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The 1950s themed party was indeed “a rocking good time.”The New Homestead and Homestead Acres in Guthrie Center celebrated 50 years Saturday with an open house. Residents, staff and other members of the community celebrated with music, burgers and ice cream.“It’s pretty special,” said Nancy Wells,...
Weird, wild and wonderful - the Guthrie County Fair has something for everyone. Family-friendly fun was plentiful at the fairgrounds with free entertainment, competitions and educational opportunities throughout the five-day event that ran Sept. 3-7.On Thursday, students checked in and prepared...
This year’s River Ruckus was a reunion year.Eight of the 10 artists who performed at the seventh annual three-day country music event had been there before.The artists performing during the three-night event included Zach Stone, Casey Muessigmann, Josh Thompson, Granger Smith, Jerrod Niemann, Chris...
The Guthrie Center High School parking lot echoed Saturday with the unmistakable rumble of engines as car owners proudly displayed a wide range of vehicles during the first annual Guthrie’s Rockin’ Retro Rod and Custom Car Show.  Classic muscle cars, hot rods, customs and stock entries along with...
Shawna Lode, Iowa Tourism Manager, talks with community and business leaders in Guthrie Center during a Chamber meeting on June 9 on how tourism benefits communities who embrace it.
Tourism happens 365 days a year - in every city and every county - says Shawna Lode, manager of the Iowa Tourism Office at the Iowa Economic Development Authority in Des Moines, where she is responsible for developing and implementing programs that support and promote Iowa’s tourism opportunities...
More than 90 people attended the Monteith reunion June 14.
Minnow races, shared memories and a whole lot of food marked a successful reunion Sunday for people associated with the community of Monteith.After months of planning, the event, organized by the Monteith Community Club — started as the Ladies Aid in 1906 — was held Sunday afternoon at the Nations...
Marian McQuaid (second from right) is recognized as the Guthrie Center Main Street’s volunteer of the year at the 2015 Main Street Iowa award ceremony in Des Moines. Joining her onstage are Gov. Terry Branstad (left), program director Julie Bailey and Iowa Economic Development Authority director Debi Durham (right).
May 6, 2015 DES MOINESHailed as a “transformational movement” to reclaim downtowns, Iowa’s Main Street program leveraged $93 of private funding for every $1 of public money invested in 2014, Iowa Economic Development Authority Director Debi Durham and Gov. Terry Branstad revealed Friday night at...
Brad Halterman, Guthrie County Conservation natural resource manager, is youth chair for the local Pheasants Forever chapter. He and Matt Hanner were encouraging young people attending the banquet to sign up for a special youth raffle.
When it comes to helping preserve wildlife habitat in Iowa, Pheasants Forever is at the forefront of organizations that make a difference.This year’s event, held Saturday at Lake Panorama National, had something for everyone. Over a hundred outdoor enthusiasts in Guthrie County attended the annual...
A new community building is one of several changes made recently at the Guthrie County Fairgrounds. A steak supper held last weekend raised more than $60,000, which will allow the building to be completed this spring.
They set their sights low — if $30,000 could be called low.A touch more, $35,000, would finish up the heating, cooling and drywall yet to be done at the new community building at the Guthrie Center Fairgrounds.But once the 12-ounce steaks and potatoes were consumed, the auctions completed and the...
Don Laughery hands his wife, Doris, a box of candy for Valentine's Day. The couple will celebrate 70 years of marriage in July, and on every Valentine's Day, Don makes sure to buy a heart-shaped box of chocolates for Doris.
First, they were friends.Sharing classes and activities in high school, Guthrie Center’s Doris and Don Laughery, both 90 and about to celebrate their 70th anniversary, got to know each other while attending high school in Guthrie Center.Their first date was after a football game; they attended a...

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