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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...
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...

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