The small Hardin County town of Hubbard has reminded us — yet again — that no matter its size, a community that’s dedicated to survival is going to find a way forward.

Last week we published a story about Hubbard’s grocery store. Nineteen years ago this month, when a massive gas explosion destroyed the town’s grocery store and many other downtown businesses, the people of Hubbard stepped up to make sure the store could reopen. And now the town has done it again. When the store’s owner couldn’t find a buyer and it looked as though the business would close, the town chipped in to keep it open.

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