Bringing the world closer

A visit by Ivan and Iola Speck of England reminded me that the more I learn about people elsewhere, the broader my understanding is of the world.

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August 26, 2022 - 3:26 PM

Iola Speck and her father, Ivan, of England, visited Iola this week. Ever since the 14-year-old discovered she shared her name with Iola, Kansas, she has wanted to visit. Her father brought that dream to fruition with a two-week trek starting from Chicago. REGISTER/VICKIE MOSS

Internationals are helping put Iola on the map.

Two stories in Friday’s Register highlight those from abroad.

One features Yuki Ikezaki, a Japanese soccer player at Allen Community College, The other was the recent visit by Ivan Speck and his daughter, Iola.

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