Case Made for New Guthrie County Law Enforcement Center

On the right, Marty Arganbright, Guthrie County Sheriff, talks with Paul Greenlee of Panora, following a January 28 informational meeting in Panora. Arganbright and others outlined the need for a new law enforcement center addition to the county courthouse.

By Susan Thompson 

At an informational meeting January 28 at the Panora Community Center, several people helped make the case for a “yes” vote on an upcoming Guthrie County 20-year bond referendum. If approved by voters, $8.7 million would be available to build a new law enforcement center addition and parking lot improvement project at the Guthrie County Courthouse. 

Beach Ball April 18 to Raise Money for New Playground Equipment

This photo from the 2017 Beach Ball shows some of the decorated tables featured that year. About 10 tables remain for sponsorship for the 2020 Beach Ball, with the event limited to 30 tables and 240 guests.

By Susan Thompson 

Nearly $12,000 has been donated so far to Friends of Lake Panorama to fund new playground equipment. Friends is a 501(c)3 non-profit public charity. Its current priority project is raising $70,000 for playground equipment, to be split evenly between Boulder and Shady beaches. 

A Beach Ball fundraising event, similar to ones held in 2016 and 2017, will be Saturday, April 18, with all proceeds going to the playground project. The event will be in the Lake Panorama National banquet room, with registration and social hour beginning at 5 p.m.

Business as Usual for LPA After Supreme Court Ruling

By Susan Thompson
A recent ruling by the Iowa Supreme Court that involved Lake Panorama resulted in a flurry of news and social media reports. But the ruling isn’t expected to have any significant impact on the Lake Panorama Association and its members. 
On January 31, the Supreme Court issued a ruling that confirmed Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has the authority to enforce Iowa boating laws on Lake Panorama. 

March 10 Deadline to File for LPA Board of Directors Election

By Susan Thompson 

The deadline to file nomination papers for the 2020 election for a seat on the Lake Panorama Association board of directors is March 10. The board consists of seven members. Board terms are three years, and members are allowed to serve two consecutive three-year terms. Terms are staggered so the number of seats on the annual ballot varies each year.