Keough purchases Buffalo Center Tire & Auto

Joe Keough, left, will operate the renamed Keo Tire in Buffalo Center, after purchasing Buffalo Center Tire & Auto from Zach and Olivia Doden. Zach, at right, hands Joe the keys to the shop.

Keo Tire will be the new name of Buffalo Center’s tire shop, as Joe Keough has purchased Buffalo Center Tire & Auto from Zach and Olivia Doden. Keough, who lives in rural Thompson, took over as owner and operator of the shop this Tuesday, Oct. 1.

“I’ve always had a fascination with cars and tractors,” said Keough. Originally from Forest City, he attended Western Iowa Tech in Sioux City to become an auto technician. He worked at Wagner Tire for 15 years, and he says buying the shop in Buffalo Center will allow him to work closer to home.

Keough will continue to provide the same services customers have relied upon at the shop, including working on passenger vehicles and also doing tires for tractors and semis. Hours will remain the same, weekdays from 8 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Keough also plans to also work Saturday mornings from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.

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