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Family Bingo February 23

By Vinton Parks & Recreation · February 21st, 2020
Family BingoFamily Bingo will take place on Sunday, February 23, 5-7:00 p.m. at the Vinton Skate center! It's always a fun time with lots of laughter and prizes!Mark your calendar to attend!

Pourville to hold Double Feature Event, Saturday, February 22

By Valerie Close, Editor · February 21st, 2020
On Saturday, February 22, Pourville will be the site for a Double Feature event.Beginning at 12 noon, the search for the best tasting Mac and Cheese will begin. Bring your best dish for sampling. You will be competing against everyone else who thinks that THEY have the best Mac and Cheese! There will be a $15 entry fee, with 100% Cash Payback for the top 3 contenders.

Central IA Boy Scouts exploring STEM opportunities

By Vinton Today · February 21st, 2020
The Mid-Iowa Council of the Boy Scouts of America will bring together central Iowa’s advanced manufacturing sector and government leaders in a first-of-its-kind effort to expand ways to prepare more Iowa youth for careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics-related job fields. On March 3, The Mid-Iowa Council of the Boy Scouts of America, the nation’s foremost youth program of character development and values-based leadership training, will present an inaugural STEM-based education and employment summit, “Workforce D...

Candidate Forum Tonight 6:00 Vinton Public Library

By Valerie Close, Editor · February 20th, 2020
Candidates for the second precinct in Vinton have been invited to the Vinton Public Library on Thursday evening, tonight beginning at 6 PM for a candidate forum.The candidates running for the position of second Precinct include Andrew Elwick, Leon Barber, and Kurt Karr. The public is invited to attend or to watch live on Facebook via Vinton Today’s timeline.

Partnership to make cards for kids

By Vinton Today · February 20th, 2020
BENTON-IOWA COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIP FOR PROTECTING CHILDREN AND THE VINTON GUILD OF FINE ARTS PARTNER TO MAKE CARDS FOR KIDS. Benton-Iowa Community Partnership for Protecting Children and Vinton Guild of Fine Arts are partnering this year to celebrate the importance of social connections—a key indicator of overall health and an essential factor in preventing child abuse and neglect—by facilitating a card-making event.

V-S High School to Host 2020 District Individual Speech Contest Seeks Assistance

By Vinton-Shellsburg Community Schools · February 20th, 2020
On Saturday, February 29, Vinton-Shellsburg High School will be hosting the 2020 District Individual Speech Contest. Approximately 30 schools and hundreds of students and family members will be in attending this wonderful event that will allow us to showcase our school, our community, and the amazing talents of our students.

The annual North Iowa Tractor Ride will roll through Benton, Buchanan, Black Hawk, Tama and Linn Counties.  The 13th Annual ride, presented by MBT Bank and hosted by 95.1 the Bull, 987 Kiss Country and 103.7 the Fox, will take place July 23rd -25th, 2020During this year’s ride, 200 vintage and restored tractors will be headquartered in the Historical community of Vinton at the Benton County Fairgrounds.

Fish Fry Valentine's Night

By Vinton American Legion Unit 57 · February 13th, 2020
February 14, cupid and his cohorts will be serving up something fishy at the American Legion, located at 105 N. R Ave. in Vinton. Serving from 5-7 pm. the Legion will provide:Fish Fillet, Baked Potato, Potato Salad, Coleslaw, Baked Beans and CakeAdults: $9.00Children 5 to 12: $5.00Children under 5: FreeAll you can eat, while supplies last


By Vinton Today · February 13th, 2020
Do you have high cholesterol or high blood pressure? Have members of your family suffered from these ailments? Do you have a poor diet? If you answer “yes” to any of these questions, you may want to consider being screened for your risk of stroke through the services of Life Line Screening.Life Line Screening uses ultrasound technology to view the plaque build-up in your carotid arteries, the main arteries that carry blood to the brain.

Vinton-Shellsburg Voyagers Dance Team to present Spring Show

By Vinton-Shellsburg Community Schools · February 12th, 2020
Vinton-Shellsburg Voyagers Dance Team will be presenting their Spring Show on Saturday, February 15. The doors will be open at 6:00 p.m. and the show will begin at 7:00 p.m. at the Vinton-Shellsburg Middle School Gymnasium.Cost for admission is $5.00 and Children 5 and under are Free. Come see the award-winning dance team perform a variety of dance styles such as jazz, hip-hop, pom and kick.

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