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Short Stop remains open with sale

Mon, Jan 26th, 2015
Posted in Wykoff Progress Edition

Spencer Wiesner is the new owner of the Wykoff Short Stop in Wykoff, Minn. Photo by Barb Jeffers

Wykoff residents can breathe a sigh of relief as the Wykoff Short Stop will remain open with a new owner. Spencer Wiesner purchased the business from Diane and Larry Anderson on January 2, 2015.

Wiesner, who was born and raised in Rochester, Minn., moved to Wykoff in February of 2014. He had been working at St. Mary’s Hospital drawing blood and doing IV’s in the ICU and emergency room but thought a change was necessary and was tired of the drive back and forth every day.

He weighed his options and decided he would either go back to college and get a job in the Wykoff area following graduation or buy a business. He had been considering the purchase of the Short Stop, and after his girlfriend, Amanda Peterson, came home from a meeting of the Wykoff Progress Club, she informed him that if no one purchased the Short Stop by January 1, 2015 it would close.

Wiesner states “I didn’t want to see that happen” and thought he would “rather take the risk himself and buy the business” than to have “another closed business in town” and wanted to help out the community of Wykoff and the surrounding area by keeping the business open.

Past experience has eased the transition into business owner as Wiesner says he “worked at gas stations since I was in high school” and has been employed by Holiday and Kwik Trip in the past.

Since purchasing the Short Stop Wiesner can now see his home from his business, which is very convenient for him eliminating that long drive to work.

There have been few changes since Wiesner took over ownership but one he regrets is that he is currently not serving coffee which he feels is important for a gas station/convenience store.

Customers have been very understanding of the fact that Wiesner cannot serve coffee at this time as the previous owners were “grandfathered in” under old rules and regulations and now that he has purchased the building it does not meet regulations. Wiesner was told that if he has to wash anything, such as coffeepots, that he has to have a three compartment sink, a certain type of floor, wall, and ceiling, and has to have a drain in the floor.

The Short Stop does offer a wide variety of items other than gas and Wiesner has started adding more. He offers lottery tickets, which pleases many of the regular customers, and has added NOS drinks that people have been asking f .....
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Wilbur “Bill” Eickhoff

Mon, Jan 19th, 2015
Posted in Wykoff Obituaries

Wilbur “Bill” Walter Eickhoff, age 86, a loving husband and father, died Sunday afternoon, January 11, 2015, at his home in Stewartville. Bill was born September 10, 1928, in Fillmore, Minn., the son of Herbert and Dorothea (Niemeyer) Eickho ..... 
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Lyle L. Meyer

Mon, Jan 12th, 2015
Posted in Wykoff Obituaries

Lyle L. Meyer, age 75, of Rochester, Minn. was called up to the heavens on Sunday, January 4, 2015. He was born on September 4, 1939, in Wykoff, Minn. to Lorenz and Alice (Wondrasch) Meyer. Lyle was raised on the farm and always had the work ethic an ..... 
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Harry H. Miller

Mon, Jan 12th, 2015
Posted in Wykoff Obituaries

Harry H. Miller, age 86, of Minneapolis, passed away Monday, January 5, 2015 in Crystal, Minn. Harry was born October 4, 1928 in Wykoff to Paul and Amanda Miller. He is preceded in death by wife, Beverly; sons, Richard and Jonathan. He is survived by ..... 
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Irene B. Jacobson

Mon, Dec 29th, 2014
Posted in Wykoff Obituaries

Irene B. Jacobson, age 95, of Wykoff, Minn., died Thursday morning, December 18, 2014, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Rochester. Irene was born September 24, 1919, on a farm in rural Plover, Iowa, the daughter of O. A. and Bertha (Schoenberger) Zech. ..... 
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Kingsland School to use Teachers On Call service

Mon, Dec 22nd, 2014
Posted in Wykoff Education

The Kingsland (Spring Valley) school board met on December 15. Members Kristin Beck, Gwen Howard, Steve Tart, Deb Larson, Doug Plaehn, and Superintendent John McDonald were present. The meeting started with a Truth in Taxation hearing at 6:15 p.m. ..... 
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Wykoff approves change order for waste treatment center

Mon, Dec 8th, 2014
Posted in Wykoff Government

Wykoff city council held a special meeting on November 18 to speak with a representative from the engineering company hired to complete the new waste water treatment center. At their previous regular council meeting, a change order had been submitt ..... 
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2014 WAHS Christmas tours and concert

Mon, Dec 1st, 2014
Posted in Wykoff Arts & Culture

The Wykoff Area Historical Society will celebrate the season with Christmas Home Tours and a Christmas Concert at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Wykoff. On Saturday, December 6, Christmas Home Tours will feature area Wykoff homes beautifully dec ..... 
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Three Rivers Conference Honor Band

Mon, Nov 24th, 2014
Posted in Wykoff Education

Congratulations to Kingsland students selected as 2014 Three Rivers Conference Honor Band participants. Front row: Amy Welch, Kori Kruegel. Back row: Allen Junge, Adam Buchholtz, Logan O’Connell.
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