Getting on the right side of history



November 27, 2019 - 10:32 AM

Iola founders named the small stream that meanders through town, Small Creek.

Here in the Register newsroom, we’re pretty much split between holding on to the Fillies as the Iola High School girls mascot or lumping them in with the Mustangs.

Sports editor Erick Mitchell heavily favors keeping the Fillies moniker. “I’m a traditionalist,” he said.

Horse enthusiast and reporter Vickie Moss likes the inclusion, saying, “There’s no need to have the complication of multiple mascots.” She swayed me over when she said a mustang is simply a small, spirited horse, regardless of its sex.

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