Guthrie County Vedette

Doris Bennett and grandson Travis Geopfert, pose for a picture at the Drake Relays in 1999. Geopfert is a two-time Drake Relays champion in the decathalon.
Doris Bennett knows a little bit about the Drake Relays.Bennett, 77, who has local ties to some big-time track and field enthusiasts from Panora, hasn’t missed the world-class track meet held every April in Des Moines in 48 years.This spunky, sport-loving grandma and her late husband, Pete, turned...
 Joe Hanner, Guthrie County Conservation Board Director, points to a map located at Leon Mill Park in Panora that shows the Middle-South Raccoon River Water Trail. One trailhead starts down the Middle Raccoon River at the Lenon Mill Park  and stretches 36.5 miles. The other begins on the South Raccoon River at Nations Bridge Park nine miles south of Panora and runs for 34.2 miles. Hanner promotes outdoor activities in the county.
Joe Hanner is from Guthrie County, so its only fitting the director of the Guthrie County Conservation Board (GCCB) would promote outdoor activities in the county.    “There’s a lot to offer in Guthrie County regarding outdoor recreation and natural resources,” said Hanner, who grew up at Stuart...
Kim Lubeck, owner of Panora Oil Co. and Car-Go Market in Panora, is restoring a 1939 Chevrolet he acquired in 1962 and drove to high school. Since then it’s primarily been in storage. He plans to install a GMC fuel-injected motor and will drive the vehicle.
Kim Lubeck is a throwback to the days when a gas station provided fuel and service for a vehicle.Nowadays gas is primarily sold by a convenience store chain and auto repair is an individual business.Lubeck is unique. He provides gas, a repair and maintenance service plus running a convenience store...
After 37 years of selling property in Guthrie County, Pat Moylan retired at the end of 2014. Originally founded under the name Squires & Moylan Realty with partner Larry Squires, Moylan grew Lake Panorama Realty to be the market leader for Lake Panorama residential property along with residential, commercial and agricultural property in Panora and Guthrie Center. This home at Lake Panorama is one Moylan's firm has sold seven times.
Patrick Moylan didn’t just drive past a “for sale” sign and wonder what lurked behind the door.With interested clients in tow, the major real-estate agent spent most of his life exploring properties.He could look at houses all day long with those whose dreams were populated by open floor plans,...
Stacy Goodenberger (left), general manager; Drew Labath (center), new head chef; and Paul Wendl (right), local cook and former restaurant owner; have worked together on a renovation and plan to bring guests back to The Port on Lake Panorama in full force. Doors open March 27.
The Port Restaurant, with its breathtaking views on Lake Panorama, will reopen this month after closing for renovations in January. Both the restaurant and bar have received complete makeovers, tuning up both the decor and food offerings.The new design is intended to create a more comfortable look...
Gavin Pote, a bubbly 11-year-old and a fifth-grader at Panorama, poses on his living floor with his March of Dimes T-shirts. Pote, who was born premature and spent his first 111 days of life in the hospital, walks every year in support of March of Dimes, an organization that helped save his life.
Gavin Pote of Panora is proof that miracles happen. Gavin, 11, was born at 24 weeks gestation, weighing a mere 15 ounces and stretching just 11 1/2 inches. At his birth, doctors told his parents, Steve and Crystal Pote, that Gavin would be small. “They said, ‘I’m not sure if we can get him...
Jim Arganbright signed his name on a board underneath the steps at the gym in the old Panora High School in 1947. Beverly added her signature two years later and five years before the couple married. Jim says his wife must have known back then something he didn’t. The board hangs in their rural Panora home today.
After 60 years of marriage, Jim and Beverly Arganbright are clearly as happy together as they were the day they met.Their shared sense of humor and love of family can be credited, but mostly, they just get along well together.The pair, who were both raised on farms in Panora, first met at the high...
Mallory Heiland and her fiance, Cody Quick, will get married in July.
They knew when she was a year old that there was a problem.But for the next eight years — despite the diagnosis of polycystic kidney disease — Mallory Heiland, now 27, worked to live a normal life.“Things were a lot harder, because I was sick,” she said. “I never really felt the greatest, but I...
Brandon Godwin sands down a TV stand he built from wood pallets at his shop in Yale.
It started, as siblings’ stories often do, with some healthy competition.When one Godwin sibling decided to turn a hobby into a business, another soon followed.Now, Brandon Godwin of Yale makes wooden items with Yale Pallet Creations, and his sister, Tricia Godwin of Des Moines, sells knitted and...
Stan Landon will roll up his sleeve and donate blood at the Panora Community Blood Drive on Jan. 19 and encourages others to do the same. Landon has donated blood since he was a teenager, donating more than 23 gallons over the years.
Stan Landon is a giving person. So giving that every eight weeks or so the Panora resident rolls up his sleeves and donates a pint of blood.It’s something he started doing as a teenager - more than 50 years ago - and something he has faithfully done since. On Monday, January 19, he’ll donate at the...

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