Allen County Community Guide

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Elsmore • Gas • Humboldt • Iola

LaHarpe • Moran • Savonburg

Since 1995, Iola Transmission has served the Iola community and southeast Kansas. It began in a 2-car garage. Now, it’s grown into a state-of-the-art three-bay facility to meet our customers’ needs. We offer in-house rebuilds of all foreign and domestic standard transmissions and clutch repairs, along with all remanufactured automatic transmissions that carry a 3-year, 100,000 mile nationwide warranty.

1257 Bennett St 620-365-8200
exceptional client care, impeccable service and competitive rates, Iola Transmission Shop is the company for you. We’ll have you back on the road in no time. Call today! All major credit cards are accepted
From left, Justin Folk, Sarah Folk and John Goodwin

WELCOME HOME A letter from the Iola Chamber of Commerce

Thank you for picking up a copy of our Allen County Community Guide! The Iola Area Chamber of Commerce and Tourism has partnered with The Iola Register to create the product you hold in your hands, and we’re very proud of it.

Our goal for this guide is to provide an overview of the amazing business community in Allen County and to highlight what makes this little corner of the world unique. Allen County remains strong for many reasons, and our business community plays a significant role in our success.

Whether it’s by offering valuable goods and services, providing employment, sponsoring a local tee-ball team, or helping spearhead local efforts, we recognize how much local businesses contribute.

The Allen County Community Guide celebrates these businesses and helps you recognize the faces behind them. After all, that’s one of the perks of living in southeast Kansas: we’re all neighbors. And most of the time, we’re even friendly!

For those of you new to the Chamber, we serve as a business leadership organization for Iola and surrounding rural communities. The Chamber supports and fosters business growth and local tourism by increasing our members’ visibility through social media, publications and business and community events.

The Chamber has experienced wonderful growth over the past year, with membership increasing 30 percent. New community events have been added, such as the July 4th Pedal Parade and an Easter Egg Hunt. Our Trunk or Treat event saw over 1,500 children participate, and our Santa House on Iola’s square had over 1,000 attendees. More than twenty businesses participated in our annual Christmas Block Party.


Susan Lynn and Tim Stauffer

We are proud of the many strides taken this past year and the ways we are better able to serve our community. Several improvements are in the works, and we are excited to see what 2023 will bring. As we plan for the coming months and years, we keep these broad goals at the forefront while we work with other businesses, organizations and stakeholders, ever increasing advancements to our area. Our efforts remain focused on:

Helping our local businesses grow and prosper. Continuing development of our local amenities and draw new attractions.

Pursuing orderly expansion and development in all community segments.

Increasing job opportunities.

Contributing to the community’s overall economic stability.

Please don’t hesitate if there’s anything we here at the Chamber can do for you, your business or our community. Here’s to working–and progressing–together!

10 W. Jackson St., Iola, KS 66749 (620) 365-5252

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Ag Loan Officer, Landmark National Bank


Assistant City Administrator, City of Iola


CPA and Office Manager, Jarred, Gilmore & Phillips, PA in Iola


Lou’s Marketing and Design, Owner


Max Grundy Designs, Co-owner


Max Grundy Designs, Co-owner


Certified Health Coach


The Protein Place, Owner


April Kroenke Photography, Owner


Art Equals Fun Marketing and Design, Owner


Universal Banker, Emprise Bank


Iola Area Chamber of Commerce and Tourism


Iola Area Chamber of Commerce and Tourism


Iola Area Chamber of Commerce and Tourism

Front row: Marie Barclay, John Baker and Jamie Jensen Back row: Robin Schallie, Miles Mentzer, Misti Kendrick, Corey Schinstock and April Kroenke

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Iola Area Chamber of Commerce & Tourism


Iola Area Chamber of Commerce & Tourism


Situated among fields and stars


Rural towns with rich history


Explore the great outdoors


Quaint and thriving town


A nice place to live


Iola offers more than most

IOLA Home of Lehigh Portland State Park

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Discover Chamber members in your community


Life is fine in Humboldt






Opening day: May 2

Cofachique Park, Iola • 1-3 p.m.


Opening day: May 4

Southeast corner of Iola’s square • 5:30-7 p.m.


Opening day: May 6

Northwest corner of Humboldt’s square • 8-11 a.m.

Southeast corner of US Highways 54 and 59 in Moran • 8-11 a.m. Email or call 620-228-3482

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At Allen County Farmers' Market, we care about giving our community an amazing shopping experience! Since 2010, we’ve offered Allen County residents a chance to enjoy our wide range of events. We’re more than just a venue to buy one-of-a-kind items and locally-made goods — we’re your best excuse for a day out on the town!



Situated among fields and stars

Located at the junction of US Hwy 54 and US Hwy 59, this small rural town traces its roots back to 1881, when the Missouri Pacific Railroad Company built a railroad line through the eastern edge of Allen County. They called it Morantown. In 1889 the town’s name changed to Moran, and the name has stuck since.

Moran calls itself a little piece of heaven nestled in southeast Kansas, and we couldn’t agree more. Its thriving K-12 Marmaton Valley school system and agricultural community remain the heartbeat of the community.

Services include a public library, a scenic park, and 54 Fitness, the town’s fitness center. Local businesses include Chancy’s Grill and Shake, which has been serving up delicious burgers for over thirty years, a fuel station, childcare, Main Street Styles salon, Personal Service Insurance and Moran Locker, now in its fourth generation of ownership. The Iola Area Chamber of Commerce is proud to partner with the following businesses serving Moran and the surrounding area.

Moran Manor-Skilled Nursing by Americare

Moran Manor is an experienced skilled nursing facility for both long- and short-term care. Its staff believe all visitors and long-term residents will find a home in their facility. Located on Highway 54, the location is easy to find and boasts a large floor plan, experienced care and an intimate community.

3940 US Hwy 54, Moran (620) 237-4300

Pump N Pete’s of Moran

Pete’s is a one-stop shop for locals and visitors alike. The Moran location is just one of over 40 convenience stores in Kansas, Missouri and Oklahoma. Pete’s partners with Phillips 66 for its fuel.

844 North Cedar, Moran (620) 237-4551

Top left: Held on the third Saturday in September, Moran Day is the city’s biggest event of the year. Featuring a parade, bean feed and fun for the whole family, the annual celebration dates its roots back to 1946.

Top right: Prairie Queen Wind Farm is located north of LaHarpe and Moran. The wind farm consists of 59 turbines, which generate enough electricity to meet the needs of more than 54,000 Kansas homes.



Elsmore township, located close to Cedar Creek, is a lovely small town that at one time was a thriving center of trade. Nowadays the small population of 50 quietly enjoys their beautiful rural setting, which still has an active railway, a bar called Slim’s, grain silos and a Methodist Church.

Elsmore Day, the community’s annual celebration, began in 1969 and continues to unite the town each September. Sponsored by Elsmore Ruritan Club, the day kicks off with a parade, which routinely features the Marmaton Valley High School


Savonburg, like many smaller rural towns located on the Kansas-Missouri-Texas Railroad line, has slowly dwindled in population since the 1960s. Now home to approximately 109 residents (and an impressive library), Savonburg had a large Swedish population when it was founded in 1879. The town even had a Swedish concert band in the early days.

