City to decide creek’s fate

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December 6, 2019 - 10:27 PM

Iola City Council members will decide Monday whether Coon Creek should keep its name or revert to its original moniker, Small Creek.

Council members were asked last month to approve the name change by Iola teen Allie Utley, who unearthed old newspaper clippings noting the Coon Creek name originated around the start of the 20th century, after an influx of African-American families began moving into the neighborhood.

Council members wanted to hear from others in the community before deciding.

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