Iola Extension Officially Opens

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According to Clark Coan at the Sunflower Rail-Trails Conservancy: “David Toland with Thrive Allen County reports that the new section of the Prairie Spirit Trail within the city limits of Iola is now complete. Asphalt has been laid and a … Read More

Update on Iola Extension

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According to “Our Man in Iola” Kretzmeier: “The asphalt from the 109 mile marker South to Riverside Park is in place today. Some of the grading is yet to be completed, but it is navigable. Our group rode the distance … Read More

Iola Bridge Replaced

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The bridge in Iola that was closed due to arson last summer has been replaced. The trail is now open for its current entire length.  

Trail Extension Update from KDWP

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The trail extension from the Prairie Spirit Trail State Park to River Side Park in Iola is not done. There is a tentative deadline of June 1. This however, depends on many factors including weather. The bridge is still out … Read More

Allen County Receives Trail Grants

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David Toland with Thrive Allen County reports the following: “The Sunflower Foundation has approved a $22,818 grant to build the Prairie Spirit Trail Extension from Humboldt to Iola. The Health Care Foundation of Greater KC has also approved the matching … Read More

Allen County Arsonist Caught

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The Iola Register reports that a 19 year-old volunteer firefighter from Carlyle has been arrested and charged with 21 counts of arson including the fire which damaged a bridge on the Prairie Spirit Trail. Included in the article is the … Read More

Small Trail Closure in Iola

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  From Trail Manager Trent McCown There was a bridge fire in Iola on 08-31-11 that damaged the bridge just south of Oregon Rd within the city limits of Iola. A short section of trail is closed and we are … Read More

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