By Beccy Tanner - www.kansas.com
The Harper County department store that for more than a century defied Main Street trends and continued to be a stronghold in customer loyalty, good taste and savvy fashions is closing its doors for the last time.
Jetts Department Store in Anthony will no longer exist after Sept. 30.
“I was very shocked but I have said forever that when God is ready for me to retire, he would send me a message,” owner Sherrie Eaton, 67, said in a phone interview last week. “He sent me a young man with roots in this community who walked through the door and said ‘I want to buy your building.’ ”
The Anthony building that anchors the town’s Main Street will soon be the Squash Blossom Boutique. The new store will be operated by Maria Gates, Katie Carothers and Caitlyn Henderson.
“This is the next generation coming along to see the continued success of Main Street Anthony,” Eaton wrote in an e-mail to her customers...