Guthrie Center Times

(Front) Isaac and Elijah Thompson build a shelter out of fallen tree branches at the Springbrook Winter Survival Program on March 10.
The human body can survive approximately two weeks without food, two days without water and as little as two hours without shelter, Springbrook State Park Training Specialist Anne Riordan tells kids at a winter survival program on March 10.  Depending on the weather, shelter may be one of the most...
Grant Sheeder (left) and Kendall Kipp (right) burn the event center mortgage at the Guthrie County Fair Fundraising Supper on March 3. By the end of the evening, the fair board had raised enough money to pay off the remaining debt on the building.
Things got hot Saturday night at the Guthrie County Fairgrounds Event Center, where 400 fair lovers had the opportunity to eat great food, play games, bid on auction items and watch as the mortgage for the event center was literally burned.  The annual Guthrie County Fair Fundraising Supper began...
Nashville recording artist Clare Dunn visits with the crowd at the Guthrie County Fairgrounds in Guthrie Center Saturday night. The event is the first in Guthrie's River Ruckus "Eat and Greet" Series. Dunn performed a number of songs, held a Q&A session and mingled with fans during a photo and autograph period.
Guthrie’s River Ruckus hosted it’s first Eat and Greet event featuring Nashville recording artist Clare Dunn at the Guthrie County fairgrounds Saturday night.  Over 250 people took part in the event with food, drinks and live music. Dunn, who has been a fan favorite on stage at River Ruckus the...
Dale and Debbie Menning flip through sheets of some of their favorite music inside their home in Guthrie Center. The couple will celebrate 45 years of marriage in June and say their love of music has been a big part of their relationship.
One of the first songs they performed together was, “I got you babe,” by American pop music duo, Sonny and Cher. Flipping through pages of music inside their cozy home in Guthrie Center, the tunes come to life for Dale and Debbie Menning. Over the years you learn so many songs,” said Dale, while...
Ever since purchasing the Williams Building last fall, Main Street Guthrie Center has been working hard to renovate the two unused retail spaces and find new businesses to lease them. After months of repairs, renovations and volunteer work, an organization is finally preparing to move into the old...
All of the past Guthrie County Cattlemen's Association presidents are recognized at the 50th Anniversary Banquet on January 27. In attendance were (from left) Brock Robson, Randy Hughes, Rose Kastner, Gary Richter, Bob Downing, Dennis Menefee, Kevin Wirt, Roger Richter, Larry Crow, Randy Sparks, Dennis Cain, Lonnie Blass and Cale Kastner.
Every year, the Guthrie County Cattlemen’s Association holds its annual banquet, featuring fantastic food, a trophy auction and the crowning of the beef queen. However, this year marked a special milestone for the association. On January 27, GCCA members packed into the Guthrie County Fairgrounds...
Tony Mills with Karl Chevrolet serves as the guest speaker at the Midwest Partnership Annual Dinner Meeting on January 25. Mills discussed the history of the car dealership as well as the decision for the business to open a location in Stuart last summer.
Karl Chevrolet has plans for a multi-million-dollar enhancement project at its Stuart dealership, one that will leverage land in the front and north sections of the highly visible dealership. The move is aimed at extending Karl’s geographic reach. “We think we can make a larger impact to the north...
  Bill Priestley built his first home at the young age of 19, and just months ago, he built his last. Both homes — two of more than a hundred he developed under Priestley Construction — were for his wife, Marcia. “He told (our son) Andy he built his first house for me and his last house for me,”...
Jim Flanery, who was raised in Guthrie Center, has been head women's basketball coach at Creighton for the last 16 years. Flanery has guided the Bluejays to the postseason 13 times, including each of the past 10 seasons, and has recorded nine 20-win seasons. Photo courtesy Steven Branscombe
Jim Flanery stumbled into a coaching opportunity and never looked back.  The sideline general for the Creighton women’s basketball team earned his 300th career win when the Bluejays posted a 69-54 win over No. 18-ranked Villanova in December.  Flanery, who grew up in Guthrie Center, the son of Jim...
A rainbow-colored path wound through the First Christian Church Fellowship Hall in Guthrie Center, leading followers Saturday in a life-size game of Candy Land.   The spectacularly sweet event presented by Main Street Guthrie Center and the Guthrie Center Chamber of Commerce, was fun for the whole...

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