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The loss to the store was much greater. They not only lost the building and all the merchandise, but also cash and checks D iscount L iuidators totaling nearly $4,000 which could not be reached due to heavy smoke. The total loss was estimated at $250,000. Davels rebuilt and have been in business ever since. They sell groceries, meats, deli items, bakery, hardware, cards and much, more. Ken and Mary Kraus and John Davel currently run the store. Discount Liquidators is located at 301 North 2nd Avenue in the former Allington & Van Ryzin Store. The business opened five years ago and offers a huge variety of merchan- dise at discount prices. It is owned by Gene Novitzky and managed by John Prokosch. Ehrike Insurance _Agency Reuben Davel Darrell Ehrike, LUTCF has been in the insurance busi- ness for the last fifteen years and previously had an office in his home at 311 W. Fir Street. As with growth, he needed more office space so he purchased the building at 219 East Elm Street in 1986. Darrell was a captive agent for a number of years, but in December 1988 he went independent and now Inside the new Davels Store owns his own agency. Darrell is licensed in all lines of insurance. Equitable Financial Dan Wieland, a representative of the Equitable Financial Company, has his office at 201A South Weber Avenue. Dan ran his business from his home for many years before moving his office to its present location. Equitable Financial Com- pany deals in a vast array of investments from mutual funds to annuities to limited partnership investments. They also are a leading provider of life, disability and health insurance in the Davel's Store today - country today.
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