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Johnston Northern Polk County News (Newspaper) - April 14, 1983, Johnston, Iowa 20 i LT Gum VPS Vol. 13 No. 30 Iowa April 14,1983 Johnston Drug Mart Sold To Sun Drug by Lynda Bowen Johnston is not quite large enough to support 2 Sun Drug manager Steve and Mart manager Steve Thomas agreed in seperate interviews on Thomas who was also the Pharmacist at Drug Mart said that the Drug Mart Corporation which operates 7 other Drug Marts in the purchased the Johnston Pharmacy in January of 1981 and spent a lot of money over last 2 years on advertising and were just getting to the point where we were going to turn a Thomas The arrival of Sun Drug in town was a that owners estimated would take another 1 or 2 years to recover Before approaching Sun the owners first approached Thomas to buy the He declined for and negotiations with Sun Drug owners The sale became final on April 9 and the employees of both stores have been busy this week with Johnston Shopping Center location into the Sun Drugstore located in the Village Square Mall across the He expects the transition to be completed this Thomas said that he will remain at the pharmacy desk in the Drug Mart until phone installation that will allow Drug Marts old number to ring in the Sun Drug Store is Thomas said that both he and the only other full-time employee of Drug Mart have been hired by Sun Drug and will eventually work in the Sun Drug Thomas said that some customers have Mall there will be a better range of Steve Straw agreed with who besides being manager of the Johnston Sun Drug is a pharmacist and part owner of the store along with his wife Debra who is also a registered Straw cited several services that are Continued page 18 concern about According to the change and are the Drug Mart inventory including all records and past will be moved out of the worried about services and He said that he did not expect prices to change much and he felt that with expanded Coming Of Age Early kids - Whatever they are called - one thing is they are Though this stage of life is difficult for them and for those around the 13-14 yr. old has a unique contribution to the 7th and 8th grade middle school chorus of Johnston will be performing the musical Coming of Age which relates the anxieties and joys of this age in words both spoken and sung April 23rd, atl 7:30 p.m. in the high school and Admission is free and we guarantee that anyone who views Coming of Age will come away with a better understanding - school personnel of their parents of their I sons and and j kids of Make this concert a Mrs. Mar Jean Damerval I enjoying the shy April sun that finally came out on into Janelle a Johnston Elementary Monday Is Maria who is a 4th grader was performing her couldn't resist taking one more swing in the sunshine after the bell signaling the acrobatics daring a noon recess at Johnston Elementary aid of noon recess
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