Located in
the southeast corner of
Allen County, Savonburg holds on to its traditions and provides a relaxing quality of life only found in rural America.
Top left: Jacque Gabbert, vocational agriculture teacher at MVHS, helps her sons, Harper and Henry, collect candy strewn along the Elsmore Day parade route. Top right: Kelli Beggs waits patiently as her ride catches its breath in the parade. Middle left: Nathan Bennett of Stark takes a flying leap off the swing set at the new Savonburg City Park. Inaugurated in 2022, the park is the first in Savonburg’s history and was completed thanks to volunteer work, donations and grants. Everything in the park, including at the playground, is made of refurbished or recycled material. band, kids on bicycles, horses, floats and several Shriner units.
9 ALLEN COUNTY COMMUNITY GUIDE 2702 North State St. • Iola, KS 620-644-4348 Fax 620-224-3120 GROWTH C labor ion powered by AREA PARKS Elsmore Elsmore Community Garden 150 W. 2nd St. Gas City Fees Park Playgrounds, Picnic Area, Splash Pad & Walking Path 1301 2000th St. Humboldt Base Camp Campground, Trail Head & Bike Park 1268 Hawaii Rd. Camp Hunter Campground & Playground 1st & Ohio Streets Cannon Park Playground & Basketball & Tennis Courts 420 N. 9th St. Centennial Park Playground, Ball Parks & Pool 801 Indiana St. City Square Park Park & Bandstand 100 S. 9th St. George Sweatt Memorial Park Baseball Field 901 S. 12 St. Neosho River Park Nature Area & Gardens 901-1199 1000th St. Iola Cedarbrook Park Playground & Picnic Area Cedarbrook Dr. Cofachique Park Park North State St, Across from National Guard Armory Elm Creek Community Garden 702 S. 1st St. Happy Tails Dog Park Dog Park 706 S. Chestnut St. Meadowbrook Park Playground, Pickleball Courts & Ball Park 1024 E. Meadowbrook Rd. Riverside Park Playgrounds, Ball Parks, Skate Park, Municipal Pool, Recreation Center, Fairgrounds, Football Stadium & Trail Access 600 S. State St. Wayne Garrett Children’s Garden 501 N. Buckeye St. LaHarpe LaHarpe City Park Playground & Picnic Area 600 S. Lincoln St. Moran Moran City Park Playground & Picnic Area W. Randolph St. & N. Park St. Crisis Services Available 24/7 | 1-866-973-2241 GARNETT 785.448.6806 HUMBOLDT 620.473.2241 CHANUTE 620.431.7890 FORT SCOTT 620.223.5030 IOLA 620.365.5717 PLEASANTON 913.352.8214 YATES CENTER 620.625.2746 LOCATIONS AND CONTACT We are here for you whenever you need us. Southeast Kansas Mental Health Center
10 ALLEN COUNTY COMMUNITY GUIDE Our family, serving your family for over 50 years. Back row: Debbie Menzie, Heath Curry, Angela Barker Front row: Heather Curry, Pamela Jordan, Nancy Roberts 701 W. Mary St, Yates Center, KS (620) 625-2191 Piqua State Bank (620) 365-3195 Bank of Gas Our services: Tax Preparation, Accounting, Payroll, Bookkeeping, Financial Advisory & Retirement Accounts 208 West Street • Iola, Kansas 66749 Tel. 620-365-2291 tax + accounting + retirement • ® 1450 Montana Rd., Iola Proud to call Iola home since 1974 Learn more about who we are and what we do at COMMERCIAL • INDUSTRIAL • RESIDENTIAL Locally Proven & Trusted Serving the Area For Over 68 Years 306 N. State St. • Iola, KS 66749 1-800-750-6533 (620) 365-ROOF (7663) Licensed & Insured

Tri-Valley Developmental Services is a nonprofit that blends the best values from its past with a progressive spirit toward its future. From its incorporation in 1975 as a center supporting programs for both children and adults with intellectual/developmental disabilities. TVDS has grown to meet today ’s challenges.

Administration Offices * 521 W. 35 CH Pkwy * Chanute, KS * 620-431-7401

Chanute Service Center * 3602 Johnson Drive * Chanute, KS * 620-431-7401

Eureka Service Center * 219 N. Main * Eureka, KS * 620-583-6835

Fort Scott Service Center * 4305 Campbell Drive * Fort Scott , KS * 620-431-7401

Iola Service Center * 335 N. Cottonwood * Iola, KS * 620-431-7401

Neodesha Service Center * 1001 Wilson Dr - Neodesha, KS * 620-325-3333

Moline Service Center * 116 N. Main * Moline, KS * 620-647-3602


Fees Park, located along Highway 54 in Gas, features a quarter mile-long walking track made of recycled vehicle tires. The track is a popular attraction, along with handsome playground equipment and plenty of space for youngsters to run free. Picnic shelters offer welcome relief from the summer sun.


When natural gas was discovered here in the summer of 1898, E.K. Taylor sold 60 acres of his farm to some spelter companies and later subdivided the remainder into lots, which was the beginning of “Gas City.” Today, the small town hosts a number of excellent businesses and continues to thrive. The Chamber is proud to partner with the following businesses serving Gas and the surrounding area.

Quality Automotive Services

Quality Automotive Services, Inc. offers foreign and domestic auto repair. A full line auto repair shop, owner Bob Cook purchased the business from the late John “Punk” and Alzina Cress in 2021.

John and Alzina opened the auto repair business in Gas in 2008. John did the repairs, and Alzina handled the administrative side. Cook joined the team a year later and has been there ever since.

105 S. Main Street, Gas

(620) 365-0029

StClair-Hays Inc

Janet S. StClair-Hays has been at her Gas location since 2020, but she’s been in the accounting business a bit longer–since 1979 in fact. For tax preparation and help with your small business, Janet S. StClair-Hays and her team are ready to help in Gas and

the surrounding communities.

101 W. 1st St., Gas

(620) 365-2421

Piqua State Bank - Bank of Gas

The Piqua State Bank was organized in 1910 by L. C. Neimann. During that same year the Farmers State Bank was opened in Piqua by George Wille. In 1914, the Wille family purchased the Piqua State Bank and merged the two banks under the name of the Piqua State Bank. John Wille, George Wille’s son, owned and managed the bank for the next 50 years.

The bank was purchased by Galen L. (Jack) Curry following his retirement from the Army. The Curry family has owned and operated the bank to this day. The bank is now the only locally owned and operated bank in Woodson and Allen counties. Several Curry family members are employed by the bank, and the bank continues to grow and prosper.

Piqua State Bank’s mission is to maintain the safety of the depositor’s money, maximize profits for the stockholders, and have a positive impact on the community.

301 West 1st St., Gas




Platted in 1885 as a stop on the St. Louis, Fort Scott and Wichita Railroad, LaHarpe was named after LaHarpe, Illinois simply because the engineer on the first train lived in LaHarpe, Illinois.

Now with a population of around 500, LaHarpe was at one point several times that size, as natural gas was discovered in the vicinity at the beginning of the 20th century, creating the town’s boom days. At one point, LaHarpe featured several zinc smelters, some ranking among the largest in the world.


A nice place to live

The Iola Area Chamber of Commerce is proud to partner with the following businesses and organizations serving LaHarpe and the surrounding area.

ACARF/Second Chance

Allen County Animal Rescue Facility is a non-profit no-kill animal shelter/rescue in LaHarpe. The shelter was created through a grassroots effort of citizens who wanted more for area animals in need. Prior to the opening of ACARF in 2010, dogs and cats in the Allen County area who were unwanted, stray, neglected, or abused had little hope. If impounded, they were kept in the back of a veterinary clinic for three days and then (if not claimed by an owner) euthanized.

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13 ALLEN COUNTY COMMUNITY GUIDE " We love them while they wait for you." A no-kill animal shelter serving Allen County and surrounding areas since 2010. 305 E. Hwy. 54 La Harpe, KS. 66751 Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 5:00 pm 620-496-3647 Follow us on Facebook
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Top left: A scene from 2022’s LaHarpe Day celebration. right: LaHarpe’s City Hall, located in the town’s former elementary school, features a museum, meeting spaces, kitchen and a fitness center open 24/7 for members.

IOLA OFFERS MORE THAN MOST A letter from the mayor

On behalf of the City Council and the Iola community, I am pleased to welcome you to the city of Iola. We hope you find Iola to be a friendly, dynamic and engaging place to visit as well as conduct business.

Iola is fortunate to have a generous number of volunteers who make the community what it is today. Whether it is organizing our yearly Farm City Days, serving on one of our city’s special committees, or raising funds to develop a splash park, our residents get the job done. Because residents are encouraged to be involved, they have a say in the vision and future of our city. This creates a sense of ownership and pride.

