Guthrie County Vedette

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,...
Army veteran Dorothy Parker, a resident of the Lakeside Village in Panora, is presented with a folded flag and a pin honoring her service.
The dream began when Army veteran Dorothy Parker told her friends at Kindred Hospice that she wanted to visit the Iowa Gold Star Military Museum at Camp Dodge. From there, staff at Kindred Hospice and the Lakeside Village in Panora developed an idea to make Parker’s wish come true by bringing the...
Democratic gubernatorial candidate Andy McGuire holds a meet and greet at the Stuart Saints Center on March 22. McGuire shared her thoughts health care, mental health and education at the event.
Democratic gubernatorial candidate Dr. Andy McGuire made a stop at the Saints Center in Stuart on March 22 to discuss health care, mental health and education with residents of Guthrie County.  A native of Waterloo, McGuire became a doctor because she wanted to help people. If elected governor, she...
A youngster visits the Mike's Plumbing and Pump Service booth at the STEM Fest in Coon Rapids on Saturday, March 24. There were 29 booths for visitors to learn about science, technology, engineering and math during the two-hour event.
Families and youth participated in a hands-on STEM Fest, hosted by Guthrie County Extension and held at Coon Rapids-Bayard high school on Saturday, March 24.  The free, fast-paced, educational afternoon was filled with family fun learning about STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math)....
A breakfast fundraiser will be held for Melanie and Pat Parker on Sunday, March 25 at the Panora Community Center. Proceeds will go towards Melanie's medical expenses.
Pat and Melanie Parker have been visible givers throughout the community. On Sunday, March 25 the Panora community will give back to the couple with a Breakfast Fundraiser for Melanie Parker.  Proceeds from the breakfast, held from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Panora Community Center, will go towards...
Arilyan Steenblock presents her research on Sitting Bull at the Panorama Fifth-Grade Night at the Wax Museum on March 13. Steenblock says her favorite thing she learned is that Sitting Bull's family originally called him "Jumping Badger."
    Once a year, Panorama community members have the opportunity to take a trip back in time and see Elvis Presley, Abraham Lincoln and Daniel Boone all in one place. On March 13, 43 Panorama fifth-graders donned pirate hats, old-fashioned dresses, boxing gloves and baseball caps for the school’s...
Panorama High School students visit with local employers at a career fair on March 8. The event, held at Panorama High School, was sponsored by Iowa Works of Carroll, Midwest Partnership and Panorama Community Schools.
Summer vacation is only two months away. For students at Panorama High School, this means that it’s time to start looking for a summer job.  On March 8, Midwest Partnership, Iowa Workforce Development and Panorama Community Schools sponsored a career fair in the Panorama High School gym. The fair...
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...


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