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Webbs' Empire Foods will mark 50th year


October 25, 2018

Webbs’ Empire Foods will mark its 50th year of operation Saturday at St. John. The store has been at the same location since October of 1968 when the late Bruce Webb and his wife, Marilyn, opened it for operation.

The store opened after Bruce Webb and his cousin, Dale Stover, operated the former Red & White store in a wooden structure across Front Street.

They started in business in 1956.

Stover went to work for St. John Grain Growers, and the Webb couple opened their new store 50 years ago in the then-vacant fraternity building.

Bruce died in January of 1990, and Mike Webb, their oldes...

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