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DelCo AMP’T Honors Manchester Businesses for 50+ Years

Over forty businesses in the Manchester area were honored for their longevity last Thursday night.

DelCo AMP’T hosted an event called the AMP’T Awards – an evening to celebrate local business leaders, the rural entrepreneurial spirit and the future of the local economy.

Businesses who have been around for 50 years or more were recognized with a special plaque during the awards dinner at the Delaware County Fairgrounds Pavilion.

Among those businesses is Widner Drug, established in Manchester in 1932. But Bob Sack, who owns Widner’s downtown buildings, says it was a drug store for many years before that.

But one of the oldest businesses in Manchester is Carr & Carr Law Firm, which has had four generations practicing law in the same downtown building it started in back in 1872. Mike Carr says they’ll be celebrating 150 years next year.

Mitch Peyton with DelCo AMP’T says there’s a lot to be said for our small community.

The Manchester area businesses honored for 50+ years include:

Ace Body Shop

Anderson Welding

BARD Concrete

Baumgartner Gate Factory

Bennett Explosives, Inc.

Black Hills Energy

Bohnenkamp-Murdoch Funeral Home

Boubin Automotive

Carr & Carr

Citizens State Bank

Community Savings Bank

Dairy Queen

Dan’s Locker

Delaware County Abstract Company

Delaware County Fairgrounds

Del-Clay Farm Equipment

Delhi Insurance Agency

Dolan Insurance Agency

Don & Walt LLC

Edgewood Feed Mill, Inc.

Edgewood Locker

EIP Manufacturing

Every’s Auto & Tire

F&M Bank


FE Welterlen Motors, Inc.

GNB Bank

Good Neighbor Society

Gosling and Company, P.C.

Hauser’s Water Systems

Henderson Products

Honey Creek Furniture


Hutchinson’s Lumber & Building Products

Innovative Ag Services

Julie Smith-State Farm Insurance Agency

Kendrick Forest Products


Lynch Roofing & Siding, Inc.

The Manchester Press

Norby’s Farm Fleet

Palmer Hardware

Preussner Truck Lines, Inc.

Regional Medical Center

River Valley Cooperative

Runde Auto Group

Schroeder’s Cash Supply, Inc.

Silveredge Co-op

Simon’s Grain & Feed

Spahn & Rose Lumber Co.

Stanley Black & Decker

Sue’s Flower & Garden Center

Swift & Swift Law Firm

The Harper Insurance Agency, LLC

Thompson Shoes

Three Rivers FS

Widner Drug Store


photos courtesy of Janelle Tucker/KMCH

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