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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...
Emma Reinhart, 13, her parents Troy and Steph Reinhart, and her cosmetologist Kellie Flanery, are participating in the St. Baldrick's Foundation Brave a Shave for Kids with Cancer this summer. Reinhart who was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia in November 2016, has lost her hair twice through treatment, and while she doesn't encourage anyone to shave their head, she's thankful for all the support in raising funds for lifesaving children's cancer research.
Local cosmetologist Kellie Flanery has taken up the cause of raising money for childhood cancer research and at the end of the summer -- she could be bald.  Flanery, owner of Retro LUX Hair Salon & Boutique in Panora, has committed to shaving her head if she raises her goal of $10,000 for St....
Sheila Woolridge, a member of the WSO, pours tea for Lora Koch, attending the Senior Tea with her daughter Christin. The WSO had put on the tea for Panorama senior girls and their guests, including mothers and grandmothers, for the past 18 years.
As a graduating senior, Laura Jontz didn’t know what she wanted to do after high school.She went to the University of Northern Iowa and studied business and journalism. She later got a law degree from Drake University.Fast-forward to today, 17 years later, and Jontz, the featured speaker at the...
Panorama students and community members took tours of “Iowa History 101” when the State Historical Museum of Iowa’s mobile museum visited Panora last week. The mobile museum parked at Panorama April 3-6, offering free tours to the public, and hours of education, as students in third through eighth...

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