Worth the wait
A line-up of people stretched well into the parking lot for the grand opening of the newly expanded 35,000 square foot Shopko Hometown Store along Hwy. 65 on Ellsworth’s northwest side Friday. The first 100 customers in line received a free $10 Shopko gift card. A number of prizes were also given out through “register to win” events. Refreshments were available inside the store, which had formerly operated under the Pamida name, a chain acquired by Shopko last year. Although the pharmacy portion of Ellsworth’s location had continued to be open during the transition, the remainder of the store was vacated until its reinstatement now.