Guthrie Center Times

U.S. Rep. David Young, R-Van Meter, (right) speaks with Andrew Kaldenberg, complex manager for Rose Acre's Stuart egg farm, and Donna Barry, regional director for U.S. Sen. Charles Grassley, at the Western Iowa Advantage dinner in Stuart on April 4.
When Avian Influenza decimated egg production at the Rose Acre Farms Winterset and Stuart locations, officials decided to take all their “broken eggs and make one great big omelet,” said Andrew Kaldenberg, manager at Rose Acre Farms in Stuart. Kaldenberg was the keynote speaker April 5 at the...
Donkeys force players to drag them during the Donkeyball event held in Guthrie Center April 15 to raise money for the Kid Zone Early Learning Center.
Donkeys aren’t very good at basketball.And when you’re required to shoot or pass from atop a donkey — or to be holding — the sport gets a little dicey.It’s a thrill for the crowd, though, as a recently formed fundraising committee found after a successful “Donkeyball” fundraiser held to raise money...
Steve Smith was given a time limit for his part at Friday’s dinner at the Guthrie Center Activity Center.The high school superintendent finished before his time was up, but not before thanking the crowd of more than 100 people who attended the first annual Celebrate Guthrie Center dinner.“This is a...
Four-year-old Cian McAlister works on his speech with Cindy McCarty, a speech and language pathologist, while riding Belle, the horse, at Timber Creek Therapies. Speech and language therapy services at Timber Creek Therapies includes many tools found in the treatment room, hippotherapy on horseback and a cognitive treatment area designed to address functional skills needed for independence.
As Cian McAlister completes a lap inside the spacious riding arena at Timber Creek Therapies, his eyes remain glued to Belle, the golden Haflinger pony he rides. His eyes sparkle and his smile widens as Belle brings her rider back around the arena at the end of his session. Like many 4-year-old...
Nielsen Tractor Repair is owned and operated by Kyler Nielsen. At an early age, Nielsen was introducated to equipment repair and restoration through his family farm. He attended Diesel Mechanic school at Iowa Lakes Community College after graduating from Guthrie Center High School in 2003. He built a shop which handles all sizes of equipment and has been operating his own business since 2011.
Time is a precious commodity when a farmer’s field equipment coughs, sputters or just plain quits — especially during planting or harvest seasons.At Nielsen Tractor Repair, owner and operator Kyler Nielsen thrives on keeping farmers in the field.“Everything has its pains, but I really like working...
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;...

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