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More Women Leading the Charitable Charge, Community Foundation Can Assist

By Benton County Community Foundation · March 26th, 2021
During March, the spotlight on women, their achievements, and unfortunately gender inequality in society, is in full force as part of Women’s History Month. Even with recent increased attention, disparities continue nationally and locally. Here in Benton County, women are industry and community leaders and lead the way in their fields.

Thanks to John's Quick Stop

By Tressa Walton · March 16th, 2021
The Kiwanis Club and the Post Prom Committee would like to extend a huge thank you to John Ketchen and John's Quick Stop. The local generosity of our community members has really came through. The junior class really stepped up and did a great job from flagging cars down to explaining our cause and drying the cars off.

Iowa History Book Club 3/17 Feature: The Cherry Sisters: The Best Worst Act...

By Iowa Department Of Cultural Affairs · March 11th, 2021
Noon, March 17: Tune in to an “Iowa Stories” presentation from the State Historical Society of Iowa Research Center in Iowa City, featuring "The Cherry Sisters: The Best Worst Act in the World.” Look for more programs scheduled throughout the year.Click here to register

Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig invites school students to participate in the 2021 Choose Iowa Calendar Contest hosted by the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship. The artwork should feature at least one aspect of Iowa agriculture — food, livestock, crops or renewable fuels, for example.

Iowa History Book Club event March 11: Iowa: The Middle Land

By Iowa Department Of Cultural Affairs · March 10th, 2021
Beginning at 7 p.m. March 11: Join the inaugural session of the online Iowa History Book Club, when Annals of Iowa editor Andrew Klumpp leads a discussion of the late Dorothy Schwieder’s classic “Iowa: The Middle Land.” Meetings are scheduled quarterly throughout the year.This engrossing history of the Hawkeye State reveals a place of fascinating grassroots politics, economic troubles and triumphs, surprising cultural diversity and unsung natural beauty.

Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs Celebrates Iowa History Month

By Iowa Department Of Cultural Affairs · March 10th, 2021
The Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs is celebrating Iowa's 175th Anniversary this year. The month of March is Iowa History month. Vinton Today will be sharing various events and articles with you. Some will be interactive and fun for the family. So be sure to look for those!---Tune in for more "Iowa History 101" online programs at noon each Tuesday and Thursday to learn about notable names and stories from the past, including Inkpaduta, Emir Abd el-Kader, Donna Reed and others.

IHCA Foundation Offers Health Care Scholarships

By Vinton Today · March 4th, 2021
75 scholarships now available; applications due May 31The Iowa Health Care Association (IHCA) Foundation is offering 75 scholarships, totaling $167,500 to help individuals interested in pursuing or advancing their career in long-term care. This is up from 33 scholarships offered last year. Scholarship opportunities are available for current long-term care employees, veterans and high school students.

The following area students are ranked among the top 2 percent of students in their college at Iowa State University.Two colleges are listed for those students who have majors located in more than one college (for example, business and human sciences) and who rank among the top 2 percent of students in both.

The deadline to submit 2021 scholarship applications to the Community Foundation of Northeast Iowa is 11:59 p.m. on March 10, 2021. The online application can be found on the Community Foundation’s website at www.cfneia.org/scholarships. CFNEIA awarded nearly $588,770 in scholarships to high school, college, and adult students in 2020.

Learn About Tree Care & Help Your Community!

By Trees Forever · March 2nd, 2021
Register for TreeKeepers Classes NowNature lovers are needed to help maintain and plant trees throughout Iowa and Illinois; volunteers can sign up now for virtual training through Trees Forever's TreeKeepers classes. The course is designed for people who want to become more knowledgeable about urban tree planting and care and will empower attendees to become effective environmental volunteers.

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