Guthrie Center Times

ACGC teacher Joel Betterton was named Teacher of the Year by local Air Force Association (AFA) General Charles Horner Chapter with a ceremony inside the high school gymnasium in Guthrie Center on Friday. In a 24-year teaching career, including 22 at Adair-Casey and his first at ACGC, Betterton has taught almost every Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) subject to students. He was presented a certificate and a check for $250 (from left) Keith Morgan, vice president for Outreach for the H
Joel Betterton says when teaching math and science it helps to be a little crazy.The ACGC science and math teacher was honored Friday afternoon  in the high school auditorium in Guthrie Center by the Air Force Association Gen Charles Horner Chapter as the Teacher of the Year.He is not only the...
The remains of the house at 1005 Main Street in Guthrie Center.
Someone intentionally set fire to a house that killed two girls, ages 16 and 12, early Monday morning in Guthrie Center, a state fire marshal concluded after a two-day investigation.Shakiah Cockerham, 16, and her cousin Melanie “Paige” Exline, 12, died in the fire at 1005 Main St. that was reported...
Doris Terwilliger reacts and is greeted by applause after earning the DAISY award, presented by Greg Opseth, Chief Nursing Officer at Guthrie County Hospital on Thursday afternoon in the hospital cafeteria. Terwilliger was one of five nurses at the Guthrie County Hospital nominated for the award, which recognizes the super-human efforts nurses perform every day. Terwilliger will celebrate 30 years as a nurse at the hospital in Guthrie Center on June 9.
There isn’t a job at Guthrie County Hospital that Doris Terwilliger can’t do.She works on the nursing floor, in the emergency room, outpatient, pre-operation and post-operation, and gives her talents and skills in the Guthrie County Hospital Clinics.“I have worked about every spot you can,” said...
Pearls and Lace  Country Boutique owner Erika Govig will offer and instore and online clothing boutique with a lot of flair. The store will feature curvy and plus sizes, jewlery, shoes and accessories.
State Street will get a little sass on Saturday.Erika Govig will open her Pearls and Lace Country Boutique with a Grand Opening from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at 507 State Street in Guthrie Center.The trending women’s boutique offers dresses, shirts, jeans, shoes, boots and accessories. The boutique...
Cancer survivors and their caregivers gather during a Relay for Life celebration at Sneakers Cafe at the Guthrie County Hospital on Wednesday. United in victory and hope, those attending heard inspirational messages, learned about Relay for Life, and shared refreshments. This year's Guthrie County Relay for Life is planned for Friday, June 16 from 4:00-10:00 p.m. at the Guthrie Center high school track.
Two-time breast cancer survivor Christina Radke shared her cancer journey and her journey to Africa during the Guthrie County Relay for Life annual celebration of survivors and caregivers on Wednesday at the Guthrie County Hospital.Radke, joined at the event by her mother, Paula Fox and father,...
By day, Dawn Hafner works as the senior vice president and chief operations officer for Kidder Benefits Consultants, a retirement plan and investment firm in West Des Moines.But now, thanks to a hobby done in her spare time, the Lake Panorama resident can add a new title to her job description:...
Egg producer Rose Acre Farms sponsored an Easter egg hunt Saturday, April 15, at the Guthrie Center Elementary School. Thousands of eggs covered the playground and grassy area north of the school building for the hunt. Eggs were filled with candy, and some held slips of paper that could be redeemed...
The AC/GC boys track and field team returned to action after the Easter break and finished third at the Ram Relays in Jefferson on April 17. Head coach Tyler Mosbach said it was a learning experience for his team. “Several times throughout the season we have talked about enjoying the meets in which...
Sophomore Savana Fuller raced to first place finishes in the 100, 200 and 400 and was a member of the second place 4x100 relay team as the AC/GC girls raced up 170 points and held off Panorama by seven tallies to win the Tom Tipton Invitational, hosted by Coon Rapids-Bayard, and contested in...
Steve Patterson, a former teacher known for inspiring a love for Science in his students and being a staple at sporting events in Guthrie Center, drew plaudits from the community and beyond last week from former students and admirers. Guthrie Center High School alums and others, in interviews and...

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