By Dale Brown
The Journal 

Sackmann looks back on a blessed life


Last updated 2/13/2023 at 4:22pm

Journal photo, April 26, 2014

As runners cross the finish line on April 26, the times will be accurately recorded in part due to equipment built by Dennis Sackmann, such as the timing stand pictured above.

Editor's Note: This is the final installment of a three-part series featuring Dennis Sackmann

RITZVILLE - It didn't take long for word to spread. Dennis Sackmann, a.k.a. "MacGyver," had been laid off by the new manager at the grange supply store. He was available.

"By that afternoon, I had received two or three phone calls offering me employment elsewhere," he said.

One offer came from Mitch Hille, who ran the local Chevrolet dealership. Hille needed a service manager.

Sackmann worked there for about a year until his brother-in-law, Scott Fitch, offered him a job as the store manager at...

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