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Mount Mercy University students named to Fall 2019 Dean's List

By Vinton Today · February 2nd, 2020
Coach Brian Sheston's Vinton-Shellsburg wrestlers put on a solid performance Saturday at the North Tama Invitational.In all the Vikings crowned a pair of champions, two-more runners-up and added a third place finish while placing in the other weights they entered. Sophomore Brady Ortner copped the 132-pound title with five falls, capping his day off by pinning Sam Hackett of Waterloo Columbus in 5:48.

Kirkwood Community College announces Dean's List honors

By Vinton Today · January 31st, 2020
Kirkwood Community College has released its Dean's List for the fall 2019 semester. These students have achieved a 3.3 grade point average or higher after completing 12 or more credit hours at the college.Kirkwood students from the area earning this distinction are listed below.Atkins, IA Thaddeus Barger, Benton Andrew Burkart, Benton Joelle Crawley, Benton Jennifer Davis, Benton Derek Dostal, Benton Bree Hogue, Benton Noah Hull, Benton Shelby Hulsebus, Benton Gabriel Kramer, Benton Nolan Krueger, Benton Shakayla Lamer, Benton Makayla Olson, Be...

The Benton County Community Foundation, an affiliate of the Community Foundation of Northeast Iowa (CFNEIA), saw a 17.8 percent rate of return on its endowed assets in 2019, which is the highest return in the last 10 years. The 10-year average rate of return is 7.8 percent invested under professional advisement.

New Pup in Training to Join IOWA Service Dogs

By Vinton Today · January 29th, 2020
Friday will be a big day for an 8-week-old puppy named Doc. He will fly from Texas to Des Moines to join IOWA Service Dogs. Doc will spend the next two years training to become a service dog for a “warrior”—a first responder or veteran affected by psychiatric or mobility issues due to their service to community or country.

UNIVERSITY OF NORTHERN IOWA Graduation List, Fall 2019

By Vinton Today · January 29th, 2020
University of Northern Iowa awards degrees to 893 Fall gradsNew alumni were added to the roster of graduates of the University of Northern Iowa . The following graduates of Benton County was among the graduates. The graduates are listed with their degree and major. * preceding a name indicates "graduated with honors" ** means "graduated with high honors" *** means "graduated with highest honors"Atkins, IALea Brunssen Bachelor of ArtsBiology Blairstown, IAMegan Lueckenotto Bachelor of ArtsCommunication Dysart, IA*Abigail Ollendieck Bachelor of A...

UNI names area students to Fall 2019 semester Dean's List

By Vinton Today · January 29th, 2020
The following students from the Benton County area are among the students named to the Fall 2019 semester Dean's List at the University of Northern Iowa.To be included on the list, a student must have earned a grade point of 3.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale, while taking at least 12 hours of graded work during the semester.

NEWW minutes January 19

By North Eden Willing Workers · January 24th, 2020
The North Eden Willing Workers meeting was called to order at 5:15 on January 19th, 2020. It was started with an activity where all members colored and made valentines for residents at the Cedar Valley Ranch. The treasurers (treasurer’s)report was given, their is $1,375.85 in our account. Birthdays were celebrated next, and Aleric Weber was given a treat for his birthday.

Iowa State University announces fall 2019 Dean’s List

By Vinton Today · January 23rd, 2020
A total of 10,066 Iowa State University students have been recognized for outstanding academic achievement by being named to the fall semester 2019 Dean's List. Students named to the Dean's List must have earned a grade point average of at least 3.50 on a 4.00 scale while carrying a minimum of 12 credit hours of graded course work.

The Community Foundation of Northeast Iowa 2020 scholarship application period is now open and students may apply for scholarships available through the Foundation at The deadline to apply for 2020 scholarships is March 11. In 2019, CFNEIA awarded nearly $500,000 in scholarships to high school, college, and adult students.

Morningside announces December 2019 graduates

By Vinton Today · January 17th, 2020
55 Morningside College students graduated with bachelor's degrees and 23 graduated with Master of Arts in Teaching degrees in December 2019.Morningside College is a private college in Sioux City, Iowa that offers over 65 majors and pre-professional programs, online graduate programs in education and nursing, and an online bachelor's degree completion program.

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