A long-time Moundridge business was honored this month by the Moundridge Chamber of Commerce during it's annual meeting.
Goering Hardware was named the Business of the Year during the meeting held September 10. The store has been in operation since 1897, with current owner Mike Kaufman having purchased it in 1984. Since then, Goering Hardware has grown from two full-time employees and one service technician to three full-time, two part time and eight service technicians.
The Moundridge Chamber also named the Black Kettle Car Show and Planning Committee as their Volunteers of the Year. Matt and Kelly Jarvis were recognized for their work on the car show since taking over from the original organizers. The planning committee, meanwhile, consisted of Summer Moore, Jeremy Moore, Tony and Gina Wedel, Mike Richert, Lanita Schmidt and Lesia (Leisha?) Unruh.
“These award winners are the foundation that make Moundridge a great place to live and work,” Wayne Fisher, Moundridge Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, said. “It's an honor to recognize these folks for all they've done for the community.”