(Beaver Dam) The Boston Store in Beaver Dam will be closing. The parent company for Boston Store, Bon-Ton Stores Incorporated announced yesterday (Wednesday) that 42 stores, including nine in Wisconsin, are closing over in the next few months. Officials at Bon-Ton say the 1860 employees affected will be offered a chance to interview for job openings at other stores. Bon-Ton owns 260 stores in 24 states. The nine stores closing in Wisconsin are the most of any state. The company has lost money for six consecutive years and recently missed a $14-million-dollar debt payment. The other Wisconsin closings include Younkers and Elder-Beerman stores in Appleton, Beloit, Fond du Lac, Manitowoc, Marinette, Superior and Wausau. Stores will also be closing Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Utah.