Guthrie Center
 

Ever since purchasing the Williams Building last fall, Main Street Guthrie Center has been working hard to renovate the two unused retail spaces and find new businesses to lease them. After months of repairs, renovations and volunteer work, an organization is finally preparing to move into the old Breadeaux Pizza location. Read more »

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A new coffee shop opened in Panora and features a businesses within a business with the Olde Rooster moving in from rural Bayard/Bagley. Read more »

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After almost a year of work, a $700,000 renovation project at Guthrie County Hospital has reached its final stages. Read more »

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Guthrie County State Bank celebrates its 85th year of serving the community, along with the official grand opening of its new location at 413 State Street in Guthrie Center.

Since 1931, the Guthrie County State Bank has been one of the financial institutions serving the Guthrie Center area. And this summer, the bank is celebrating its 85th anniversary in combination with the official grand opening of its new location at 413 State Street. Read more »

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Lt. Governor Kim Reynolds toured Guthrie Center, stopping at GCSB, Cut Loose, Art on State, and D.Vision, Inc., guided by Main Street Director Julie Bailey, along with other community leaders.

Lt. Governor Kim Reynolds toured Guthrie Center, stopping at Guthrie County State Bank, Cut Loose, Art on State, and D.Vision, Inc., guided by Main Street Director Julie Bailey, along with other community leaders. Read more »

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Guthrie Center high school graduate Lauren Hansen is gaining valuable career experience as a summer intern at D.Vision, Inc. in downtown Guthrie Center.

Guthrie Center high school graduate is a summer intern at D.Vision, gaining hands-on career experience at the creative services firm and building up a portfolio before she takes college courses. Read more »

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Alicia (left) and Richard “Ski” Ciesielski have bought Guthrie Center’s Midway Motel from Sharon
Tharp (center), after the business spent more than 40 years in Tharp’s family.

The Midway Motel in Guthrie Center has been in the Tharp family for 43 years. Now, instead of closing, the motel is under new ownership with Guthrie Center connections. Alicia and Richard "Ski" Ciesielski purchased the motel from Sharon and Verlin Tharp. Read more »

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Ady Advantage is a strategic consulting firm working with
Midwest Partnership and requesting a community meeting
to better understand our region from the people in the
communities. Ady Advantage has been asked to do
research on identifying targeted industries that will
complement our existing businesses, as well as provide
strategies for regional marketing efforts. They will cover a
variety of topics from community assets and challenges to
industry information. Read more »

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Shawna Lode, Iowa Tourism Manager, talks with community and business leaders in Guthrie Center during a Chamber meeting on June 9 on how tourism benefits communities who embrace it.

Shawna Lode, manager of the Iowa Tourism Office at the Iowa Economic Development Authority in Des Moines, and Shirley Phillips, director of the Western Iowa Tourism Region, provided an overview of the economic impacts of tourism at a recent Guthrie Center Chamber meeting. Read more »

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Seven J’s Custom Creations and Quilting, located at 320 State St. and owned by Jim and Joanie Grace, will open May 1 and will have a grand opening soon after. Joanie will provide quilting services, while Jim will offer custom-made furniture, signs and other items. Read more »

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The National Main Street Center celebrates its 35th Anniversary, highlighting the combined achievements of the more than 2,000 downtown and urban neighborhoods that make up the Main Street program, including the newly added Guthrie Center Main Street (1 of 3 Main Streets in the Midwest Partnership region). Read more »

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Jefferson is one of eight communities picked for an in-depth Main Street Iowa market study to provide insight on how to retain and attract quality downtown businesses by determining what the area lacks. Read more »

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It was Reinhart, a Guthrie Center native and lawyer at Bruner, Bruner, Reinhart & Wunschel Law Firm in town, who sparked movement in improving the housing at the city’s annual development meeting last spring. Roger Underwood, who was at that development meeting, went to bed that night and woke with an idea to find 20 investors to each write a check for $5,000 in helping take a risk and build a house at Cameron Flats. There were no guarantees with what would happen with that money, but after a surge of support, the project moves forward--celebrated by a groundbreaking event. Read more »

Guthrie Center Guthrie County Housing Development

 

Residents of rural towns in Iowa and around the nation see new housing as an important tool to attracting and retaining residents, maintaining school enrollments and keeping their communities on the map. In some towns, residents and officials are getting creative, trying new methods of attracting new home construction. Read more »

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