New owners for Glenn’s Shopping Center

Jean Skillman

David Papadopoulos and Sydney Wiley, also known as “Mr. and Mrs. P,” have purchased Glenn’s Shopping Center in Clyde Park and have taken over as previous owner Brad Berendts retires. 

The couple moved to Shields Valley about a year ago from the Chicago area. Sydney, who grew up in Longsdale, Minnesota, a rural farming area, laughed that she “was in Chicago by marriage, not by choice.” 

David’s work experience is in information technology. Sydney has worked in small stores, most recently in Glenn’s Market in Clyde Park. 

The pair said they are glad to be away from the Chicago area and closer to Sydney’s mother, Katie Kopplow, who worked many years at the fuel desk at the Yellowstone Truck Stop in Livingston. 

When the opportunity to buy Glenn’s Shopping Center came up, they took it.

“We fell in love with the valley and the people and are determined to carry on the legacy of the store, which has been there since 1920,” Sydney said.

They were able to keep the Associated Food Store membership, a co-op of independent small stores based in Salt Lake City that allows competitive prices. Their corporate name is Two Peas Mercantile, LLC, doing business in Clyde Park as Glenn’s Market. 

The store hours are still from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. seven days a week. The couple is also updating the Facebook page for Glenn’s Shopping Center.

For more information, call Glenn’s at 686-4421.


Upcoming events

• A meeting for the business owners of Wilsall will be held at 6 p.m. tonight Wednesday, June 29, at the Wilsall Fire Hall. Business owners are asked to bring brochures about their business for a directory. They will also discuss ways to bring more business to Wilsall and improve the business climate.

• Mark your calendar for the Shields River Lutheran Church’s annual block party Wednesday, July 13, from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.

• A bridal shower for Cassie Woosley is planned for Saturday, July 16, at the Shields Valley Senior Center in Wilsall.


No Farmers Market July 4

There is no Shields Valley Farmers Market on Monday, July 4, at Holliday Park in Clyde Park, due to the Fourth of July holiday.


Raffle winner

The winner of the Bank Bar Buckle Raffle was Bert Veirs.



• The Clyde Park Bridge Club met June l5 at Clyde Park Tavern and Cafe. with Bob Eyman as host. Prize winners were Ken DeBoer, high; and Sharon Jones, bingo.

• Winners of the June 21 Senior Citizens card party were Georgia Hogenson, first; Jean Landers, second; and Betty Burdette, low.

• Wilsall Women’s Pinochle Club met Monday afternoon at the Shields Valley Senior Center. Prize winners were Betty Burdette, high; Marie Smith, low; and Linda Wilson, traveling.

• Winners of the June 28 Senior Citizens card party were Marie Smith, first; Jean Skillman, second; and Linda Wilson, low.


Guests, visits

Marvin and Joy Goffena of Stevensville were recent overnight guests of his mother Erma Goffena.

Breakfast guests of Shirley Hoyem were Rob and Brady Hoyem, of Spokane, Washington; Glenda and Ed Matson, of Las Vegas; Ben and Bonnie Carlton, of Portland, Oregon; and Joe, Vicki and Katie Glen, of St. Petersburg, Florida. Rob and Brady cooked the breakfast.

Roger and Jane Gardner of Livingston, and Penny and Joe Roberts of Portland, Oregon, were Sunday callers at the home of Jean Skillman.