VINTON — Rain earlier in the day did not dampen the enthusiasm of nearly 400 participants for this year’s Party in Pink 5K Walk/Run on Friday, June 21. Registrants represented seven states including Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Missouri, Wisconsin and, of course, Iowa.

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How do we show that we truly believe the things we preach? How do we show a skeptical world that we truly believe Jesus died for our sins? How do we show our love for a God who cares for us in a personal way? How do we reflect the work of the Holy Spirit that joins our individual spirit with…

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VINTON – Party in the Park kicked off on Thursday night with its traditional line up of events and weather predictions of a higher than average prediction of rain.

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VINTON – When the midway fills the air next week at the Benton County Fairgrounds, many will stroll along eating cotton candy, chilling themselves with an ice cream from the dairy booth and occasionally step around a cow pie or two.

NEWHALL – Sundays are good days to go to church, and we can’t forget the meal after church. Sometimes there’s pot lucks, sometimes we go out to eat with the family. Well, here’s a change for you. Sunday June 23rd, the Newhall American Legion is doing a pork roast. Its from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.…

Chiropractic care has been used by professional athletes for quite some time now, and almost all professional sports teams have a chiropractor on their health team. But the benefits of chiropractic care aren’t just for athletes like Michael Jordan or Usain Bolt. Golfers like Tiger Woods, Ror…

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Here we go again! The calendar turns…seasons change…and summer is here. Kids are out of school. The weather is getting warmer and summer activities are falling into place. In just a matter of 2 weeks – it seems that kids have already moved from excited to bored and back and forth again a doz…

I had this great idea to take the kids to the Relay for Life on Friday in Van Horne. I felt it was part of my job as a parent to help my children be more aware and also understand that cancer affects many people. Richard Hayes, the kids’ grandfather, died with two kinds of cancer. It broke h…

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VINTON – More than 500 citizens have requested a site survey for their property, and we’ve received quite a few questions along with all the sign-ups. We have answered most questions by responding to the individual who asked it, and we’ve expanded our website’s FAQ section so everyone can se…

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NEW YORK CITY – As the Vinton-Shellsburg Music Department experienced the music and entertaining scene at the Big Apple last week, they also visited some moving historical sites.

Vinton-Shellsburg High School and Middle School Red Cedar Shooters, as well as the Red Cedar Shooters Rookies, had several individuals and teams compete in the 2019 Trap Shooting Championships…

If you’ve ever been a pet parent you know animals love to explore and taste just about everything in their path. Unfortunately, there are things at home that our furry friends shouldn’t eat. In fact, according to the ASPCA in 2018, the Animal Poison Control Center (APCC) received an average of 1,200 calls daily and assisted 266,554 animals.

According to the Oxford Dictionary, a boundary is defined as “a line that marks the limits of an area.” In more straightforward terms, it’s the line you clearly draw so that others know not to cross it. Boundaries are essential to healthy relationships, whether that’s among friends, within the workplace or in a romantic partnership.

Root canals and comedy clubs. It’s true that one is significantly more pleasant than the other, but they share the same goal: To put a smile on your face. There is another commonality. Both are among the patient services at Brockport Smiles, a dental office with a fresh approach to patient care and oral health.