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East-Central Iowa REC is proud to announce it has awarded $1,000 scholarships to ten graduating seniors who plan to further their education in a diverse range of programs. Congratulations to these deserving students!· Jacob Ludeking, Benton Community High School – Parents: George and Theresa Ludeking, Norwayo Iowa State University, Agricultural Business· Matthew Hearn, Center Point-Urbana High School – Parents: Dennis Hearn, Urbanao Kirkwood Community College, Agriculture· Alexa Riniker, East Buchanan High School - Parents: Bruce and Jea...

The Iowa High School Athletic Association, in cooperation with Governor Kim Reynolds’ office and title sponsor, the Iowa Farm Bureau have named the recipients of the Governor's Scholarship Program. Among those is Vinton-Shellsburg Senior Lillie Lamont.Iowa’s top academic students have been chosen for the 2020 Governor’s Scholar Program.

Minnesota State University, Mankato awarded 2,367 degrees to 2,294 students at the end of the spring 2020 semester, with this spring's graduates celebrated through a special website that launched Saturday, May 9, the day on which the University's three traditional graduation ceremonies were scheduled but canceled because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

VSCSD Recognizes School Board Appreciation Month

By Vinton-Shellsburg Community Schools · May 7th, 2020
The month of May marks the annual observance of School Board Appreciation Month – time to salute the work of school board members and celebrate public education. The theme of this year’s celebration, “Launching Iowa’s Next Generation”, reflects the top priority of local school board members as they advocate for public education with local, state, and federal leaders on behalf of all students.

4th St. Diner in search of Rhubarb

By 4th St. Diner · May 7th, 2020
The 4th Street Diner is looking for local donations of fresh rhubarb for the meal program.  For more information please cal 319-472-4761.  Thanks!

Celebrating Child Care Superheroes

By Vinton Today · May 6th, 2020
BY | RUBY BODEKER, Board Member, Better Tomorrows Early Childhood IowaThe workforce behind the workforce is suffering right now, but we can’t reopen with it.As parts of Iowa begin to reopen their economies this month—previously shut-down amid the COVID-19 pandemic—a critical piece of infrastructure might be missing for some working families: child care.

Larry and Nancy Wollison Celebrating 50 years!

By Vinton Today · May 2nd, 2020
The children of Larry and Nancy (Morrow) Woolison would like you to help them celebrate their 50th Wedding Anniversary by having a card shower for their 50th Wedding Anniversary. Larry and Nancy were united in marriage on May 2nd, 1970 in Vinton, IA. They have been blessed with three children, Lisa (Mike) Clark, Robert (Lisa) Woolison and Amy (Josh) Robinson, as well as 7 grandchildren Tyler, Alyssa, Haley, Elise, Hanna, Jenna, and Lilly.

Dave and Kristie Davis Celebrate 50th Anniversary

By Vinton Today · April 18th, 2020
The children of Dave and Kristie (Merchant) Davis would like you to help them celebrate with a card shower for their 50th Wedding Anniversary. Dave and Kristie were married on April 25, 1970 in Walker, MN. They were blessed with three children, Michelle (Ed) Lovetinsky, Ryan (Melanie) Davis and Jamie (Ryan) Johnson, as well as 10 grandchildren, Alaina, Elias, Isabel, Owen, Marjorie, Abigail, Hayden, Nile, Alexa and Natalie.

Iowa Insurance Division Announces Participation in the EVERFI National Financial Bee to Support Youth Financial EducationA new challenge, taking place during Financial Literacy Month, equips students with money management skills and encourages remote learning while social distancingThe Iowa Insurance Division today announced that it is sponsoring the EVERFI National Financial Bee, taking place April 20-24, 2020.

Area teachers send messages out to their students Shellsburg/Belle Plaine

By Valerie Close, Editor · April 10th, 2020
Shellsburg Elementary is usually humming with activity and the principal is humming right along with them. Something like closing the school wasn't going to stop Mr. Davis from holding an assembly with or without a packed out crowd, the show must go on! Be sure to pass this along to all of the kids that might not have seen it!Click to viewThe staff at Longfellow Elementary would also like the students to know that they are being missed.

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