Today’s ‘Ted Hayes Remembers’ Show to Feature the old Sears Store in Downtown Knox

Dick Pettinato

This is Friday, and at 12:20 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. CT, Ted Hayes will travel down memory lane to a time when Sears of Knox was located downtown. Bud Straight was the Manager and Dick Pettinato the Assistant Manager. It was a time when Sears had a huge staff of almost 40 people and sold everything imaginable.

Dick Pettinato will help Ted remember those days. There were so many people at the store that the customers confused the brand names for employees.

“We sold David Bradley equipment, which was made in Bradley, Illinois, and people would address letters to David Bradley at Sears,” explained Pettinato. “They would also send shotguns and bicycles to J.C. Higgins at Sears.”

Pettinato said you were really proud to be an employee of Sears.

“To work for Sears in those days was probably considered one of the best jobs in town.”

Again, the Ted Hayes Remembers program airs at 12:20 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. CT today.

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