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Three  Panorama high school graduates met in a chance encounter in Pompeii, Italy. They are (from left) Elly Arganbright, Grace Arganbright, Allison Schafer. The Arganbright sisters were touring Rome over the Thanksgiving break and bumped into Schafer who is studying abroad in her final semester as a student at the University of Iowa.
A chance encounter brought three small town girls from Panora together on the other side of the world during a recent overseas adventure.  Elly and Grace Arganbright, daughters of Tom and Page Arganbright of Panora, were touring Italy together over the Thanksgiving holiday when they ran into...
An estimated 1,888 pancakes were served at the Panora community center Saturday morning during the Panora Chamber's annual Breakfast with Santa and Friends and Workshop event.
Promise Santa as an invited guest to a party and it will be an overwhelming success.  The Panora Chamber of Commerce held its annual Breakfast with Santa and Friends and Workshop on Saturday inside the community building and Vet’s Auditorium in Panora.  Families were invited to eat pancakes, sit on...
Iowa Secretary of Agriculure Bill Northey, left, learns of the Crystal Freeze Dry operaton here from company CEO Leonardo Etcheto.
Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey was in Panora on Tuesday morning where he was given a tour of the Crystal Freeze Dry/Nutriom building, which is being retooled for production of powdered egg products, slated to begin early in 2018. Guiding him around the facility, which formerly housed...
Emily Zirkle (center), sisters Abby (left) and Sara (right) was diagnosed with Hodgkins Lymphoma at the age of 14, just before entering her freshmen year of high school at Panorama. Today Zirkle, 31, is an Instructional Coach and Behavior Strategist for Des Moines Public Schools and volunteers for the Make-A-Wish Foundation, who granted her a trip to Disney World in 2001. Zirkle recently help grant a trip to Italy for Panorama eighth grader Emma Reinhart.
Two young girls diagnosed with cancer while in middle school at Panorama have connected through the Make-A-Wish Foundation. The Make-A-Wish Foundation’s mission is to “grant the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy,”...
Little Panther Daycare and Preschool staff are committed to providing a sensory rich environment, where children feel safe and secure while they learn. Children (from left) Reed Leo, Luca Stiefel, Maleah Cates, Kennedy Knorr enjoy bubbles in their room during a morning activity.
The doors of the building open to a sea of smiling faces. Kids settle in and play games or read books in a corner with their favorite toy and closest friends. A group of young girls begs their counselor to watch them jump near a slide on the playground outside. Another counselor sits quietly...
The Cy-Hawk battle in Panora on Lake Panorama’s Boulder Beach was fierce. Both teams entered the game unbeaten. The beach was packed. That’s how it is with the biggest athletic event in the state of Iowa this week, it’s more than just a game. It brings a community together. In the end, Panora won...
Kent Stephenson (left) from Lake Panorama and Jordan Carstens from Bagley have a football connection that includes both the Iowa Hawkeyes and Iowa State Cyclones. Stephenson coached Dan McCarney at the University of Iowa and McCarney later coached Carstens, a Panorama high school graduate, at Iowa State. Both Stephenson and Carstens look forward to sharing their football memories during the RVTV event at Lake Panorama in Panora on Monday, Sept. 4. WHO-TV will broadcast live from the beach at 4, 5, 6, 10.
The Iowa-Iowa State rivalry is meant to divide the state. But sometimes the bragging rights, trash talk and general unruliness that can accompany a Cy-Hawk football game also bring people together. Jordan Carstens and Kent Stephenson cheer for different teams. Carstens, who grew up in Bagley and...
Visiting businesses during a Panora Small Business Visit Blitz on July 25 and 26 from Midwest Partnership Economic Development Corporation are (from left) Sarah Gomez, Stacie Euken, and Lynsi Pasutti. Along with UNI Business & Community Services partners James Hoelscher and Karla Organist, the group visited 61 businesses during the blitz.
A Business Blitz in Panora last week brought praise to business owners and provided support for their continued growth.The Midwest Partnership Economic Development Corporation (MWP) collaborated with the University of Northern Iowa’s Business & Community Services (UNI) to pilot a new approach...
Community members bid on silent auction items at the Tori's Angels breakfast fundraiser on July 16.
Friends and supporters of Tori’s Angels Foundation showed up by the hundreds at their annual breakfast and silent auction on Sunday.  An estimated 600 people came to show their support for the foundation’s five honored Guthrie County sponsored children: Tori Heckman, Samuel Beal, Emma Reinhart,...
Shawn Holloway, superintendent of Panorama Community School District, has ridden his bike every day since January. He enjoys riding on the Raccoon River Valley Trail, and his favorite part of the trail is along the river in Redfield.
Shawn Holloway just doesn’t go for an occasional spin on his bicycle. Not hardly. Since January he’s logged 4,500 miles, roughly the equivalent of one and one-half times across the U.S. Plus he functions with one leg not normal. And there’s more. “It involves riding everyday,” said the Panorama...

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