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Candidate forum Thursday night 6:00 at Vinton Public Library

By Valerie Close, Editor · February 18th, 2020
Candidates for the second precinct in Vinton have been invited to the Vinton Public Library on Thursday evening beginning at 6 PM for a candidate forum.The candidates running for the position of second Precinct include Andrew Elwick, Leon Barber, and Kurt Karr. The public is invited to attend or to watch live on Facebook via Vinton Today’s timeline.

Cupid makes a late stop at Tilford Elementary

By Valerie Close, Editor · February 18th, 2020
Due to the weather, Valentine's Day was put on hold for Tilford Elementary's Valentine Day Parties. The children were set to celebrate on Thursday, but Old Man Winter won that round with Cupid. Friday was a day off of classes, so when Monday rolled around, FINALLY, as I'm sure all of the children felt, the partying commenced.

The world is a better place with you in it

By Vinton Today · February 17th, 2020
By Jamie Stander Calling all VINTON-SHELLSBURG, CPU and BENTON COMMUNITY middle schoolers and high schoolers…On Sunday, March 15, from 4:30-7:00 p.m., at the Benton County Fairgrounds (1702 2nd Ave. Vinton) I am looking for help with something that is dear to my heart, has affected my loved ones lives and my life in some way shape or form and is something I feel deeply that I need to do.

Vinton-Shellsburg Announces its Superintendent Selection

By Vinton-Shellsburg Community Schools · February 15th, 2020
The Vinton-Shellsburg Community School District is pleased to announce that a contract for the Superintendent of Vinton-Shellsburg has been offered to Mr. Kyle Koeppen.Mr. Koeppen is currently serving as the Principal at Prairie Point Middle School and 9th Grade Academy, Cedar Rapids, IA. He has worked at Prairie Creek as Principal since 2016.

iVinton’s First Speed Test a Big Success!

By IVinton · February 14th, 2020
A speed test was the first order of business when Matt Baker, the FARR Technologies staff member who has been working in Vinton since early in the project, connected the iVinton office to the new fiber network on Wednesday, February 12th. The connection with the company iVinton was using tested at 6.

Fire Claims life of Fairfax man

By Benton County Sheriff's Office · February 14th, 2020
On 02-13-2020, at about 10:52 PM, the Benton County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a structure fire at 7989 Benton Linn Rd, south of Walford in Benton County.The initial report was that of a shed on fire.It was later reported that a subject had entered the shed after the initial 911 report.Fire personnel would locate and recover the body of Jeffery Stallman, age 58, of rural Fairfax IA.

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