Guthrie County Vedette

Senator Joni Ernst visits Panora Telco on March 2 to speak with Panora Telco employees and Guthrie County community leaders. Pictured above are Senator Joni Ernst (left) and Panora Telco General Manager Andy Randol.
As part of her 99 county tour, Senator Joni Ernst made a stop at Panora Telco on March 2 to discuss the Universal Service Fund (USF), the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), infrastructure and more.  Employees of Panora Telco and community leaders were in attendance at the event to ask...
Bank officer Jerry Sullivan, second from the left, is pictured with directors Derek Hemphill, Jim Koch and John Wilson.
   Farmers State Bank, Yale, held its annual free breakfast Saturday featuring Dad’s Belgium Waffles. Bank officers, directors, employees and family members were on hand to serve the large turnout and spread goodwill, a small example why this independent-owned bank in a town of 250 has survived...
Panorama's Bailey Beckman (12) nearly comes up with a steal against North Union's Breanna Anderson with the score tied in the final seconds of Wednesday's Class 2A first round game at the state basketball tournament. The Warriors hit one of two free throws with 17 seconds remaining in a 47-46 win.
The Panorama girls basketball team fell behind an athletic North Union squad by as many as 11 points in the first half before storming back to tie the game and take a lead.  However, the Panthers couldn’t pull off the hard-fought comeback, losing to the Warriors, 47-46, in a Class 2-A state...
Danny Nordquist from Panorama takes a 9-4 win over Logan Heaberlin from Belmond-Klemme in a Class 1A 126 pound second round consolation match Friday at the state wrestling tournament.
Five Panthers claimed medals Saturday at the Iowa High School Athletic Association Class 1A state wrestling tournament at Wells Fargo Arena.  Senior Trevor Carey (45-10) stood highest among the Panthers, placing fourth at 182 pounds. He recorded a 9-4 decision over South Winneshiek sophomore...
Grant Sheeder helps Whitney Brown play games during last year's Guthrie County Fair Fundraising Steak Supper on Saturday, March 18 at the fairgrounds in Guthrie Center.
Anyone who has been out to the Guthrie County Fairgrounds recently has seen that change is happening. Last summer alone, the fair board replaced two new livestock barns, and more improvements to other buildings are in the works. To continue making renovations possible, the Guthrie County Fair Board...
Panorama Junior Maisie Knapp stands next to her family's restored Farmall H tractor. Knapp's project marks the 50th tractor restoration at Panorama High School since Evan Babcock began the farm equipment restoration program in the 2006-2007 school year.
Some people restore tractors as a hobby. Others may take on the project to acquire new skills, but for Panorama FFA member Maisie Knapp, restoring tractors is all about family.  “I just want to make my dad proud,” said Knapp, explaining that the Farmall H she recently restored belongs to her father...
Diane Flanery presents on behalf of the Guthrie Activity Center at the Ten Squared Women of Guthrie County meeting on February 15.
On Thursday, February 15, the 10 Squared Women of Guthrie County met at the Lake Panorama Conference Center and pulled out their checkbooks for first meeting of 2018. Following a close vote, the group named the Guthrie Activity Center as the recipient of this quarter’s $10,000 plus donation.  The...
Ilene and Dave Olson got some help from daughter Crystal Pote and grandson Gavin Pote in preparation for Valentine's Day at Panorama Gardens. The Olsons, who have been in business in Panora 40 years, say it's their second biggest holiday of the year, following Mother's Day. They were preparing arrangements Tuesday night and glad they'll have nice weather for deliveries Wednesday.
Flowers are known to be one of the most common ways to show love on Valentine’s Day and Panorama Gardens in Panora was prepared to share love again this year on Feb. 14. Dave and Ilene Olson have been in business for 40 years, the couple will actually celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary on Feb...
ParadisePad comes in a variety of sizes and ranges in weight from 30 to 35 pounds. The pads hold between 900 and 3,000 pounds, depending on the size, and range in price from $300 to $700 per pad.
A father-son business making a big splash got its start at Lake Panorama.  Mike Hayden and his son, Austin, created ParadisePad, a foam water raft designed for water enthusiasts in 2011. Seven years later, the company is a world-class operation with thousands of boaters choosing to float in...
Music has always been a passion of Greg Simmons, band director at West Des Moines Valley high school. Mix in the art of teaching music to young people, and Simmons has found a secret to success.  A Panorama high school graduate, Simmons is in his sixth year as a band director at Valley. He’s in...

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