Making tough decisions

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04
Apr
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Making tough decisions

High school student Kody Helms, above, carries out groceries at Kier’s Thriftway in Washington. Local grocers struggle to keep customers shopping local despite better service including grocery carry out than big box stores.

Jack’s Food Market in Linn, above, is one of five grocery stores in Washington County. Store owners say they know they lose business to larger stores in bigger towns as well as online retailers.

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