The downside of living in Shangri-La

A smaller population base means we all have to shoulder more responsibility for the wheels to keep turning.



August 13, 2020 - 10:12 AM

The Iola Municipal Band performs each Thursday evening through Aug. 13 on the courthouse bandstand. Photo by Richard Luken / Iola Register

Small towns often get a bad rap because they don’t appear to be the “bargain” that some people assume them to be.

The tradeoff to doing without big museums and parks, airports, athletic stadiums and entertainment venues  — big ticket items that rely heavily on public tax dollars —  should be a more affordable lifestyle, goes the thinking.

And for the most part, it is.

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