Vedette 2001

Panora city officials are considering whether to join up with the Lake Panorama water system and, also, to contract with Des Moines Waterworks to manage the city’s water plant.

Services were held for Sabina Culver, 90; Lillian Johnson, 89; and Freda Sharp,


A proposed Panora property maintenance code aimed at unsightly properties has been scraped after citizen opposition.

Bob and Patsy Laidley observed 50 years of marriage.

A number of recommendations made by city electrician Matt Weiland costing over $100,000 were approved by the Panora city council. There is an electric reserve fund of some $655,000.

Tuesday bridge was played at Fazio’s on Main with Nonie Barks taking honors.

All nine routines from the Kristy Vance Dance Studio, Panora, received a I rating and placed in the top ten at the Dance America National Competition in New York City, NY.

Mike Patten of Linden received first and second place trophies in weightlifting at the Iowa State Fair.

All players but one return to the Panorama football team that finished 2-7 last season. The team opens against Guthrie Center.

Tom and Diane Watts, Jodi, Jamie and J.C. flew to California where they took in the sights for ten days,

Receiving all-southwest Iowa district baseball honors were Ben Sease (first team) and Cole Reynolds and Scott Stanley (second team).

Sunny Fresh Foods says “good eggs” are needed for production positions.

Times 2001

The first baby in five years to be born at the Guthrie County Hospital took place under emergency conditions, Drs. Bascom and Ahrens stopped delivering five years ago, but Bascom made an

exception due to the emergency. The parents were employed by the firm proving midway amusements at the county fair.

Tiger Tyke preschool began September 5.

Ray Forsythe was named executive director of the West Central I-80 Development Corporation, succeeding Rick Allely, who resigned.

Only 2.81 inches of rain has fallen in Guthrie Center since July 3.

Just three runners reported for cross country -- Jesse Riordan for the boys and Paige Johnson and Whitney Glade for the girls.

Lettermen back for the Tiger football team are Grant Johnson, Phillip Brown, Kyler Nielsen, Brad Purviance, Ryan Smith, Ross Knobbe, Brandon Coffman, Curt Hunt, Mike Lewis, Marcus Lewis and Dan Wetzel.

Maggie Drake and Grant Johnson were named 4-H queen and king, to reign over the county fair.

The Guthrie Center Chamber of Commerce hosted a reception for school employees. The group earlier boarded the new 83-passenger school bus and toured the two school buildings.

Abby Gonzales, daughter of Scott and Bonna Gonzales, left for her fourth year at Central University in Pella.

Some 55 attended a 90th birthday party for Kathleen Downing held at Shady Beach, Lake Panorama.

Guthrie Livestock Auction held their annual Christmas party August 26 at the home of Jim and Jo Laughery with 42 guests attending.