Metal dealer talks trash, treasures



April 7, 2016 - 12:00 AM


f Martians ever do visit our blue planet, there’s a good case for taking them to Ray’s Metal Depot as evidence of what industrial man has been up to all these years.

At an hour-long talk at the Iola Public Library — titled “Junk?” — in which Ray Maloney spoke to a small crowd about the history and impact of recycling in America, the owner-operator of the LaHarpe-based scrapyard touched on the many items he buys and sells out at the 24-acre section of land along Highway 54, known affectionately — especially by middle-aged men with a certain lust for home improvement — as “Ray-mart.”

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