Pair Hospitalized - Two Panora men were taken to Mercy Medical Center downtown following a one-car crash at White Pole Road and Ranch Trail on Saturday, Dec. 29 at 8:06 p.m,
The driver, Matthew D. Farber, was taken by Menlo EMS and passenger Kelly D. Pierce by Mercy Airlift. Both had be extricated by Stuart and Menlo Fire/EMS, according to the accident
report filed by the Guthrie County Sheriff’s office.
Farmer said he swerved to miss a deer. Investigation showed the 2000 Chevrolet pickup hit a bridge, jumped the creek, hit the embankment, catapulted and came to rest on its top in the field.
However Deputy Blake Michaelsen found no swerve or brake marks on the roadway and smelled alcohol on Farber, who admitting drinking, but refused a breath test. Michaelsen’s report indicated
the driver ran a stop sign at a high rate of speed, otherwise he wouldn’t have hit the bridge. Also, the car went off the road at the stop sign.
Farber was charged with failure to maintain control and a stop sign violation. His pickup was totaled.
The bridge was owned by Guthrie County and had $10,000 damage and the fence owned by Ron Huddleson $300 damage.
Two Charged - Two persons were charged after a cow-car collision a mile south of Highway 141 on Kopeck Avenue Tuesday, Dec. 25.
Wyatt A. Davis of Coon Rapids was driving a 2000 Ford that hit the animal standing in the road. It belonged to Dailen Steiner of Panora and was valued at $2,000.
It was determined Davis had a suspended Kansas driver’s license and a passenger, Task Anderson, had an active arrest warrant in Guthrie County for OWI 1st. Davis was issued a citation for no valid driver’s license and
Anderson was taken to the Guthrie County Jail and booked in. The car, owned by Michele Spliter, was totaled in the 7:00 p.m. mishap. Davis had minor injuries.
Horse Killed - A horse owned byTerri Lamb of Linden was hit and killed by an eastbound vehicle on 280th Road near Abiline Avenue on Saturday, Dec. 29 just after midnight. The driver was Dakota A. Osgood of
Adel. He was driving a 2002 Chevrolet pickup that had an estimated $5,000 damage. It was snowing at the time.
Garage Crash- Failed brakes led to damage of the parking garage at Lakeside Village. Panora, on Christmas Day.
Mary Berkley of Panora, driving a 1993 Ford, first went through the garage door and continued on, hitting the south wall of the garage before turning west and hitting the west wall. Investigation showed
the brakes had failed in the December 25 accident at 5:04 p.m. on private property.
Damage to the building was placed at $10,000 with minimal damage to the vehicle. The driver had no license.
Slick Street - Taylor M. Crow of Guthrie Center was issued a citation for not having insurance after a 2004 Chevrolet SUV he driving slid on a slick hill in the 500 block of Guthrie Center and hit a stop sign.
The accident took place Friday, Dec. 28 at 8:35 a.m,, doing $1,500 damage to the vehicle. The sign was valued at $100. The accident report was given to the City of Guthrie Center.