Guthrie County Vedette

Pete D’Alessandro
Our interaction with Iowa 3rd Congressional District Democratic candidate Pete D’Alessandro stretches back into the 1990s. Pete is that rarest of political breeds: he does what he says he will. He’s earned our trust. In that respect, and many others, Pete D’Alessandro hews to the legacy and...
Anthony Kokakis, founder of Yoga Flexer, developed the product to help give his wife, Janie who was a Division I track athlete at the University of Northern Iowa, a way to get back in shape after the birth of their first child.
Anthony Kokakis recalls his wife’s fitness accessories spread all around their house with limited use.  “The house was a mess,” he said. “I’m looking at all these accessories and there’s no structure, she’s not using them.” He thought, “I need to roll them into one, right now, I need to figure out...
Enjoying the annual Senior Tea hosted by the Women's Service Organization in Panora and honoring Panorama senior girls and their guests are (back to front) Nicole Rolfes and mom Paula, Jensen Wilke and mom Kendra.
    It's that time of year again when seniors begin entertaining thoughts of graduation and life after high school. The Women’s Service Organization (WSO) in Panora recognized that fact in their annual event to help Panorama high school senior girls prepare for the transition.  The WSO, a group...
Ron Eike of Wood Duck Tree Farm stands among landscape beds he helped put in at the Guthrie County Fairgrounds. Eike said they helped dress up the entrance to the grounds.
Ron Eike loves trees, so much so that his catchphrase is “Life under a tree is a shade better.” For more than 10 years, he’s been sharing that love by donating and planting trees throughout Guthrie County.  Ron and his wife Shirley purchased a home at Lake Panorama in 1999. At the time, he was a...
Panorama sophomore Kolby Shackelford is congratulated by coaches David VanAhn (left) and Hal Rossow (right) for earning medalist honors with a six-under par 66 at Lake Panorama National Golf Course Saturday afternoon during the Panther's home invitational. In it's 39th year, the invitational has been named after Rossow, who retired last spring, but was in attendance Saturday. Shackelford had sevenn birdies and one bogey to lead the Panthers, who finished second to Kuemper Catholic in the team race after bot
Panorama sophomore Kolby Shackelford shot a fantastic six-under par 66 to lead his team at the Hal Rossow boys golf invitational on a cool and overcast afternoon at Panorama National Golf Course in Panora on Saturday. The 39th annual event, previously known as the Panorama Invitational, was renamed...
Julie Fulton (left) and Sue Bump are opening Reshape, a fitness studio at 111 1st Street in Panora. A variety of classes, including kickboxing, spinning and yoga, will be available seven days a week. The first classes will be held this Sunday, April 29.
With a love of fitness and a desire to challenge others, Sue Bump and Julie Fulton, are opening Reshape LLC in Panora.  Located at 111 1st Street, in the old Treasures building, just across the street from the Panora Public Library, the beautifully renovated fitness studio will offer a variety of...
Sheriff Marty Arganbright (right) discusses building a new jail with the Guthrie County Board of Supervisors on April 10. Jailer Mike Herbert (left) and Carroll County Sheriff Ken Pingrey (middle) provide additional input.
During its regular meeting on Tuesday, April 10, the Guthrie County Board of Supervisors met with Sheriff Marty Arganbright to discuss the poor condition of the Guthrie County Jail. Arganbright has been bringing concerns to the board for the last few years, but this time, he recruited others to...
Andrew Hellman holds up raffle items at the Pheasants Forever Banquet on April 14. Nine gun cases were auctioned off, and the top three bidders were entered into the final raffle for a chance to win a gun.
The Guthrie County Chapter of Pheasants Forever held its annual banquet at the Lake Panorama Conference Center on Saturday, April 14. The event gave hunting enthusiasts the chance to spend a fun night out with delicious food, excellent prizes and exciting games.  The evening kicked off with social...
Sandy Boodry visits Panora P.E.T.S. The shelter will hold its annual FurBALL on Saturday, April 21 at the Lake Panorama Conference Center.
On Saturday, April 21, don’t miss out on the purr-fect opportunity to support Panora P.E.T.S. by spending a fun, 20s-style night out at the fifth annual FurBALL.  Doors open at 5:00 p.m. for cocktail hour, dinner begins at 6:00 and the live auction will follow at 7:30. Attendants can also bid on...
Nathan Wolfe and Cierra Wright volunteer at Firefly Creek Ranch on April 7 as part of the Dream Station project.
Local teens and other volunteers arrived at Firefly Creek Ranch for the first Dream Station planning meeting on Saturday, April 7. Since February of 2017, Firefly Creek Ranch Founder and CEO Brenda Rose has been working to transform the site of the old Country View Estates property into an art,...


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