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University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point Spring Graduates

By Vinton Today · July 19th, 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.

Bernadette (Smith) Wilson celebrates 90th Birthday

By Valerie Close, Editor · July 18th, 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, not gifts please!

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.

Nominations Open for 2019 Iowa Nonprofit Awards

By Vinton Today · July 16th, 2019
Deadline: August 19The purpose of the Iowa Nonprofit Awards is to recognize the exceptional practices, achievements, and impact of nonprofit organizations and professionals, philanthropic organizations, national service and volunteer programs, and local collaborations for their efforts to address community challenges.

DNR asks for assistance in counting Bumblebees

By Iowa Department Of Natural Resources · July 16th, 2019
Scientists are asking everyone to get out and record all the bumblebees they see in their backyard during the 9 days between July 13 and July 21. Participants are urged to use the iNaturalist App under the "Backyard bumble bee count" project. The iNaturalist App can be downloaded onto smart phones and tablets and allows users to take pictures and record information on each bumblebee found.

Allen College Announces Dean's List

By Vinton Today · July 12th, 2019
The administration and faculty of Allen College are pleased to congratulate students named to the Allen College Dean’s List at the completion of the spring semester of the 2018 - 2019 academic year. Bachelor’s and Associate’s students named to the Allen College Dean’s List must complete at least 12 semester hours and achieve a grade point average of 3.


By Vinton Today · July 9th, 2019
Colleen WienckSocial Security Assistant District Manager in Cedar Rapids, IASocial Security is here for you, not just when you need us financially, but when you need accurate information about our programs, retirement, and more. There are many online sources for Social Security information, but you need to make sure you’re getting the right information.

The following students are named to Mount Mercy University's Spring 2019 Dean's List. Students with a semester grade point average of 3.60 or better and who are graded for six or more semester hours are eligible for inclusion on the Dean's List.Atkins, IA Trista Behrens, Secondary Education Rebecca Bunce, Human Resource Management Madison Knight, Psychology Megan Mishmash, Nursing Zachariah Steffen, Biology Anna Stenberg, NursingBelle Plaine, IA Joshua Long, BiologyBlairstown, IA Trevor Hartz, Psychology Brian Miller, Social Work Kelly Ondracek...


By Vinton Today · July 8th, 2019
The Iowa Center for the Book is now accepting applications for the 2019 Iowa Literacy Award. The award recognizes an organization that has made an outstanding contribution to increasing literacy in Iowa, along with $2,000 to continue their efforts.Nominations are due no later than Aug. 31, 2019.Organizations eligible for the award include non-profits, faith-based organizations, and public libraries.

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