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Brush and Slush or ages 1st-5th Grade, Saturday Feb. 10

By Vinton Parks & Recreation · January 18th, 2019
Enjoy a cold slushie or two as you paint your next art masterpiece! Participants will get creative as they learn about and utilize a variety of paint mediums on a quality 11x14 canvas. Bring it home, hang it up, impress everyone. Beginners welcome! Grades: 1st - 5th Date: Saturday, February 10 The Vinton Parks & Recreation Department offers a wide variety of activities and events for the adult population within our community that have mental and/or physical disabilities.

Benton County Historical Society to host "Delve into your DNA"

By Benton County Historical Society · January 18th, 2019
Benton County Historical Society will be hosting a Presentation tomorrow, January 12 called "Delve Into Your DNA." This presentation is open to the Public for a Free Will Donation. All donations will go directly to the Benton County Historical Society. Have you seen all the news about DNA testing and Family tree building websites? Are you curious how it all works? It's called Genetic Genealogy! And we invite you to come get a first-hand look at how to build your own family tree, find your ancestor's historical record...

Tenderloin Night at the Legion

By Valerie Close · January 18th, 2019
Your wait is almost over! The Vinton American Legion will resume its Tenderloin Dinners on Thursday, January 24th from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. For $8.00, you will get a 6 oz Tenderloin on a Kaiser Bun, with French Fries, Coleslaw and a Dessert. The legion is located at 105 North R Ave. in Vinton.

Garrison Cemetery Association to meet

By Valerie Close · January 1st, 2019
With a change in the By-Laws of the Garrison Cemetery Association of Garrison Iowa, the annual meeting of the Shareholders of the Garrison Cemetery Association will now be held the second Monday of January. The meeting will be January 14, 2019 at 6:00 PM at the Garrison Public Library.

Blessed Hope Youth to hold Soup Supper

By Valerie Close · December 31st, 2018
The Blessed Hope youth group will hold a soup supper on Sunday, January 6, at the American Legion Hall, located on R Ave., in Vinton. Soup will be served from 4-7:00 p.m. The cost is a freewill donation. Proceeds will help fund the youth activities of the church.

VS band plans spaghetti supper, Thursday

By Valerie Close · December 19th, 2018
On Thursday, December 20, during the double header Girls/Boys basketball game against Williamsburg, the VS Band will serve a spaghetti dinner from 5-8 p.m. The menu will include: Salad, spaghetti, garlic bread and dessert. It’s a free will donation to help support the band members with their trip to New York City in June 2019.

Garrison United Methodist Church Announces Christmas Services

By Valerie Close · December 17th, 2018
Pastor Annette K. Ruhs Kruse will be holding services at Garrison United Methodist Church over the Christmas season. The following is the Christmas service schedule. December 23 – 8:15 a.m. December 24 – Christmas Eve Candlelight Service 5:30 p.m.

Bear Creek holds Open House

By Valerie Close · December 14th, 2018
The Bear Creek Church held and open house from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Saturday. The Bear Creek Church is located next to the Bear Creek Cemetery on County Road V-71/Brandon Blacktop, about 3 1/2 miles from either south of Brandon or north of Hwy. 150. The committee in charge holds various fund raising events to preserve the church building.

American Legion Fish Fry TONIGHT

By Valerie Close · December 14th, 2018
The American Legion will hold a Fish Fry tonight from 5-7 p.m. The Legion is located at 105 N. R Avenue in Vinton.

Delve into Your DNA

By Valerie Close · December 14th, 2018
By Sharon Happel Have you seen all the news about DNA testing and Family tree building websites? Are you curious how it all works? Come get a first-hand look at how to build your own family tree, find your ancestors historical records and learn the secrets your DNA holds. If you've been thinking about doing a DNA test, this is a great time to try it.

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