Local business owner helps residents get the supplies they need after the winter storm

Owner plans to do the same thing on Saturday.

WEBB CITY, Mo. – John Henkle, owner of Henkle’s Ace Hardware, spent a good part of his Friday at the store when they had originally planned to be closed for the holiday.

“As it looked like it was gonna get a lot worse, we were just concerned that people may be in a pinch with it being a holiday and most places being closed,” says Henkle.

So to try and help those people, he decided to go to the store to help people get what they need to start cleaning up. Things like chainsaw chains, propane for heaters and chain sharpening.

One of those people was Joplin resident Fred Mason, who needed a propane tank refilled for his daughter so they can stay warm on this cold day.

“I was just telling my wife that it was kind of neat that a neighborhood hardware store would have someone left a the store for situations like this. And that’s a true tell of a neighborhood hardware store to me,” says Mason.

“I had a gentleman that has a house behind the store that I saw a limb had broken a window. So I called him and told him to come up and get a piece of glass,” says Henkle. “You know, we’re here to help. We’re all in this together. So let’s help each other and get through it.”

The store is open during their regular business hours on Saturday. But, they’ll have people there doing on-demand chain sharpening and minor service repairs from 9 am to 3 pm. They just ask that you call before heading to the store. That number is 417-673-2112.