Iola is an energetic city with a vibrant downtown historic district. Prestigious buildings display their heritage, but they also contain modern and technologically advanced businesses. Iola’s housing options are on the cusp of growing, with plans to convert three recently closed elementary schools into apartments. Cedarbrook Housing Addition in north Iola is in the works and will feature a series of market-rate duplexes. And a private developer will build a few new housing units near our local G&W grocery store. A lack of housing is a main reason why communities like ours struggle. Here in Iola, we are doing all we can to focus on addressing the issue and are excited to see those efforts come to fruition.

Iola’s new elementary school opened in August 2022 and provides a state-of-the-art learning environment for Iola’s most important asset, our youth. Allen Community College, celebrating its centennial this year, remains a strong asset to our community. It attracts a diverse range of students from all over the country, and the world! We invite you to attend one of Allen’s sporting events for an evening of great competition.

The economic development team comprised of Iola, Allen County, Iola Industries, Thrive Allen County and various civic organizations remain dedicated to building our community for a stronger future. Iola recently partnered with Allen County to develop land around our local airport to create an industrial park, and our city has certified 80 acres for future growth as well.

Our various parks, frisbee golf course, Happy Tails Dog Park, and Lehigh and MoPac Trail systems remain popular outdoor attractions for our community. Iola offers many activities for all ages through our recreation department, and the town features a variety of restaurants and a movie theater for date night. If live performances are your preference, look into attending a show at the Bowlus Fine Arts Center. Local talent can be seen by attending a show at Iola’s Community Theater.

And to cap it all off, Iola is home to Kansas’ newest state park, Lehigh Portland State Park. Its pristine lake and trail system are stunning, and its creation is another testament to the power of an active and involved community.

Iola really does offer more than most. We’re small, but we’re proud of our past and excited for our future. It’s an honor to have you visit, and we hope to see you again soon!

14 ALLEN COUNTY COMMUNITY GUIDE Public transportation for Allen County! All in-county destinations Out-of-county medical and social service appointments Call to schedule your ride! 620-228-0463 Hours: Mon. - Fri. 7 a.m. - 5 p.m. Servicing all ages and income levels Passengers under 18 need to be accompanied by an adult


Home of Lehigh Portland State Park

In what may be Iola’s biggest news of the century, Lehigh Portland State Park was declared official by state officials this spring. The new state park, Kansas’ 28th, will soon be the calling card not just for Iola, but for all of Allen County.

Iola is also known as home of the nation’s largest town square, which the bulk of the town’s businesses surround. In the middle of the square is the Allen County Courthouse.

Iola was founded in 1859. It was named after Iola Colborn, wife of Josiah, who built one of the town’s first frame houses. The town is now a thriving city of 5,396.

Allen Community CollegeCelebrating 100 years

Allen Community College was established in 1923 as Iola Junior College. The college was designed as an extension of the high school, primarily to serve the students within the district and was located on the third floor of the Iola High School. The first year’s enrollment was 93 students. In 1965, the college became a countywide community college and was officially named Allen County Community Junior College.

Top left: The Iola Municipal Band was formed in 1871 and carries the distinction of the longest-running municipal band west of the Mississippi River. Weekly band concerts run in June and July and begin at 8 p.m. each Thursday at the bandstand gazebo on Iola’s square.

Top right: A scene from the 2019 performance of the Iola High School’s production of “The Wizard of Oz” at the Thomas H. Bowlus Fine Arts and Cultural Center. The Bowlus, which opened in 1964, features a 750-seat auditorium, two large rehearsal rooms, a recital hall and four classrooms.

15 ALLEN COUNTY COMMUNITY GUIDE Iola Campus 320-365-5116 Online Learning Celebrating 100 years of providing quality education in a caring atmosphere. PROUD PAST BRIGHT FUTURE #TogetherWeThrive 9 S. Jefferson, Iola • 620-365-8128

Enrollment by Distance Education: Fall 2021

Allen Community College’s diverse offerings attract a variety of students, as seen by the graph. In 2022, students from 42 states and 39 countries attended Allen.

Iola Insurance AssociatesCelebrating 21 years

eyear later in February of 1966, voters of Allen County

Just one year later in February of 1966, Allen County voters approved a $1.5 million bond issue to construct a campus on the nothern edge of Iola. The first classes were held there in August 1969.

In 1980, college trustees shortened the college’s name to Allen County Community College. To accommodate a rapid rise in enrollment, trustees approved the construction of a new residential hall, Winter Hall, completed in 1983. In 1985, the college built an 1,800-square-foot activities building for indoor sports and recreation. In 1989, a new fitness center was built on the west side of the activities building.

Allen Community College now enrolls approximately 2,500 students in the programs offered on the Iola and Burlingame campuses. The college currently has over 1,000 degree seeking and 602 non-degree seeking students enrolled in online learning– the non-degree seeking students are mostly in high school. As a percentage, 76.9% of students are enrolled in some form of distance education, which includes online learning.

As it celebrates its centennial, Allen is proud to continue a long history of serving students in our community!

1801 N. Cottonwood St., Iola (620) 365-5116

Iola Insurance Associates was formed in 2002 when Richard and Robert Gill, brothers from Cherryvale, purchased the Jack Brown Agency. The two brothers, who owned five insurance offices in southeast Kansas at the time, had the experience and the knowledge. They were joined by Debbie Taiclet, an Iola native. It was a recipe for success in the independent insurance industry.

After his brother’s passing, Richard Gill continued to own the offices until 2019, when he retired. The company continues to thrive, welcoming the next generation, Lee Gill, Richard’s son, who took over ownership. In 2016, Chrissy Womelsdorf joined the Iola office. The Iola office continues to grow in personal and commercial insurance, offering the best customer service they can provide. Congratulations on 21 years of serving Iola and the surrounding area!

203 S. Chestnut St., Iola (620) 365-7601

The Iola Pharmacy-50 years of service

The Iola Pharmacy was established in August 1973 by Jim Arnott and Bret Lawrence. The pair purchased Cooksey’s Drug Store located at 1 E. Madison. In the summer of 1975, Iola Pharmacy purchased Eyler Drug Store, and relocated to their current location, 109 E. Madison Ave. In the late 1980s Jim Arnott brought Jeff Dieker and Bill Walden on as staff pharmacists; both became partners. A few years later, Jim Bauer joined as a pharmacist and eventually became a partner. After

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Mr. Arnott sold his interest in the Iola Pharmacy, Travis Coffield returned to Iola and became the fourth partner.

Over the years the staff and owners of the pharmacy have worked hard to treat the community like family and friends. The pharmacy has grown over the years, offering online availability, automated refills, prescription and consulting services to long-term care facilities, assisted care homes, residential homes, durable medical equipment and hospital management and virtual services.

Along with the increase in services, Iola Pharmacy’s staff has grown as well, including second generation pharmacists Morgan Karmann, daughter of Jeff Dieker, and Shane Walden, son of Bill Walden. The Iola Pharmacy has been a proud member of the Iola Area Chamber for many years, with Jim Arnott serving as a board member, and Jeff Dieker, Bill Walden, Jim Bauer, and Travis Coffield all serving as board president. Current owners of Iola Pharmacy are Jim Bauer, Travis Coffield and Bill Walden. Congratulations to The Iola Pharmacy on 50 years of continuous service to our community.

109 E. Madison Ave., Iola (620) 365-3176

Jones Jewelry-Celebrating 25 years

Located on the east side of the Iola square, Jones Jewelry has been in business for over 50 years. Owner JoAnn Butler worked for Mr. Durwood Jones for many years before taking over ownership in 1999. JoAnn kept the store name and location to honor the continued tradition of serving Allen County residents with an excellent variety of products priced to fit any budget. JoAnn is also a talented jeweler able to offer yet another valuable service to our community.

Jewelry and watch repair have always been a trusted service offered by Jones. JoAnn is celebrating 25 years of owning Jones and doesn’t look to be stopping anytime soon. Cheers to 25 years with many more to come!

