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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...
After making a long putt, John Dinnebier acknowledges the crowd gathered around the 18th green at Lake Panorama National during the 2013 Iowa Open.
John Dinnebier, who has been at Lake Panorama National for nearly 20 years, has accepted the position of general manager at Briarwood Golf Club in Ankeny.  A farewell reception for Dinnebier will be held at the LPN Conference Center on Tuesday, July 17, 4:30-6:30 p.m. This is a come-and-go event,...
Posing for a photo during a Home Base Iowa Community ceremony in Guthrie County on the lawn of the courthouse in Guthrie Center Friday are (from left) Lieutenant Governor Adam Gregg, Governor Kim Reynolds, Everett Grasty, Bill Howell, Curtis McClellan and Iowa Workforce Development Director Beth Townsend. Guthrie County met the requirements for Home Base Iowa Designation and was honored in a formal ceremony Friday. Adair, Guthrie and Audubon were all recognized Friday.
At a ceremony in Guthrie Center on Friday, July 6, Governor Kim Reynolds congratulated Guthrie County on achieving its Home Base Iowa Community designation.  Guthrie County became the 84th county state-wide to secure this designation. Adair and Audubon counties were also recognized as Home Base...
The color guard marches down the street as patrons honor their service along the street during the Fourth of July parade in Yale Wednesday morning.
Editor’s Note: This article was submitted by Tracie Lobstein, whose husband Jeff works as a Pipeline Inspector and takes the couple to many places during his work throughout the country. They visited Yale over the Fourth of July.  The town of Yale, Iowa first introduced itself to me a few weeks ago...
“Why do teams shake hands?”  As a display of good sportsmanship. “Who threw the first pitch to start baseball season?” President William Howard Taft. “Why is the ‘Star-Spangled Banner’ often played at athletic events?” During the 1918 World Series between the Boston Red Sox and Chicago Cubs, bands...
Luminarias light the way for those affected by cancer during the Guthrie County Relay for Life at the fairgrounds in Guthrie Center on Friday, June 15.
The Guthrie County Relay for Life was held indoors for the first time this year as survivors, their families and friends joined together Friday, June 15, at the Guthrie County Fairgrounds Event Center in Guthrie Center.  The Relay for Life in Guthrie County is a county-wide event where the entire...
Ember Miller, 6, jumps after receiving her unicorn balloon animal from Dan Geers with Zounds the Clown during Guthrie Center’s 50115 Fest Saturday afternoon.
Guthrie Center opened up its downtown area once again Saturday afternoon for carnival games, face painting, balloon animals, jumpy castles, cornhole and more. For Guthrie Center’s fourth annual 50115 Fest, organizers switched the event from Friday to Saturday to accommodate residents’ feedback that...

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