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Kirkwood Recognizes Outstanding Students

By Kirkwood Community College · May 13th, 2019
Kirkwood Community College celebrated the top echelon of students involved in academic programs during its annual Outstanding Student Recognition program on April 19. Student nominees are selected by faculty based on exceptional academic performance, completion of at least half of their coursework toward a degree, enrollment during the current fall and/or spring terms of the award, and their qualities of character and leadership.

Benton County Historical Society receives Donation

By Benton County Historical Society · May 10th, 2019
The Benton County Historical Society would like to say a BIG "Thank You" to the Vinton Cruise Committee for their generous $1,000 donation to the Depot Roof Project. It is greatly appreciated! Our plan is to replace the asphalt shingles with composite or metal that looks like the original French clay tiles that are still on a portion of the north side of the roof.

Thompson Awarded Benton SWCD Awards Scholarship

By Benton SWCD · May 10th, 2019
                 The Benton Soil & Water Conservation District (SWCD) Commissioners are very happy to announce, they have selected a recipient for their annual scholarship.  Our recipient will receive a $200 scholarship award.  Students who reside in Benton County were eligible to apply.

Local student honored as 'Best of the Class'

By Vinton Today · May 7th, 2019
Valedictorians or top graduating seniors were once again honored by KWWL and the University of Northern Iowa on Saturday, April 27. The students took part in KWWL's 35th annual "Best of the Class" celebration. Olivia Marie Coder from Vinton-Shellsburg CSD was honored as a member of the 2019 Best of the Class.

East-Central Iowa REC is proud to announce it has awarded $1,000 scholarships to ten graduating seniors who plan to further their education in a diverse range of programs. Congratulations to these deserving students! Among them is:Brock Ortner (Vinton-Shellsburg High School)-Parents: Michael & Laurie Ortner of Shellsburg, University of Iowa

The Vision Dysart Committee is pleased to announce the creation of two new illusions and the first annual repainting of The Great Dysart Gorge, an anamorphic illusion that intentionally distorts perspective to give the appearance of dimension. Preparation will begin on Friday, May 3, 2019. From 4 – 6 pm the Dysart Fire Department and community volunteers including the Boy Scouts, will scrub and rinse the Gorge on Main Street Dysart between Clark and Wilson Streets.

An AmeriCorps NCCC (National Civilian Community Corps) team is serving with the historic YMCA Storer Camps in Jackson, Michigan from April 8th to April 24th. The team, based in Vinton, Iowa, is currently up north helping revitalize decades-old cabins for YMCA camper’s use. AmeriCorps members are beautifying the grounds by removing invasive species and overgrown brush.

Center Point Historical Society Thanks CPU Service Learning Class

By Center Point Historical Society · April 24th, 2019
In a Pinch?With Service LearningIt’s a Cinch.Ever plan a big deal at your house and then panic when suddenly that in-the-future date is right on top of you and you’re not ready?Well, of course, the CPU Service Learning class can’t bail everybody out of those situations, but they spent a couple of days last week doing just that for the Center Point Historical Society Museum.

AmeriCorps NCCC Maple 6 Helps Improve YMCA Camp Timbers

By AmeriCorps NCCC · April 19th, 2019
By Nicholas Ku Team Maple 6 is at Saginaw YMCA Camp Timbers in West Branch, Michigan improving the camp in various ways, hosting volunteer service days, leading students at a local school to pack food packs for Kids Against Hunger and working Independent Service Projects. The team is extremely happy and excited for the impact their service work has, and will, have on Camp Timbers and the surrounding community.

Scholarships Available for High School Graduating Seniors

By Benton SWCD · April 17th, 2019
Benton County High School Class of 2019 students pursuing programs of study in any field of conservation or agriculture are eligible for the Conservation Scholarship. While many college majors qualify, preference will be given to students pursuing programs of study in conservation. Applications should be submitted to the office of the Soil & Water Conservation District in which the student resides.

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