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Iowa Families to Win Cash for Educational Expenses

By Vinton Today · March 19th, 2019
Iowa high school seniors, or their parents or guardians, can enter a drawing for ten $1,000 awards by completing a free online tool that helps them estimate the total cost of a four-year undergraduate degree.Eligible participants may enter their information for the drawing after completing the College Funding Forecaster March 18–April 30.

Thank you to the Community: Lori Vest

By Valerie Close, Editor · March 19th, 2019
I would like to thank my family, businesses and generous individuals throughout the communities for the outpouring of donations, hard work and time spent on my benefit! "Thank you" doesn't seem like big enough words to say but know I am very grateful for such awesome support! It will never be forgotten! Lori Vest

Clark graduates from Basic Training

By Vinton Today · March 18th, 2019
Avery L. Clark, son of Catherine S. McNeil of Vinton, graduated from basic military training at the Joint Base Lockland Air Force Base in San Antonio. The airman completed an intensive eight week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills.

The students listed below graduated from Mount Mercy University in February 2019. A commencement ceremony will be held May 19, 2019, at the US Cellular Center in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.From Atkins: Amy Breese, Bachelor of Business Administration Arianna Hull, Bachelor of Science, Magna Cum LaudeMount Mercy, located in beautiful Cedar Rapids, Iowa, offers students a fulfilling education, promising people of all backgrounds solid preparation for a changing world.

Pictured are Chloe Neighbor of Center Point Urbana High School, Center Point, and her father Steve Neighbor, executive vice president/chief credit officer of Farmers State Bank in Marion, Iowa.Iowa Bankers Association Presents Five Student Athlete Achievement Awards at Iowa Girls High School State Basketball TournamentWinners receive $1,000 scholarship to college of their choice Five Iowa high school seniors received a 2019 Iowa Bankers Association Student Athlete Achievement Award during the Iowa Girls High School State Basketball Tournament...

University of Dubuque Announces December 2018 Graduates

By Vinton Today · March 4th, 2019
The University of Dubuque held a December Commencement Ceremony on Thursday, Dec. 13, in Heritage Center's John and Alice Butler Hall on campus. Degrees were conferred on over 120 undergraduate and graduate students.Lee Weeda of Belle Plaine, received a degree in Master of Business AdministrationRoger Ebertz, a professor of philosophy, delivered the commencement address, titled "Super Power, Great Responsibility.

University of Minnesota Twin Cities Dean's List

By Valerie Close, Editor · February 27th, 2019
The following student was honored for academic success during the 2018 fall semester. Amber K. Fiser, of Van Horne, a Junior, Col of Educ/Human Development was named to the 2018 fall semester Dean's List at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities, the university announced today. To qualify for the Dean's List, a student must complete 12 or more letter-graded credits while attaining a 3.

Area student ranks among top 2 percent at Iowa State University

By Valerie Close, Editor · February 25th, 2019
The following area students are ranked among the top 2 percent of students in their college at Iowa State University. Atkins, IA Laura Maschino, sophomore, College of Design Van Horne, IA Brianna Masten, senior, Ivy College of Business Vinton, IA Sarah Kreutner, senior, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Cole Tharp, freshman, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Fall 2018 University of Dubuque Dean's List adds Cummings

By Valerie Close, Editor · February 25th, 2019
The University of Dubuque congratulates the following student on being appointed to the Fall Semester 2018 Academic Dean's List. Tanner Cummings of Vinton 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.

New Colorado Springs Chief of Police has Vinton Connection

By Valerie Close, Editor · February 22nd, 2019
The new Chief of Police of Colorado Springs, now in charge of 700 people in his department has a Vinton connection.Vincent Niski, the son-in-law of former Vinton resident, Dr. James H. Kruse. Vincent's wife Elizabeth is the daughter of Dr. Kruse and the niece of Franklin Kruse of Vinton. Vincent and Elizabeth have 2 sons who live in Colorada and a daughter from Nebraska.

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