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Fall, 2005 Issue

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An Entrepreneur’s Story

“My first product was a TV tower that I started manufacturing because I saw a need for a good strong tower,” Ken says.

Small town has large “can-do” attitude

“The big focus has been trying to get the community back—to rebuild and grow the community,” says Tipton Mayor Adrian Arnoldy. “Building the school was the big thing because we wouldn’t be doing any of these other projects if it wasn’t for the school. Now we’re trying to keep things going and growing.”

More to Memorials than Just Rocks

It’s not too often one can memorialize someone, decorate a kitchen, reward a deed and designate a homestead all in the same place. However, Bell Memorials in Beloit, provides an array of products that fit into these very categories. They customize one-of-a-kind memorials, granite countertops, etched glass, monument signs and post-rock yard
art.

"Creature Creations"

That's not an old combine; that's a dragon!

A Sedentary Rock: Limestone

During Sylvan Grove’s bicentennial in 1976, Duane Vonada along with many other community members pondered on their town’s heritage. After looking around, the answer became obvious. Stone, particularly limestone, was everywhere, and it truly was their heritage. After all, there are the old stone quarries, the limestone buildings, arch bridges and the countless post rocks for as far as the eye can see.

MarCon Pies, Inc.

The aroma of freshly baked pies filling the air and overwhelming the senses is noticed immediately upon arrival at this business. For Don Walsh, however, it’s just another day at the office and he’s not even aware of the tempting smell until someone else reminds him.
Walsh partnered with Rod Krahl to purchase MarCon Pies, Inc. in December 2002 and together they have been working to grow the business.

Our Daily Bread Bake Shoppe and Bistro

The main ingredient is family.

“Our family has always been hospitable,” says Cindy Hiesterman, business co-founder. “Mom always had a saying that whoever put their hand in the cookie jar was family, and we try to carry that philosophy into our business.”

Belleville Mural

Lincoln Mural

 

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