Lake Panorama Water Company is Complex Business

By Susan Thompson

Construction of the Lake Panorama water plant began in 1969, the same year work on the Lake Panorama dam got underway. Since then, the operation has become increasingly complex. Mike Gliem, who supervisors the Lake Panorama Water Company, the dam and the LPA building codes, answers questions about the water operation.

Q. First, tell us about yourself. How long have you been working for the LPA, and what are your current responsibilities? 

2017 Golf Memberships Now Available

By Susan Thompson

Early plans for the Lake Panorama development included two golf courses, one on each side of the lake. In the late 1960s, Richard Watson was hired to design both. The result was the 18-hole Lake Panorama National on the east, and the 9-hole Panorama West, both of which opened in 1971.

Since 2013, both courses have been managed by LPN, LLC., a wholly owned subsidiary of the Lake Panorama Association. By now, everyone who had a 2016 Lake Panorama National or Panorama West membership should have received renewal forms for the 2017 season.

HALO Holiday Party

  • Posted on: 22 November 2016
  • By: admin1

HALO Holiday Party 

December 15, 2017 

Social Hour 5:30 p.m., Dinner 6:30 p.m.

Lake Panorama National Conference Center

$25 per person, must be paid in advance.

Call 641-755-2080 for reservations.

 

Date: 
Thursday, December 15, 2016 - 10:30

New Club Welcomes Novice and Experienced Carvers

Those attending the November 1 session of the Raccoon River Valley Carving Club were, left to right, back row, Ray Pals, Dennis Shepherd, Stan Landon, Tom Jeschke. Front row, Jim Sievers, Denny Patterson, Rich Schumacher. Some completed and in-process carvings by club members are displayed on the table.

By Susan Thompson

For more than 25 years, Tom Jeschke has been turning blocks of wood into pieces of art. He’s also shared his carving talent with others by teaching classes. This spring, he took things a step further by launching the Raccoon River Valley Carving Club. The club meets each Tuesday morning 9 to 11:30 a.m. in a room on the top floor of the Lake Panorama National Conference Center.

Fundraising Begins for New Sports Courts Project

By Susan Thompson

The Friends of Lake Panorama board has decided on its next major fundraising project. At its September meeting, the board voted to raise funds for a new sports court, if the Lake Panorama Association board would commit matching funds in advance.

At its October meeting, the LPA board voted to kickoff the sports court fundraising effort with a contribution of $50,000. LPA is providing this initial commitment as a matching contribution, contingent upon Friends raising $50,000.

Rescue Dog Advances in Agility Competition

Ken Randall meets Abby, a therapy dog owned by Trish McMahon of Newton. McMahon is Deb Russell’s sister, and was on hand when Lakeside Village residents stopped at the Russell home.

By Susan Thompson

Readers of the Lake Panorama Times first met Wayne and Deb Russell and their three dogs in a story in the February 2015 issue. The couple lives in a home overlooking Burchfield Cove, and continue to be busy with dog-related activities.

There are two miniature dachshunds. Dodger is seven years old, and Keysa is five. Keysa is a certified therapy dog. Four-year-old Jenni also now is a certified therapy dog, after joining the Russell family as a rescue dog. They discovered her abandoned at the dog park in Perry, and eventually adopted her.

Fish Stocking Done in October

Zoey and Morgan Lutz empty a bucket of fish into Lake Panorama from a dock at Boulder Beach.

By Susan Thompson

On two separate fall days, about $10,000 worth of fish were stocked at Lake Panorama by Fin and Feather. About 1,500 walleye, 2,150 largemouth bass and 750 smallmouth bass were added to the lake. In addition, some bluegill and redear sunfish were added to the Panorama West pond.

Fin and Feather stocks fish between 4 inches and 8 inches to promote high survival rates. Fingerlings are less expensive, but survival rates are lower. Experience has taught group leaders that stocking larger fish a good investment.  

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