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Local News 7.6.2018

The home of Vermeer Corporation’s founder is being considered for the National Register of Historic Places.  The nomination for Gary Vermeer’s home, now called the Founders’ house, was recently approved by the State National Register Nomination Review Committee. The home, built in 1953 by Bats De Jong, was nominated by Vermeer’s children, Stan and Bob Vermeer and Mary Andringa.  The National Register of Historic Places is the official list of the nation’s historic buildings, districts, sites, structures and objects worthy of preservation, according to the U.S. General Services Administration.  Accoring to Vermeer Corporation’s community relations manager Teri Vos Vermeer Corporation and the Vermeer family have been working to get the home located at 1688 Adams Ave on the National Registry for about two years; an answer is expected sometime this fall.

Republican candidate for US House of Representatives Dr. Christopher Peters toured the old VA campus in Knoxville yesterday, joined alongside state senator Amy Sinclair and candidate for Iowa House Jon Thorup.  Peters says the city of Knoxville deserves to have the campus serve the residents once again in a fair way

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