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The Blairstown Legion Hall will hold a Fish & Steak Supper on Friday, March 12th from 5 to 7:30 p.m. drive-up or delivered.The Blairstown Legion Auxillary will also be hosting an Authentic Mexican Supper prepared by Martin and Paty Delgado. There will also be margeritas. This event will be held on March 20, from 5-7:00 p.

Central Lutheran School hold Spring Fling

By Valerie Close, Editor · March 11th, 2021
Central Lutheran School’s (CLS) Spring Fling will be taking place on Saturday, April 10th beginning at 4:00 p.m. The church is located at 310 3rd St. W. in Newhall. The event is held every two years. All money raised will benefit the school and programs. Due to the Derecho and damages to the school, this will be a particularly important Spring Fling fundraising effort.


By Center Point Historical Society · March 11th, 2021
The CPU All School Reunion got “the football pulled out from under it” last spring by the Covid-19 pandemic. The Reunion committee has decided not to trust conditions this spring and will skip this year and plan the All School Reunion for June 2022. It will be held during Pork Days which won’t have a definite date until around January 2022.

East Central Iowa STEM Festival will occur March 21, 2021

By Vinton Today · March 11th, 2021
Families are invited to join the virtual East Central Iowa STEM Festival on Sunday, March 21. The festival is free and open to the public. Participants are required to pre-register to receive access to the virtual festival platform. Families can register at The goals of the festival are to promote, inspire and engage youth in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) activities and to introduce students and parents to STEM careers.

Hungry? Trinity Lutheran to host Supper Wednesday, March 10

By Trinity Lutheran Church · March 10th, 2021
Trinity Lutheran Church and TLC Preschool invite you to supper!Deluxe Tate Tot Casserole plus all the salads and desserts you can eat.To go boxes available.Please call 472-5571 to pre-order.Meal will be served Wednesday, March 10, 4:30-6:00 p.m. at the Trinity Lutheran Church located at 1002 East 13th St.

Johns Qwik Stop to hold Post Prom/Kiwanis Fundraising Event

By Valerie Close, Editor · March 10th, 2021
This Saturday from 10:00 to 1:00, John Ketchen and John's Qwik Stop will continue their history of generously supporting Vinton-Shellsburg school activities and community groups with a car wash fundraiser for the Vinton-Shellsburg Post Prom events and the Vinton Kiwanis Club. Ketchen has kicked off the event with a $1,000 donation to the Post Prom Committee.


By Farmers Savings Bank & Trust · March 10th, 2021
Farmers Savings Bank & Trust, in conjunction with Community Bankers of Iowa (CBI) is once again sponsoring the CBI Money Smart Week Poster Contest to motivate elementary school students to learn about money. Designed by the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, Money Smart Week’s events were cancelled last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Card Shower in Honor of Betty Wilson's 90th Birthday

By Vinton Today · March 7th, 2021
A card shower will be held for Betty Wilson in honor of her 90th birthday. Betty Rundel Wilson was born on March 25, 1931, in La Porte City. Please feel free to offer memories that you have shared over the years by sending greetings to:Betty Wilson 4326 E. Washburn RoadWashburn IA 50702

American Legion to host Tenderloin Supper

By American Legion George G. Luckey Post 57 · March 6th, 2021
The Vinton American Legion, George G Luckey Post 57, located at 105 North R Ave. in Vinton, will host a tenderloin dinner on Friday, March 12 from 5-7:00 p.m.For $8.00, you can get a 6 oz Tenderloin on a Kaiser Bun, with French Fries and a Dessert.

Trees: After Derecho 2020, What Now?

By Iowa State University · March 6th, 2021
Trees: After Derecho 2020, What Now?Last year's derecho storm damaged and destroyed many of our trees. Iowa State Extension and Outreach Benton County is hosting a free virtual event to provide guidance on which trees to bring back and which to replace. Dr. Billy Beck, Assistant Professor and Extension Forestry Specialist, will conduct the free virtual class.

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