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Harris Supermarket

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Ranger III


            In 1944, the business originated with a gasoline station plus a small grocery store, and in 1960 developed into an independently owned and operated supermarket.  This supermarket was known to river men as the Boat Store. Waiting at the river’s edge was “The Ranger,” equipped with a two way radio making possible contact with the river boats.  Orders were radioed to the Ranger’s owner and pilot E. A. Harris.  Then deliveries were made boat to boat. 

            The store is modern in every respect and displays the one automatic change machine in this area.  Eugene A. and Kermit Harris are the owners.  Foodland leased the market in 1970.  It is now known as IGA with Buckie Lee as manager.  The Newport Post Office is connected to the store building (the old Wilderman building.)



            The present business was purchased from E. A. Harris and Company.  Carlye (Buckie) Lee and Charles Warren are the owners.  Buckie manages the store.  They opened for business on March 27, 1971.  In September of 1979, the business was expanded to include the Newport Car Wash located one half mile north of the store on St. Rt. 7.