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IT WAS BULLY!

By Valerie Close · October 23rd, 2018
About 60 people spent an evening with Theodore Roosevelt Oct. 18 at the Center Point Library getting a headful of history while laughing their heads off. Darrel Draper of Omaha, who bills himself as an “edutainer,” educated and entertained the crowd re-enacting the Rough Rider, conservationist, author, adventurer, 26th President of the United States.

Harvest 365 former Harvest Christian Fellowship

By Valerie Close · October 22nd, 2018
The church formerly known as Harvest Christian fellowship has a new name, HARVEST 365. The change will be in effect immediately. Pastor Bryan and Amanda Lund who arrived here in December of 2017, are excited to see the changes happening at the church. You will now notice a family area, with playset and firepit, and other projects.

FEMA Corps Team Leaves Their Mark at El Yunque National Forest

By Valerie Close · October 18th, 2018
By John Dolan FEMA Corps team, Pine 7, piled into their van and embarked on the half hour journey to El Yunque National Forest, a tropical rainforest located in northeastern Puerto Rico, where they worked with Amigos De El Yunque, a nonprofit organization committed to creating conservation, education, and responsible recreation initiatives in the forest.

North Eden Willing Workers Minutes

By Valerie Close · October 16th, 2018
The October meeting of the North Eden Willing Workers was called to order on Sunday October 14th. Roll call was your favorite scary movie. It was answered by 20 members. Induction of officers took place. New officers include: Ethan Rollinger as president, Lydia Radeke as vice president, Morgan Lang as treasure, Samantha Walton as secretary, Kate Hyland as reporter, Rachel Rollinger and Aleric Weber as photographers, Anna Becker as historian, Ty Lillibridge as birthday officer and Sammie Lundvall as recreation officer.

Jacob Isbell graduates with Highest Distinction from U of I

By Valerie Close · October 16th, 2018
Jacob Isbell of Garrison was one of 41 students in the University of Iowa College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLAS) to graduate with distinction in May 2018. Isbell earned a bachelor’s degree “with highest distinction,” meaning Isbell ranked in the highest 2 percent of the graduating class.

VS ALUM KATHERINE DICK NAMED TO DRAKE DEAN’S LIST

By Valerie Close · October 16th, 2018
Katherine Dicke of Vinton has been named to the Dean’s List at Drake University. This academic honor is achieved by earning a GPA of 3.5 or higher during the Spring 2018 semester at Drake. Drake University is a midsize, private university in Des Moines, Iowa, enrolling more than 3,200 undergraduate and 1,700 graduate students from approximately 45 states and 42 countries.

OLIVIA KETCHEN TO U OF I STUDENT HONORED

By Valerie Close · October 16th, 2018
Vinton-Shellsburg alum and U of I undergraduate student Olivia Ketchen of Vinton is among more than 500 students who have been named to the President’s List for the 2018 spring semester. All of the honorees have a GPA of at least 4.0. The president’s list was established in the fall of 1983 to recognize academic excellence.

AMERICORPS NCCC WELCOMES NEW FEMA CORPS CLASS

By Valerie Close · October 16th, 2018
By: Angela Sarrels Expect to start seeing some new faces in Vinton. AmeriCorps NCCC welcomed 100 FEMA Corps members on Tuesday, July 25. They came in from all over the country arriving via car and airplane. They came as far as Puerto Rico, California, Washington, Rhode Island and as close as Cedar Rapids.

Union Carolers now taking bookings

By Valerie Close · October 16th, 2018
The Union High School Vocal Department is currently taking bookings for the Union Carolers for any holiday event in the Northeast/Eastern Iowa area. The Union Carolers is a 16-voiced acapella ensemble that will provide up to 20 minutes of holiday music for any festive event. This group was the featured choir with the Waterloo/Cedar Falls Symphony on their Holiday Pops concert in Dec.

Pine 10 Assisting Hurrican Maria Recovery Efforts

By Valerie Close · October 16th, 2018
By: Shelby Wiedenfeld and Chanda Dennis FEMA Corps team Pine 10 is assisting in the recovery of Hurricane Maria. They were sent to work at the Joint Recovery Office that was recently switched to a Caribbean Area Division (CAD), due to the longevity of the mission. In the beginning weeks of their first round, they have worked with a variety of sectors through the Continuous Improvement Program (CIP).

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