There’s no place like home

With their visit to Iola extended indefinitely because of the COVID-19 pandemic, Englanders Martin Sullivan and Lynsey Brown decided to go shopping — for a house.


Local News

April 17, 2020 - 4:20 PM

From left, Martin Sullivan, Lynsey Brown, Cameron Simpson and Patricia Outlan pose in front of their new home on South Washington Avenue. Photo by Trevor Hoag / Iola Register

When Martin “Sully” Sullivan and Lynsey “Tilly” Brown crossed the Atlantic Ocean to attend the wedding of Lynsey’s son, Cameron Simpson, they never dreamed they’d become permanent residents, but thanks to COVID-19 and the charm of rural Kansas, they’ve decided to make Iola home.

It all began last year when Simpson was recruited to play soccer for Allen Community College.

He’d only talked with coaches and seen pictures on the internet, he said, but decided to take the leap and accept ACC’s offer.

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