Around Town

The Iola United Methodist Women met at Calvary Sept. 23, where Matt Stuckey gave a lesson on his work with the Southeast Kansas Mental Health Center. The center encompasses six counties, including Allen, and provides…

Cofachique Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution members discussed a number of activities at their Sept. 18 meeting. Members agreed to ring bells as part of Constitution Week in September, and donate to Humanity House…

W.P. McFadden, 70, of Iola died Sunday in a hospital in Oklahoma City after a short illness. Mr. McFadden came to Iola in 1926 to form a partnership with Grover Menzie. The two men opened…

Country Lanes, the new $250,000 bowling center, will hold an open house Sunday afternoon to which everyone, especially keglers, is invited. It is owned by Iola Bowl, Inc., whose directors are Marvin Boyer, president; Lee…

Allen County Area Retired School Personnel heard about building updates throughout Iola-USD 257. Superintendent of Schools Stacey Fager was on hand for Wednesday’s meeting, discussing the various projects at Iola HIgh School, Iola Middle School…

COLONY — Brant McGhee gave the Communion Meditation at last week’s Colony Christian Church service, using a parable about cows getting loose from their pastures. Normally, it’s easy to put them right back in because…

Miss Amy Jones is celebrating her 25th year as operator of a retail store in Iola. She began as a partner with George Williams when he started his typewriter store, took it over when he…

With the threat of a $60,000 budget deficit staring them in the face, Allen County Commissioners laid off eight road and bridge employees and ordered all weed and brush cutting in the country suspended.  *****…

50 Years Ago By one measure, Iola is $1 million in the hole, Jerry Bratten, district extension forester, told a group of Iolans last night. Bratten and another extension agent from Kansas State University conducted…

A bee visits a wild sunflower on 200 Road north of Iola Monday.