5 N. Jefferson, Iola (620) 365-2681

Boren’s Roofing-Celebrating 69 years

The late Harold Boren started Boren’s Roofing Inc. after returning home from WWII. 1954 was the year the business began humbly in Harold’s garage located in Eureka and grew organically from there. Ron Boren worked for his father through high school and started full time in 1974. Ron and Katy were married in 1978 and following Harold’s retirement took over the operation of Boren’s Roofing in 1982. Ron and Katy moved to Iola in 1990 with their three children Cory, Dillon, and Raven to expand the family enterprise. One by one as the third generation came of age, they joined the company, giving their passion and talents to the businesses their grandfather began. Fully dedicated to continuing and growing the company, Dillon serves as the Residential Roofing Supervisor, Cory the Commercial Roofing Supervisor and Raven as company CFO.

Boren’s provides high quality commercial, residential and industrial roofing using the latest materials, products and applications. Continuing education and learning the latest innovations in roofing are a passionate commitment of the Boren family as they keep their eye on the future while using the wisdom gained from the past. Iola Area Chamber of Commerce is proud to partner with Boren’s to celebrate 69 years and three generations of quality workmanship and trusted experience. Harold always said his word was his bond, and his family strives to carry his legacy forward with pride. Congratulations to the family of Boren’s Roofing!

306 N. State St., Iola (620) 365-7663

Triple K Parts and Service-40 years strong

Over the years, repair shops have gradually disappeared. Yet Triple K Parts & Service of Iola has defied the trend, remaining in continuous operation since April 1983, when the business, then Robinson Parts & Service on North Washington, was purchased by Steve and Frances Kinzle. Triple K Parts & Continued on page 24

17 ALLEN COUNTY COMMUNITY GUIDE Collision Repair & Painting | Frame & Suspension Repair Hail Damage | Wheel Alignments Light Mechanical Repairs

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Sharla Miller 208 S. Washington Ave. Iola, KS 620.380.0009

109 N. State Yates Center, KS 620.625.2345

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Jo Ann Butler - Owner 620-365-2681 5 North Je erson • Iola, KS 66749 SERVING IOLA FOR OVER 55 YEARS QUALITY AUTOMOTIVE SERVICES, INC. Bob Cook - Owner/Operator P.O. Box 297 105 S. Main ~ Gas, KS 66742 620-365-0029 FOREIGN & DOMESTIC CAR & TRUCK REPAIRS




Wingert Billboards

20920 Walmer St. • Stilwell

Names and Numbers

1225 E. Centennial • Pittsburg


PrairieLand Partners

2701 North State St. • Iola


Green Cover Seed

29 W. Davis • Iola


Allen County Farmers’ Market

10 W. Jackson • Iola

B & B Theaters- Sterling Six


1802 East St. • Iola

Bowlus Fine Arts Center

205 E. Madison • Iola

Jonathan Adams


1202 N. Kentucky • Iola

Max Grundy Design

P.O. Box 667 • Iola


Humboldt Speedway

1663 Georgia Rd. • Humboldt

Iola Auto Parts, Inc.

210 S. State • Iola

Iola Transmission Shop, LLC

1257 Bennett St. • Iola

Quality Automotive Services, Inc.

105 S. Main • Gas

Triple K Parts & Service

128 N. Kentucky St. • Iola

United Tire Recycling

17 E. Portland • Iola



Community National Bank & Trust

120 E. Madison • Iola

Emprise Bank

1 W. Madison • Iola

Great Southern Bank

119 E. Madison • Iola

Landmark Bank

1206 E. Street • Iola

Piqua State Bank

1356 Xylan Rd. • Piqua


Allen County Farm Bureau Association

807 N. State St. • Iola

April Kroenke Photography

101 E. Madison Ave. • Ste. B • Iola

C & J Mowing

1415 N. Walnut Rd. East • Iola

Copy Products, Inc.

9 W. Madison • Iola

Cox Communications, Inc. 901 George Washington Blvd. Wichita

Diversified INC.

341 S. Wheeler • Iola

Iola Industries

16 W. Jackson • Iola

Jefferson Lines

2100 E. 26th St. • Minneapolis

Southeast Kansas

Community Action Program, Inc.

401 N. Sinnet • Girard


1998 N. State St. • Iola

Grow Iola

10 W. Jackson Ave. • Iola


Wesley United Methodist Church

301 E. Madison Ave. • Iola


Graceland Portable Buildings

1612 N. Walnut • Iola


Boren’s Roofing

306 N. State St. • Iola

Decorator Supply

102 N. Washington. • Iola

General Repair & Supply

1008 N. Industrial Rd. • Iola

Lorenzen’s Services LLC

2031 Nebraska Rd. • Iola

Precision International

25 W. Miller Rd. • Iola

Shaughnessy Construction

523 Briarwood Dr. • Humboldt

The New Klein Lumber Co.

201 W. Madison • Iola

Whitworth Construction, Inc.

8065 E. K-39 Hwy • Chanute


1308 N. Walnut • Pittsburg


Pete’s of Erie

709 N. State • Iola


Dr. Ryan N. Coffield, DDS.

415 N. Washington • Iola


Allen Community College

1801 N. Cottonwood • Iola




Iola Pharmacy

109 E. Madison • Iola

Midwest Hearing Aids

601 S. State • Iola

SEK Multi-County Health Dept.

411 N. Washington • Iola

Southeast Kansas Mental Health Center

304 N. Jefferson • Iola

The Family Physicians, PA

1408 East St. • Iola


In Step Dance Academy

3 S. Jefferson St. • Iola

Miss Chelsea’s Dance Academy

318 W. Bruner • Iola


Allen County Commission

1 N. Washington • Iola

City of Iola

2 W. Jackson • Iola

Iola Public Library

218 E. Madison • Iola

Southeast Kansas Problem Gambling Task Force 911 E. Centennial • Pittsburg


Allen County Regional Clinic Iola

826 Madison Ave. • Iola

Allen County Regional Hospital | Saint Luke’s Health Systems

3066 N. Kentucky St. • Iola

Community Health Center of SEK

2051 N. State St. • Iola

Iola DERM 101 Inc.

1408 East St. • Iola

Tri-Valley Developmental Services, Inc.

521 W. 35th Pkwy. • Chanute

Wildflower Chiropractic 208 W. Madison Ave • Iola

Yates Center Health and Rehab

801 S. Fry St. • Chanute


All In One Pest, Home & Lawn LLC

P.O. Box 766 • Iola

Mentzer Family Farm

1780 600th St. • Colony

TLC Garden Center 1007 US Hwy 54 • LaHarpe


Dale’s Sheet Metal, Inc. 211 N. Jefferson • Iola

My Cool Neighbor LLC Iola


824 N. Chestnut • Iola


Payless Concrete Products, Inc.

802 N. Industrial Rd. • Iola

Sonic Equipment 900 W. Miller Rd. • Iola

Southwind Extension District 1006 N. State St. • Iola EVENT VENUES One Ten (110) Lounge & Event Center 110 S. Washington Ave. • Iola Allen County Country Club 1318 2000th St. • P.O. Box 362 Iola The Warehouse Event Venue 1612 N. Walnut • Iola EYE CARE Iola Vision Source 216 N. Jefferson • Iola Robert N. Smith O.D. 109 1/2 W. Madison Ave. • Iola FAMILY, COMMUNITY & CIVIC ORGANIZATIONS Allen County Fair Association, Inc. P.O. Box 300 • Iola Allen County GROW Food & Farm Council Iola Allen County Multi-Agency Team (ACMAT) 304 N. Jefferson St. • Iola CASA of the 31st District 1 N. Washington • Iola Iola Rotary Club Kiwanis Club of Iola 927 Meadowbrook Rd. West Iola Pregnancy and Family Center 1 S. Jefferson St. • Iola Thrive Allen County 9 S. Jefferson • Iola FINANCE & ACCOUNTING Edward Jones Financials 419 N. Washington • Iola H&R Block 901 N. State • Iola Jarred, Gilmore & Phillips PA 1815 S. Santa Fe • Chanute RPR Financial 208 West St. • Iola StClair-Hays Inc. 101 W. 1st • Gas

Chelsea Lea will celebrate her eighth year as owner of Miss Chelsea’s Dance Academy this June. “I couldn’t ask for a better job,” she said. “I love coming to work every day.” Chelsea has taught dance for over 14 years, beginning as a middle school student when her studio was South Street Dance Co. Her passion runs deep—in her fifth-grade time capsule from Jefferson Elementary School, she had written, “I want to grow up to be a dance teacher.”

