By Susan Thompson
The Lake Panorama National Inn, located on Karen Drive south of the LPN conference center, recently received $125,000 in upgrades. There are 27 rooms in the two-story motel, which was built in the mid-1980s by Irv Gerlich.
To raise money for other portions of the LPN operation, Gerlich later sold the individual motel rooms to private owners. There currently are 13 owners who sign individual annual contracts with the LPN, which in turn manages the motel room rentals. Owners receive payments twice a year for their portion of the rental proceeds.