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Business

  • Harrow Road Cafe looking for fresh start

    Rugby’s Harrow Road Café is looking to reinvent itself under new management in 2019.

    Mike Mahon, owner and executive chef of the renowned Simply Fresh Restaurant in Jamestown, is the new General Manager and Executive Chef. Jennifer Williams is the new Front House Manager and Alan Wunderlich is the new Head Chef. Wunderlich will handle day-to-day operations.

    Wunderlich said the goal of the new management is simple.

  • Wright’s Greenhouse bigger, better for 2019

    It’s not quite the middle of nowhere, but Bob and Pat Wright knew they were taking a chance when they decided to open a greenhouse at their family farm in Burrville last year.

    The gamble paid off. Not only did Wright Stuff Farm Greenhouses make it, business was so good in 2018 that the Wrights have had to expand for 2019 and they will show off that expansion when they open again on Saturday, April 13 at 8 a.m.

  • Business is Blooming at Lorna’s Flowers and Gifts

    Lorna Hamby is a self-described perfectionist and believes customer needs are the top priority.

    Those attributes are serving her well at her business, Lorna’s Flowers and Gifts, in Wartburg.

  • A Passion for Pizza

    Small towns all across America have those places that locals know and hang out.

    Morgan County is no different and in Wartburg one place where locals have been hanging out for nearly 40 years is Partners Pizza.

    Partners owner Jessica Humphreys has been hanging out there for 21 years. She started working there in 1998 before buying the establishment from Jennie Chamberlain in 2005.

  • Tomboy receives awards for 2018

    Tomboy Organic Skincare Company of Deer Lodge closed 2018 by winning a total of three awards.

    The company itself won the Lux Life Magazine 2018 Fashion and Lifestyle award for Best Organic Skincare Company.
    Lux Life Magazine is based in England.

  • Christmas the theme at Jansch and Whaley Nursery

    One Morgan County business has a lot of holiday spirit, as Jansch and Whaley Nursery located at 1816 Knoxville Highway near Wartburg has plenty of Christmas trees, poinsettias and wreaths for sale.

    “We are selling Fraser Firs, which are cut trees, and the living trees we have are Canaan Firs, Hemlock, Norway Spruce and Blue Spruce,” Jansch and Whaley owner Jim Whaley said. “We also make our own wreaths and we have poinsettias for sale.”

  • Patti’s Closet opens in Wartburg

    A new business with a familiar face has opened in Morgan County.

    Patti’s Closet, owned by Shelby Melhorn, is open for business at 602 Main Street in Wartburg.

    Melhorn operated the Unicorn Fund Store for years at the same location, but the Unicorn Fund Store recently moved to a different location in Wartburg. Melhorn, however, wasn’t ready to retire.

    “I wanted to keep going,” she said.

  • Unicorn Fund Store opens in new location

    The Unicorn Fund Store in Wartburg has a new location, but nothing else has changed, as their goal is still to help area residents in need.

    “The mission is still the same,” Unicorn Fund Store Office Manager Cathy Jones said.

    “We’re here to help people in Morgan County and Scott County. We help them with electric bills, gas bills, water bills; we give Christmas toys, school supplies and we gave nine scholarships last year.”

  • Tiger Junction opens in Sunbright

    A new store has opened in Sunbright as Steve and Melissa Dobkins, Tim Walker and Christen Matthews are operating Tiger Junction Resale Store located at 8006 Morgan County Highway.

    “It’s basically a continuation of Machelle’s Resale Store,” Steve Dobkins said. “We bought it from her and we’re doing a bit of a revamp on it.”

    Steve and his wife Melissa both have retail experience and loved the idea of starting their own business.

  • Melhorn’s Gas Station closing after 59 years

    A business that has been around almost 60 years will soon be closing its doors.

    Melhorn’s Gas Station in the Petros-Joyner community opened in 1959, but there is no longer enough business in the area to remain in operation.

    “It was pretty tough. We don’t really want to close, but business has slowed down,” said Keli Melhorn, daughter of the late Henry Melhorn, who ran the store for decades. “We kept it open because I knew that’s what he would have wanted, but the bills are now more than we are bringing in.”