Difference between retiring and quitting is just about everything

After 34 years, retailer Jan Knewtson is closing her three stores in downtown Iola.



June 5, 2020 - 3:09 PM

On Monday morning I called longtime Iola merchant Jan Knewtson to ask if I could do a story about her decision to retire.

“Well, not today,” she said. “I can’t seem to stop crying.”

On Tuesday, she wasn’t much better.

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