22 ALLEN COUNTY COMMUNITY GUIDE Celebrating 5 years in business! A modernized mercantile featuring new and upscale vintage furniture, jewelry, gourmet foods, beautiful textiles, handmade soaps, home decor, Tyler candles and DYI brand paint and supplies. Gorgeous items that are perfect gifts any time of year. 7 South Jefferson, Iola 620-228-5226 Mon. & Tues. 12-5 p.m. • Tues. through Fri. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. • Sun. 1-5 p.m. 411 N. Washington Iola, KS 66749 (620) 365-2191 Hea hy • MCH HOME VISITOR • IMMUNIZATIONS • CHILD CARE LICENSING • WIC • WOMEN’S HEALTH • BREASTFEEDING SUPPORT • PHYSICALS • SCREENINGS • LAB DRAWS • STI TESTING/TREATMENT SEK Multi-County Health Departments CREATING A COMMUNITY
217 South Street • Iola, Kansas Ballet • Jazz • Tap • Hip Hop Musical Theater • Lyrical • Cheer SAY HELLO! (620) 228-3424 • Chelsea Lea - Owner misschelseasdanceacademy@gmail com
Left to right: Traci Ridge, Ruby Gulick, Brittany Frishman and Lindsey Shaughnessy

Estate LLC

208 W. Madison • Iola

JCR Management Co., LLC

11730 E. 53rd St. N. • Wichita

River Valley Homes

P.O. Box 352 • Iola

United Country Deer Creek Realty

9 N. Jefferson • Iola


Housing Authority of the City of Iola

217 N. Washington • Iola

Omega Property Management, LLC 617 E. Madison Ave. • Iola

Wilhoit Properties, Parkford Apartments

104 White Blvd. • Iola

Rural Redevelopment Group

P.O. Box 678 • DeSoto


El Charro 19 W. Madison • Iola

Fillmore Coffee House & Plant Cafe 102 S. Washington • Iola

Great Western Dining 31801 N. Cottonwood • Iola

King’s Sandwich Shop 321 S. State • Iola

Sam & Louie’s Italian Restaurant 2150 N. State St. • Iola

Sonic Drive-In 301 W. Madison • Iola

The Protein Place 7 E. Madison. • Iola




INSURANCE Farm Bureau Financial Services - Sharla Miller, Agent 208 S. Washington Ave. • Iola Iola Insurance Associates 203 S. Chestnut St. • Iola Jason Dreher 807 N. State St. • Iola McIntosh/Booth Insurance 212 South St. • Iola Personal Service Insurance, Inc. 211 South St. • Iola Security 1st Title 108 W. Jackson • Iola State Farm Insurance P.O. Box 753 • Iola LAWYERS Johnson Schowengerdt, P.A. 118 W. Madison Ave. • Iola LODGING Experience the Lofts 106 Canary Ln. • Iola Regency Inn 14 N. State • Iola MANUFACTURING, PRODUCTION & WHOLESALE Gates 1450 Montana Rd. • Iola Peerless CAG 2702 N. State St. • Iola Russell Stover Chocolate 1995 Marshmallow Ln. • Iola MEDIA The Iola Register 302 S. Washington • Iola PETS & LARGE ANIMAL SUPPLIES ACARF - Second Chance 209 South St. • Iola The Feedlot, LLC 110 N. Kentucky St. • Iola REAL ESTATE Access Realty 110 N. Kentucky • Iola Allen County Realty 513 N. State St. • Iola Crown Realty-Jennifer Chester 2099 E. 151st St. • Olathe Infinity Real
FOOD & BEVERAGES A&W Restaurant 1421 East St. • Iola China Palace 110 N. State St. • Iola
O’Shaughnessy Liquor, LLC 1211 East St. • Iola
ELECTRIC Heartland REC, Inc. 110 Enterprise Dr. • Girard
Bella Donna Salon 401 N. Jefferson Ave. • Iola
Jo’s Men’s Grooming 9 W. Madison • Iola
& ASSISTED LIVING Moran Manor 3940 US Hwy 54 • Moran
& SPECIALTY RETAIL Alpha Dog Supply 108 E. Madison Ave • Iola
Audacious Boutique 19 S. Jefferson • Iola
Capper Jewelry LLC 4 N. Washington • Iola



Clock Tower Mercantile, LLC

7 S. Jefferson • Iola

Funtastic Party Rentals

1612 N. Walnut St. • Iola

G&W Foods

101 S. First St. • Iola

Jock’s Nitch Sports

101 E. Madison • Iola

Jones Jewelry

5 N. Jefferson • Iola

Lou’s Marketing & Design

1051 600th St. • Iola

Mildred Store

86 3rd St. • Moran


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2200 N. State St. • Iola


700 N. State • Iola

Whisked Away Home Bakery Iola


Storage & RV of Iola 1327 US Hwy 54 • Iola


KSFiberNet 8201 E. 34th St. • Wichita

KwiKom Communications

800 W. Miller Rd. • Iola

New Wave Broadband

109 W. 6th St. • LaHarpe

Wavelengths - US Cellular

325 S. 8thSt. • Quincy


RVB Trucking, Inc. 28 Davis St. • Iola

acquiring Whitman’s Candies in 1993. Russell Stover Chocolate is now owned by Swiss parent company Lindt, which acquired Russell Stover in 2014. Congratulations on 100 years of making life a little sweeter!

Service is proud to offer quality products and technical service to southeast Kansas for over 40 years.

Triple K specializes in selling and rebuilding starters, alternators, magnetos and small engines. In 2008, they added the Kansas-made Grasshopper line of residential and commercial lawn mowers. They maintain an extensive inventory including automotive, farm and industrial components. With their expertise in the field, they are dedicated to accommodating customers and providing prompt service.

Steve Kinzle and Clay Grewing enjoy the friendships developed over these 40 years and appreciate the many loyal customers. They look forward to many more years of serving their community and friends as the business celebrates its 40th anniversary.

128 N. Kentucky, Iola

(620) 365-5631

Russell Stover – A sweet centennial

Russell Stover Chocolate is celebrating 100 years of operation. The candy maker recently celebrated the century mark at their Iola location, which opened in 1995.

The company couldn’t have more humble origins. Clara and Russell Stover began making candy in their kitchen in 1923. The operation grew by leaps and bounds, with Russell Stover

Ms. Chelsea’s Dance Academy

Chelsea Lea will celebrate her eighth year as owner of Miss Chelsea’s Dance Academy this June. “I couldn’t ask for a better job,” she said. “I love coming to work every day.” Chelsea has taught dance for over 14 years, beginning as a middle school student at South Street Dance Co. Her passion runs deep—in her fifth-grade time capsule from Jefferson Elementary School she had written, “I want to grow up to be a dance teacher.”

When Cooper Studios Dance Company offered Chelsea the chance to buy the business—becoming a third-generation studio in the process—Chelsea said, “I bought a dance studio instead of a car. And I’ve never looked back.” The Iola Area Chamber of Commerce and Tourism is proud to partner with new member Ms. Chelsea’s Dance Academy. Congratulations on 8 years of art through dance in our community!

Audacious BoutiqueCelebrating 12 years of fashion

A shop-o-holic’s dream, Audacious Boutique was established in 2011 by owner Kelly Sigg. “We look out for those who appreciate a unique sense of style,” says Sigg. Moving toward the future with agility, Audacious Boutique has dynamic social media accounts for shopping, including Facebook, Instagram and their own app. Spirited and delightful posts each day

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25 ALLEN COUNTY COMMUNITY GUIDE Steven French Josiah D'Albini Nickolas Kinder Joel Wicoff The City of Iola is proud to serve the citizens and businesses in the community, and we look forward to providing these services in the years ahead! We hope it helps citizens and visitors understand their local government's role and our commitment to providing Complete Service & Repair Shop on Site DENNIS & BETH RINGWALD Iola, KS 620-365-6823 Specializing in all of your over the road needs for over 44 years. Truck Sales & Service Brian & Lindsey Shaughnessy OWNER / OPERATOR O’Shaughnessy Liquor, LLC Coldest beer in town! 620-365-5702 1211 EAST ST. • IOLA, KS 66749 • OSHAUGHNESSYLIQUOR.BUSINESS.SITE


Humboldt, located 8 miles south of Iola, is a 168-year-old community that has taken a unique view of their small town. Town leaders created a bold and motivated group, calling themselves “A Bolder Humboldt.”’ Since 2016 the group has invested financially and creatively to entice bold and exciting new businesses to come to town. Recent success stories are Humboldt Fitness, the newly renovated Our Market grocery store, and dynamic food offerings like The HoneyBee Brunchery and Perrenoud’s Cocktail Bar.

