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4-H meeting minutes for North Eden Willing workers.

By Vinton Today · October 20th, 2019
by Sam WaltonThe meeting of the North Eden Willing Workers was called to order at 5:10 p.m. The balance of the checkbook was $729.85. We discussed National 4-H week, between October 7th and October 11th.  We voted and approved doing Harvest meals at the co-op in Vinton for a fundraiser during Harvest Time we also decided and approved on the pop tabs for the Ronald McDonald House fundraiser and service project the following locations are where the boxes will be found to donate pop tabs:Skating rinkBowling alleyLocal Schools BanksThe Country Club...

Reminder; Any outstanding 2019 TNR Vinton Community Cat Vouchers from FOTSI expire November 1, 2019. We will be offering vouchers again starting early next yr (date will be announced) for free spay/neuter for free roaming cats to Vinton residents. Thank you to those watching out for homeless cats in your neighborhood (especially in cold weather).

Benton County Extension Seeks County Youth Coordinator

By Valerie Close, Editor · September 30th, 2019
JOB DESCRIPTION –COUNTY YOUTH COORDINATOR 10-7-2016Click for Job ApplicationI. JOB DESCRIPTION: This position will work in a team environment with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Benton County Extension Council and staff to provide day to day leadership and management for Benton County 4-H and K-12 outreach programs, positive youth development efforts, and to provide education in the 4-H priority topics.

Mount Mercy University congratulates August 2019 grads

By Vinton Today · September 26th, 2019
The students listed below graduated from Mount Mercy University in August 2019. A commencement ceremony was held May 19, 2019, at the US Cellular Center in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.Mount Mercy, located in beautiful Cedar Rapids, Iowa, offers students a fulfilling education, promising people of all backgrounds solid preparation for a changing world.

Iowa State University summer graduates

By Vinton Today · September 25th, 2019
Iowa State University awarded degrees to 884 graduates this summer. Students earning degrees have the opportunity to participate in fall or spring commencement ceremonies.The following graduate is from Walford, Collin Powell, Master of Arts, Interior Design


By Vinton Today · September 24th, 2019
With Fall here it's time to take a photo of your favorite place in Iowa and enter Keep Iowa Beautiful's 10th Photography Contest aimed at raising awareness of Iowa's rural and urban beauty. This photo contest offers both amateur and experienced photographers an opportunity to tell Iowa's story in a fun, engaging way during your favorite season.

Lions host Rodenberg to discuss Middle Cedar Watershed Project

By Vinton Lions Club · September 23rd, 2019
At our September 18 meeting the program was presented by Randy Scheel, Benton County Conservation Board Member and Adam Robenberg, Middle Cedar Watershed Project Coordinator. They told us about a recent land acquisition northwest of Vinton, one mile south of Mount Auburn and adjacent to the sod farm on the Mount Auburn blacktop.

Kirkwood Community College announces Dean's List honors

By Kirkwood Community College · September 22nd, 2019
Kirkwood Community College has released its Dean's List for the summer 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 Nevin Herman, Benton Lauren Schaefer, Benton Marc Schmuecker, Benton Belle Plaine, IA Meredith Knight, Benton Leah Runyan, Benton Carley Stewart, Benton Jourdan Winterhof, Benton Blairstown, IA Daniel Shultice, Benton Garrison, IA Anna Curtis, Benton Keyston...

80th Birthday Card Shower for Jim Grupp

By Valerie Close, Editor · September 19th, 2019
Jim Grupp, a former teacher at the Braille School, will celebrate his 80th birthday on October 2. A card shower will be held to celebrate his 80th birthday.Please send cards to Jim at:701 Blackhawk St.Reinbeck, IA 50669

Benton County Livestock Judging Teams Dominate State Contest

By Vinton Today · September 15th, 2019
Livestock Judging Group photo (l to r): Front row – William Kroneman, Colton Kroneman, Hannah Siek, Jillian Hanson, Olivia Hanson, Samantha Zahradnik and Andrew Pingenot. Back row – Jacob Ludeking, Clayton McKenna, Josh Wiley, Ellie Karr, Mia Brecht, Gabe Hanson, Alex Ludeking and Steiger Manson.Junior Team 1 – Olivia Hanson, Andrew Pingenot and Colton Kroneman (not pictured – William Kroneman)Junior Team 2 – Samantha Zahradnik, Hannah Siek and Jillian HansonSenior Team 1 – Josh Wiley, Jacob Ludeking, Gabe Hanson and Steiger MansonSenior Team 2...

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