A look back in time


October 4, 2019 - 5:23 PM

30 Years Ago

October 1989

Jacki Chase of Iola has been appointed to the Governor’s Council on Fitness by Gov. Mike Hayden. Chase, a registered nurse, is Wellness Coordinator at Allen County Hospital.


COLONY — Debbie Womelsdorf Mendel is the new owner and manager of Deb’s Colony Restaurant, which opened here Sunday.


Dr. Frank Lenski Jr., who retired in July, 1987 after 37 years of practicing medicine, died Sunday evening at his home in Iola. He was 63.


Iolan Bill Lacy, a Yates Center attorney, was on the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge during Tuesday’s night’s earthquake. Fortunately, he had just passed the portion of the span that collapsed during the quake. Lacy, an officer in the Navy Reserves, is in his second week of a two-week tour of duty at the naval base on Treasure Island.


LE ROY — Ground-breaking ceremonies were held Thursday in LeRoy for a building which soon will house American Metal Products, a subsidiary of Iola’s Trade America.