Longtime retailer retires

Jan Knewtson, who has been a part of the retail scene in downtown Iola for 34 years, is retiring. Her three shops, Sophisticated Rose, Sophisticated Rose Plus and Tuxedo Junction, soon will close.


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June 5, 2020 - 3:36 PM

Jan Knewtson

After 34 years in retail, Jan Knewtson is retiring.

Knewtson said she arrived at the decision when business was suspended for seven weeks because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The hiatus gave her time to evaluate the retail landscape, its inherent challenges and her desire to keep at it.

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