Tag: a look back in time

Iola’s volunteer firefighters, who go where city trucks cannot go under city law and also back up the city department when needed, is still going strong.  John Womack is chief of the group, which consists…

Phyllis Meredith recently returned from the Death Valley 49ers’ Art Show and Encampment. She was one of 100 artists chosen to display their work at the show which depicted Old West life in the desert.…

November 1980 Dr. John Norton, son of Mr. and Mrs. Leslie Norton of Iola, who is a physicist at the national laboratories at Los Alamos, N.M., spoke to Iola Rotarians. Norton predicted the nuclear electric…

Construction of a new parsonage on the lots at the corner of Madison and Cottonwood streets has been approved by the congregation of First Methodist Church, the Rev. E.E. Tillotson said. It will be constructed…

Allen County had fewer farms in 1959 than in 1954 but they were larger in size and represented a substantially larger investment. This is revealed in the preliminary report of the 1959 agricultural census which…

The members of Boy Scout troops number 53, 55 and 56 are circulating Crusade for Freedom petitions throughout Iola today and will continue to do so throughout the week. Crusade for Freedom is a nationwide…

Jean Barber was nominated to fill a vacancy on the Allen County Commission created by the resignation of Bob Huskey. ***** Workers from SeKan Asphalt of Gas have begun construction on what will be a…

City commissioners accepted a bid of $25,575 for the Memorial Hall site from H. A. Joiner and Associates of Wichita, completing the formalities required to permit the building to be razed and construction of an…

Russell Yarton who recently purchased the American Service Co. building and equipment on West Street, will continue the business at the Iola Ice and Coal Co., Inc. He is also taking orders for fireplace and…

October 1980 Image Plus, a new jewelry store at 1 N. Jefferson, will open Tuesday. The store will be operated by Betsy Varner. Ed and Betsy Varner moved to Iola from Tulsa about a year…