30 Years Ago
27 Iola city commissioners approved Tuesday an ordinance to deal with graffiti and messy yards and decided to improve the extension of Miller Road west of U.S. 169 Highway. The graffiti ordinance places the burden of cleanup on the property owner, much the same as property owners will be required under the ordinance to deal with trash and debris in yards and maintain dog pens in a proper and healthful manner. The ordinance stemmed partly from the Citymark visit, during which several graffiti-marred buildings were noted as eyesores. Commissioners voted to spend more than $15,000 to improve the extension of Miller Road from U.S. 169 to Horville Road, along the south side of the Iola Industrial Park.