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By Tressa Walton · September 18th, 2019
In case you have not yet heard the news….the Just Us girls have launched a HUGE event for Vinton and the surrounding areas to participate in! You may have heard of the Nationwide program One Book, One Community. We are doing our own version of that right here in Vinton and it’s already STARTED!Don’t worry, you’re not too late to join in! The book, available at Cameron’s and Nature’s Corner as well as the library is titled- I hope you Like this Song: an overly honest story about friendship, death, and mix tapes by Bree Housley.

Woodhouse nominated for Iowan of the Day

By Vinton Today · September 18th, 2019
By Mike TimmermanAt the September 11th meeting, the Lions Club guest was Mr. Michael Abildtrup, former Viinton resident and businessman currently living in West Des Moines. He told us that member Dr. Alan Woodhouse has been nominated as an Iowan of the Day at the Iowa State Fair. Every year since 1997 the Iowa State Fair Blue Ribbon Foundation and Cookies Food Products have come together in the search for outstanding Iowans to recognize at each year's Iowa State Fair.

Order Homecoming Shirts at Cameron's!

By Vinton Today · September 17th, 2019
Commemorative Homecoming T-shirtorder form. On the back is the Varsity Football roster, coaches, cheerleaders and the top 10 King and Queen candidates. Order forms must be returned to Camerons no later than Friday, September 20th at 5 pm or call 319-472-2520 to place an order.T-shirts will be ready for pick up at Cameron's after 3 pm on Thursday, September 26th.

Area toddler faces challenges with Spinal Muscular Atrophy Type 1

By Valerie Close, Editor · September 13th, 2019
An area family battling SMA, Spinal Muscular Atrophy Type 1, was featured in a national story concerning the cost of necessary medication and the prohibitive cost. Spinal muscular atrophy is a result of a single known cause, a protein deficiency called SMN, for "survival of motor neuron." The protein deficiency occurs when a flaw is present in both copies of the SMN1 gene, one in each chromosome 5.

Vinton Today has a YouTube Channel

By Valerie Close, Editor · September 13th, 2019
If you notice in some of the stories that include video, I've been sending you to YouTube to view these events. The ability to store the videos in one location, and a place that makes searching easier for the user is a good thing.Some of our readers don't have access to Facebook, so they've been unable to watch videos that have been posted in the past.

PPEL vote passes in Vinton-Shellsburg School District

By Valerie Close, Editor · September 11th, 2019
The PPEL Vote, which was a vote to renew the Physical Plant and Equipment Levy was approved extending the levy that has been in place since 1989. It will generate about $700,000 each year and will be spent on things like new roofs, new busses, desks, chairs, other furniture, cement for the parking lots, windows, computers, and etc.

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