Old Chariton Hotel Has New Life
CHARITON, Iowa - The Charitone Hotel on the square in downtown Chariton has come back to life. For the past few decades the once proud hotel had fallen into disrepair. Windows were knocked out and some bricks were falling. Now the new life has come thanks to a unique partnership. The Hy-Vee Corporation has roots in the town of Chariton, Corporate Headquarters were located there at one time. One day former Hy-Vee CEO Ric Jurgens approached community leaders to ask what Hy-Vee could do to thank Chariton for supporting the company for many years.