Rife’s gas station is now open


Austen and Kim Rife are the new owners of Rife’s gas station on Highway 71 in Verndale that is now open.

by Trinity Gruenberg

trinity@inhnews.com


The long-awaited opening of Rife’s gas station finally came on October 23.

The former Carr’s Convenience Store closed in January after 15 years in business.

The Rife family has operated Rife’s Stop and Shop in Sebeka for the past 40 years.

Austen and Kim took over the family business two years ago.

The couple and their family spent 13 years moving around due to Austen’s job, living in several different states. They were happy to return home with their four children to run the family business.

“It was something my parents and grandparents worked really hard for. I didn’t want to see their efforts and hard work being someone else’s. . .


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