1979–November 12th St. Joe’s IGA Started again, Pat, Jeanette and Max Longmire partners. Became well known for our venison sausage making. It took a few years but we were cutting over 500 deer and making over 75,000 lb of venison sausage a season.
1985–Mom sold her share of the business to my brother Greg. Her and dad bought another store in Chaseburg, WI,
1987– Built a new addition on the building for our meat processing plant.
1988– I sold my interest in the store to my brother Greg.
1989–January 10th Opened Red’s IGA in Spring Grove, MN. 7500 SF store.
1992– Brother Tom bought the Chaseburg IGA store from mom and dad.
1993– Opened second location of Red’s IGA in Houston, MN 8,000 SF store. Started baking there for both stores.
1995–Max and Jeanette opened a grocery store in Westby, WI making it 5 stores in the family.
They sold the store in 1997.
1998–Red’s IGA in Houston closed.