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Hi, my name is Kevin Williams and I am owner of Oasis Newsfeatures and editor of The Amish Cook newspaper column.

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  1. tomthebackroadstraveller

    Oh Kevin, there is alway Amazon!

  2. Amy Roark

    I also miss our local K-mart that closed over a year ago. I was just mentioning to my mom how I miss our former Kmart at Christmas time. It seemed like they always had some affordable finds for decor, Christmas needs etc. It seems as these chains leave a piece of my youth does too. I remember shopping at Sears with my dad in the tool or appliance department. The Sears where we use to live closed several years ago. I guess my kids will remember Target and Walmart the way I remember the stores of my youth.

    1. Kevin

      Where was your former Kmart? Seemed like Greater Cincinnati used to have Kmarts all over now I am hard-pressed to think of any that are still around……

      1. Linda from KY

        There is still a K-Mart on the Dixie Highway in Erlanger, KY, which is part of the Greater Cincinnati area. I don’t shop there very often, but I have been there fairly recently.

      2. Kevin

        Good to know, Linda…I hope you shop there as often as you can, I’d hate to lose another in Cincinnati area!

  3. Aimee

    That’s a shame about all the stores closing! I’ve run the gamut of towns that had very little shopping and so going to a mall 20-30 miles away was a real occasion. And I once lived in a town near one of the largest shopping malls in the country. Have also lived in towns with shopping in the middle range of availability.

    I remember Elder-Beerman fondly from when I lived in Indiana; it was a nice store.

    Sears and K-Mart have been going downhill for a long time, and their slide doesn’t seem to be stopping anytime soon.

    1. Kevin

      Aimee, SIGH, you are right…don’t know what, if anything, can stop the Sears-Kmart slide….it’s just a different retail environment right now and those stores are dinosaurs…I am a fan of them and would hate to see them disappear, but that is the direction it is going….

  4. Karen Dulin

    Yes Kevin, our K-Mart in Hopkinsville Ky. is closing. I will definitely miss ours. I buy certain items of clothing at our K-Mart…that I can’t get at Wal-Mart.

    1. Kevin

      Always good to hear from you, Karen….too bad about your local Kmart closing, I do miss ours!


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