A look back in time


December 13, 2018 - 9:09 AM

25 Years Ago

December 1993

ERIE — A $4 million biking and hiking trail linking Iola and Ottawa will be built on the abandoned railbed of the Santa Fe if the state agrees to fund 20 percent of the project, a Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks official told Southeast Kansas Regional Planning Commission members here Tuesday. It will be called the “Prairie Spirit Rail Trail.” State funding is still in limbo. Gov. Joan Finney said she would not propose additional funds for the project and that the Department of Wildlife and Parks would have to divert money from other projects if it is to be funded in fiscal 1994.