Main Street mainstay

Clarksville Lumber Company includes: Carol and Gaylan Hempen [sitting], Renae and Jeff Hempen and Chad Jensen [left] and Bill Faust [right]. Other workers through the years are: Freddy Hinders, Arnold Schmadeke, Marlin Hinders, Baldy Cain, Pete Kramer, Dan Forry, Lawrence Kollmann, Larry Wilkinson, Roger Hinders, Oliver Freerks, Paul Hinders, Don Willis, Kent Wedeking, Larry Voigts, Cindy Wedeking, Al Leerhoff, Jerry Voss, Chris Backer, Dennis Wiegmann and Dick Herrick. (Pat Racette Photo)

Clarksville Lumber Company, the oldest business in town, is celebrating 45 years on Main Street.

Opening in 1968 on the corner of East Poisal Street, railcar transferred lumber to the shop, and coal was sold for furnaces. Today, lumber is still the backbone, but merchandise and different methods of service have diversified the business.

Read full story in the June 26 Clarksville Star.