The steering committee investigating the future of Iola schools has narrowed its list of potential school sites. The Iola Register reports that after another meeting Tuesday, members were able to narrow the field from five scenarios to three. They settled on on all-new construction as opposed to part renovation/ part new construction for a single elementary school. The locations being considered are land abutting Oregon Road with Cottonwood Street extending to the north; 20 acres on Cottonwood Street just north of Allen Community College, and 20 acres at Kentucky and Monroe.
A group bicycle event is planned for Saturday to help celebrate the fifth anniversary of the opening of the Southwind Rail Trail. The Allen County Trails Celebration Ride will begin at 9 a.m. with a group ride starting on the south side of the Iola Square. The ride will cross the new King of Trails Bridge and then head south to Humboldt.