Allen County Receives Trail Grants

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

Prairie Spirit Trail Extension Progresses In Iola

According to David Toland, “construction of the 1.5 miles of the Prairie Spirit Trail Extension within the city limits of Iola is ahead of schedule. All of the concrete curb cuts have been completed on the extension within Iola thanks … Read More

Iola Extension to Open Early Summer 2012

The 1 mile extension to the Prairie Spirit Trail within the Iola city limits is projected to be completed and opened by early summer 2012 according to the city administrators. The extension will take the trail from its current end … Read More

Allen County Arsonist Caught

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

  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

More News on PST Extension to Humbolt

Thrive Allen County and the Sunflower Rail-Trails Conservancy jointly announced this week that the 51-mile Prairie Spirit Trail will be extended south 6.5 miles from Iola. This addition will follow the regulations of the National Trails Act and will extend … Read More

Prairie Spirit Trail extension progressing in Iola

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 … Read More

Trail to be extended to Humboldt?

From Kansas Cyclist Efforts are underway to extend the 51-mile Prairie Spirit Trail from Iola to Humboldt. Sunflower Rail-Trails Conservancy assumed railbanking custodianship of the 6.5-mile out-of-service rail corridor in January. A series of informational meetings will be held in … Read More

Time For Some Spring Cleaning on the Trail

Thrive Allen County is hosting a Prairie Spirit Trail Clean-Up on April 30th starting at 9am and continuing until 1pm. Those that wish to participate should meet at Union Tire on West Street in Iola. They recommend that you bring … Read More

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