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Wauneta sees new businesses established, expanded in 2011 PDF Print E-mail
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Saturday, 14 January 2012 00:00

By Tina Kitt

The Wauneta Breeze


Wauneta’s business community saw new businesses established in 2011 as well as existing businesses expanded.

New businesses included the establishment of Hamilton Services, O’Neil Tractor Repair and U-Rent Storage.

Hamilton Repair, an appliance, heating and air conditioner repair business as well as electrical and plumbing services, was launched this spring when Fred and Sally Hamilton moved to Wauneta from Seattle, Wash. Hamilton is a native of Chase County, having grown up in the Imperial area.

Fred Hamilton, at left, and his wife, Sally, relocated to Wauneta from the Seattle area this past summer, establishing Hamilton Services. They offer a wide array of services including appliance, air conditioner and furnace repairs and sales as well as plumbing and electrical work.


O”Neil Tractor Repair began service this summer when Wauneta resident Brian O’Neil stepped out on his own to establish a new business after working for implement dealerships for the past 26 years. O’Neil Tractor Repair is located east of Wauneta on the Hayes County line where the Co-op Fertilizer plant and Dinnel’s scrap yard were locate4.

Brian O’Neil launched O’Neil Tractor Repair east of Wauneta, utilizing a building at the former Frenchman Valley Co-op fertilizer plant for his new enterprise.


Robert and Ruth Hohl of Wauneta saw work completed on a self-storage facility in central Wauneta named U-Rent Storage. The five-unit structure is located where the former B&D Service Station previously stood at the intersection of Arapahoe and Kiowa.

Wauneta businesses which saw substantial expansions in 2011 include Advanced Auto, I Want That and Susie’s Creative Stitches.

Bobby and Mindi Goings expanded the offerings at Advanced Auto to include a line of firearms and ammo.

Kim Rammage relocated her general merchandise store, I Want That, to the former Veils Unlimited building, with the added space allowing her to increase her inventory.

Susan and Galen Todd expanded the offerings at Susie’s Creative Stitches to include heat transfer items in addition to custom embroidered items.

Susan and Galen Todd added a new heat setter to their line of printing/embroidering services at Susie’s Creative Stitches.

Last Updated on Saturday, 14 January 2012 00:10