Busy weekend fills local calendar

Memorial Day weekend is packed full of activities for just about everyone.
— Iola’s ongoing sesquicentennial celebration features a streamgage commemoration and morning water plant tours, a 2 o’clock parade, 3 o’clock performance by the Marching Cobras drill team and 4 o’clock Iola Municipal Band Concert. The Bowlus Fine Arts Center, Iola Public Library and Allen County Historical Society museums will be open as well. See the Register’s calendar of events on page 2 for more details.
— To accommodate Iola’s parade, Sycamore Street from Broadway to Madison will carry two-way traffic from approximately 1 to 3:30 p.m. Saturday. Traffic on U.S. 54 will be diverted along Broadway from State Street to Sycamore while Madison Avenue is closed for the parade.
— Saturday also marks the annual Bronson Day and Yates Center Days celebrations.
— Iola High School’s 52nd alumni reunion begins Sunday at 10 a.m. in the high school commons area.
— Humboldt reopens its swimming pool with a 1 p.m. ribbon cutting Sunday, followed by a free splash day for the community.
— Monday’s activities begin with a wreath laying at Iola Colborn’s gravesite at 9:30 a.m. at the old Iola Cemetery.
— Iola Commissioner and Army veteran Bill Shirley will provide the Memorial Day address at 11 a.m. Monday at Highland Cemetery. In case of inclement weather, the service will be moved to the Iola American Legion.
— The rebuilt Iola Municipal Pool, closed since the 2007 flood, will reopen for the 2009 season at 1 p.m. Monday.
— Governmental offices, financial institutions and most other businesses will be closed Monday for Memorial Day. The Register will be published Saturday, but the office will be closed. The Register will not be published on Monday.