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By Jana Mathia
Gazette Reporter 

Torry's Country Store: Shepherds buy St. John Primeland store business


April 4, 2019

Torry and Amy Shepherd are ready for business at Torry's County Store, formerly CHS Primeland, in St. John.

Almost six years ago, Torry Shepherd stepped in as manager of the CHS Primeland store in St. John. He knew what changes needed to be made to make the business successful. However, the corporation's stringent rules hobbled him and Torry was never able to do what he felt was needed to make the business prosper.

Until now.

"Big corporation does not work in a small town," he said, sitting at the lawn table and chair on display in the store, wearing a brand new tan shirt. The pocket logo on the shirt reads Torry's Country Store.

April 1, 2019, Shepherd took over the now former Primeland business...

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