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McARTHUR — With 150 other graduating Vikings alongside him, Austin Hitte performed a song at Vinton County High School’s graduation he wrote himself, “Big City Dreams.” Read more



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McARTHUR — Sheila Turn, known as “Grandma Turn” to the many youth who stayed in Sojourners Care Network’s transitional housing, supervised the building during at night when it first came to Vinton County in 2004.

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CREOLA — Capt. John Siverly Witherspoon had many roles during his time living in Swan Twp.: veteran, beekeeper, farmer, educator, preacher and even the town postmaster. He was known for hosting large oyster suppers in celebration of the New Year, with dozens of local residents in attendance.