• Spring is in the Air!

  • THANK YOU for 8 Wonderful Years!


    I began working at Skaar Drug in the fall of 1976 for Gene and Eleanor Skaar. Twyla Rodemaker started a month later, and we soon became friends. In 1985 Skaars sold their business to Ivar and Nan Jakobson where we continued to work at Jakobson Drug until they closed in 2009.


    The Front Porch opened in April of 2010. Now eight years later, with a total of 42 years working in retail with my longtime friend Twyla, I have decided to close my store.


    The past eight years have been a fun and rewarding journey! I want to thank each and every one of you for your loyal support and friendship over the years. I will truly miss all of you!


    - Susan Engelhardt


    **We be closed Monday, April 16 and Tuesday, April 17 to prepare for our storewide Going Out of Business Sale which will begin Wednesday, April 18. Our final day of business will be Thursday, May 31. We will be offering large discounts on all items and hope you take advantage of the savings!**

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  • About Us

    THE FRONT PORCH opened it’s door in April, 2010. We are located in the heart of Osage’s Main Street.


    Owner, Susan Engelhardt is joined by long time friend and associate, Twyla Rodemaker. We take pride in having years of experience in the retail environment.


    Our mission is to create an atmosphere of warmth and retreat, and provide a fresh level of service that extends beyond the expected.


    Stop in soon and let myself, Twyla or McKenzie assist you in finding just what you are looking for!

    -Susan Engelhardt, Owner

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    706 Main St.
    Osage, IA 50461
    Mon. - Fri. 9-5
    Sat. 9-3