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Anthony Kokakis, founder of Yoga Flexer, developed the product to help give his wife, Janie who was a Division I track athlete at the University of Northern Iowa, a way to get back in shape after the birth of their first child.
Anthony Kokakis recalls his wife’s fitness accessories spread all around their house with limited use.  “The house was a mess,” he said. “I’m looking at all these accessories and there’s no structure, she’s not using them.” He thought, “I need to roll them into one, right now, I need to figure out...
Enjoying the annual Senior Tea hosted by the Women's Service Organization in Panora and honoring Panorama senior girls and their guests are (back to front) Nicole Rolfes and mom Paula, Jensen Wilke and mom Kendra.
    It's that time of year again when seniors begin entertaining thoughts of graduation and life after high school. The Women’s Service Organization (WSO) in Panora recognized that fact in their annual event to help Panorama high school senior girls prepare for the transition.  The WSO, a group...
Julie Fulton (left) and Sue Bump are opening Reshape, a fitness studio at 111 1st Street in Panora. A variety of classes, including kickboxing, spinning and yoga, will be available seven days a week. The first classes will be held this Sunday, April 29.
With a love of fitness and a desire to challenge others, Sue Bump and Julie Fulton, are opening Reshape LLC in Panora.  Located at 111 1st Street, in the old Treasures building, just across the street from the Panora Public Library, the beautifully renovated fitness studio will offer a variety of...
ParadisePad comes in a variety of sizes and ranges in weight from 30 to 35 pounds. The pads hold between 900 and 3,000 pounds, depending on the size, and range in price from $300 to $700 per pad.
A father-son business making a big splash got its start at Lake Panorama.  Mike Hayden and his son, Austin, created ParadisePad, a foam water raft designed for water enthusiasts in 2011. Seven years later, the company is a world-class operation with thousands of boaters choosing to float in...
Music has always been a passion of Greg Simmons, band director at West Des Moines Valley high school. Mix in the art of teaching music to young people, and Simmons has found a secret to success.  A Panorama high school graduate, Simmons is in his sixth year as a band director at Valley. He’s in...
Three  Panorama high school graduates met in a chance encounter in Pompeii, Italy. They are (from left) Elly Arganbright, Grace Arganbright, Allison Schafer. The Arganbright sisters were touring Rome over the Thanksgiving break and bumped into Schafer who is studying abroad in her final semester as a student at the University of Iowa.
A chance encounter brought three small town girls from Panora together on the other side of the world during a recent overseas adventure.  Elly and Grace Arganbright, daughters of Tom and Page Arganbright of Panora, were touring Italy together over the Thanksgiving holiday when they ran into...
An estimated 1,888 pancakes were served at the Panora community center Saturday morning during the Panora Chamber's annual Breakfast with Santa and Friends and Workshop event.
Promise Santa as an invited guest to a party and it will be an overwhelming success.  The Panora Chamber of Commerce held its annual Breakfast with Santa and Friends and Workshop on Saturday inside the community building and Vet’s Auditorium in Panora.  Families were invited to eat pancakes, sit on...
Iowa Secretary of Agriculure Bill Northey, left, learns of the Crystal Freeze Dry operaton here from company CEO Leonardo Etcheto.
Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey was in Panora on Tuesday morning where he was given a tour of the Crystal Freeze Dry/Nutriom building, which is being retooled for production of powdered egg products, slated to begin early in 2018. Guiding him around the facility, which formerly housed...
Emily Zirkle (center), sisters Abby (left) and Sara (right) was diagnosed with Hodgkins Lymphoma at the age of 14, just before entering her freshmen year of high school at Panorama. Today Zirkle, 31, is an Instructional Coach and Behavior Strategist for Des Moines Public Schools and volunteers for the Make-A-Wish Foundation, who granted her a trip to Disney World in 2001. Zirkle recently help grant a trip to Italy for Panorama eighth grader Emma Reinhart.
Two young girls diagnosed with cancer while in middle school at Panorama have connected through the Make-A-Wish Foundation. The Make-A-Wish Foundation’s mission is to “grant the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy,”...
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...

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