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    Jaime Waddle has displayed an unrelenting commitment to the Panora community and beyond and for her efforts was named Panora’s 2018 Citizen of the Year during Panorama Days on Saturday afternoon.  Waddle walked up to the Gazebo on the town square where they present the annual award with her...
    Tori’s Angels Foundation will hold its 9th annual free-will offering breakfast benefit and silent auction on Sunday, August 26, at the Panora Community Center. The breakfast, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., will feature bacon and eggs, pancakes, and drinks.   The annual breakfast celebrates the...
    Four young ladies competed last week to become the 2019 Guthrie County Fair Queen.   Mia Schreck, Hailey Bates, Taylor Lemke and Anna Lauritsen gathered at the Guthrie County Fairgrounds Event Center to participate in group interviews, as well as meet individually with three judges. The winning...
    James Hubert Exline Jr. likely will die in prison for sexually abusing his daughter after a judge sentenced him Monday to up to 75 years of confinement. The 47-year-old rural Jefferson man must serve about 64 years of that total possible sentence under Iowa law. “I consider you to be extremely...
    At least six people who attended Guthrie’s River Ruckus last month were arrested during the three-day music festival, which is now in its tenth year at the Guthrie County Fairgrounds. The music began at 8 p.m. July 26, and festival-goers were allowed to camp overnight in tents and campers. Here...
Country music star Jake Owen headlines the 10th annual Guthrie's River Ruckus Saturday night at the fairgrounds in Guthrie Center. Owen performed his debut single "Yee Haw" and also entertained Ruckus fans with hits, "Barefoot Blue Jean Night", "Days of Gold", "Beachin", and "Real Life."
DJ and Karey Hawkins of Muscatine were all smiles, dancing on the grass on a cool, Saturday evening to the country sounds of Chris Janson at the Guhrie County Fairgrounds.  “We’ve seen him before and he’s really good,” said DJ Hawkins, wearing a baseball cap, a Jack Daniels T-shirt and jeans.  “He...
Students participating in the Lions Club International Youth Exchange program in Panora this month are (front, from left) David Alejandro Diez Martinez and Cem Bartu Armutlu and (back) Sofie Kofod, Clivia Boulet and Andrea Svanborg. The Youth  Camp and Exchange program is composed of various Lions Youth Exchanges and arranged by Lions clubs around the world.
Five international exchange students gather around the table with members of their host families while visiting and sharing slices of watermelon on a hot July evening.  “The captain here, we went on his boat and he introduced us to his friends and family,” said David Alejandro Diez Martinez, a 15-...
When John Liepa was a kid growing up in Des Moines, he delivered newspapers to have cash for comic books and baseball cards. When he wasn’t playing baseball — with a few made-up rules — on the playground, he was bartering with friends for baseball cards, carefully traded or bought for nickels and...
When Brandi Rockwell was young, she spent her time searching through consignment shops for cute clothes and accessories. She was always looking for something unique at a reasonable price. Rockwell, 27, recently opened the secondhand store Old Soul Millennial, where she sells used and new clothing,...
Volunteers for Panther Food Connections serve a free lunch on the town square just behind the library in Panora on Monday. The stop was the fifth for the Panther Food Connection which is providing a nutritious lunch, books, tutoring and education activities throughout the communities in the Panorama school district this summer. Their goal is to build connections with families and communities.
In an attempt to stay connected with their students and keep kids from going hungry this summer, Panorama school staff created Panther Food Connections this summer.  The goal of the program, organized by Panorama staff members Julie Weidenthaler and Kylee Boettcher, is to serve a nutritious lunch...

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