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Capture the Heart of America Contest Now Open

By Vinton Today · August 7th, 2019
Entries are now being accepted into the 2019 Capture the Heart of America photo contest. From day-to-day life on the family farm to the ever-changing industry, agriculture has proven to be one of America's most compelling stories. Through the contest, photographers from across the country can share their own piece of this important story as they see it through their camera lens.


By Vinton Today · July 30th, 2019
By Colleen WienckSocial Security Assistant District Manager in Cedar Rapids, IAIt’s summer and millions of families are enjoying our nation’s beaches, forests, and mountains before the school season begins. If you’re on vacation this summer, know that you can access Social Security’s online services anywhere you have an internet connection.


By Vinton Today · July 26th, 2019
Concordia University officials have released the Spring Honors List for the 2018-2019 academic year. To be eligible for the honor, students must achieve a minimum 3.60 GPA.Among the area students named to the list were:From Newhall, Anna Hagen, Senior, Social Work and PsychologyFounded in 1881, Concordia University Wisconsin, 12800 North Lake Shore Drive, Mequon, offers over 70 undergraduate majors and is affiliated with The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod.

HACAP seeks assistance in Belle Plaine

By Vinton Today · July 26th, 2019
The HACAP Affordable Housing Program is looking for a great team of volunteers to help us remove carpeting and re-paint one of our apartment units in Belle Plaine, Iowa. Details on the project below. WHO:   Group, 8-10 peopleWHAT: Help with ripping carpet and painting. Tools will be supplied, please dress appropriately.

Students honored for academic success during the 2019 spring semesterThe following student has been named to the 2019 spring semester Dean's List at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities:To qualify for the Dean's List, a student must complete 12 or more letter-graded credits while attaining a 3.66 grade point average.


By Vinton Today · July 22nd, 2019
By Colleen WienckSocial Security Assistant District Manager in Cedar Rapids, IAOlder people are at a greater risk of fraud and other forms of financial exploitation. The United States Postal Service has seen an increase in mail fraud and is promoting community strength and fraud awareness as a way to prevent abuse.

Bernadette (Smith) Wilson celebrates 90th Birthday

By Valerie Close, Editor · July 22nd, 2019
Bernadette Smith Wilson of Meda, Arizona will celebrate her 90th birthday on Saturday, July 27th, from 1-2:30 p.m. at the Bethlehem Lutheran Church's fellowship hall. The church is located at 1206 C Ave. in Vinton. All family and friends are invited to attend, no gifts please!

University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point Spring Graduates

By Vinton Today · July 22nd, 2019
The University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point conferred degrees on more than 1,250 graduates during the university's spring commencement ceremonies on May 18, 2019. Graduates, their guests and faculty members were addressed by Dale Klapmeier, co-founder and chief executive officer of Cirrus Aircraft and a 1983 graduate of UW-Stevens Point.

By Colleen WienckSocial Security Assistant District Manager in Cedar Rapids, IAWith our busy lives, it’s easy to fall into that cycle of postponing some tasks because of other priorities. This may be true for you when it comes to changing your payment method for Social Security benefits. Unfortunately, forgetting to change your payment method can lead to delayed payments.

Spring 2019 University of Dubuque Dean's List

By Vinton Today · July 16th, 2019
The University of Dubuque congratulates the following students on being appointed to the Spring Semester 2019 Academic Dean's List.To be named to the dean's list, a student must earn a grade point average (GPA) of 3.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale for that semester.The University of Dubuque is a private university offering undergraduate, graduate, and theological seminary degrees as well as other educational opportunities with the intention of educating and forming the whole person.

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