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Dear editor, I agree with the previous letters to the editor published in the Register that the old Arkhaven Nursing Home should be voted for rezoning to R-2 at the Feb. 14 city council meeting.…

To Mayor French and members of the Iola Council, Iola needs to change the zoning on North Walnut. Our town needs affordable housing. We lost so many homes in the 2007 flood. Many older homes…

Dear editor, A few weeks ago after the Iola Planning Commission decided not to rezone the old Arkhaven nursing facility I went up there and drove around all the buildings and came to this conclusion:…

Dear editor, Even those opposed to rezoning the old Arkhaven Nursing Home agree there is a need for more housing in Iola. Presently, the Arkhaven site is zoned for single-family use or for a nursing…

Dear editor, I’d like to add my voice to those supporting the rezoning of the North Walnut property to allow refitting a dilapidated nursing home into apartments. I believe this not only will be an…

Dear editor, I would think that people would want that former nursing home, a true eyesore, to be converted into apartments. There’s mice and rats in there and vagrants coming and going. Iola should take…

Dear editor, The Iola Planning Commission met Jan. 18 to consider rezoning to allow construction of 51 new apartments at the old Arkhaven site. I attended and spoke but I was unprepared. My apologies to…

Dear editor, I am writing in support of rezoning the area on North Walnut to allow the old Arkhaven site to be converted into 51 one- and two-bedroom apartments.   I attended the zoning meeting…

Dear editor, Iola has an affordable housing problem.  In my opinion, it’s time for city leaders to approve making the old nursing home on North Walnut Street into affordable apartments, as recently proposed.  Many years…

Dear editor, Today at 5 p.m. will be my last day at Quality Automotive Services, Inc.  The feeling is bittersweet and so many memories are there. It had been a good life and business for…