By Kate Jackman-Atkinson, Editor, myWestman.ca
NEEPAWA, Man. — Located at the northern edge of Nebraska sits the village of Cody. Home to 150 residents, Cody is also home to something extremely unique, Circle C. At first glance, it appears to be like any other grocery store, except that it’s run by the students at nearby Cody-Kilgore High School.
The idea of opening a store to be run as part of the school’s curriculum was first conceived in 2008, when the town had been without a grocery store for about a decade. Until the Circle C opened in 2013, area residents had to drive either 55 miles west or 38 miles east to buy any of their groceries.