Cy-Hawk Battle Brings Community Together for the Win


The Cy-Hawk battle in Panora on Lake Panorama’s Boulder Beach was fierce. Both teams entered the game unbeaten. The beach was packed. That’s how it is with the biggest athletic event in the state of Iowa, it’s more than just a game. It brings a community together. In the end, Panora won. 

“Panora scored big,” said Maureen Lubeck, one of several volunteers on the local RVTV committee made up of  Panora Chamber members, who helped organize WHO-TV Channel 13’s RVTV in Panora on Monday, Sept. 4. 

Solheim Cup Visitors Experience "Iowa Nice"

During a visit to the Britches n’ Bows Country Store, owner Kandi Meinicke snapped a picture of the foursome in front of a nearby cornfield. Pictured left to right are Lisa Leiby, Melonie Whitaker, Leigh Florez and Pattie Jenkins.

By Susan Thompson

The 2017 Solheim Cup held at the Des Moines Golf and Country Club August 14-20 set an attendance record. Fans visited from more than 25 countries, with half the attendees coming from outside of Iowa,

Some of those out-of-state visitors found accommodations at the Clover Ridge Resort, which has offices at the Lake Panorama National conference center. Clover Ridge is an interval owner resort, and people who own vacation weeks elsewhere can trade into Clover Ridge.

Estate Gifts from Former Lake Panorama Couple Distributed

Four members of the Friends of Lake Panorama board of directors were on hand to accept the gift that will be used at the Panorama West golf course. Pictured left to right are Jody Muench, Emily Spradling, Kim Lubeck, and Jan Reinicke. Check presenters were William Bump, who handled the McLuen estate; nephews Steve McLuen and Eric McLuen; sister-in-law Dru McLuen; and Dave Grove, Edward Jones.

By Susan Thompson

A couple who wintered in Florida and spent their summers at Lake Panorama left behind a legacy that will have a lasting impact on six Panora groups, plus some students attending Drake University.

James and Joyce McLuen both died in 2016. The McLuens were some of the first homesteaders at Lake Panorama. Their home was located near Sunset Beach, and they enjoyed boating, fishing and golfing.