The Price Chopper in Fort Scott will be closing its doors in the coming weeks. According to Fort Scott dot biz, the owner of the Price Chopper said that there wasn’t enough business to support store expenses. All merchandise will be marked down beginning on Wednesday and the store will remain open until all until merchandise is liquidated.
The Civil War statue known as “Ol’ Zachary” has been removed from its position on a monument at the original Iola Cemetery. The Iola Register reports that weather has taken its toll on the statue, 20 years after it was last restored. City crews discovered the damage last month and transferred it to the Allen County Historical Society. It will remain on display there until city officials decide what to do next. Restoration could cost $7,500. The Iola statue is believed to be one of only a handful of the zinc statues surviving in Kansas.
The Kansas Department of Agriculture, K-State Research and Extension and the Kansas Department of Health and Environment will host a regional workshop Parsons on Saturday, Feb. 2nd. It’ll be at the Southeast Research and Extension Center. Onsite registration will open at 8:30 a.m. and the workshops will begin at 9:00 a.m. and conclude by 3:00 p.m. Register at http://www.fromthelandofkansas.com