Local • Trusted • Familiar
Iola Pharmacy, part of the family.
We treat our customers like family. Iola Pharmacy has been the source for pharmacy needs in the Iola area area for years because of our superior commitment to provide you with the absolute best in product quality and customer service. Our highly trained staff will help you make the best choices for your needs, while providing you with friendly service and expert advice. Every effort is made to ensure that your experience is as pleasant and efficient as possible. Stop by and see us!
Your pharmacy since 1973
A little history
Jim Arnott and Bret Lawrence, pictured below, purchased Cooksey’s Drug Store at 1 E. Madison and took over operation on Monday August 6, 1973.
Jim Arnott (left) and Bret Lawrence (right)
Notice in the Iola Register, 1973
Cooksey’s Drug Store, 1973
In the summer of 1975 Eyler Drug, formerly Cook’s Drug store, was bought and Iola Pharmacy was relocated to its current address of 109 E. Madison, pictured below. In 1987, the pharmacy added to its customer base with the purchase of Knorp Drug, which was in the Iola Plaza.
Iola Pharmacy, current day and location
Arnott became the sole owner of Iola Pharmacy in 1988. Jeff Dieker bought into the company in 1991, followed by Bill Walden in 1993 and Jim Bauer in 1994. Jim Arnott sold his remaining shares to Dieker, Walden, and Bauer in 2001. A 4th staff pharmacist, Travis Coffield, purchased a share in 2007. To this day Arnott has continued to serve as a staff pharmacist.
The four current owners and Arnott are pictured here from left to right: Coffield, Walden, Arnott, Bauer and Dieker.