Guthrie Center Times

A new community building is one of several changes made recently at the Guthrie County Fairgrounds. A steak supper held last weekend raised more than $60,000, which will allow the building to be completed this spring.
They set their sights low — if $30,000 could be called low.A touch more, $35,000, would finish up the heating, cooling and drywall yet to be done at the new community building at the Guthrie Center Fairgrounds.But once the 12-ounce steaks and potatoes were consumed, the auctions completed and the...
Don Laughery hands his wife, Doris, a box of candy for Valentine's Day. The couple will celebrate 70 years of marriage in July, and on every Valentine's Day, Don makes sure to buy a heart-shaped box of chocolates for Doris.
First, they were friends.Sharing classes and activities in high school, Guthrie Center’s Doris and Don Laughery, both 90 and about to celebrate their 70th anniversary, got to know each other while attending high school in Guthrie Center.Their first date was after a football game; they attended a...
Wyatt Frohling (front center) spent 32 years as a head wrestling coach and since returning home to Guthrie Center two years ago, has been sharing his knowledge of the sport in the Tiger wrestling room.  Frohling was inducted into the Kansas Wrestling Coaches Association Hall of Fame in November. He guided 39 Kansas State Qualifiers, 7 State Medalists, and had a 113-43 dual record for the Broncos. Overall, Coach Frohling had a 253-107-5 dual record over his 32-year career.
It was cold, and the ground was still covered with snow following a snowstorm a couple days earlier.Inside the Guthrie Center wrestling room, however, the temperature was decidedly higher. The room was filled with high school wrestlers, and  four coaches walking out on the mat to begin a Friday...
Rage, the Guthrie County Sheriff's Office's K-9, a three-year-old female Belgian Malinois that has worked with the sheriff's office since the beginning of 2013, was deployed 45 times during 2014. Rage has been particularly useful in drug-related arrests.
Guthrie County’s only four-legged law enforcer kept busy in 2014.Rage, the Guthrie County Sheriff’s Office’s K-9, and her handler, Deputy Kent Gries, were separated twice this year — once for Gries’ wedding and honeymoon, and again when Rage underwent emergency surgery. Despite those breaks, though...
Guthrie Center head wrestling coach Shawn Danker shows his appreciation toward a home crowd Thursday night. Danker was recognized for winning his 300th career dual meet Tuesday over Coon Rapids-Bayard. The Tiger skipper, who boasts a 301-124 record, has been the program's head coach for 17 years.
Guthrie Center wrestling hosted a quadrangular dual meet with Panorama, Ogden and Southeast Valley Thursday night. The team results were as follows: Round 1 - Guthrie Center 39, Southeast Valley 33 & Panorama 43, Ogden 36. Round 2 - Panorama 39, Southeast Valley 30 & Ogden 40, Guthrie...
Those who have been "Baby Jesus" from 1978-2014 posed for a picture after the annual Live Nativity sponsored by First Christian Church and Presbyterian Church of Guthrie Center Sunday afternoon. Pictured are (front row, from left) Keaton Morris, Zoey Hambleton, Shay Lemke, Brooklyn Schafer and Addison Laughery, (second row) Devon Oberholtz, Megan Lemke, Dee Sloss, Anna Lauritsen, and (back row) Matt Vannatta, Cole Stetzel, Gracen Welberg, Stacey Buttler, Jonathan Bruner, and Ryan Long.
There is hardly a lull in December with the hustle and bustle of the holiday season. There is shopping, cooking and family gatherings. There are crowds of people, Christmas music everywhere and overall panic to get everything done in time.But stillness is found in Guthrie Center. The only sound is...
Breanna Varra, 11, of Guthrie Center, picks out gifts for her parents Dec. 6 at the Guthrie Activity Center.
Outside the Guthrie Activity Center, children excitedly lined up.Santa was running a bit late, and they were waiting on him, gifts on their minds — but not gifts for themselves.They were at the Activity Center’s annual event, held Dec. 6 this year, that allows local kids to select free gifts for...
Clerk Candy Peck (left) and postmaster Janelle Hall sort packages in the mailroom at the Guthrie Center post office. The holidays are a very busy time for post offices as people try to get gifts and cards out to family and friends.
The holidays are a very busy time for mailing as people try to get gifts and cards out to family and friends. The Guthrie Center post office ensures you will get your deliveries in time for Christmas. They have handled the large volume of mail and packages this month. “It’s never dampened my spirit...
Phil Carlson, owner of Lost Trail Taxidermy, puts the finishing touches on a white tail deer mount. Being an avid hunter and outdoorsman, Carlson said he knows how important having a quality mount is and has enjoyed his fulltime job as a taxidermist for the last seven years.
Talk about buck fever.  Phil Carlson has cradled some of the biggest deer antlers in the midwest, including some of the biggest whitetail in Guthrie County.  An avid hunter, Carlson has honed his skill of turning trophy mounts into true works of art, as a full-time taxidermist south of Guthrie...


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