Around town, visitors and community members alike can enjoy shaved ice, candy confections, food trucks and even a glass of high quality or hard to find bourbon at the Hitching Post. Like to camp or travel by RV? Try Humboldt’s Base Camp for a peaceful stay. In short, as stated in the 2022 New York Times article, Humboldt has become a “must see” community. To find even more details about Humboldt tourism, please check out The Allen County Tourism Guide, due to publish in fall of 2023.

Life is Fine in Humboldt

Head out to Humboldt Speedway on Friday night for a spectacular dirt racing experience!
To view our schedule, highlights and news check out
1663 Georgia Rd., Humboldt, KS 66748
Top left and right: Water Wars, a Humboldt tradition, provides a welcome break from the summer heat and attracts hundreds of families for a day of fun. The photo on the left is from 1992, while the photo above was taken in 2022. Middle: Life is Fine Plaza, located on the east side of Humboldt’s square, is a popular gathering point for great food, live music and community events.



Humboldt Fitness Center Fitness Center

1301 N. 9th St. 620-473-5200

Humboldt Golf Course

Public Golf Course 222 Franklin St.

Humboldt Speedway* Racetrack

1663 Georgia Rd. 620-473-3694

Humboldt Swimming Pool

Public Swimming Pool

801 Indiana St. 620-473-3291

Sticks Golf Lounge

Golf Simulators, Swing Analysis & Bar

806 Bridge St. 620-473-0766


Allen County Country Club* Country Club, Golf Course & Bar

1318 2000th St. 620-365-2682

B&B Sterling Six Cinema*

Multi-screen movie theater

1802 East St. 620-365-2255

Bowlus Fine Arts Center*

Performing Arts Theater

205 E. Madison Ave. 620-365-4765

Cedarbrook Fitness Fitness Center

1810 East St. 620-380-6031

Denny’s Sport Center Pool Hall

18 E. Jackson Ave. 620-228-8068

Elm Creek Disc Golf Course Disc Golf Course

1001 S. Washington Ave. 620-365-4900

ICT Warehouse Theatre

Performing Arts Theater

203 S. Jefferson Ave.

Iola Municipal Band

Musician/Band Performances

Concerts are held every Thursday evening in June & July at 8 p.m. at the bandstand on the northwest side of the town square.

Iola Municipal Pool

Public Swimming Pool

419 Park Ave. 620-365-4933

Pickleball Courts

Pickleball Courts & Park 1024 E. Meadowbrook Rd. 620-365-4930


VFW Post 6324 BINGO Hall

205 E. Hwy 54

BINGO: Doors Open at 5 p.m. Early Birds at 6:30 p.m. Regular Games at 7 p.m. 620-380-1814


Mildred Store*

Music Venue 86 3rd Street 620-439-5424

27 ALLEN COUNTY COMMUNITY GUIDE Payless concrete products, INC. Payless Concrete, Inc. is owned and operated by George and Audra Rose and their family. The Iola facility was opened in June 1996 and currently has 10 employees. We offer modern, fully computerized batching of ready mixed concrete—mixed to your specifications. No order is too large or too small! (620) 365-5588 • 802 N. Industrial Rd. • Iola Monday through Friday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Saturday 8 a.m. – Noon www bowluscenter org 205 E Madison Ave , Iola, KS 66749 620-365-4765 tickets@bowluscenter org
* Chamber Member
28 1-800-310-6625 109 W 6th St-LaHarpe Ks IF WE CAN’T SERVE YOU WELL, WE WON’T TAKE YOUR MONEY! RELIABLE & ROBUST HIGH SPEED BROADBAND INTERNET W e a r e a s i s t e r c o m p a n y t o L a H a r p e T e l e p h o n e w h i c h h a s b e e n l o c a l l y o p e r a t e d , a n d f a m i l y - o w n e d s i n c e 1 9 5 0 David Lee, Stacy Jackman, Tayton Driskel, Andi Garrett, Joyce Lee, Harry Lee, Ed Donovan, and Jason Lee 1950 2023 You’ll dig our LOCALLY GROWN PLANTS and EXPERT ADVICE! Everything grows with TLC 1007 US Highway 54 West • La Harpe, KS 66751 620-496-1234 824 N. Chestnut, Iola • (620) 365-6445 Serving the Iola area since 1978 WE SPECIALIZE IN: • Residential HVAC • Commercial HVAC • Commercial Refrigeration • LG Ductless Systems • Geothermal Systems • Ice Machines 24-HOUR EMERGENCY SERVICE High Efficiency Systems For Your Total Home Comfort Serving Southeast Kansas Give us a call today 620-365-3720 Email us at Follow us on Facebook! @allinonephl Locally owned and operated for over 25 years. Industrial • Residential Commercial


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Elsmore Slim’s Bar & Grill 129 W. 2nd St. 620-754-3636


Tina’s Place

American Restaurant 313 First St. 620-380-6663


H&H TJ’s Family Diner

American Restaurant 719 S. Ninth St. 620-473-3332

The Hitching Post Bar

820 Bridge St.

HoneyBee Bruncherie Breakfast & Brunch Restaurant

822 Bridge St.

Octagon City Coffee Co. Coffee Shop 103 S. 9th St. 620-473-7009

Perrenoud’s Cocktail Bar Cocktail Bar 110 N. 9th St.

* Chamber Member

Red Beard BBQ BBQ Food Truck 113 S. 9th St

Sticks Golf Lounge Lounge Bar

806 Bridge St. 620-473-0766


A&W Restaurant* Fast Food 1421 East St. 620-365-3011

China Palace* Chinese Restaurant 110 N. State St. 620-365-3723

The Corner Cafe

Breakfast & Lunch Cafe 324 W. Garfield St. 620-228-3919

Dairy Queen (Ice cream only. Seasonal hours) 323 S. State St. 620-365-3691

Daylight Donuts Breakfast 1319 East St. 620-363-5050

Derryberry Breadery* Bakery, coffee and drinks 20 W. Jackson Ave. 310-741-1210

El Charro*

Mexican Restaurant

17 E. Madison Ave. 620-365-7771

El Jimador Mexican Restaurant

Mexican Restaurant 902 N. State St. 620-365-7300

Fillmore Coffeehouse & Plant Cafe* Coffee Shop & Plant Shop 102 S. Washington Ave. 620-418-3271

King’s Sandwich Shop*

Hamburger Restaurant 321 S. State St. 620-365-6271

McDonald’s Fast Food 312 W. Madison Ave. 620-365-7571

30 ALLEN COUNTY COMMUNITY GUIDE Sharla Miller, Host 620-365-1811 210 S. Washington Ave., Iola, KS 66749 Be The Light Suite Looking for Lunch or Dinner? Hot and fresh Chinese food made using only the best ingredients. 110 N. STATE ST., IOLA • 620-365-3723 CHINA PALACE Specializing in All Homemade, Fresh Asian Food @chinapalaceiola MON. - TUES. CLOSED WED. - THURS.: 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. / 4:30 - 8 p.m. FRI. - SAT.: 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. / 4:30 - 8:30 p.m. Sun.: 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Pizza Hut

Pizza Restaurant

1612 N. State St. 620-365-5991

Rookies Sports Bar & Grill

American Restaurant, Pizza & Sports Bar

105 E. Jackson Ave. 620-228-5322

Sam & Louie’s Italian Restaurant NY Pizzeria*

Italian Restaurant & NY Pizzeria

2150 N. State St. 620-380-6900

Sonic Drive-In*

Fast Food

301 W. Madison Ave. 620-365-5282

Sharky’s Pub & Grub

Sports Bar & Grill

112 S. Washington Ave. 620-305-2595

Subway Fast Food Sandwich Shop 708 N. State St. 620-365-8088

Taco Bell Fast Food 1602 N. State St. 620-365-6820

The Protein Place* Health Food Store 7 E. Madison Ave. 620-228-3386

Vaqueros II Mexican Restaurant

Mexican Restaurant

1303 N. State St. 620-363-8001

Mildred Mildred Store*

Deli & Specialty Grocery Store 86 3rd St. 620-439-5424


Chancy’s Grill & Shake

American Restaurant 811 N. Cedar St. 620-237-4534


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Hawley Lumber & Sawmill Co.

