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A 2015, 2300 Gallon Tanker Truck, was one of four items purchased by the Guthrie Center Fire Fighters Association with Mary Howey Estate money that was gifted to the department.
An estate gifted to the Guthrie Center Volunteer Fire Department more than a year ago has financed a round of new equipment — and needed equipment, firefighters say.The department was able to purchase two trucks, a thermal imaging camera and 14 LED flashlights with money from the Mary Howey estate...
Lillian Randolph and her children spent long days at her father's cabin in Minnesota. He built the cabin, as well as the gate where she enjoyed sitting. Lillian was murdered in Guthrie Center in 1965, and the case has never been solved.
Wendy Holman still remembers, vividly, moving to Guthrie Center in 1958.She was about 10, and Sam Cooke’s “You Send Me” was on the car radio sometime during that 400-plus-mile drive from Duluth, Minnesota.“Now I find myself wanting to marry you and take you home…” The words still take her back.In...
There were a good half-dozen Santas featured in Menlo’s lighted Christmas parade Saturday — a fact that didn’t confuse area kids at all.But first, Old Saint Nick — just one of them — greeted a long line of kids inside the city’s community building. Between the crying babies and flirting pre-teens,...
The impact hits you as soon as you walk in the front door.Mary Tallman loves Christmas — and you can see it in her home.The living room, dining room and kitchen are all lavishly decorated for the season, but it doesn’t stop there. Walk through her bedrooms, her bathrooms, her laundry room and her...
Visitors stop along the Santa's Zoo display at Mitchell Park in Guthrie Center on Saturday, November 28. The annual holiday display pulls out all the stops when it comes to decorating for the holidays as the twinkling lights and Christmas cheer bring carloads of people to town every year.
Signs of the season were on display Saturday evening at Mitchell Park in Guthrie Center as the city’s annual lighting display shined bright on opening night.Visitors let the festive spirit of the season take hold as merry lights shimmered across the park and radiant holiday light displays guided...
Katie Stetzel, then Katie Moeller, served as the driver for her section whenever its members traveled to forward operating bases during Stetzel's deployment to Iraq with the Army National Guard around 2006.
After the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, Katie Moeller and her twin brother, Pete, talked and decided to join up.Pete joined the Army National Guard in 2001. Katie, now Katie Stetzel, joined the same branch in 2002 and remained until 2010.Stetzel, 32, a former surgical technologist who now...
Alicia (left) and Richard "Ski" Ciesielski have bought Guthrie Center's Midway Motel from Sharon Tharp (center), after the business spent more than 40 years in Tharp's family.
After more than 40 years in one family, Guthrie Center’s Midway Motel has new ownership.Alicia and Richard “Ski” Ciesielski purchased the motel from Sharon and Verlin Tharp — officially, as of this week — and are beginning to transition into running the business.But both old and new owners want...
Those who walk into Bell Street Market looking for a few groceries will likely also leave with a free book, some almost-expired salad dressing, a brownie and a smile.It’s that kind of place.Bell Street Market, located at 300 Main St. in Yale, has been open since August of 2012. The combination...
The Guthrie Center Schools board of education met with parents and community members on two separate nights last week to discuss major issues facing the school district.Meetings were held on Monday for parents with students in kindergarten through third grade. Parents of students in fourth through...
With just a few days left in its fiscal year, Guthrie County Conservation received its biggest blow of the year — massive flooding in late June.It was an unexpected, and unfortunate, end to an otherwise good year, Conservation Director Joe Hanner said.Last week, Hanner presented the county’s Board...

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