The Horridge House and Vinton Train Depot will be opened to public paranormal investigation tours for the first time ever under the guidance of Josh and Katie Hopkins to help raise funds to preserve the two historic locations.

Double-burden syndrome is a daily concern for many women and may have been exacerbated due to work-from-home directives and social-distancing measures instituted during the COVID-19 pandemic.

On Thursday, April 8, the Vinton-Shellsburg FFA chapter held their annual “labor auction” at the Vinton-Shellsburg High School gymnasium, starting at 6:00 P.M. Last year, the chapter was unable to put on this fundraiser due to COVID-19 circumstances. This year however, the auction was a succ…



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The Bobcats were in control from start to finish in their third win of the season. Junior Grace Embretson had four goals, followed by senior Shakayla Lamer with two and junior Kynzie Vollbrecht scored the final goal.

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