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T' By Ron Wilson How far do you go to get a gallon of milk or a loaf of bread? In rural communities, accessing sup- plies can be a challenge. Many rural grocery stores have closed, but today we'll learn about one which has newly opened. Last issue we learned about Shane Tiffany who owns and oper- ates Tiffany Cattle Company with his brother Shawn. He also operates a new full-line grocery store in rural Kansas. Shane grew up in Morris County and met a student named Morgan from nearby Alta Vista. They bet came high school sweethearts and ultimately were wed. In 2007, the Tiffanys came back to take over the local feedlot. In 2010,~they moved to Morgan's hometown of Alta Vista. "We love the community and love the people in thei:ommunity," Shane said. In fact, Shane found himself elected mayor. But something had hap- pened in Alta Vista as the Tiffanys were moying there: The local gro- cery store was closing its doors. "Tlaefe had been a store in Alta Vista~ih~ce the beginning of the town,? Shane said. "It had been in its ctii'rent building since the 1970s~" As mayor, Shane Tiffany rec- Annual Machinery Consignment Auction ogniz&l the importance of such a local.~erYice. It's a source of busi- ness, ~bs, sales tax revenue, food, and a-social hub. Without it, the nearest 8tore was 13 miles away. : : Shandapproached various-compa- nies o)ut reopening, to no avail. Finally he said, "I think we can do this." He researched grocery store operations and ultimately bought the old store building, which had deteriorated by that time. The Tiffany family pitched in to totally redo the building. They took up the old tile, sealed the floors, and the wives painted the walls. They partnered with Affiliated Foods, the grocery supply cooperative. The Tiffanys called the store Alta Vista Market. Meanwhile, a new neighbor moved in to the house across the street from the Tiffanys. It was Aaron Monihen, whom Shane had known as a kid growing up. Aaron had worked in retail distribution for 13 years. He became the new manager of Alta Vista Market. As the building was being re- modelled, Shane got a call from another friend who said, "I have something to show you." It was some like-new counter tops which the friend had purchased from a closed convenience store. "I wasn't quite sure what I was going to do with these," the friend said. "Could you use them?" It turned out that the counter tops fit perfectly into the newly designed space of Aita Vista Market. TheTiffanys did buy new equip- ment s~ch as a 13-door walk-in cooler. They designed it so the re- frigeration condenserswere placed outside in order to conserve en- ergy. "The investment in newer. more energy-efficient equipment was worth the cost," Shane said. On June 28, 2014, the Alta Vista Market opened for business. Certain things are striking about this store. Number one, it is clean. - PRIZE GIVEA~VAYS & REFRESHMENTS - ~J THE LEADER FOR FINANCIAL SUCCESS IN :-:- FARM MANAGEMENT !. i: WEALTH MANAGEMENT &TRUST SERVICES CENTRAL NATIONAL BANK Trust, Estate, Retirement & Successor Planning Design & Implementation of Farm Management Plans Tenant Selection & Lease Agreements Farm Accounting Jason Ray Accredited Farm Manager (402) 879-7712 ext. 7712 Toll Free (888) 262-5456 www centralnational.com The Week of March 2, 2015 Leader Page 5 bright, and welcoming. Number two, the old barnwood around the cooler creates a neat rustic atmo- sphere. Number three, the diver- sity of products available in the store is remarkable. Monihen and all involvedfor mak- ing a difference by restoring local grocery service in their rural com- munity. Oh, and by the way: Honey, would you grab some milk down at the store? Ron Wilson is director of the Huck Boyd National Institute for Rural Development at Kansas State ", University. Of course, there are