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.

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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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