Mildred looks to the future

While Mildred has many of the same maladies facing other small towns, it also has some arrows in its quiver to ensure the community's future. A handful of residents spoke about Mildred's strengths and challenges at a community conversation Tuesday.


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October 18, 2023 - 3:23 PM

Frank Emery speaks at a Mildred community conversation Tuesday. Photo by Richard Luken / Iola Register

MILDRED — It’s been a century since Mildred’s halcyon days.

At one time, the little burg at the northeast corner of Allen County had a population of more than 2,000, with a cement plant that employed more than 300.

Alas, demand for cement declined at the end of World War I, and the Great Depression shuttered the Mildred industry for good.

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