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Longtime Thompson’s Drug Store owner Terry Thompson was honored Monday at the Spring Valley city council meeting for his family’s longtime business in the community.
Mayor Walt Marini presented a plaque to Thompson, noting that the drug store opened in 1885 — “even before the city was officially incorporated” — and remained open for 129 years.
“Terry and his family have touched the lives of many in many ways,” Marini said.
Thompson is the fifth-generation family member to have operated the store.
“We were very fortunate to be able to serve the people of Spring Valley,” he said. “I wish it was going on for another generation.