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Dave and Kristie Davis Celebrate 50th Anniversary

By Vinton Today · April 18th, 2020
The children of Dave and Kristie (Merchant) Davis would like you to help them celebrate with a card shower for their 50th Wedding Anniversary. Dave and Kristie were married on April 25, 1970 in Walker, MN. They were blessed with three children, Michelle (Ed) Lovetinsky, Ryan (Melanie) Davis and Jamie (Ryan) Johnson, as well as 10 grandchildren, Alaina, Elias, Isabel, Owen, Marjorie, Abigail, Hayden, Nile, Alexa and Natalie.

Iowa Insurance Division Announces Participation in the EVERFI National Financial Bee to Support Youth Financial EducationA new challenge, taking place during Financial Literacy Month, equips students with money management skills and encourages remote learning while social distancingThe Iowa Insurance Division today announced that it is sponsoring the EVERFI National Financial Bee, taking place April 20-24, 2020.

Area teachers send messages out to their students Shellsburg/Belle Plaine

By Valerie Close, Editor · April 10th, 2020
Shellsburg Elementary is usually humming with activity and the principal is humming right along with them. Something like closing the school wasn't going to stop Mr. Davis from holding an assembly with or without a packed out crowd, the show must go on! Be sure to pass this along to all of the kids that might not have seen it!Click to viewThe staff at Longfellow Elementary would also like the students to know that they are being missed.

Elizabeth Hearn of Urbana graduated from Milwaukee School of Engineering during the Winter 2020 Commencement ceremony. Hearn received a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering.Students with a cumulative GPA of 3.70 or above are listed having graduated with "High Honors." Undergraduate students with a cumulative GPA between 3.

Amy Edison, Vinton resident, has been appointed to the Early Childhood Iowa (ECI) State Board as a citizen member. Edison’s term will begin in June 2020 and lasts three years.Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds appointed Edison to the board; she was confirmed by the Iowa Senate. The ECI Board consists of 21 voting members—fifteen citizen members and six state agency members.

Center Point Community Historical Society Newsletter

By Center Point Historical Society · March 27th, 2020
To view the newsletter which includes historical events as well as upcoming plans. Click to view

Diamond Vogel and Keep Iowa Beautiful announced the grant awards for the 2020 Paint Iowa Beautiful program. The program provides free paint to a wide variety of public service projects throughout Iowa."The partnership with Keep Iowa Beautiful allows Diamond Vogel to assist and work with many local volunteers that help build communities, making Iowa the number one state in the nation to live," said Doug Vogel, Vice-President, Marketing, of the Iowa based company.

At this time, we're all concentrating on our physical health. We might even be worried about our mental health. We will be away from our church families for a time, but we can still stay in touch. Here are links below to most of the area churches, the church family is important. If you are fortunate enough to have a job that won't affect your income, don't forget, your continued financial support is needed during this time to support all that our churches do in the community.

The Benton County Extension Office along with the members of Benton County 4-H would like to take this opportunity to thank all the adult and youth volunteers that work so hard all year to make the 4-H program possible.It takes almost 7,000 adult volunteers in Iowa to keep the 4-H program going each year.

Iowans Making History: Herbert Hoover

By Chad Brown · March 15th, 2020
Chad Brown has agreed to share with you bits about Iowans who have made history! These will be a bit of pleasure reading, and enjoyable to read. Feel free to add any comments below or bits of history on the people that you see, we can never learn enough about the people that have gone before us! These aren't meant to be all inclusive bios, but just some light reading with a bit of educational value! Welcome Chad!---Iowa produced one president: Herbert Hoover.

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