Sawmill & Lumber 2770 Florida Rd. 620-496-3468


Bijou Confectionary Candy Store

810 Bridge St. 620-228-2653

Everything Fitz Consignment Store 107 S. 9th St. 620-473-0401

Heavenly Kneads & Threads Quilt & Fabric Shop 724 Bridge St. 620-473-2408

Hometown Floral & Gifts Florist 205 N. 9th St. 620-473-3743

Get ‘Em Tiger Local Memorabilia & Artisan Goods 103 S. 9th St. 620-473-7009

Jae & Co Women’s Boutique 818 Bridge St. 620-473-0428

* Chamber Member

Squirrely’s Gun Shop 724 Bridge St. 785-806-3629

Wild Poppy Children’s Clothing Boutique 808 Bridge St. 620-473-0428


3 Generations Consignment Shop Consignment Shop 113 W. Madison Ave. 620-363-2496

4 M’s and a Silent Q Used Bookstore 110 E. Madison Ave. 620-380-6142

Alpha Dog Supply* Dog Boutique 108 E. Madison Ave. 620-363-2065

Audacious Boutique* Women’s Clothing 19 S. Jefferson Ave. 620-380-6366

Capper Jewelry* Jeweler & Jewelry Store 4 N. Washington Ave. 620-365-5912

Carpet World Flooring Store 803 N. State St. 620-365-3610

Clock Tower Mercantile* Flea Market & Antiques 7 S. Jefferson Ave. 620-228-5226

Decorator Supply* Flooring, Kitchen & Window Store 102 N. Washington Ave. 620-365-5211

Deja-Nu Consignment Store 15 E. Madison Ave. 620-380-6969

Duane’s Flowers Florist & Gift Shop 5 S. Jefferson Ave. 620-365-5723

The Feedlot* Animal Feed, Supplies & Equipment 110 N. Kentucky St. 620-365-7253

Flynn’s Appliance Center Appliance Store 11 N. Jefferson Ave. 620-365-2538

Iola Auto Parts* Auto Parts Store 210 S. State St. 620-365-3131

Iola Pharmacy* Pharmacy & Gifts 109 E. Madison Ave. 620-365-3176

Capper Jewelry, LLC Your Full service store, with in-store repair of fine jewelry DIAMOND RINGS EARRINGS • NECKLACES Drs. Donnelly & Skahan Optometrists (620)365-2108 216N.Jefferson,Iola• EXPERIENCE MODERN EYE CARE
Brent A. Capper Owner/Bench JESSICA OSWald Sales Carla L. Capper Owner/Manager

Jock’s Nitch Sports* Sporting Goods Store

101 E. Madison • Iola 620-228-5510

Jones Jewelry* Jewelry Store

5 N. Jefferson Ave. 620-365-2681

The Market Place Antique Store

5 E. Madison Ave. 620-365-7413

McCarty’s Iola Office Supplies, Inc. Office Supplies Store

4 S. Washington Ave. 620-365-7787

The New Klein Lumber Co.* Lumber Store 201 W. Madison Ave. 620-365-2201

Orscheln Farm & Home Farm & Home Supplies Store 1918 N. State St. 620-365-7695

PrairieLand Partners* Farm Equipment Supplier 2701 N. State St. 620-365-2187

Second Chance*

Flea Market (Supports Allen County Animal Rescue Foundation) 209 South St. 620-363-4499

Shirt Shop Screen Printer 4 S. Washington Ave. 620-365-5050

Southwind Cycle and Outdoor Bicycle Store 17 E. Madison Ave. 620-228-5566

This & That Flea Market Flea Market 214 S. Washington Ave. 620-228-3868

Triple K Parts & Services* Mower & Small Engine Store & Repair 128 N. Kentucky St. 620-365-5631

Tucker’s Flea Market Flea Market 1801 N. State St. 620-365-6269

Westco Home Furnishings* Furniture & Home Appliance Store

700 N. State St. 620-365-2323


TLC Garden Center* Garden Center 1007 US-54 620-496-1234

Mildred Mildred Store* Grocery, Deli, Consignment & Music Venue 86 3rd St. 620-439-5424

Moran Moran Locker Meat Packer 209 S. Cedar St. 620-237-4331

Rustic Sign Design Sign Shop 212 S. Sycamore St.

33 ALLEN COUNTY COMMUNITY GUIDE HEATING & COOLING Established 1968 — Fully Insured 620-365-3534 211 N. Jefferson, Iola Comfort Matters Especially For Your Family Sales, Service & Installation • Free Estimates Custom Sheet Metal • Duct Cleaning • Seamless Guttering Owned & Operated by: Todd & Michelle Marlow Jonathan Adams | 913-269-9356 Clean, Cute, Cozy, Convenient

Gas Modern Farmhouse

5 bedroom farmhouse in Gas


Base Camp Cabins

1. Cabin Alcyon

2. Cabin Bianchi

3. Cabin Chesini

1268 Hawaii Rd., Humboldt

Bijou Apartment

2 bedroom loft on downtown square

Camp Hunter RV Park Campground 1st and Ohio Streets 620-473-3232

Charming Cottage

3 bedroom Victorian cottage blocks from downtown

Neosho Street Nest

2 bedroom home four blocks from town square

Onion Creek’s Hot Tent Tent located on 40 acres


America’s Best Value Inn

1315 N. State St. 620-365-5161

Be the Light Suite

2 bedroom Airbnb off Iola’s square 210 S. Washington Ave., Iola

Big Square Studio

1 bedroom loft on downtown square


3 bedroom bungalow three blocks off town square

Cheerful One Bedroom House

1 bedroom house in quiet neighborhood

The Cottage

2 bedroom cottage next to Iola’s community garden

The Embassy Suite 2 bedroom loft on town square

Experience the Lofts* Lofts located on town square 620-365-1785

KJ’s Get-A-Way

3 bedroom guest house short walk to downtown

Prairie Barn Cabin

2 bedroom country stay

Regency Inn*

14 N. State St. Iola


Rose Ranch

6 bedroom charming cottage

SquareView Suite

2 bedroom loft on town square

Storage & RV of Iola*

RV Park

1327 US 54 Hwy., Iola


Super 8 200 Bill’s Way, Iola



Jayhawker RV Park

RV Park 112 S. Broadway, LaHarpe




Lazy Daz RV Park* RV Park 74 3rd St., Moran • 620-439-5424

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In support of the efforts to save animals in Allen County, Second Chance consignment shop sells a variety of items to raise funds and support animal rescue. The shop is located at 209 South St., Iola.

305 E. Highway 54, LaHarpe (620) 496-3647

New Wave Broadband

New Wave Broadband’s origins are found in the story of Harry Lee Sr., who in 1976 created LaHarpe Communications. It started out as a phone company, but with the advent of the Internet, the needs of people have changed. This is why the company evolved into New Wave Broadband around 2014.

Branching into additional online services, New Wave provides cutting edge technology with the same excellent quality and exceptional customer service. Staff make sure customers are taken care of by going above and beyond in all concerns; they know how to take care of the customers and treat them as the important individuals they are.

Find their office at 109 W. 6th St. in LaHarpe. Feel free to visit anytime during business hours: Monday to Friday, from 8 a.m to noon and 1-5 p.m.

