars

Business Office Manager

Bio: I am a 15-year employee of the Daily Freeman-Journal and serve as the Office Manager. In 1994, I began working at the Daily Freeman-Journal as an office clerk while going to college as a non-traditional student. I earned a BA in Accounting from Buena Vista College (now Buena Vista University) in 1995. I returned to the DFJ in 2002 to serve in my current position as Office Manager, after a 2 1/2 year break in service starting in mid -1999. I’ve worked in several different industries in my career and discovered that all the positions I held shared a common goal of providing great customer service.

The business office staff has many duties associated with both our daily newspaper and our Commercial Printing customers. The Daily Freeman–Journal staff strive to fulfill our customers’ requests on a daily basis and our mission is to provide the best customer service possible.

It has been fun to watch our company and the printing industry change to follow the technological changes that have occurred. We’ve gone from pasting up pages and stripping up negatives to pagination and sending pages from Computer-To-Plate. PCs and Macs have replaced typewriters, calculators and handwritten ledger sheets – no I don’t miss the “good old days”.

On occasion, I’ve been asked by my family to describe a “typical day” at work. That is very difficult to answer, because there is no “typical day” at the Freeman-Journal. Each day brings its own challenges and rewards; sometimes the unexpected is the most interesting.