Guthrie Center Times

Just outside a barn that smells like cows, several young bulls approach an excited dog. It’s not the first time they’ve greeted each other; that much is clear as the excited dog, a 2-year-old Border Collie-Australian Shepherd mix named Sherlock, gives one bull’s snout a lick while other members of...
Relay for Life officially kicked off in Guthrie County last weekend — and there’s still plenty of time to get involved.The Guthrie County Relay for Life kickoff was held last Saturday at IncrediBowl in Guthrie Center and allowed team members to drop by, sign up for this year’s event, pick up...
Janae Eisentrager talks to a group of Guthrie Center High School students under the guidance of Marcia Priestley involved in the Youth on Main pilot program on March 10 at the high school. Eisentrager asked for the students interest and help in the second-annual 50115 Fest in June.
Eleven high school students are using their early-out days to learn about Guthrie Center and what they can do to help.The students — Lauryn Embleton, Dylan Newbury, Noah Nelson, Genevieve Hoover, MaKayla Hoing, Jennel Hanson, Tyler Hanson, Mikayla Jackson, Leigan Laughery, Hunter Vasey and Alexa...
This one-story round gymnasium is located in the southwest corner of the Yale city block. Brandon Godwin is leading a restoration and renovation of the Yale Round Gym which was constructed in 1932.
It’s 84 years old, and it needs some work.During a special election held in Yale on Dec. 29, 1931, voters agreed to build a gymnasium. The vote passed 134 in favor and 23 against, with those in favor arguing that the school needed the improvements to become accredited. They agreed that the cost...
Dillon (left) and Jeremy Bennett show off a turkey Dillon shot.
When Brandon Cosner makes his way into Guthrie County to hunt around Stuart, these days, his 6-year-old daughter, Bella, is right alongside him.Hunting as a family tradition is vital, area residents say.Cosner, who lives at Diamondhead Lake near Dexter, hunts with all three of his kids: Jeran, 14;...
Guthrie Center Fire Department 2016 Officers (from left) Cory Campbell, Chief of Police, Randy Sheeder, 2nd Assistant, Dave Embleton, Chief, Rom Reil, Secretary/Treasurer, Jesse Swensen, Vice President, Jason Carroll, 1st Assistant, Craig Kintz, Sergeant of Arms. Missing from photo is Monte Jorgensen, President.
Cory Campbell was honored with a 20-year award during the Guthrie Center Firemen’s Banquet held at the Catholic Church Hall Jan. 20.Campbell was one of three firefighters present to receive five awards handed out during the annual event, which honors members of the Guthrie Center Volunteer Fire...
Thousands of Lite Brite pegs form a reindeer window display at D.Vision, Inc.'s State Street office in Guthrie Center.
When Dina Christensen was a child, Lite Brites were her favorite toy.But she never got to use them.“My little sister ate them, and my brother used up all the templates, so I had to put them away so my sister didn’t choke to death,” she recalled with a laugh.So this Christmas, years later, she made...
A 2015, 2300 Gallon Tanker Truck, was one of four items purchased by the Guthrie Center Fire Fighters Association with Mary Howey Estate money that was gifted to the department.
An estate gifted to the Guthrie Center Volunteer Fire Department more than a year ago has financed a round of new equipment — and needed equipment, firefighters say.The department was able to purchase two trucks, a thermal imaging camera and 14 LED flashlights with money from the Mary Howey estate...
Lillian Randolph and her children spent long days at her father's cabin in Minnesota. He built the cabin, as well as the gate where she enjoyed sitting. Lillian was murdered in Guthrie Center in 1965, and the case has never been solved.
Wendy Holman still remembers, vividly, moving to Guthrie Center in 1958.She was about 10, and Sam Cooke’s “You Send Me” was on the car radio sometime during that 400-plus-mile drive from Duluth, Minnesota.“Now I find myself wanting to marry you and take you home…” The words still take her back.In...
There were a good half-dozen Santas featured in Menlo’s lighted Christmas parade Saturday — a fact that didn’t confuse area kids at all.But first, Old Saint Nick — just one of them — greeted a long line of kids inside the city’s community building. Between the crying babies and flirting pre-teens,...

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