The Secret Keeping Some Rural Businesses Alive
Thursday, June 01, 2017
Gerald John, just shy of his 75th birthday, has been a barber in Ord, Neb. — population 2,014 — since 1961 (with a two year break with the U.S. Army). He bought the barbershop in 1973. When John started thinking about retiring about two years ago, he hoped someone locally would take it over. “I didn’t want to shut the doors,” he says.