A rumor circulating that Hy-Vee is no longer planning to build in Waunakee is just that – a rumor.

After a reader contacted the Tribune office asking why the Tribune had not reported Hy-Vee’s alleged change in plans, the newspaper reached out to Hy-Vee’s office in Des Moines, Iowa.

Christina Gayman, public relations director, told the Tribune in an email that the rumor is not true. Gayman would not comment further when asked if any changes to the project were planned.

Dennis Steinkraus of Forward Development Group, developer of Woodland Crest, where Hy-Vee will be located, also said there was no truth to the rumor.

“They’re committed,” Steinkraus said, adding that Hy-Vee is completing the project on schedule.

Hy-Vee has received approvals to build a 58,000-square-foot grocery store on the east side of Hwy. Q at Woodland Drive.

Park Bank, a locally-owned community bank founded in 1966, has announced that Ann Becker has joined the bank as Senior Mortgage Advisor. Becker’s experience makes her a concierge of lending to her clients.

In addition to her proficiency in the mortgage industry, Ann has owned and managed three award-winning Madison hotels, worked alongside her father in the construction industry, owned a construction company herself, and built her own spec home. All of these combined help her provide exceptional customer service and make her an asset to her clients looking to buy, build, or refinance their home.

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