Barber’s love of local sports on display

Iola barber Jack Steiner's shop is filled with dozens of old photos, clippings and other memorabilia, reflecting his love of local sports history.

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July 29, 2022 - 2:13 PM

Jack Steiner's sports memorabilia collection in his Iola barber shop includes this photo of former Iola High School standout and professional football player Peda Samuel. Photo by Quinn Burkitt / Iola Register

Jack Steiner knows a thing or two about Allen County sports history, and the athletes that put small towns like Iola, Yates Center and Humboldt on the map.

Steiner is originally from Yates Center and played against Iola several times through his youth. Steiner’s children also played in the area, feeding his many memories of games at area high schools and junior colleges.

He has preserved much of that history, converting his barber shop into a makeshift sports museum.

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