Archive for Thursday, May 26, 2011

Miller’s Pharmacy is sold to KCK-based operation

May 26, 2011

Roger Miller and Larry Courtney, owners of Miller Pharmacy in Bonner Springs and Edwardsville, have announced they have sold their business after more than 45 years.

DeGoler Pharmacy of Kansas City, Kan., has purchased the business effective Aug. 11, Miller and Courtney said in a news release.

Miller opened Miller Pharmacy in 1964 when he purchased Nash Rexall Drug, and Courtney joined the business in 1969, becoming a partner in 1970. Miller retired from active participation in 1999.

Courtney and Miller said they were pleased to sell the business to another locally-owned pharmacy.

“It is very important to Roger and I that we keep the pharmacy ownership with a local owner and pharmacist,” Courtney said in the release. “After almost 50 years of being in downtown Bonner Springs, it is very important that our loyal customers be able to continue having their healthcare needs taken care of at a locally-owned, independent pharmacy.”

DeGoler Pharmacy has been in business in Wyandotte County since 1928. Glenn Harte purchased DeGoler in 2001 from Jim DeGoler, a friend and colleague of Miller and Courtney.

DeGoler has four retail pharmacy locations in Kansas City, Kan., and also owns and operates DeGoler Care Midwest, a long-term care pharmacy. DeGoler’s features free prescription delivery in a wide area.

Courtney said the business’s sale should have no affect on employees, and managers Don Wheeler, Bonner Springs, and Martin Theno, Edwardsville, would remain on staff. Courtney also will remain in a part-time position to help with the transition.

“Roger and I are very grateful to our loyal customers for all the years they have used our two pharmacies,” Courtney said in the release. “We have customers that are now third-generation family customers. We feel confident that our customers will have an even more enhanced level of care and services with DeGoler Pharmacy.”


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