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…


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…


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…


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.


CENTER POINT _ Efforts got underway this weekend to raise support for replacing a fire station first built in 1950 and begin generating the money to give the community and its firefighters a modern facility from which to operate.


VINTON – Randy Trefz supported The Pink Heals of Eastern Iowa since its very beginning of its travels to communities to bring comfort and support to survivors and friends and family members of those lost to cancer.

Atkins Community Club will be hosting the annual Watermelon Days on August 2nd & 3rd. This is the only fundraiser the club hosts and the money raised goes back into the community. Help is needed to make this event a success!


I recently had opportunity to read about “poverty.” It’s defined as “having lack or scarcity” of something, usually money or goods. There are different types of poverty. Relational poverty refers to loneliness. A person may be wealthy, but have poverty of security because they can’t walk fre…

VINTON – Construction crews will be in Vinton this summer building the iVinton fiber network to deliver internet, phone and TV services. Residents of Vinton can now sign-up for a site survey of their home or business to become Fiber Ready. Being Fiber Ready does not require purchasing servic…

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 at the Cedar Falls Gun Club.

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.