About Mitten's

  • Mitten's Travel Center is open 24/7/365!
  • We are conveniently located just off Interstate 70, Exit 76, or if you prefer the scenic route, take US Highway 40/83. All roads lead to Mittens!
  • We feature a variety of food options, as well as plenty of high quality driver amenities including a walk-in Urgent Care Clinic.
  • Here at Mitten's Travel Center we are constantly striving to become better than yesterday. You can always expect to see some kind of ongoing project in the works to improve our family owned Travel Center of tomorrow.
  • We are dedicated to providing highway travelers including professional drivers and four wheel traffic as well as RV's with services that are unsurpassed in quality and convenience.
  • Thank you for your business!

Our Core Values

Family

Integrity

Ethics

Commitment

Respect

Appreciation

Honesty

Service Oriented

About our Founder

      In 1966 Jim Mitten and his wife Estelene moved to Oakley and purchased LW Swart and Breckinridge trucking and started Jim Mitten Trucking. His bright red and green Mitten “Cow Taxi’s” were recognized all across Kansas! 
      In 1967, Jim was approached by Skelly Oil Company. They wanted to build a Truckstop and wanted Jim to operate it. So they could call it a “Truckstop operated by a trucker. ”Within the first year of operations, Skelly quickly decided that there wasn’t enough money for the amount of work it took too operate a Truckstop and sold it to Jim Mitten. 
      A few years later, Gary and Toni Johnson(Mitten) and Larry and Tami Bley(Mitten) joined forces and it then became a family operation. 
       Today, the modernized location that has grown from the beginning is operated by Jim Mittens grandson Matt Mildenberger and wife Misty. Along with their dynamic team of professionals, operate one of the most sophisticated and diversified Travel Centers along the highway serving customers from all over the United States. 
       Their operations includes a full service IHOP sit down restaurant, quick service restaurants including Sonic and Subway, 24hr fueling, convenience store which provides ample items that anyone traveling along the Interstate would find a need or desire for, Blue Beacon Truck wash,24 hour repair shop, Bulk fuel, Oil and DEF delivery all over the midwestern United States. Urgent Care walk-in clinic, and on-site laundry. 
        The family friendly location has a fenced in dog park and playground, family restroom, 62 room Sleep Inn and Suites hotel across the street, 24 hr-6 bay repair shop including 3 roadside repair trucks to help the stranded professionals drivers along the side of the highway to get back on the road safely and in a timely manner. 
       Jim was always very proud that Mitten’s has been owned and operated by his family for the past 55 years.

How Mittens was Formed

While the flag above the site has changed several times in the last forty years (Skelly, Texaco, Shell, TravelCenters of America) one thing has remained consistent, the ownership.  Jim’s daughters and their husbands joined the venture in the early years and today grandson Matt Mildenberger leads the company to provide service and hospitality to the tens of thousands of annual visitors. Jim‘s two daughters, Toni Johnson and Tami Bley along with their husbands joined the venture in the 70’s and today grandson Matt Mildenberger and wife Misty lead the company to provide exceptional service and hospitality to tens of thousands of annual visitors.

Podcast

Listen to Mitten's President Matt Mildenberger's conversation on "The Truck Stops Here" podcast

Get in touch

Matt Mildenberger

President

Matt Mildenberger

785-672-3062 ext. 16

mattm@mitteninc.com

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Darren Goetz

Vice President

Darren Goetz

785-672-3062 ext. 12

darreng@mitteninc.com

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Sharon Boyd

Accounts Receivable/Payable

Sharon Boyd

785-672-3062 ext. 21

sharonb@mitteninc.com

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Luke Ruggles

Bulk Fuel/Oil Manager

Luke Ruggles

785-672-3062 ext. 23, lucasr@mitteninc.com, or 308-737-9687

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Kalyn Ritter

CFO

Kalyn Ritter

785-672-3062 ext. 11

kalynr@mitteninc.com

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Janice Herring

Convenience Store Manager

Janice Herring

785-672-4111

janiceh@mitteninc.com

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Janice Herring

Director of Fresh Food Operations

Janice Herring

785-672-4111

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Rodney Haffner

Fuel & Lubricant Sales and Service

Rodney Haffner

785-673-3377

rodneyh@mitteninc.com

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Jeff Kuhlman

Fuel & Lubricants Administrator

Jeff Kuhlman

785-673-3162

jeffk@mitteninc.com

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Email or call for fuel desk services

Fuel Desk

Email or call for fuel desk services

785-672-4111

janiceh@mitteninc.com

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Melanie Hockersmith

Human Resources

Melanie Hockersmith

785-672-3062 ext. 22

melanier@mitteninc.com

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Hunt Brothers Pizza

785-672-4111

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Dalton Keller

IT Administrator

Dalton Keller

785-953-0836

daltonk@mitteninc.com

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Call to schedule our board room or meeting room

Meeting Room Scheduling

Call to schedule our board room or meeting room

785-672-3062 ext 22

mittensmeetingroom@gmail.com

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Ryan Jacques

Parts Manager

Ryan Jacques

785-953-0175

ryanj@mitteninc.com

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Aaron Cook

Shift Foreman

Aaron Cook

715-207-4122

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Shop

785-672-3270

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Brent Holzmeister

Shop Foreman

Brent Holzmeister

785-672-3270

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Julian Albers

Shop Manager

Julian Albers

785-672-3270

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Oscar Macias

Tire Manager

Oscar Macias

785-248-1888

oscarm@mitteninc.com

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Urgent Care

785-672-1441

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