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Remodeling moving along at Farmers Union Oil Co. main station

By Staff | Jan 29, 2010

Work continues on a major remodeling project at Rugby’s Farmers Union Oil Company’s main station.

A sizable addition to the east is nearly complete and will house six offices, according to Judy Zietz, office manager.

Lotvedt Construction, of Rugby, is the general contractor.

Work will soon will include knocking down walls to enlarge the retail store.

Last spring Farmers Union Oil purchased the inventory of Dakota Prairie Supply which featured farm and ranch related products. Farmers Union kept that store open for much of the year, eventually moving the remaining inventory to the Farmers Union main station.

The additional retail space will enable the company to carry more products for its customers.

Dockter returning to Farmers Union Oil

Rugby’s Farmers Union Oil Company has a new manager, and one familiar to the company.

Steve Dockter, who held that position before leaving in 1996 to pursue other agriculture-related opportunities, has been hired again to the manager position. Dockter had been working in Grand Forks for the past few months.

He takes the reins from Tony Bernhardt, who incidentally took over from Dockter 14 years ago.

Bernhardt has moved into a management position with Minot’s Farmers Union-Cenex operation.

Welk is NSCCU branch manager

Barb Welk has been hired as the branch manager at North Star Community Credit Union in Rugby.

Welk had spent more than 20 years working for a credit union in Willow City.

“When the position came about in Rugby, I thought it would be a nice opportunity to work with people I know in the business setting and personally,” Barb said.

As branch manager, Welk will be in charge of the day-to-day operations as well as taking care of loans and management of the employees. Welk said it’s an exciting time to join the business since they will be moving to their new location on Hwy 2 in early March.

Barb, who was born and raised in the Rugby area, is a graduate of Rugby High School and the daughter of Frank and Theresa Brossart. She and her husband, Wayne, live on a farm near Willow City.

Houims receive awards

Bob Houim and Monica Houim, of Rugby, received year end awards for being Top Producing REALTORS .

The Houims have excelled in the real estate field and pride themselves in serving the community with quality real estate services. Their expertise shows in their achievements of obtaining a Top Producing status again this year. Brokers 12, Inc. Real Estate is a group of 26 real estate Broker/REALTORS that provide marketing assistance for residential, multi-family, commercial, farm, ranch, industrial, relocation and referral.

Brokers 12, Inc. Real Estate is an independently owned and operated member of the Minot Multiple Listing Service.

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