Clinton Magazine Spring 2022 - Page 3


PUBLISHER Ron Gutierrez
spring 2022 • volume 8 , issue 1
A PLACE IN TIME Eagle Point Park , Clinton ’ s baseball stadium , and Riverfront can thank WPA for structures / 4 by winona whitaker
NAEVE FAMILY BEEF Beefing up : Andover farm family to open packaging , processing plant in Camanche / 8 by jenna blount
THE V ’ UE Enjoying ‘ The V ’ ue ’: Professional musician Brooke Byam leaves big city to return to small-town roots / 12 by jenna blount
FOOD & BEVERAGE FEST Photos from the Clinton Sawmill Museum ’ s Food & Beverage Fest / 15
Lighthouses that adorn Clinton ’ s Riverview Drive were put in place as WPA Projects . / clinton herald photo
EDITOR Charlene Bielema
WRITERS Charlene Bielema Jenna Blount Winona Whitaker
GRAPHIC DESIGN Stephen Peters Shanelle Yahn
ADVERTISING ACCOUNT EXECUTIVES Barb Duncan Kayla Tegeler Michael Vonderohe Jennifer Smith Shanelle Yahn
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Necessity noticed , two locals answer the call

by charlene bielema , clinton magazine editor
Welcome to Clinton Magazine and our first edition of 2022 !
For this edition , we had the privilege of interviewing two local business owners and their unique stories about investing in the future of the Gateway area .
The first is that of Andrew Naeve , a sixth-generation farmer from Andover , who , with his family , is opening the doors of a newly constructed beef processing plant in nearby Camanche .
His family ’ s story actually begins in 1895 , when his ancestors began farming the land near Andover . In 1978 , his grandfather and father created Naeve Livestock Farms to focus their efforts on producing high-quality cattle .
Fast-forward to today . Andrew and his brother Adam , in response to challenges in the beef industry , decided to revisit the idea of opening their own beef processing plant . At the time our article was written in early February , work was still underway on the plant with a target date of a March 1 opening .
This edition also features Brooke Byam , a Clinton County native whose vocal talents , well-known when she took to local stages , ended up bringing her to Nashville . After a decade there , and changes in technology that now afford artists the opportunity to entertain wherever they are , she decided to move back to the Gateway area .
Her downtown Clinton venue , The V ’ ue , brings in singers , bands and comedians for residents to enjoy , a mission aimed at bringing entertainment - and a fun night out - to area residents .
Launching and growing a business , whatever its scale , is a massive undertaking with investments of time , talent and finances of paramount importance .
Naeve and Byam ’ s stories show a willingness to give it their all , showcasing investments they are willing to make now and in the future in the place they call home .
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