Dean & Mike Sigg - Midwest Auto 1977

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Dean & Mike Sigg - Midwest Auto 1977 - Long-time owner sells AAldwesf Auto Stores...
Long-time owner sells AAldwesf Auto Stores After almost 33 years in the auto parts business Dean Duncan has decided to quit and is turning over his Midwest Auto Store to Mike Sigg, assistant manager for the past two years. "After 33 years it's time to let the younger generation take over," Duncan said. Duncan started in the business when he was 14 years old. In 1952 he opened Midwest Auto Stores at 1 N. Jefferson. Thirteen years later he expanded and moved across the street to 1 S. Jefferson where he remained until 1970. In 1970 Duncan moved the store to its present location at 207 S. Jefferson. "From 1965 to 1970 we were pretty much just automotive, lawn and gardening supplies," Duncan said. "Then two years ago we added the electronics end and television." Sigg, the new owner, added that , actually five stores operate out of the mam building. "We provide automobile and television service," Sigg said, "and we have the electronic, auto parts and tire parts of the store." Duncan noted that he thought some of the finest people around were in lola and that had made his work enjoyable. Duncan moved to lola in 1952 from Springfield, Missouri. "It has really been the great people that have been the customers," Duncan added, "that have made these years successful and interesting." He said that he was undecided as to what he would do now that he had left the store, but he' added he would be "very hard to find the next few months." "I hope to catch up on some fishing and other things that require very little energy," he said. Sigg said he doesn't anticipate any immediate changes in the store. Sigg was born and raised in lola. He spent several years in the Navy heiore returning to work as assistant manager of the store. The store specializes in custom exhaust systems which Sigg said were unique to southeast Kansas. He added that he is proudest of the Radio Shack franchise section of the store which includes radio and CB equipment. The change of ownership became effective this week. Sigg said he had added one employe and now has a total of five. "I guess the store is really in a never-ending slow process of change," Sigg said. "We are always improving or trying to improve." Alabama Change hands Mike Sigg (left) took over this week as the new owner of Midwest Auto Stores, 207 S. Jefferson. Dean Duncan leaves the store after 33 years in the auto parts business. He opened this store in 1952. (Register Photo)

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  1. The Iola Register,
  2. 17 Aug 1977, Wed,
  3. Page 1

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