Guthrie County Vedette

Rick Holbrook donated one of his kidneys to his wife Trish on December 9, 2015. The Panora couple have been married 28 years and say they look forward to getting back to life following the transplant.
When Rick and Trish Holbrook met 30 years ago, they knew they were right for each other.When Trish learned she needed a kidney transplant this year, the couple confirmed just how deep their bond goes.On Dec. 9, Rick gave one of his kidneys to his wife.“We have been married 28 years; it was only the...
The sign on the door says it all.“We’re closing. Our last day of business at Panora Oil & Car-Go Market will be December 31, 2015.”Now in its 42nd year, the business was purchased by Kim Lubeck from Lawrence Royer in May of 1974.So why is he selling? “Because it’s time,” Lubeck says without...
Ryan Johnston shares a message with a packed auditorium at Panorama high school where family and friends gathered for a Celebration of Life service for his brother Mark Johnston on Monday, December 7.
Craig, Steve and Ryan Johnston honored their older brother, Mark, like only three little brothers could — with laughter, tears and no small amount of ribbing.Hugging one another after each one became choked up onstage, the Johnston brothers, all Panorama high school graduates, lead their brother’s...
Local 4-H Club members help kids create holiday wreaths at the Panora Community Building Saturday during the Panora Chamber's Breakfast with Santa and Friends event.
A community effort led by the Panora Chamber drew hundreds of children and parents to the Panora Community Building Saturday, December 5, to meet with Santa and Friends over pancakes.“I’m going to ask for a new farm set, “ said seven-year-old Carter Young of Yale, as he approached Santa after...
Students indicate their favorite Republican presidential candidates on paper ballots during a Youth Caucus held last Thursday at Panorama High School.
Guthrie County students are on about the same page as those in the rest of the state in whom they support for president, a mock caucus event showed last week.But they tended to support female candidates — Carly Fiorina and Hillary Clinton — more than their peers around the state.The event, held at...
They’re not in Kansas anymore — they’re in Panora.Panorama high school and junior high students will present “Wizard of Oz” this weekend. The audience can expect the traditional musical, but with a few twists.They’ll perform at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the high school auditorium. Tickets will...
Tracy (Nesbitt) Wright is photographed with twin daughters Mary Alice (left) and Claire (right). A 1997 Panorama High School graduate, Wright, was 30 weeks into her pregnancy when she was diagnosed with breast cancer.
It was Tuesday, July 17, 2012. Tracy Wright remembers it well. She was standing in front of the mirror, curling her hair, when her obstetrician called. She stuck her head out of the bathroom door and quietly told her husband, Mike, the news. Her biopsy was positive for breast cancer. She was 34...
Panorama principal Mark Johnston and daughter Paige visit with guests during a benefit in support of the Johnston family Sunday afternoon at the high school in Panora. Mark Johnston was diagnosed with esophageal cancer in December 2014.
Mark Johnston has touched numerous lives as an educator at Panorama.Sunday, he got a glimpse of the impact he has made on the lives of not only his students, but family, friends and community members as well.Organizers estimate nearly a thousand people came to the school where Johnston is known as...
It started with a simple Christmas gift.But Lucas Gremler, about 12 at the time, didn’t just put the yo-yo from his grandparents in a drawer after trying a few mostly unsuccessful Walk the Dogs and Loop the Loops.Instead, he started checking out YouTube videos breaking down different yo-yo tricks....
A ribbon cutting ceremony during halftime of Panorama's football game Friday honored school, community and business leaders who guided the efforts from start to finish of the new athletic complex in Panora.
The Panorama Community came together Friday, August 28, to celebrate the new, splendidly green turf, at the high school’s new football stadium.The night started with the Booster Club Membership BBQ where hundreds enjoyed a dinner with the fixings before the first home football game of the season....


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