In addition to the new wayfinding signage recently installed in Iola, the city also has a new decorative archway over the Prairie Spirit Trail where it crosses US-54 highway.
The archway (along with a matching arch at the south end of the Southwind Rail Trail in Humboldt), was dedicated last Friday, attended by a crowd of civic leaders, volunteers, local citizens, and media.
The archway pillars are constructed of brick, with a sunflower-themed metal arch connecting the two pillars, and an oval sign depicting the community name and logo — a rainbow arch bridge for Humboldt, and an active living scene for Iola.
The archways were built by local artisans, with local donations, under the direction of local nonprofit, Thrive Allen County, and are intended to welcome trail visitors, as well as raise awareness of the trails among people who may be driving past.
Learn more from Bike Allen County, Thrive Allen County, and KOAM-TV.