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"It's fun," Michele Mahowald, left, said of Petro Pete's ownership with husband Shawn. "We're busy all the time." Michele serves as bookkeeper, manager and till operator. Shawn's duties include outside maintenance. A customer appreciation day is planned for later this spring. (Jean Ruzicka / Enterprise)

Petro Pete's nozzles under new ownership

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New faces are greeting customers at Petro Pete's on Highway 71 south.

Shawn and Michele Mahowald have added the convenience store and gas station to their business holdings, which include Highway 71 South Mini-Storage and Izzy's Machine and Welding (a continuation of a family business).


"It's a fun job," said Michele, the former director of Hubbard County Housing and Redevelopment Authority. "A different environment."

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