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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.

Thorsvig 50th Anniversary Celebration

By Vinton Today · July 7th, 2019
The family of Bill and Betty Thorsvig are proud to announce their upcoming 50th wedding anniversary!Bill Thorsvig and Betty Short were married on July 12th, 1969. Their family grew into three children: Randy Lee (Chrissie) Thorsvig of Fargo, ND; Kris Alan Thorsvig of Mesa, AZ; and Britton Jeanne (Jason Lerch) of Vinton, IA.

Skriver named to Deans' List at Drake University

By Vinton Today · July 7th, 2019
The following student has been named to the Deans' List at Drake University.Kirstin Skriver, of WalfordTo be eligible for the Deans' list students must have earned a GPA of 3.5 or higher during the Spring 2019 semester at Drake.Drake University is a midsize, private university in Des Moines, Iowa, enrolling more than 3,000 undergraduate and 1,800 graduate students.


By Vinton Today · July 1st, 2019
By Colleen WienckSocial Security Assistant District Manager in Cedar Rapids, IASocial Security turns 84 this year. With more than eight decades of service, we’ve provided benefits to one of the most diverse populations in history. Regardless of background, we cover retirees, wounded warriors, chronically ill children, and people who have lost loved ones.

Mount Mercy University congratulates June 2019 grads

By Vinton Today · July 1st, 2019
The students listed below graduated from Mount Mercy University in June 2019. A commencement ceremony was held May 19, 2019, at the US Cellular Center in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.Mount Mercy, located in beautiful Cedar Rapids, Iowa, offers students a fulfilling education, promising people of all backgrounds solid preparation for a changing world.

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