Le Grand native named Principal at Westminster High
Kiffany Kiewiet has been selected as the new Principal at Westminster High School in Colorado, taking the place of Michael Lynch who is staying with District 50 as the Director of Secondary Education. Kiewiet currently works with Westy students in the role of assistant principal and athletic director.
"I am so honored that I have been given the opportunity to lead Westminster High School. In the two years that I have been here, our staff has done amazing work with our students to put them on the path for academic success. I look forward to continuing this work with our staff and celebrating the ongoing success of our students," Kiewiet said.
Kiewiet is the daughter of Larry and Criss Dunham, of Marshalltown, and the granddaughter of Marge Dunham of Marshalltown. She was a 1995 graduate of East Marshall High School.
Ites appointed as director
Curt Hoff, President of United Bank & Trust, announced that Executive Vice President Dale Ites has joined the bank's board. Ites has a wealth of experience in lending and bank management. In addition to his lending role, Ites serves on the bank's Asset/Liability and Trust Committees.
Ites has had a strong local community presence through his involvement with United Way, the Community Y of Marshalltown Heritage Club, Marshalltown Rotary and the Chamber of Commerce.
Ites joins other board members; Tom Pohlman, CEO Ames National Corporation; Curt Hoff, President United Bank & Trust; Kathy Baker, retired United Bank & Trust; Kevin Swartz, CFO Wolfe Clinic; John Wise, Owner Ken Wise Buick-GMC-Honda; Keith Brown, Owner Kapaun & Brown; and Larry Raymon, Owner Raymon Enterprises.
Dale and his wife Sandy are long time Marshalltown residents and have two sons.
Marquart Concrete Products changes name
Marquart Concrete Products, LLC legally changed its name to Midland Concrete Products, LLC June 1. The name change was made to reflect the expanding market area served by the growing Marquart Concrete Products and the recently acquired Croell Concrete Products.
Of the name change, James Sauter, President of the new company said, "In the beginning, Marquart primarily served the Marshalltown, Waterloo and Clear Lake, Iowa areas. When we acquired Croell, we gained two new locations, one in Waterloo and the other in Hiawatha. So, we truly are serving all of Mid-Iowa. And, the new company name, Midland Concrete Products, came from that fact."
Midland will continue to operate out of former Marquart and Croell locations with expanded product lines and services.
"The merger of the two companies provides a new and unparalleled flexibility for contractors who wish to expand their service area and customer base throughout the Mid-Iowa region," Sauter said.
The headquarters of the new company will be in Cedar Rapids.
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