Marmaton Market faces tough test

Supporters of Moran's grocery store gathered to discuss the future of the Marmaton Market. If more people don't utilize the store, it will close.



September 24, 2021 - 4:36 PM

From left, Brenda Boyle, Debbie Bearden and Dorothy Sparks discuss Moran’s grocery store. Photo by Susan Lynn / Iola Register

MORAN — It was a night of tough love.

Either shop at the Marmaton Market, or Moran’s lone grocery store will close by the first of the year, if not earlier.

“This is a very difficult conversation,” admitted Brenda Boyle, chairman of the Market’s board of directors. “But people need to understand what we stand to lose.”

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