At their Sept. 11 meeting the Lions Club guest was Mr. Michael Abildtrup, former Viinton resident and businessman currently living in West Des Moines. He told us that member Dr. Alan Woodhouse has been nominated as an Iowan of the Day at the Iowa State Fair.

Brandon After School Hour (BASH) is held at the Brandon Methodist Church usually the first Wednesday of the month for children K-6th grade. BASH includes a snack, program and craft. Since the program is immediately after school; the bus drivers are really good about dropping the children off…

VINTON – A change in the law will allow voters headed to the polls in November to not only elect members of the city government but will also have the chance to cast votes for seats open on area school boards.

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A thought occurred to me a few days ago as I scrambled to look for tickets to tomorrow’s game between Iowa and Iowa State. Outside of the obvious “I’m not paying $200 to attend a game while local volleyball teams are playing,” I had one other issue to deal with.


Growing up in small town America in the 1960s, a young boy had few entertainment options. Television programming still arrived through the air, picked up by a bunch of metal sticks protruding from a metal pole that gave most of us a choice of only three television networks.