the essen- tials of milk and bread. B ut there is also everything from bird seed and dog food to propane, live bait, dia- pers, cleaning supplies and medi- cine. As one might guess, with a cattle-feeding owner, there is lo- cally-grown beef for sale plus other meat from the local locker plant. "We want to stay as local as we can," Shane said. There's also a fryer and pizza oven so hot food is available daily. There are fresh sandwiches, pizza made to order, and tacos on Tuesdays. Such a store is an important asset in a rural community like Alta Vista, population 434 people. Now, that's rural. "It's been a lot of fun," Shane said. "It's been a blessing. I'm so proud of this community." How far do you go to get a gallon of milk? We commend To Be Held At The East Side Event Center, 711 Metal Teeh Dr. Wednesday, March 18, 2015 Selling all Farm Related Items, Machinery, Tractors, Vehicles and Miscellaneous To List Your Items For The Auction Call Dick Schoenholz or Lisa Stofer at (402) 759-3601 or e-mail dschoenholz@genevamail.com by Friday, February 13, 2015 - - - -" - - - ; g@In ar~ " v. ~= * t~. = L, eneva LIons qL.IUD~ uierKs f" / .,~ 824 G Street. Geneva, NE 68361 Shane and Morgan Tiffany~ Aaron ~,-- We will offer for sale to the highest bidder at public auction the following'property at 1400 Hartley, Superior, NE. Auctionwill begin with firearms at10:30 a.m. followed by Meyer personal property Real estate to sell at 12 p.m. I N~e Any o~oe~ DatTcmanrtsJ ~lat are t~oam to Broker/ oc~'la~" m# be te~u~r~ P3 ~t a ~9t~[ or ctl~t aot~oval and/ o~ ~ve kwCer approvahn on1~ to paCaccate m lxaamg on ptopay Any pe~n who ls b~a~ on bat~if ot an~r pa~ m. ~esoonsc~e ana legal~ ~ble ~or ~ bxtd~g I 1,214 square feet ranch style nerne ~7,ate0 on approximately five acres, Matn leve~ coes,sts of three bedrooms 1 bath. I,v~ng room. I,.itcr~n. launety and half bath, Fu~I basemem ~s pamally finished w~th rec room and storage-mecnan~ca~ areas Finished two car attacee~ garage. Well constructed and maintained home, 24 ft. x 30 ft. heated steel worKsrIoD OUllQIng 24 ft. X 30 ft. detached garage, garden sneo ane m*nvoam Aoorox. five acre tract (more or ~ess) ~n cart of NW 1/4 ~n Sectuon 25 Townshle 01 North Range 07 West of the 6 PM in Nucko s Coon~L Nebraska. TAXES." 2014 and all peer years to be pa~d by seller. 2015 taxes wdl be prorated to the day of c~si~ 2014 taxes ere ~n the aoerox=mate amount of $1 00462. P~lmmedtale upon final settlement TERMS." Immediate possession upon final settlement. Purohas~ of real estate IS NOT con. angent upon finanong 20% down on day of aucben bala~ee due in cartif~d funds at c~s- rig. Clos~n9 Will De w~mln aotxox,malely 30 days or ueeo deliver/of marketable titk~. Title nsurance wll be used and the costs will be eeht 50/50 between buyer and seller, lee~l "title LLC of Supener ~ebraska writ be the escrow agent, escrow fees will be selit 50/~) between seller and buyer Licensees of Mikkeleen Real Estate & Auction LLC ere mctiog . as ~eller's agent and are representing the seller in this Iren=actibn. Announcements day of auction take precedence over advertising. VEHICLES 1990 Chevrolet Sdverado bCkup, 350 eng.. auto ans.. 61.000 actual miles 2000 Chevrolet Impala. 4-dr,. 3.4 litre v-6, auto tr~.. 160,000 miles, fair condition, 30 alus meg, god tires. new shocks Pickue 0ox trailer Good used fires and r,ms of various s=zes TOOLS Stanley 6 tl. fiberglass ladder 4 ft fibergJ~ ladder Extension ladders Miller welder Lawn and garden tOOlS Duff wgon iack 2 Heavy duty floor lacks Several toeeabineta Electric drills SanBorn 3 HP air C0~reSSOr Electnc powar tools Auto bdy tOOlS Wrenches. SOcket sets automot=ve tools Shovels Sho~-Smith on stand w/attac~manta Fensstretoher LAWN AND GARDEN Murray 12 HP riding mower. 