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Gas Station returns to Gas Station

February 13, 2014 by Hubbard County Historical Museum Director

Thanks for all the comments last week about the Café.  If you happen to have any old photos of this business please contact the museum!

Years ago it was a Gas Station and it was owned by Pop Stone.  I am not sure if it was called the North Star then or not perhaps one of my readers would know?

Then it was called Dairy Sweet and was owned by Pat and Marilyn Donahue in the 1970’s.  They also have mini golf.

In the 1990’s it became Chili Peppers and was owned by Cathy and Tom Hilko  or the Naders.  Maybe both?

It is a gas station again.  Located at the confluence of Highway 71 and Main.  This photo was taken sometime after the Cenex opened…and I am not certain what year that was?


  1. Gene says:

    96.9 for gas? That was a loooooonnnnnggggg time ago.

    • From Nancy Newman: History of the area where the Cenex is now.
      Before Cenex, it was CHILLY PEPPER.

      It was started by Tom & Cathy Hilko.
      He worked at Thielen’s and she RDO.

      I worked for them!

      They sold it to Leroy and Cathie Nater.
      I also worked for them off and on until they decided
      to either expand or sell – and they did the later.

      I have a picture of the sign on 71 and also pictures
      from the last day.

      I have an old menu.

      I also have a pink t-shirt which I wore when working there.

      I also invented their Chilly Burrito.

  2. Milt Goodman says:

    Sometime in the early 70’s, when I first started making summer trips to PR from Ill., it was a 76 station for a while, I believe.

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