Guthrie County Vedette

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....
Panorama Elementary School students and teachers say the Pledge of Allegiance during a flag raising Tuesday, the first day of school.
It included crayons, Minions and giggles.But the first day of school at Panorama Elementary School started out on a serious note, with the continuing tradition of a flag raising to mark the first day.Mike Arganbright — an Air Force veteran and Veterans of Foreign Wars member — and Robert Laidley —...
Panorama principal Mark Johnston and wife Danielle, a kindergarten teacher at the school, will celebrate 21 years of marriage on August 6. The couple say they are humbled by the support they have received from their Panther family since Mark's diagnosis of esophageal cancer in December.
Sitting in a colorful classroom inside Panorama Elementary School, Mark Johnston cracks a smile with his wife Danielle, a kindergarten teacher in the building, over a daily text message he receives from a friend.“Some are not appropriate, but those types of things brighten your day and make you...
Jake Kemble switches to electric guitar for his final song at Panora's fourth annual Art in the Village June 13.
When he was about 12, with rock classics on the brain, Jake Kemble saved up $99 to buy a guitar and amplifier. He took them home and started playing. At first, it wasn’t always pretty, his father, Scott Kemble, recalled with a laugh. “I told my wife, ‘If that little boy ever makes anything that...
Bacon makes everything better. The second annual “BACooN Ride” — a 72-mile cruise on bicycles around the interior loop of the Raccoon River Valley Trail — certainly sizzled in Guthrie County on June 20. The salty, fatty, flavorful food was everywhere as riders traveled from Waukee to Adel, Redfield...
Members of the Panorama boys state championship golf team are (front row, from left) Reid Cobb, Adam Hackfort, Max Monthei, (back row) coach Hal Rossow, Jordan Eng, Will Babcock, George Appleseth, coach David Van Ahn.
Saturday’s final round of the Class 2A boys state golf tournament at Ames Golf & Country Club was a marathon on a difficult course amid windy, unseasonably cool weather. The Panorama boys enjoyed every minute of it.With sophomore Will Babcock leading the way, the Panthers held off challenges...

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