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Summer Science Discovery Camp Registration Available

By Benton County Extension · March 31st, 2020
2020 Summer Discovery Camp: "STEM X FIVE"!10 Camps to choose from:Atkins - June 1 - 5 from 9:00 am to 11:30 amVinton - June 1 - 5 from 1:00 pm to 3:30 pmUrbana - June 8 - 12 from 9:00 am to 11:30 amVinton - June 8 - 12 from 1:00 pm to 3:30 pmAtkins - June 15 - 19 from 9:00 am to 11:30 amVan Horne - June 15 - 19 from 1:00 pm to 3:30 pmKeystone - June 29 - July 3 from 9:00 am to 11:30 amAtkins - June 29 - July 3 from 1:00 pm to 3:30 pmBelle Plaine - July 6 - 10 from 9:00 am to 11:30 amBlairstown - July 6 - 10 from 1:00 pm to 3:30 pmRegistration f...

The Ray & Virginia Boyer Annual Spring Fish Fry scheduled for April 24 has been canceled. We want to thank everyone for their past support and hope to offer our fall fish fry as scheduled on Oct 23.

Garrison to Hold East Egg Hunt

By Valerie Close, Editor · March 30th, 2020
The Garrison Fire Auxiliary (Garrison Emergency Services) is hosting an Easter Egg Hung, during social distancing. Over the weekend the Auxillary cut, colored and decorated paper Easter Eggs and placed them throughout the town in windows of homes and buildings. "While people are out for a walk or drive they can see how many they can find.

A community comes together

By Vinton Today · March 24th, 2020
Our theme for the One Book, One Community for the end of March was to be a tourist in your own town.We had visions of tours around town discussing the murals and finding out the backstory of these paintings that mean so much to Vinton, tours of downtown finding out what buildings used to be what, tours of the Braille School, the Depot, etc.

Eastern Iowa Honor Flight cancels May Flight

By Eastern Iowa Honor Flight · March 20th, 2020
The Eastern Iowa Honor Flight that was scheduled for Tuesday, May 19 will not occur on that day, but will be rescheduled. Due to the COVID -19 ( Coronavirus), the National Honor Flight Organization has required all local Honor Flight hubs to suspend flights through May 31st. As with the April flight that was postponed, we are committed to rescheduling the May flight as soon as it is safe to do so.

This is what the Stair Charity Challenge is working towards...cement barriers for their parking lot. Last year they suffered severe water damage. Total Balance is working hard and trying to help them replace the wood wall against the hill (see photo) with large cement barriers. The challenge starts April 1st-30th, using your own steps in the comfort of your own home.

VGH Announces Health Fair Postponed

By Virginia Gay Hospital · March 17th, 2020
In a statement, Virginia Gay Hospital shared the following:"Due to the recent COVID-19 health concerns, we have decided it is prudent to postpone the Benton County Community Health & Wellness Fair. We are working diligently to reschedule for a later date. More information will be available as plans confirm.

Kiwanis cancel monthly meetings and Annual Easter Egg Hunt

By Valerie Close, Editor · March 16th, 2020
The Vinton Kiwanis have made the decision to cancel all Kiwanis meetings for the Month of March.The Kiwanis have also made the tough decision to cancel the Easter Egg hunt which was scheduled forĀ April 11.

The following event has been canceled...-----Join us to support Vinton Lutheran home! Friday, March 27, from 6-9:00 p.m.Proceeds from this event will help us provide new furnishings to our Memory Care Unit residents. Thank you for your support of these deserving residents!Menu will feature:MargaritasBeerWine8oz FiletCilantro Lime ShrimpStreet TacosAND SO MUCH MORE!Tickets are $45 per personPlease RSVP by March 16th by calling 319-472-4211 or by email j.

Wesley Mobile Food Pantry Vinton will not close on Saturday

By Vinton Today · March 13th, 2020
Food distribution will still happen Saturday morning, 3/21/20 from 10:00 - 11:00 at Wesley United Methodist Church in Vinton. Extra safety precautions will be used and food will be pre-packaged and distributed outside the church. Please share this information with others.

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