In the early 1900's A. N. Nelson built the first commercial and began the wholesale production of flowers. He was followed over the years by the Amling Brothers, the Maton Brothers, Spanbauer & Webb, and the Asa Brothers. Pana was selected for the greenhouses because of a quirk in the climate that made it one of the least likely places in the country to have a hail storm. At one time there appeared to be as many as 109 greenhouses in Pana. At its peak, the Rose Industry in Pana had 6 major wholesalers producing between 18 and 19 million roses annually. The Jordan Brothers, who for years were editors of the Pana News-Palladium, coined the name "The City Of Roses".
There are eighteen churches of various denominations in Pana, offering a variety of programs for all age groups.Detail
Pana High School has a Complete fiber-optic distance learning facility capable of broadcasting and receiving educational programs.Detail
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The 44-bed Pana Community Hospital acute care facility is located in the southern region of the city.Detail
Children and adult programs are offered throughout the year. One does not need a library card to attend. All programming can be found on the library website.Detail
Pana has an aldermanic form of government with a mayor and 8 aldermen representing four wards.Detail