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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.

The Vinton-Shellsburg FFA Chapter will be holding a free-will donation, grab-and-go spaghetti dinner on this Friday, February 26th from 5-7 P.M. Drive up by the animal learning lab towards the back of the high school and a student will come out to take your order. Meal includes spaghetti with sauce, a lettuce salad, garlic bread, and a brownie.

Vinton Public Library to host Author Heather Gudenkauf

By Vinton Public Library · February 24th, 2021
The Vinton Public Library will host Author Heather Gudenkauf via a Zoom conversation. On Sunday, March 7th, beginning at 3:30 p.m. you are welcome to join the conversation at the following link:

Vinton Public Library Announces Summer Reading Program activities

By Vinton Public Library · February 21st, 2021
The Summer Reading Program will be for all ages and will run from June 7th through July 31st. There will be weekly in-person activities or the activities can be done independently. Watch the Calendar or Facebook for weekly descriptions.On June 25th, from 6:00-9:00 p.m., there will be a 1920’s Mystery Party for the adult and high school program.

Lenten Supper and Bake Sale at Lutheran Church

By Valerie Close, Editor · February 17th, 2021
On Wednesday, February 17, Trinity Lutheran Church will hold a Lenten Supper and Bake Sale at the church, located at 1002 E. 13th St., from 4:30-6:00 p.m. The menu includes a pulled pork sandwich, cheesy potatoes, salads and desserts. There will be carry out boxes available, please call ahead for carry out orders at 472-5571.


By Center Point Historical Society · February 12th, 2021
After having “the football pulled out from under them” last spring by the pandemic, the CPU All School Reunion committee has decided not to trust conditions this spring and will plan the next All School Reunion for 2022.The reunion is sponsored by the Center Point Historical Society. The committee, which started planning in August 2019, has about a dozen members and is chaired by Historical Society treasurer Teresa Scheeler.

Vinton Public Library & BTECI to host Courageous Conversations

By Better Tomorrows ECI · February 7th, 2021
The Vinton Public Library and Better Tomorrows Early Childhood Iowa will be hosting a community conversation focused on exploring the extent to which our experiences have exposed us to racial diversity and how it may affect our perspectives.Courageous Conversations are dialogues in which participants commit to engage each other with honesty, open-mindedness, and vulnerability; to listen deeply to better understand each other’s perspective, and to sustain the conversation when it gets uncomfortable or diverted.

Notice to changes in Mass Service Times

By Vinton Today · December 28th, 2020
The following changes in Mass ServIce times will begin on January 2nd and 3rd, 2021.Saturday 4 pm - St. Paul, Newhall 6 pm - St. Michael, NorwaySunday 8 am - Immaculate Conception, Van Horne10 am - St. John, Blairstown OR St. Patrick, WatkinsTo visit the website go to

Area Christmas Services

By Valerie Close, Editor · December 23rd, 2020
Wesley United Methodist ChurchBlue Christmas Service - Sunday, December 20Blue Christmas Service will be hosted on Facebook Live this Sunday, December 20, at 7:00 P.M. to honor those who are grieving during the holidays. As we all know this time of year can be especially difficult for those who grieve and so we're hoping this service encourages and lifts those who watch it.

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