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Josephino Iouanis, left, makes change Thursday from the till for Joseph Pokoche right, while Erik Thompson of the Prairie Sun Bank in Milan observes. The opportunity to learn about business is one of the reasons that members of the Micronesian community in Milan created a company to re-open the community's only gas station. Tribune photo by Tom Cherveny

Reopening of Milan's gas station is a big step forward for owners from Micronesian island

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Opening a full-service gasoline station may sound like a throwback to the good old days, but for the owners of the Island Service Company, it's a warp-speed leap into the future.

The owners of Milan's newly opened service station are all from an island in the Federated States of Micronesia so small it has no cars whatsoever.

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