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Virtual Snow Days

Virtual Snow Days
October 29, 2020

Zoom is now the common high schoolers worst enemy. A lot of people would say snow days are the best because they get to stay home and cozy up in warm pajamas and do nothing all day. Since the district...

My experience at the Villisca Ax Murder House

This is the parents bed and chair upstairs in the Ax Murder House. The parents were killed in this bed. The Ax Murder House is located in Villisca, Iowa.
October 29, 2020

Small town Villisca, Iowa. Population; 1500 people. Never in a million years would one believe the history it holds. The killer hid in the attic while the family was at an all-day long church event....

Marching Band End of Season Showcase

JHSVMB Drum Majors lead the way as the band troops the stands.
October 21, 2020

The marching band performed for the last time this season on Oct. 10. The event included senior recognition, a professional performance and then a performance that the seniors added their own moves and...

Demonstration Against Hybrid Learning

An elementary student holds a sign outside the board meeting. Supporters of the five-day return to learn plan gathered in front of the district office Oct. 8 to voice their opinions. The board voted 5-2 to scrap the hybrid plan and planned for students to return to school every day Oct. 26.
October 12, 2020

On Oct 8, 2020 parents and students held a demonstration against hybrid learning, calling for the school board to vote in favor of a five day week instead of the two and a half we currently run with hybrid. After...

Johnston Football Loses the Transfer Game

Christian Boivin '21 carries the ball during a preseason scrimmage on Sep. 21.
October 8, 2020

Christian Boivin '21 had every intention of finishing his high school football career with Johnston. After the state of Michigan cancelled their high school football season, Boivin, an all-state caliber...

Boys Cross Country Dominates At Steve Johnson Invite

Aidan O'Conner '23 finishes the varsity race. Varsity placed fourth overall at the fourth annual Steve Johnson Invite.
October 6, 2020

The Boys' cross country team dominated at all levels on Saturday, Oct. 3 at the 4th annual Steve Johnson Invite in Waverly, IA. The varsity tied for fourth with Pleasant Valley, and lost to three of the...

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