38 in. deck Wh~berrow Honda HS 35 snow t~ twn can Tom electric weed trimmer (like new} Yariountain 3 PuSh lawn m0~ets (newer) Wood po~ swings Yard windmill Picc tables Steel lawn chairs Pat~umiture PRIMITIVES, ANTIQUES, COLLECTIBLES Duncan Miller 1.5 and 10 cents ~arKmg meter Sears snow sled Horse tack and bridle C-,arton Toy Co. Snow,eke metal soo saucer "My Buddle Budder" child's snow shovel Pdmitiue wood cabinet w/glass deers Pnmitive ~roo leaf table Homemade pedal car g0-cart Cast imn"sectly" dog Deluxe round boedin Model 385A sewing machine m blonde oak cabinel Emerson Telectro r~l to reel recorder Queens.Royal china set Oak 3-sheff bookcase Matching poruelam to~ cab~neta Retro Thermos jug 1950's (~nelte set Oak serpentine front commode Wekata beet stem Retro board games and toys Retro radK~ and cameras McCoy turte plant waterer Pair of Mary C,-mgory blue vases FURNITURE Stark Od-Coustic tone spinet piano Ping ~ table Retro uaholstared couches and chairs Glass top end table and~coffee table Glass top wood plant stand Card table and chairs WoOd cuii0 display ~tch cabinet Wail mount shadow POx mirror shelf Solid wood arree~re chest Metal storage cabinets 3-~c. blonde I~edroom set wreeokcaee, headboard and box spnng w/msttrese DbL pedestabl desk Wood child's dresser Retro ~0mer desk w/chair and dresser Full stze bookcase headboard bed w/eex ,slxing and mattress Chromecrafl dinene set Retro table lamps ~-I~c. wood Waterfall bedteem set Rocking ctlalrs Wicket ~ and bottom childs reOdng cha,r FIREARMS FROM THE RICHARD "DICK" ELLIOTT ESTATE Willsegat 10:30a.m. Federalandstatatawsap~tyioall~irearms,~eass#mwdeor~nal and a copyof FFL or val~l Net~aska ~ndgun permit for handgun ~'cha~as. Rifles and shotguns require val~l "Nebraska" It) or FFL w4D. HOUSEHOLD ITEMS Me~um s~zed mest tyro freezer Sunheat eleotdc healer Vacuum ~aoers Miscellaneous 9tassware and dzshee Bath iowala, hnens, bedding and b~ets Corelle ware d~s~es Coming wae danes Kitct~en ware Stvervare Small kitchen applumces Potsand pans Pheen= Arms Model HP 25 cal. semi-auto Bakewate utensds Phoenix Arms Modst HP 22 cal. semi-auto, n~el plated I ~UCTtONEER'S NOTE: Very rare o~t~artun/ty to ~tchase I Retto'ifems#omtheSO~and60'serainnearnewga~clean I ondit~. Plan to attend this auction. J HANDGUNS tAil in ong4~t b0x~cases ana,~~gge/g) Baretta Model 950 BS 25 cal. sem~-auzo Beretta Mod~ 21A 25 cal. semi-auto Barstta Model 21 A 22 cal. eel-auto Phoenix Arms Raven Model 25 cal. semi-auto, nO, al firdsh w/pearl gnps Plleenix Atrns Raven Model 25 cal. semi-auto Taurus PTgC8 9ram semi-auto Taurus PT 92C 9m, m semi-auto Taurus PT 22 cal (LR) semi-auto Rugat P89 9ram sem,-auto 8re~ag ~DA.380 Oat. ac~ semi-auto Ruger 357 mag. stainless steel revoker. 2 in. barrel Russian Makarov 380 Ace SHOTGUNS Remingion Mooa1870 w~ngmaster 12 ga, 2 3/4 in. pump action Winchester Model 1300 Ranger 12 ga. 2 3/4 in. and 3 in. pump action O,F. Mossdecg arrd Sons Model 185K-A 20 ga. 2 3/4 in. bolt action Sevaga Mooa130 Series E 20 ga. 3 to. gurqo acton Coast to Coast Mastar Mag. Mooat C~ 410 ga. ~mp action 2 - I..I&R Topper M(~,ls 88 410 ga. 3 in. sg~gte al~t Brazil 20 ga. over-urger dOUble berrel Ithaca Mooa137 leathedite 12 9a. 2 3/4 in. pump aclkm RIFLES Winchester Model 94 30-30 cal. lever acben Winchester MOdel 88 243 Cal. lever action w/Weever s~)po Winchester Model 150 22 cal. S.L-LR ~ter acton Universal 30 cal. CaChe Marlin Model 60 22 cal. LR semi-auio The Madin Firearms Co. Mode~ 39A 22 cal. S-L.LR lever actlen Martin Firearms Model 56 22 cal. lever action wiNichoIs 3x9x40 scope Sellers: Esther and the "Late" Donald Meyer c,:,:::,,,, Mikkdsen Real Estate & Auction LLC ..... Gale Mikkelsen, Real Estate Broker & Auctioneer Corey Mikkelsen, Auctioneer, Appraiser & Real Estate Salesperson Matt Becker, Auctioneer Neil Bouray, Auctioneer P.O Cox 184 Superior, NE 68978 Phone: 402-879-4464 E-Mail: mikkelsenre@windstream.net Website: rnikkelsen- realestate-auctions.com