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Koslowsky ends 21 years in hardware

Staff writer

The last day on the job for Lori Koslowsky will be Friday at Hillsboro Tru Value Hardware. Her smiling face has greeted customers for 21 years.

Koslowsky continued to work at Hillsboro Tru Value after she and her husband Tom and brother Ken and his wife sold the business two years ago. They began it in 1985. They also operated Marion Hardware from January 1996 to October 1998.

The 56-year-old woman said it was time to do something else. She had helped stock shelves.

“Those bags of fertilizer and feed are pretty heavy,” she said. “I don’t know how much longer I would have been able to lift them.”

Instead of waiting on customers at the hardware store, Koslowsky will be waiting on customers at Hillsboro Hometown Pharmacy.

A reception for her will be from 1 to 5 p.m. Friday at the store.

Last modified Jan. 4, 2018