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 - Wagner man celebrates 50th year in business...
Wagner man celebrates 50th year in business L.L. (Jack) Hennies was recently honored for his 50 years in the service station business in Wagner. Hennies has worked at or operated a service station at the corner of Main Avenue and Highways 50 and 46 since 1925. WAGNER, S.D. — L.L. (Jack) Hennies recently celebrated his 50th year in the service station business at Wagner. He has worked at or operated a station at the corners corners of Main Avenue and Highways Highways 50 and 46 in Wagner since 1925. Hennies said, "Iii 1925, immediately immediately after graduation from high school, I went to work in a gas station for Tom Harney and Lloyd Abbot. I had problems finding the transmissions transmissions on those Model T's." Henhies worked for several different managers until 1934 when he was employed by Niels H. Nielsen in what is now the Co-op station. In 1942 he leased the station from Nielsen. Two years later he leased the station from R.N. James and in 1948 he purchased the facility. "I have always sold Champlin products," he said. He has served on the city council for several years and was WagneFs mayor for one term. He joined Wagner's fire department in 1929 and was a member for 30 years. He also served on the hospital board for nine years. An avid sports fan, Hennies played baseball for many years and also managed the Wagner team. He was inducted into the South Dakota Baseball Hall of Fame in 1968. Revenue sharing confabs ,

Clipped from The Daily Republic16 Jul 1975, WedPage 9

The Daily Republic (Mitchell, South Dakota)16 Jul 1975, WedPage 9
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