Local American Family Insurance agent Thomas Ehlinger earns American Star Excellence in Customer Experience Certification
Thomas Ehlinger an American Family Insurance agent in Kimball, has been recognized for providing outstanding customer experience under the American Star Excellence in Customer Experience Certification. Ehlinger joins other American Family agents who have demonstrated the highest level of commitment to outstanding customer service.
The new owners of the Kingston Mini Mart (on Highway 15) hosted a grand opening celebration Saturday, May 18. They served pop and more than 300 hot dogs throughout the day. Pictured are the Orn family, new owners who have nearly completed the total renovation of the convenience store: (from left) Kim Orn, Dick and Julie Orn, Joshua and Whitney Orn, Kody Orn and Megan Mackereth, Kristie and Jim Orn. Missing from the photo is 7-month-old Jonah, son of Joshua and Whitney; he was taking a nap. (See their “thank you” on page 3.) Staff photo by Jean Doran Matua.
The Kingston Mini Mart at 31083 Highway 15 in Kingston is now open under new ownership. Their hours are Monday through Friday 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday they are open from 7 a.m. to
9 p.m. Phone (320) 398-9501
You are invited to come in and see the newly remodeled store featuring:
• 24 – hour pay at the pump with non-oxygenated premium gas as well as regular unleaded and diesel
• Coffee and cappuccino
One Step Closer to Homeownership
If you are looking to purchase your first home, now is the time to participate in Home Stretch! Home Stretch is a first-time homebuyer workshop that takes participants through the entire home buying process. In one day, you will learn about credit, qualifying for a mortgage, shopping for a home, the closing process, basic home maintenance, and affordable mortgage products that may be available to first-time homebuyers. Some affordable mortgage products, government loans, and down payment and closing cost assistance programs may require a buyer to receive a Home Stretch certificate.
Watkins Chamber of Commerce annual meeting is set for 11:30 a.m. Friday, April 19, at the Red Goat. You don’t have to own a business to join or attend. New members are welcome.