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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...
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...

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