Store owners: Mildred is county’s ‘best secret’

Mildred residents gather for community conversation. Topics include repairs to county roads, storm shelter and more.

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February 28, 2020 - 5:17 PM

From left, Dale Hartman, Regina Lance, Shirley Hartman, Sam Rife and Teresa Smith listen to residents share concerns at Tuesday’s Community Conversation meeting in Mildred. Photo by Trevor Hoag / Iola Register

Mildred’s “the best kept secret in Allen County,” said Regina Lance, who owns and operates the historic Mildred Store and grocery/RV park with her husband, Loren.

For years, thanks to legendary sandwiches and service, the store, still known by locals as Charlie Brown’s, has served as a staple to the community.

“The store and the church … both of them are working hard to make Mildred come back,” said longtime resident, Sam Rife.

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