Guthrie County Vedette

Gunnar Grunsted is one of three state qualifiers returning for the Panorama wrestling team this season. Grunsted (45-12) earned the highest place finish for the Panthers at state by placing fifth at 170 pounds in 2017.
It was a record-setting year for the Panorama wrestling team last season and with a strong senior class and good numbers, the Panthers expect to build on that success this winter.  For the first time in school history, Panorama qualified five wrestlers for the state wrestling tournament and watched...
Devyn Kemble returns for her senior season with the Panorama girls basketball team. She averaged 14 points and 5.2 rebounds for a Panther team that finished 22-2 last season.
The Panorama girls basketball team returns their entire roster in 2017-18 from a team that went 22-2 and fell a point short of reaching the state tournament last season.  So, of course, the expectations are high for the Panthers, who also won the West Central Activities Conference championship last...
Emily Zirkle (center), sisters Abby (left) and Sara (right) was diagnosed with Hodgkins Lymphoma at the age of 14, just before entering her freshmen year of high school at Panorama. Today Zirkle, 31, is an Instructional Coach and Behavior Strategist for Des Moines Public Schools and volunteers for the Make-A-Wish Foundation, who granted her a trip to Disney World in 2001. Zirkle recently help grant a trip to Italy for Panorama eighth grader Emma Reinhart.
Two young girls diagnosed with cancer while in middle school at Panorama have connected through the Make-A-Wish Foundation. The Make-A-Wish Foundation’s mission is to “grant the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy,”...
Panorama freshmen Ella Waddle runs through the timber during the second mile of the cross country course on Thursday at the Panorama West golf course in Panora. Waddle finished first, winning her first West Central Activitites Conference championship. She finished the rugged course with a time of 19:41, finishing ahead of Class 1-A defending state champion Kate Crawford of ACGC for the first time this season. Crawford was second in 20:09.
The Panorama girls cross country team dominated the Panorama West course on Thursday to win the program’s fifth straight West Central Activities Conference championship.Freshmen Ella Waddle, currently ranked sixth, led the way, out-distancing Class 1-A defending state champion Kate Crawford from...
Little Panther Daycare and Preschool staff are committed to providing a sensory rich environment, where children feel safe and secure while they learn. Children (from left) Reed Leo, Luca Stiefel, Maleah Cates, Kennedy Knorr enjoy bubbles in their room during a morning activity.
The doors of the building open to a sea of smiling faces. Kids settle in and play games or read books in a corner with their favorite toy and closest friends. A group of young girls begs their counselor to watch them jump near a slide on the playground outside. Another counselor sits quietly...
The Cy-Hawk battle in Panora on Lake Panorama’s Boulder Beach was fierce. Both teams entered the game unbeaten. The beach was packed. That’s how it is with the biggest athletic event in the state of Iowa this week, it’s more than just a game. It brings a community together. In the end, Panora won...
Kent Stephenson (left) from Lake Panorama and Jordan Carstens from Bagley have a football connection that includes both the Iowa Hawkeyes and Iowa State Cyclones. Stephenson coached Dan McCarney at the University of Iowa and McCarney later coached Carstens, a Panorama high school graduate, at Iowa State. Both Stephenson and Carstens look forward to sharing their football memories during the RVTV event at Lake Panorama in Panora on Monday, Sept. 4. WHO-TV will broadcast live from the beach at 4, 5, 6, 10.
The Iowa-Iowa State rivalry is meant to divide the state. But sometimes the bragging rights, trash talk and general unruliness that can accompany a Cy-Hawk football game also bring people together. Jordan Carstens and Kent Stephenson cheer for different teams. Carstens, who grew up in Bagley and...
Visiting businesses during a Panora Small Business Visit Blitz on July 25 and 26 from Midwest Partnership Economic Development Corporation are (from left) Sarah Gomez, Stacie Euken, and Lynsi Pasutti. Along with UNI Business & Community Services partners James Hoelscher and Karla Organist, the group visited 61 businesses during the blitz.
A Business Blitz in Panora last week brought praise to business owners and provided support for their continued growth.The Midwest Partnership Economic Development Corporation (MWP) collaborated with the University of Northern Iowa’s Business & Community Services (UNI) to pilot a new approach...
Community members bid on silent auction items at the Tori's Angels breakfast fundraiser on July 16.
Friends and supporters of Tori’s Angels Foundation showed up by the hundreds at their annual breakfast and silent auction on Sunday.  An estimated 600 people came to show their support for the foundation’s five honored Guthrie County sponsored children: Tori Heckman, Samuel Beal, Emma Reinhart,...
Shawn Holloway, superintendent of Panorama Community School District, has ridden his bike every day since January. He enjoys riding on the Raccoon River Valley Trail, and his favorite part of the trail is along the river in Redfield.
Shawn Holloway just doesn’t go for an occasional spin on his bicycle. Not hardly. Since January he’s logged 4,500 miles, roughly the equivalent of one and one-half times across the U.S. Plus he functions with one leg not normal. And there’s more. “It involves riding everyday,” said the Panorama...

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