From Iola Radio Newsroom, dated March 24, 2011
At yesterday’s county commissioner meeting, an agreement was approved that will extend Prairie Spirit Trail through Iola. The state has agreed to reimburse the city for 80 percent of the project’s estimated $519,000 price tag, using federal Transportation Enhancement funds. Commissioners also approved a land swap with Iolan Jack McFadden, allowing the city to take possession of land along the trail and south of U.S. 54. The land has been a storage site for construction equipment owned by the late Johnny Womack. Bids could come within the next three months.