Longtime principal remembered


Local News

August 20, 2019 - 10:50 AM

Don Wilmoth

Don Wilmoth may be best known as a longtime principal at Iola Middle School, but athletics also played a big role in his life, according to Bill Shirley, who served as Wilmoth’s assistant principal and took over the job after Wilmoth retired in 1995.

Wilmoth died Sunday at the age of 85. Funeral services are scheduled for Wednesday morning.

Before he became principal in 1977, Wilmoth was a teacher and a coach at schools in Iola and Colony. He served as a football and basketball referee for the Kansas State High School Activities Association throughout his teaching career.

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