About Guthrie Center
Surrounded by rolling hills which project emerald green in Spring and bronze in Autumn, Guthrie Center is known for its quiet charm and rustic location. A place where visitors savor the small-town integrity and appreciate the friendliness provided by the local folks.
Hard-working people and traditional values, along with, an ability to progress with changing times allows Guthrie Center the flexibility to promote new industry.
Contained within the city limits and assisting in keeping this community enjoyable to even the most versatile individual are numerous recreation facilities, a modern library, eleven churches, an excellent police force, sheriff's office, fire department and conservation officer.
Many national and local business and social clubs have active chapters in Guthrie Center.
Guthrie Center is an outgoing, progressive community with the advantages of small town living and the urban sophistication of metropolitan life only minutes away.
|Golf Course||Heated Swimming Pool||Exercise Trail|
|Modern Library||Bowling Alley||Two City Parks|
|Baseball & Softball Fields||Fitness Center|
There are eleven Protestant and one Catholic Church in the Guthrie Center area. All are easily accessible and offer many activities and opportunities to serve. Guthrie Center churches are known for their friendliness and ecumenical spirit. Children are particularly welcome and have numerous opportunities to participate in various Sunday school, Bible school, and youth choir programs.
The rural community contains one of the "top quality" education systems in the area. Throughout the years, Guthrie Center has achieved enormous academic goals. The Guthrie Center Community Elementary, Junior High, and High School students have consistently ranked above the nation's 90th percentile on their Basic Skills Tests and Iowa Tests of Educational Development. Not only have the students excelled in education but also in extracurricular activities such as speech, science, music and athletics. The students compete on city, state, and occasionally, national levels with much success. The Guthrie Center Community School System is fully accredited by the North Central Association.
Two pre-schools, including one for handicapped children, and Head Start are available in the Guthrie Center Community School System. Numerous private daycare facilities also exist.
Home of the 1996 Class 1A State Football Champions, the 1997 Class 1A Girls 4 x 100 Meters Champions & the 1996 & 1997 Class 1A Boys 400 Meters Champion
The health services are excellent and all are readily available and professionally capable of handling any need!
Guthrie Center Area Development
The Guthrie Center Area Development Corporation was founded in 1984 with its main purpose to stimulate industrial, commercial, and recreational development in Guthrie Center. The eight member board also assists existing businesses within the community to compete successfully.
Guthrie Center is ideal for large companies and organizations because of their...
Guthrie Center is centrally located near the geographic center of the United States in west-central Iowa. Highways 25 and 44 intersect in the heart of town. This prime location is only...
The newly constructed Guthrie County Regional Airport is located two miles east of Guthrie Center on Highway 44. The concrete runway is 3,400 feet in length and 60 feet in width, with an anticipated length extension to 4,000 feet to be completed within the next 5 years.
Guthrie Center is the county seat of Guthrie County. The modern courthouse provides convenient and efficient access to government offices.
Agricultural services include several ag-related businesses and is the seat of government agricultural offices, such as Agricultural Stabilization & Conservation Service, Soil Conservation Service, and Farmers Home Administration
Outside the city limits, within a 15 mile radius, are several establishments and facilities for recreational and educational services.