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Published 5:50pm Mar 7th
The Boys Basketball Senior and Juniors earn All-Conference Academic Awards with GPA of 3.5 or above!read article »
Published 11:19am Mar 7th
Rich Hainstock (shown rehearsing with Bonnie Beyer) says community theater is an 'addiction.'read article »
Published 9:04am Mar 6th
Caroline Dick rehearses for 'Red Velvet Cake Wars' with Jim Hilliard; the ACT 1 play opens tonight.read article »
Published 1:07pm Mar 5th
Melody Spence says performing in ACT 1 built up her self-esteem after a serious car accident.read article »
· 11:19am March 7th, 2014
Community, says Rich Hainstock, is the key ingredient to the success of ACT 1. Rich, along with his wife, Mary Jo, is among the cast members of this week’s “Red Velvet Cake War.” He plays the lead male role of Newt Blaylock, the one-eyed wig and worm salesman. For the role, Rich grew what he calls a “scary” beard, which he combines with a black eye patch.
· 1:43am March 7th, 2014
The Vinton-Shellsburg Vikings football team will spend the next two years as the most southern team in a district that again stretches north to as far as Decorah. The Iowa High School Athletic Association re-assigns new districts every two years, and has recently announced the districts for the 2014-15 and 2015-16 seasons.
· 4:12pm March 6th, 2014
The City's e-mail service, IX Communications, had a major hardware failure over the weekend and we have been without e-mail all week. "I am sending this from my personal webmail," wrote interim city coordinator Jeff Horne. "I just want to get the word out that we are not ignoring anyone and to please call City Hall for the time being.
· 11:19am March 6th, 2014
For years now – 22 of them to be exact – my liberal friends have been reading my columns mocking global warming and repeatedly reminding me of just how much of a mouth-breathing, knuckle dragging Neanderthal nut job I am, although they don’t usually say it that kindly. With the great lakes nearly completely frozen -- at near-record levels, and with March coming in not like a lion or lamb, but rather as a woolly mammoth that made it dangerously cold to shovel the latest layer of snow off the thick layer of ice I call my dri...
· 9:04am March 6th, 2014
Although she had done some acting in high school, Caroline Dick says it took her a long time to decide to audition for community theater as an adult. She plays the role of grumpy, well-dressed, sharp-tongued matriarch La Merle Verdeen Minshew in the ACT 1 production of “The Red Velvet Cake War,” which opens tonight at the Palace Theatre.
· 1:07pm March 5th, 2014
Every ACT 1 production, says Doug Martens, features local residents of all ages “expressing their creativity in a way we sometimes can’t do in our every day lives.” As Martens and the cast and crew of “The Red Velvet Cake War" prepare to open the comedy this week, they are also sharing their thoughts on what being part of ACT 1 has meant to them, and encouraging others to join the local community theater.