109 West 6th St., LaHarpe

(620) 496-1000

TLC Garden Center

Conveniently located on Highway 54 in LaHarpe, TLC Garden Center is a gardener’s paradise. It’s also a true family business, owned and operated by Savannah and Levi Flory. You’re also likely to see their girls in the store as well. It takes many hands (and a few green thumbs) to keep a business like this humming along!

TLC Garden Center was opened as TLC Greenhouse by Savannah’s mother, Corinna Heard, in 2000. It was during a trip to the greenhouse as a sixth-grader that Savannah became interested in the family business.

Savannah earned a degree in horticulture from Kansas State University, helping continue the business after her mother’s death in 2006. She returned to TLC with husband Levi in 2007 to run the business full time. The Florys purchased TLC from Savannah’s father, John Heard, in 2009, changing its name officially to TLC Garden Center.

Over the years, the garden center has thrived, winning an “Existing Business of the Year” award from the Kansas Small Business Development Center in 2011 and adding a new retail center and two greenhouses in 2020.

1007 US Hwy 54, LaHarpe

(620) 496-1234

Top: LaHarpe’s water tower is an iconic landmark for the town. Right: Visitors who approach LaHarpe from the west on US Hwy 54 are greeted by a cheerful sign.


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allow shoppers to buy online or call and purchase any item. From uncommon accessories, baby items, to beauty products and shoes, Audacious is a must see clothing boutique. The Iola Chamber of Commerce is thrilled to partner with Audacious boutique members since 2018. Congratulations to Kelly and all the staff on 12 years.

Coffield DDS- 10 years with more to come

This July, Dr. Ryan Coffield, D.D.S., P.A. will be celebrating 10 years of serving Iola residents since taking over the practice of Dr. Vernon Lee. Dr. Coffield and his team enjoy serving Iola and the surrounding area communities. Dr. Coffield and staff strive to provide every patient with high-quality dental care while considering their individual needs. Their goal is to make your dental experience a positive, comfortable, and pleasant one. Iola Chamber of Commerce is very proud to partner with Dr. Ryan Coffield D.D.S., PA. Congratulations on 10 years!

Decorator Supply-Celebrating 50 years

In today’s world of interior decorating, just thinking about the thousands of colors and styles can cause your heart to race. Decorator Supply’s Angie Wray is ready to come to the rescue.

Decorator Supply has always been a service business. They offer installation from start to finish. Angie, who has been with the company for 30 years, joined parents Wayne and Norma Jackson as the next generation in this family-owned business. Wayne, at 88 years young, still comes to the store every day. The business decisions he leaves to Angie.

Decorator Supply has met and overcome a variety of challenges over the past 50 years in no small part to the gracious patience of loyal customers. Keeping an eye on the future, Decorator Supply offers a wide selection of supplies like laminate flooring, custom drapes and bedspreads, along with timeless favorites like true hardware floors, ceramic tile and stylish window treatments. The Iola Chamber of Commerce is delighted to congratulate Decorator Supply for 50 years of experienced service to Iola and the surrounding area.

36 ALLEN COUNTY COMMUNITY GUIDE 415 N. Washington • Iola, KS 620-365-6262 Proudly serving those in Southeast Kansas. We are a family practice, providing quality care to patients of all ages. Let us improve the health of your smile!
From left to right: Becky Walden, Dallyn McGraw, Stacy Jones, Angie Larson, Angie Luedke, Deidra Baumwart and Dr. Ryan Coffield
37 ALLEN COUNTY COMMUNITY GUIDE (620) 354-1448 Aimee Daniels has been the executive director of CASA of the 31st Judicial District since 2007. Contact her office today to make the difference in the life of a child. Change story a child’s Trained Community Volunteers Serving Abused & Neglected Children. We serve 4 counties - Allen, Woodson, Neosho and Wilson. 102 N. Washington, Iola (620) 365-5211 ® Decorator Supply 620-228-1413 2099 E 151st St, Olathe, KS 66062 Jennifer Chester Established in 1973, Crown Realty is family-owned and operated. We have grown to become the largest independent real estate firm in the area. Our management team combines over 100 years of experience to help you find that special place to call home. YOUR SEARCH STARTS HERE 1408 East St. Ste. C, Iola, KS 66749 CALL OR TEXT 620-363-0097 TO SCHEDULE YOUR APPOINTMENT TODAY! PUT YOUR BEST FACE FORWARD! SERVICES AVAILABLE: Hair Removal • Chemical Peels Skin Resurfacing Stretchmark Treatments Scar Treatments Laser Lipo | Skin Tightening Botox & Filler Kybella
38 ALLEN COUNTY COMMUNITY GUIDE (620) Since 2008 we have been serving Iola and surrounding area with quality auto parts, tools, and oil field supplies. We have everything to meet your automotive needs— we even offer the tools you need to complete those major repairs from a large variety of top brands. Our knowledgeable staff can advise you on all the best products available as you browse the largest inventory in our area. If we don’t have what you are looking for, we will do our best to get it for you! AUTO PARTS AND OIL FIELD SUPPLY STORE. Iola Auto Parts LLC is a locally owned and operated Start as a customer. Leave as a friend.
Back row from left: Levi Ashmore, Miles Mentzer, Moriah Buchanan, Emily Kinzle.
Proudly serving our community since 2002 IIA Iola Insurance Associates Deborah Taiclet & Chrissy Womelsdorf Independent Insurance Agency P.O. Box 653 • 203 S. Chestnut, Iola • E-mail: • 620-365-7601
Front row from left: Sandy Ellis, Becca Wood, Jordan Ellis, Jessica Maness

Johnson Schowengerdt, P.A. has a diverse practice and routinely represents clients, businesses and entities throughout all areas of the state. The rm has a general practice and provides a multitude of legal service to its clients, including divorce/child custody, criminal defense, estate planning and probate, civil litigation, oil and gas, real estate, personal injury, banking, business law, government, school law and appellate litigation.

Johnson Schowengerdt, P.A. represents the city of Iola, several school districts, water districts and many business entities. Bob also serves as Allen County’s legal counsel. Bob and his wife Melanie live in Humboldt and have four children, Noah, Alayna, Emma and Maddox. Daniel and his wife Nicole have two children, Noah and Bella, and live in the Kansas City area.

Chase Vaughn, who joined the rm last fall, and his wife Brooke live in Iola and have two children, Cameron, 8, and Wade, 5. A graduate of the University of Kansas and the University of Arkansas-Little Rock, Chase’s route to a law degree included seven years of working in the banking industry.

Kim Morrison, paralegal, has more than 25 years of experience working in that capacity and is well versed in all areas of the practice. Amanda Wilson also assists the rm as a paralegal. Amanda was with the rm from 2008 to 2015 and returned in 2019.

Michele Lorenzen, legal assistant, has been with our team since June 2022. Jessie Hutton works as a legal assistant and has been a part of the team since last October. Angelica Lamas also joined in 2022, and Becky Helms in August 2021. Both Angelica and Becky serve as legal assistants.

39 ALLEN COUNTY COMMUNITY GUIDE 118 W. Madison Iola, KS | (620) 365-3778
Back row left to right – Becky Helms, Bob Johnson, Daniel Schowengerdt, Chase Vaughn and Michele Lorenzen Front row left to right – Jessie Hutton, Amanda Wilson, Kim Morrison and Angelica Lamas
120 E. Madison, Iola (620) 365-6000 Come see us for all your banking needs. We would love to meet you! The only bank in Kansas to be chosen as one of the Top 50 Banks in the United States. AMERICA’S BEST BANKS BEST BANKS 2021 Introducing Newsweek’s FIRST RANKING of the financial institutions that best serve their customers’ needs in today’s challenging times. Committed to our COMMUNIT Y MONICA Real Estate Loan Officer TERRI Consumer Loan Officer MIKE Commercial/Ag Loan Officer WILL Ag/Commercial Loan Officer GARRETT Commercial Loan Officer KIM Deposit Operations Supervisor CONNIE Reception ALICIA New Accounts KELSEY New Accounts BAILEY Teller DIANA Trust Officer JIM Senior Trust Officer TOM President TINA Teller WENDY Teller PAUL Loan Officer JAMIE Teller
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