Gas on the fire

On the Side

The first time I put gasoline in the car I was driving it was 1977, and it cost me about 60 cents a gallon. Naturally, I didn't fill it up, but I really didn't blink at spending $6 for more than half a tank. Heck, I was a 16-year-old kid making $35 a week writing sports for the local newspaper. That $6 was chump change.

Of course, gas costs more these days. During the course of the year that I traveled between Mason City and Algona, I paid from $1.78 to $2.69 a gallon. Gasoline is a commodity, and the price changes minute by minute as traders buy and sell.

Read the rest of On the Side in the June 20 Advance.

Kossuth County Advance

14 E. Nebraska St.

Algona, IA 50511  

Phone: (515) 295-3535

Fax: (515) 295-7217

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