Loss of Longtime Resident Brings Outpouring of Support

Kim flashed his engaging smile in this photo taken a few years ago with granddaughter Brelynne. A list of sayings Kim reviewed each morning was shared at his funeral. “Everyone deserves to be greeted with a smile” was one item on the list.

By Susan Thompson

It’s been more than eight months since Kim Lubeck died while waterskiing on Lake Panorama. Lubeck had been diagnosed with Lyme disease, after being bitten by a deer tick in his Lake Panorama backyard earlier in the year. An autopsy stated his death was caused by a sudden cardiac event, with a likely link to Lyme disease.

Kim and his wife, Maureen, were married in November 1974. During their years together as a part of the Panora and Lake Panorama community, they’ve had an impact on many people and organizations, in many ways. 

Panora Telco Celebrates 100 Years

Andrew Randol, Panora Telco General Manager/CEO

By Susan Thompson 

In 1919, Panora Mutual Telephone was authorized to do business by the State of Iowa. Andrew Randol has been general manager and CEO of the Panora Communications Cooperative and its family of companies since 1999. A University of Iowa graduate and licensed CPA, Randol worked as Panora Telco’s accountant for three years before advancing to the top job. He and his wife Amy have three children. In this month’s Q&A, Randol takes a look back, and a look ahead. 

Lake Panorama Fireworks Reminders

The Fourth of July holiday brings two types of fireworks to Lake Panorama. 

The annual “Fire in the Sky” fireworks display sanctioned by the Lake Panorama Association, and put on by the Scheiring family, will be at dusk on Saturday, July 6. The fireworks will be set off from the traditional spot at Shady Beach. For safety reasons, the LPA Lake Patrol and the Iowa DNR require boats anchored during the display to have running lights on during the show.