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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.
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.
The Riverwalk is closed until repairs can be done to structures. We are so sorry for any inconvenience. If you have questions or want to help with repairs call or stop in to the clerk's office for more information.
Winter Weather Parking Information
RESOLUTION NO. 2024-1: There will be no residential parking on Village of Iola streets from 12:00 AM (midnight) to 7:00 AM from November 1st to April 1st.
To facilitate street clean-up from a winter weather event (snow and/or ice), residential parking is prohibited on all Village streets from 12:00 AM (midnight) the day prior to the start of a winter weather event thru 24 hours following the conclusion of the winter weather event.
If you are interested in becoming a poll worker for elections, please contact the clerks office at 715-445-2913.