David and Catarina Rziha of Tampa have purchased Boelling’s Health Mart Pharmacy and Kay’s Pharmacy in Herington. The merged pharmacy will be known as Kay’s Pharmacy and will be at the former Boelling’s location.
David Rziha said he owned a pharmacy in the past at Atchison. The couple returned to Tampa in 2009 to join his parents’ farming operation. They decided to buy the Herington pharmacies to augment their farming income.
“It’s been terribly dry the past several years,” David said, although with the recent wet spell conditions have improved.”
The Rhizas both are pharmacists and have been working part-time at Marion Health Mart Pharmacy. David will continue farming while working at the Herington pharmacy. Kay Brunner will continue at Herington as a full-time pharmacist.
The Rzihas are expecting their fourth child in two weeks. After maternity leave, Catarina expects to resume working part-time at Marion, and will work part-time in Herington.