The present Village of Iola was the homeland of Redbird, and Indian Chief, brother of Chief Waupaca, after whom our county was named. Redbird’s daughter was Princess Iola, who, according to legend, left her native land to live as the wife of Chief Syracuse in her ancestral home in New York State.

     The first white settlers erected a saw mill at the head of a mill pond in the 1850's, followed by a post office and Methodist church. The Village of Iola was formerly incorporated in 1892. The immigration of the Norwegian ancestors took place between the 1860's and 1890's.

     The Iola Old Car Show and Swap Meet put Iola on the map as the largest car show in the Midwest. Iola is rich in the natural beauties of wildlife, forestry and lake shores, making it a haven for outdoor enthusiasts.

Special Announcements

Proposed Non-Metallic Mining    Application

  Conditional Use Permit

ATV/UTV Ordinance Change

3rd Quarter 2022 Newsletter


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News & Events for the Village of Iola

The Village of Iola is now accepting online payment for Utility bills by using Allpaid.

Click over to our Pay Bills page for more info.

Online Bill Pays Now Available!!


Work has begun on Rosie's Dog Park in Iola.  Think about becoming a sponsor.  Click below for more details.   

If you ae interested in helping support the expansion of the Iola Park system, donations are always accepted.  They can be mail or dropped off to the clerk's office.

Our new Pickleball court is located at Olson Park.  Come out and play. 

Rosie's Dog Park

The 24th annual Christmas Parade will take place at 4:30pm, December 3rd. The route begins at the high school and ends at the Iola Historical Society Machine Shed on Depot Street.  For more information click here.



Winter Parking restrictions are in place for the Winter.  Parking is restricted on Iola Streets. Please click the Ordinance below for the complete Ordinance for the Village of Iola.

                          Chapter 247-14

                          Chapter 247-19


Please note that snow and ice must be removed from Village of Iola sidewalks with 24 hours after a winter weather event.  Please see the Ordinance below for complete details.

                     Chapter 233-10 Snow & Ice Removal

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