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St. Paul’s Holding Retirement Reception For Irma Waddington

St. Paul Lutheran Church will hold a special reception on Sunday, Aug. 30, to honor Pana resident, Irma Waddington who has retired as the church’s head organist and choir director after almost 64 years of service. The reception will be held in the church basement from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. Irma’s relatives, friends and acquaintances are invited to attend. Irma began serving as St. Paul’s head organist in late 1951. She has provided music for … [Read More...]

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Football Orange & Blue Scrimmage; Play For Real Friday Night

IN A PRELUDE to Friday’s, Aug. 28 football opener in Staunton, the Pana Panthers 2015 football team gave fans a preview at Brummett Field. The varsity Panthers divided into two squads for the scrimmage. Ten seniors led the teams in the spirited two-quarter controlled scrimmage. Also on display Friday night were the Pana Junior Football League teams, the Panthers freshman-sophomore football squad and the Marching Panthers of Pana High School. In … [Read More...]

Fact, Fun & Fillips: August 24, 2015

A suggestion for Pana goers of home grown activities, emphasizing local people and suggest how to start figuring how to allot their time for future Pana events to entertain and enlighten! As September looms, so does our own Pana Tri-County Fairgrounds! Folks are working even now keeping alive the up-coming Labor Day festival weekend, historically one of the busiest and most exhilarating times of the year for Panaites, closing the door on summer, … [Read More...]

Laughs, Lines, Latonis: June 25, 2015

I hope everyone is staying cool during the summer and have your fans and air conditioning running! ––––– Speaking of running, there's a 5K in Pana this Saturday. It's the Tooth Trot 5K, which is a fund-raiser for Happy Teeth/Happy Kids. Nikki Carls is hosting the race at the Lincoln Prairie Bike Trail and here are her words about the organization the run is raising money for: “Happy Teeth/Happy Kids is a non-profit organization that was … [Read More...]

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Rural Pana Man Found In Burned Vehicle Saturday

Law-enforcement officials are investigating the death of Lawrence I. Langan, 62, of rural Pana, according to a press release issued by the Christian County … [Read More...]

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Nominations Sought For Labor Day Parade Grand Marshal

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Jim Deere State Fair Red Chili Champion

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School Funding Reforms, Budget Battles, Continue

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Area News

St. Paul’s Holding Retirement Reception For Irma Waddington

St. Paul Lutheran Church will hold a special reception on Sunday, Aug. 30, to honor Pana resident, Irma Waddington who has retired as the church’s head organist and choir director after almost 64 years of … [Read More...]

Pana Labor Day Parade Horse Show

The annual Pana Labor Day Parade Horse Show will he held just prior to the parade, Monday, Sept. 7, at approximately 9:30 a.m., at the Wallace Bros. Stable (former stockyards) at the intersection of Poplar … [Read More...]

Debbie Jensen Dust Benefit This Saturday, Eagles Club

Debbie Jensen Dust benefit will be held Saturday, Aug. 22, at Pana Eagles Club. Bean bag toss sign up is from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. Cost is $10 per person. Contact Jerry Koons, 476-2503 or Jed Stevens, … [Read More...]

Tri-County Fair Talent Show Sept. 3

The Tri-County Fair Talent Show this year will be  7:00 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 3. Master of Ceremonies this year will be Ed Cross, Wand TV newscaster. There are three divisions.  The first is the Junior … [Read More...]


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Football Orange & Blue Scrimmage; Play For Real Friday Night

IN A PRELUDE to Friday’s, Aug. 28 football opener in Staunton, the Pana Panthers 2015 football team gave fans a preview at Brummett Field. The varsity Panthers divided into two squads for the scrimmage. Ten … [Read More...]

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PHS Soccer Season Starts Today

THE PANA HIGH School boys soccer team begins its fourth season in school history today, Monday, Aug. 24, with a game at Litchfield, starting at 5:00 p.m. On Thursday, Aug. 20, the team made its 2015 debut with … [Read More...]

Out in Left Field: August 24, 2015

High school sports all over the place. . . . Soccer and football Orange and Blue scrimmages last week; Volleyball Orange and Blue Tuesday. Check the schedule of high school events for times and … [Read More...]

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New Equipment for Football Panthers

THE PANA QUARTERBACK Club has made donations to the Pana High School football program for the upcoming season. Between new tackling dummies are this year’s team captains, from left, Rhett Zahradka, Tucker … [Read More...]