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City and school leaders announce more than 100 apartments on the way to relieve housing crunch

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February 16, 2022 - 9:54 AM

School board members Dan Willis, left, and Doug Dunlap in the new science and technology center on the IHS campus. On Monday, the board announced Iola's three elementary schools will be repurposed into apartments. Photo by Vickie Moss

Iola leaders helped ensure the city’s future in two big ways Monday night.

First, local school board members announced the district’s three elementary buildings will be renovated into apartments.

And second, Iola council members rezoned land so that a developer can convert an abandoned nursing home into apartments.

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