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The Rough & Tumble Americana At Its Best, July 14

By Vinton Today · July 1st, 2019
The Rough and Tumble will be performing at Farmer's Mercantile Hall on Sunday, July 14th at 2:00 P.M. in Garrison. The Rough & Tumble are as easy to detect as a stray dog on your doorstep-- and as difficult to send home.  The dumpster-folk, thrift store-Americana duo, consisting of Mallory Graham & Scott Tyler, has been hobbling around the country in their 16’ camper since 2015.

New Legacy Project performed at First Christian Church

By Valerie Close, Editor · June 28th, 2019
For those of us that enjoy southern gospel music and were lucky enough to visit First Christian Church on Thursday night, you were thrilled to hear music that was as professional as I've heard in a church for a long time. No, it was as professional as any music that you'd hear anywhere.The group New Legacy Project sang for a couple of hours at the church entertaining and harmonizing to perfection.

Little Vikes Drama Camp to perform Space Pirates this weekend

By Valerie Close, Editor · June 26th, 2019
This weekend the Little Vikes Drama Camp will perform for the public at the Vinton-Shellsburg High School a play called, "Space Pirates." The cast includes a total of 46 children and 7 helpers. Gracie Horst directed the choreography, while Marcy Horst and April Ahrenholz directed the play. In a mere 3 1/2 weeks the cast learned the lines and choreography for this performance.

Public Art Display in Dysart

By Vinton Today · May 21st, 2019
The Vision Dysart Committee is pleased to announce the completion of The Great Dysart Gorge and the Dysart Vortex. The Gorge, a 250' anamorphic illusion that intentionally distorts perspective to give the appearance of dimension is painted on Main Street. The giant Vortex, measuring 50’ long is painted in the intersection of Wilson and Main Streets.

The Middle School Fine Arts Night was held last night at the Vinton-Shellsburg Middle School. The all-school art show featured artwork from each middle school student. The students are instructed by Mrs. Kari Russler. The Fine Arts Night Concert was held in the middle school gymnasium. Each of the middle school bands and choirs performed to the enjoyment of the audience.

Middle School Fine Arts Night will be Tuesday, May 14 at the V-S Middle School

By Vinton-Shellsburg Community Schools · May 13th, 2019
Middle School Fine Arts Night will be Tuesday, May 14 at the Vinton-Shellsburg Middle School. The all-school art show will be set-up in the student center featuring work from each middle school student. You may view the display from 5 pm to the completion of the concert. The students are instructed by Mrs.

Union High School’s “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” production wins a school record 11 statewide awards for 2nd year in a row. Union High School’s spring musical production of “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” recently was informed by the Iowa High School Musical Theatre Awards that they are the recipients of 11 awards for this year’s production.

Act I to bring "Lost in Yonkers" to The Palace

By ACT I Of Benton County · May 8th, 2019
ACT I of Benton County’s spring production is the comic drama Lost in Yonkers by Neil Simon. The play is about a dysfunctional family consisting of a mother and her four adult children living in Yonkers, New York during World War Two. Grandma Kurnitz, matriarch of the family, is a German Jewish immigrant who moved to America with her husband and six children after World War I.

Vanished: A Victorian Tale performed by area Homeschoolers

By Valerie Close, Editor · May 6th, 2019
Vanished: A Victorian Tale was an intriguing play about a missing princess and the plot to save her life. The cast of the show included students from two local school districts that participate in the homeschool program. Both Vinton-Shellsburg and Benton Community homeschoolers team up for the Spring production each year.

VSHS Music to hold Year End Concert May 13

By Vinton-Shellsburg Community Schools · May 6th, 2019
Friday was a great day for the VSHS Music Department. All three choirs and the band traveled to West Delaware High School where they participated in the State Large Group Festival. All ensembles performed wonderfully and received the ratings to show it! Treble Choir received a II (Excellent) and Concert Choir, Chamber Choir, and Symphonic Band all received I's (Superior).

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