Small Business Happenings – Marvin and Candy Blecha purchased the hardware store in Humboldt, NE, in fall of 2006. Prior to their purchase, store hours were sporadic and supplies and inventory were limited. Marvin, a machinery mechanic, saw a way to keep Humboldt’s downtown square alive with business and to help his hometown economy grow. Marvin is a native of Humboldt, and his wife Candy, a special education teacher at HTRS Schools, is a native of Adams, NE. They understand the importance of supporting their community and growing the business economy in Southeast Nebraska.