Turning Mildred into a tourist destination

Regena and Loren Lance have spent years developing Mildred as a destination community. Their latest endeavor has been to install three cabins near a new RV park.

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September 30, 2022 - 3:56 PM

Regena Lance, above, and her husband Loren have installed three cabins in Mildred to promote the small community as a destination for tourists, workers, hunters and fans of their monthly live music shows. Photo by Richard Luken / Iola Register

MILDRED — In the years since they’ve taken over the Mildred Store, Loren and Regena Lance have continued to do what they could to breathe life into a largely overlooked part of Allen County.

Their store remains a popular destination for the rural lunch crowd with daily specials and the store’s signature, mountain-sized fresh sandwiches.

Their third-Saturday-of-the-month live music shows draw crowds in the hundreds, attracting folks from across the Midwest.

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