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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...
When Trevor Reiste was in kindergarten, he was asked what he wanted to be when he grew up. Without any hesitation, he responded: his dream was to be a professional cowboy. The answer was not a surprise. Reiste, originally from Linden, was born into a family of calf ropers and barrel racers, and...
It’s a company that deals with ever-changing technology, but two things seem to remain constant at the annual shareholders meeting of Panora Communications Cooperative. First, the firm normally shows a healthy profit. In 2016 it was $758,254, up nearly $90,000 from the previous year. (PCC provides...
As the parents of seven kids, Adam and Sarah Bartlett are no strangers to cooking for a crowd. Over the years as their family grew, the challenge was not keeping up with the increasing amount of people to cook for, or finding recipes everyone would like. Instead, it was finding time to actually...
Perk up Panora, there’s a new coffee shop in town. Kristin Rumelhart opened the doors to Crafty’s Coffee & Gifts at 102 W. Main St. in Panora at 7:00 a.m. on March 20, and she served her first cup of coffee around 7:05.  “I didn’t know what to expect,” Rumelhart said after serving three Lattes...
Some of my favorite photos of Lake Panorama are those that have been taken from the window of an airplane. At least a couple of times, local residents have taken to the skies to capture sweeping aerial views of Lake Panorama and the surrounding area.  With the advent of remote controlled drones,...
A project of a resident at Panora Specialty Care will allow homeless people to sleep a little more comfortably while also finding another use for old plastic shopping bags.  Kim Van Rheenen, a native of Osklaloosa, who moved to Panora Specialty Care over a year ago after suffering a stroke, has...
Although U.S. Rep. David Young, of Iowa’s Third District, set out to create an amicable atmosphere at his “pop up” town hall meeting on February 23 — by personally greeting people as they entered the Living History Farm’s Visitor’s Center, and filling his front row with children — the meeting had...

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