April 30, 2013 | Vol. 94, No. 101

Ironwood feed store closes doors after 20 years of business

IRONWOOD — After 20 years in business, Joe and Beverly Rohde are closing the Range Flour and Feed on May 24. The business has had a presence in Ironwood since 1921.

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Range Flour and Feed in Ironwood will close its doors May 24 after 20 years of business under its current owners. The feed store was established in 1921.

When the Rohdes took over the business, they had five or six bags of grains and four fish tanks, and they built the business up on their own. At one point they were processing 450 tons of corn a year and they bagged it all themselves. They also had up to 40 aquariums of fish at a time, as well as reptiles, birds, hedgehogs, and other small animals, until the past couple weeks.

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