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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).

Joe & Vicki Price~ Playin' The Blues in Garrison

By Vinton Today · May 5th, 2019
Joe & Vicki Price play a "rough and tumble" version of the blues that will take you back in time. Be ready for some fantastic slide guitar and vocals that sound like they come from a 1920's speakeasy. Joe and Vicki are both in the Iowa Blues Hall of Fame. Joe was inducted in 2002 and Vicki was inducted last year! You will see why! They put on a great show! http://www.

The homeschool programs of both Vinton Shellsburg and Benton Community join forces each year for an annual play production. This year the play is called, "Vanished-A Victorian Tale."Performances are Friday evening, May 3 at 7:00 p.m. and Sunday afternoon May 5th at 3:00 p.m.Admission is $1 for all ages (or leave a freewill donation greater than that amount and they will appreciate the extra help!)The play will be shown at the Tilford Elementary School Auditorium in Vinton.

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

By ACT I Of Benton County · April 29th, 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.

ACT I announces the cast for the upcoming production of The Music Man

By ACT I Of Benton County · April 24th, 2019
We are pleased to announce our cast for the upcoming production of The Music Man! We are looking forward to six performances the weekends of August 10th-18th. Please contact us at with any questions!THE MUSIC MAN CAST LISTHAROLD HILL: Chris OverturfMARIAN PAROO: Katie StuelkeMAYOR SHINN: Greg WalstonEULALIE MACKECKNIE SHINN: Cathi CalderwoodMARCELLUS WASHBURN: Matt WalstonMRS.

Darrel Draper to return to the Center Point Library on April 28

By Center Point Historical Society · April 16th, 2019
OLD STORIES WE NEED TO REMEMBERMany will remember the laughing and learning good time they had at the Center Point Public Library last fall when historical re-enactor Darrel Draper of Omaha did Theodore Roosevelt. The Historical Society is sponsoring another Draper appearance Sunday, April 28, at 7 p.

4th Graders take the Stage for their Spring Concert

By Valerie Close, Editor · April 11th, 2019
The Vinton Shellsburg Community Schools presented Tilford Elementary's 4th grade Spring concert tonight.Mrs. Jodi Bierschenk and Mr. Gib Zimmerman the Tilford Music Teachers we're responsible for the evening of entertainment.The fourth graders have been working on this program for the past seven months.

Space Pirates at Vinton Shellsburg High School

By Valerie Close, Editor · April 7th, 2019
If you were lucky, you didn't run into any aliens lurking around the hallways of the high school this weekend! If you would have, they probably would have started singing and entertaining you with their antics.The production, "Space Pirates," performed this weekend in the high school auditorium.As usual, the students captivated the audience with humor and kept the audience's attention with the show.


By ACT I Of Benton County · April 6th, 2019
ACT I of Benton County is pleased to announce that we will be holding auditions for our upcoming musical production of The Music Man. Auditions will be held on Sunday April 14th from 2-4PM and Monday April 15th from 6:30-8:30PM, at the ACT I Centre located at the old West School.The Music Man is a classic musical that tells the story of fast-talking traveling salesman, Harold Hill, as he cons the people of River City, Iowa, into buying instruments and uniforms for a band that he vows to organize – this, despite the fact that he doesn’t know a t...

Warning: Space Pirates will be coming to the High School Auditorium!

By Valerie Close, Editor · April 5th, 2019
Tomorrow night at 7:00 p.m. and Sunday at 2:00 p.m. the high school drama will perform their spring play based on a children’s show about Space Pirates who board an Alien ship looming for treasures from Earth. The music is lively, the costumes are fun, and the cast is looking forward to performing for kids of all ages.

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