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Fall 2019 University of Dubuque Dean’s List

By Vinton Today · February 14th, 2020
The University of Dubuque congratulates the following students on being appointed to the Fall Semester 2019 Academic Dean's List.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.The University of Dubuque is a private university offering undergraduate, graduate, and theological seminary degrees as well as other educational opportunities with the intention of educating and forming the whole person.

Local Students Graduate from Drake University

By Vinton Today · February 13th, 2020
The following local students graduated from Drake University at the end of the fall 2019 semester.Drake University is a midsize, private university in Des Moines, Iowa, enrolling nearly 3,000 undergraduate and more than 1,800 graduate students. Students choose from over 70 majors, minors, and concentrations and 20 graduate degrees offered through six colleges and schools.

A bit of History: Cato Sells - Vinton Native 1859-1948

By Valerie Close, Editor · February 6th, 2020
Once in a while I stumble across articles that I find interesting.  This is one of those. With permission from the fine folks in Texas, I am sharing this article about a gentleman that was born in Vinton and later settled in Texas having a rather interesting career. Thank you to the folks at the Fort Worth Star-Telegram for your permission to share this story!Click after the first few paragraphs to view the remaining story.

Students in grades six to 12 can now enter either the Money Smart Kid or Money Smart Teen Essay Contest and compete for the chance to win up to $1,000 to help boost their college savings. The statewide essay contests are both sponsored by the Iowa Bankers Association in partnership with the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago.

Vinton-Shellsburg High School Semester 1 Honor Roll

By Vinton-Shellsburg Community Schools · February 5th, 2020
12th GradeBohnsack, Leah MCantrell, Spencer JCardenas, Amanda MClark, Haley R*Dudley, Charles DElwick, Andrew TEvans, Franki LEvans, Sonnie AGraves, Zandalee HGriffith, Sam NHaefner, Payton WHansen, Morgan LHazen, HunterHendrickson, Joanna LHepker, Jesse JHerger, Davia MJohnson, Paul DKarr, Cameron LKlinzing, Cole TKramer, Zachary M*Lamont, Lillie RLane, Kellsie LLang, Caroline ELipcamon, Marcus AMiller, Alexis KMurray, Raelyn NNovotny, Madison JO'Brien, Katelyn RRake, Jace RReynolds, AlyssaSass, Thomas*Scheel, Rylee LSchmidt, Gabriel V*Schoett...

College Scholarship Program Open Through Feb. 21

By Vinton Today · February 5th, 2020
Iowa high school seniors eligible for a chance at $2,000 while learningcollege financing and planning informationWEST DES MOINES, IOWA (Feb. 4, 2019) — Registration is ongoing through Feb. 21 for a scholarship that offers Iowa high school seniors a chance to receive one of 30 scholarships worth $2,000 for college while learning important financial literacy skills.

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.

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