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Wilbur Bates retired in 2008, now in his 70s he’s retired, working seven days a week. “It’s more fun now that I don’t have to work,” he said of his return. He’s been around cars most of his life -- repairing and maintaining them and even selling them on a couple of occasions. But most of all he...
Forty-six descendants and spouses of Jerry and Juanita Heiland gathered Friday evening for the 65th Heiland Christmas. Only one person has ever missed. For the first time they didn’t meet in a home -- one family member said there was no longer elbow room -- but rented the Panora Community Center...
The big guy from the North Pole was popular at the Panora Chamber’s annual Breakfast with Santa on Saturday, December 3, but it’s possible those flipping pancakes were just as important. Mike Ketelsen, Dave Grove and Kristen Crouthamel were tossing pancakes every five minutes and say they served...
As part of the annual Women For Panora’s Future (WFPF) Holiday Home Tour, local explorers got to visit five Guthrie County houses dressed in their Christmas best. Nearly 200 tickets were sold for the December 4 event, which featured the homes of Bruce and Marcia Roenfeld, Terry and Mary Jane...
The Christofferson family (from left) Carsten, Matt, Mae, Kat, Griffin, Bo, Megan, Eve, Gabe, Elle. Photo courtesy Britney Brown Design Photography
Each year, November is recognized as National Adoption Awareness Month.Every year, just before Turkey Day, comes World Adoption Day. Megan and Matt Christofferson know they have plenty to be thankful for as they prepare to gather around the table for Thanksgiving this week with their three...
Friday mornings at Panorama schools have a new twist thanks to the most recently created club. Already on to its third week, the Panthers Breakfast Club allows junior and senior students from Panorama High School to visit the elementary school bright and early every Friday morning before classes...
Five-year-old Abby Cenname of Panora couldn’t believe her eyes when Magician Eric Michaels pulled her flip-flop out of a box she sat on during a magic act Saturday afternoon in Panora.Cenname was pulled from hundreds of eager volunteers attending the Magic Show on the town square during Panorama...
Panora native and Panorama High School graduate Travis Geopfert has logged a lifetime on the track and field scene.As a prep at Panorama — almost 20 years ago — he  was a member of the school’s first state track championship in 1997. The Panthers placed in six events at Drake Stadium in Des Moines...
There was a loving and caring energy inside Panorama Elementary school last Friday as special guests, the grandparents of second graders, filled the hallways.Panorama celebrates Grandparents Day annually with a special school day where grandparents are welcomed into their grandchildren’s classroom...
Ismael Galvan Jr. sat in the driver’s seat of his minivan with his family and watched as flames rolled from the former Carmen’s Mexican Restaurant building in Panora on Saturday afternoon.  The fire was a training for the Panora Fire Department.“I didn’t know this was happening today,” Galvan said...

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