Pharmacy gets new look, new name


By Patricia Ann Speelman - [email protected]



Hometown Pharmacy Owner Kim Curlis talks with well-wishers during the store’s ribbon cutting ceremony, Friday, Aug. 5. Pictured with her are, from left, Sidney City Councilmen Darryl Thurber and Ed Hamaker, City Manager Mark Cundiff and Sidney-Shelby County YMCA Executive Director Ed Thomas.


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SIDNEY — A longtime Sidney pharmacy has a new name and a new look.

Members of the Sidney-Shelby County Chamber of Commerce cut the ribbon Friday, Aug. 5, on the Hometown Pharmacy, 130 W. Russell Road. Kim and Bob Curlis have owned the drugstore there for 21 years, but it used to be a Medicine Shoppe franchise.

“We decided not to renew the franchise,” Bob, the pharmacist, said before the ceremony. “We’re still going to concentrate on what was important 21 years ago: personal customer service. We’ve been blessed with wonderful customers. If you treat everybody like you’re filling your mother’s prescription or your child’s, then you’re going to take the time and care that I think is necessary to provide proper healthcare to that person. And greeting people with a smile. We want to be empathetic to people. They come here because they need something. We’ve been blessed with employees who have embraced that philosophy.”

There are seven people on the pharmacy staff in addition to the Curlises.

The store has been remodeled and some new programs have been added, including iMedicare to help seniors eligible for Medicare D to determine what plan is best for them. The owners plan to offer more healthcare-related items and medical equipment, as well.

Chamber of Commerce President Jeff Raible opened the ceremony with remarks before Sidney Mayor Mike Barhorst cut the ribbon.

“I’m usually in pain when I come here,” Barhorst joked. “This is a great addition. I’m glad you’re successful, glad you’re here.”

Hometown Pharmacy is open Monday through Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The website is https://sidneyhometownpharmacy.mysecurescripts.com.

Hometown Pharmacy Owner Kim Curlis talks with well-wishers during the store’s ribbon cutting ceremony, Friday, Aug. 5. Pictured with her are, from left, Sidney City Councilmen Darryl Thurber and Ed Hamaker, City Manager Mark Cundiff and Sidney-Shelby County YMCA Executive Director Ed Thomas.
http://sidneydailynews.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/web1_Kim-Curlis.jpgHometown Pharmacy Owner Kim Curlis talks with well-wishers during the store’s ribbon cutting ceremony, Friday, Aug. 5. Pictured with her are, from left, Sidney City Councilmen Darryl Thurber and Ed Hamaker, City Manager Mark Cundiff and Sidney-Shelby County YMCA Executive Director Ed Thomas. Eric Burgas | Sidney Daily News

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By Patricia Ann Speelman

[email protected]

Reach the writer at 937-538-4824.

Reach the writer at 937-538-4824.

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