Locals’ letters urge legislators to approve state park

The Senate's Committee on Commerce held a hearing Wednesday on the merits of designating Lehigh Portland State Park. In advance, they received 103 letters supporting the measure. Here are two of them.

Dear Members of the Senate Committee on Commerce,

I am writing to express my support for designating Lehigh Portland as a Kansas state park.  

I was born and raised in Iola. Growing up, my father was an Iola Elks member and we frequently spent  time at the quarry lake swimming, fishing, and boating. 

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