The City of Iola has finally received an insurance payment for flood damage the Recreation Community Building at Riverside Park. The building’s floor was damaged due to flooding in October. According to The Iola Register, the city received just under $300,000 from its insurance carrier last week for floor repairs. There was another $4,000 to replace some of the contents lost in the flood. Now city officials will decide on a strategy to get the building back in service. Rec Department employees have been placed at City Hall until their office flooring can be repaired.
Another high profile building in Iola has been sold. The Iola American Legion building at 712 W. Patterson has been sold to an unidentified buyer. Iola Realtor John Brocker, who is handling the sale, declined to identify the buyer to the Register. Because the sale is not complete, public records of the buyer are not yet available.