Walt Spiese purchased the LaMoure Drug Store from Howard Cole in December 1976. At that time, the drug store was located where Apex Physical Therapy and Wellness Center is currently. In 1979, Walt relocated the drug store to its current location in the First State Mall. In 2004, the drug store underwent a remodel, expanding into the First State Agency suite and moving the pharmacy from the back of the store to the side of the store.
Walt was the only pharmacist for 20 years, working 7 days a week. He didn’t hire any part-time pharmacists until 1996. He also didn’t have a pharmacy technician until the early 1990’s. Over the years the drug store has continued to expand its offerings. Currently you can find a wide range of giftware, cards, school supplies, OTC’s, durable medical equipment, seasonal items, miscellaneous house supplies, toiletries, clothes, baby supplies, coffee and smoothie drinks, the list goes on and on.
Currently there are 5 full-time and 4 part-time employees from LaMoure, Dickey, Monango, Valley City, Lisbon and Jud. The full-time cashiers are Trudy Visser, LaMoure and Connie Willey, LaMoure. The full-time pharmacy personnel are Alicia Lauf-Pekarski, Dickey, Marie Bopp, Monango and Walt, LaMoure. The current full-time pharmacy staff offers a combined 74 years of pharmaceutical experience. Walt has been a licensed pharmacist for 48 years. LaMoure Drug Store often has openings in the summer for part-time work which is usually filled by high school students looking to make some money during their summer vacation. Connie and Alicia now manage the day to day operations of the store while Walt continues to slowly step away and enjoy retirement. The drug store accepts most insurances and Medicare. We also offer immunizations without an appointment.