Guthrie County Vedette

Erin Gerlich, center, was born a Christmas baby to her parents Jay and Karen Gerlich on December 25, 1983.
People still mention to Karen Gerlich about what happened Christmas Day in 1983.It was the day she gave birth to daughter Erin Grace during a snow storm in a downstairs bathroom at the home of husband Jay’s parents, Erv and Molly Gerlich at Lake Panorama. The baby weighed 5 pounds, 6 ounces.She...
Cassie and Sam Wendl look at the birds kept in the "ER room" they use to care for wild birds that have been injured or abandoned.
In Cassie and Sam Wendl’s backyard, a converted shed with wood chips covering its floor stands quiet as evening descends.Its inhabitants are usually only seen out in the wild. A pelican. A crow. A screech owl.They’re injured — and healing. For now, this shed is their home.But they won’t stay there...
Panorama Diamond Sports directors (from left) Ryan Nail, Lynnea Andersen, and Dave Kemble have worked to provide an affordable indoor solution for area athletes and keep everyone working on their skills in Guthrie County. They are happy to assist athletes with know-how and experience in both baseball and softball.  They can be reached at 641-757-1564 or visit their website at
Winter is about to get a lot warmer for Panorama baseball and softball players.The Panorama Diamond Sports indoor facility, located at the former DICA Marketing building, 504 W. Market Street in Panora, opened to members Sunday, Dec. 14 and figures to be a big hit.The facility, which is the...
Vedette reporter Rebecca McKinsey fires a shotgun at a law-enforcement firing range in Guthrie Center.
 I don’t like guns. I grew up without them, in a household that didn’t even have toy versions of the weapons. I have never gone hunting. Until recently, I had picked up a gun exactly once in my life, at a summer camp when I used a rifle to shoot a dent in the sole of my shoe (I took it off and hung...
PANORAMA WRESTLING - (from left) Daniel Jensen, Kennedy Andersen, manager, Marcus Boldy, George Appleseth, Wilson Solorzano, Garrett Simmons, Dalton Bennett, Garrett DeYoung, Brady Howard, Kaleb Stogdill, Tyler Van Houten, Danny Nordquist, Dalton Holmes, Trevor Carey, Gunnar Grunsted, Baylee Gymer, mananger.
Expectations for the Panorama High School wrestling team are running high. With seven letter-winners, including a pair of state qualifiers, there’s reason behind heightened expectations.  “We look to contend for the conference title with Guthrie Center and Ogden,” said head coach Jason Kirtley, who...


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