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By James McAfee/The Knox County News-Courier—
KNOX CITY—Cedar Ridge Aviation purchased Air-Ag at the Knox City Airport from Donna and Stan Wojcik last month and will add a new airplane to its stable of 14 helicopters to improve agricultural services.
Included in the purchase were four hangars and an older aircraft, which was used as a trade for the new plane, one which Wojcik had already ordered.
Cedar Ridge will operate the business as Air-Ag, instead of Air-Ag, Inc. and will keep Terry Porter as an employee.
Dustin Johnson had hoped the new plane would arrive last week, but no report came by deadline.
Stan Wojcik, who operated the business for 36 years, the last 30 with Donna, said he had gotten some offers from other potential buyers in the past, but “decided it was better to sell to a local company and keep the business here.”
Wojcik admitted the business had changed a lot from when it was just more of a crop dusting service for cotton, saying his insurance cost him as much last year as his first plane did. “We do more wheat and pasture now instead of cotton,” he said.
“I would like to thank all my customers over the past 36 years,” Wojcik added.
“Now, I just have one full-time job (Knox County judge) instead of two.”