As we get into year 2019, here are a few of my random thought concerning life in Iola and Allen County:
In my opinion, the number one problem in Iola is affordable housing. The old, worn out houses get condemned and torn down, opening up more vacant lots. They bring in very little taxes. It will take some thinking out of the box to come to some solutions. Can Habitat for Humanity build a few houses? Can the trade school choose some of the structurally sound houses and bring them up to code?