A look back in time


October 17, 2019 - 10:06 AM

65 Years Ago

October 1954

Approximately 150 delegates and visitors opened the 53rd convention of the Second District Federation of Women’s Clubs here yesterday. The sessions continued through today, closing with a luncheon at noon at the First Methodist Church. Mrs. C.E. Russell of Iola was general chairman.


Iola’s newest recreational facility, a 15-acre projected lake near the shale mound in Bassett, is finally on the way to becoming a reality. Water from a Lehigh fire hydrant started flooding the area Saturday. If Elm Creek keeps flowing, the pumping will continue until the area has a depth of about four feet. When the process is complete, the general public will be invited to use the lake for boating, skating or fishing.