Ruppert Auction Service
will continue the service provided for many years
across Southwest Nebraska by Egle Auction Company.
Andy and Peggy Ruppert of rural
Culbertson purchased the
auction company from Don and Iola Egle in January 2002, and assumed
after the Egles moved to Arkansas in April 2002.
Ruppert worked for the Egles
for seven years before purchasing the company. “I set up auctions,
worked as ringman,” Ruppert said, “whatever needed to be
done.” Ruppert said he also learned to sell by listening to Don
and Don’s son, Lonnie.
Ruppert’s crew includes fellow auctioneers
(and ringmen) Danny
Berndt and Justin Banzhaf; ringman, Aaron Ruppert, Andy’s son;
clerk Merlin Brown; and cashiers, Danelle Ruppert,
Andy’s daughter, and wife, Peggy, who has a bachelor’s degree
in business administration and accounting.
Ruppert said his company will
do estate, household and consignment
sales, and has the equipment and manpower
to set up auctions.
Ruppert also farms, so is especially
proficient at farm