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About Us

Mid-America Publishing Corporation, based in Hampton, Iowa, is a shareholder corporation, with the shareholders being Matt and Jeanette Grohe of Des Moines. The company was founded by Jeanette's grandfather, Willard Archie, in Shenandoah in 1962, and continued under the guidance of her father, David, until 1997. David was the founder of the well-known Iowan magazine. Matt is in real estate in Des Moines and Jeanette is a stay-at-home mom with the couple's three children.

By county, Mid-America owns and operates a number of publications, including, in Allamakee County, the Postville Herald; in Boone County, the Ogden Reporter and the Madrid Register; in Butler County, the Butler County Tribune/Clarksville Star, and the Parkersburg Eclipse News Review; in Calhoun County, the Graphic-Advocate; in Cerro Gordo County, the Clear Lake Mirror Reporter; in Clayton County, The Outlook in Monona; in Franklin County, the Hampton Chronicle and The Bonus shopper, and the Conservative Chronicle; in Grundy County, the Grundy Register in Grundy Center; in Hancock County, the Leader and associated shopper, in Garner; in Hardin County, the Eldora Newspaper; in Ida County, the Ida County Courier and the Holstein Advance; in Keokuk County, the Sigourney News-Review, and The Reminder shopper; in Winnebago County, the Buffalo Center Tribune; in Winneshiek County, the Calmar Courier; and in Wright County, The Eagle Grove Eagle and The Wright County Monitor and The Wright County Reminder shopper.

The corporation also provides commercial web printing services for several shoppers, newspapers, and other organizations. Commercial job printing services are also provided for individuals and businesses throughout the company's trade area.

The corporate headquarters is located at 9 2nd Street NW, Hampton, Iowa 50441. The company's mailing address is P.O. Box 29, Hampton, Iowa 50441.