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V-S Animal Learning Lab celebrates six years of ag education

By Vinton-Shellsburg Community Schools · February 22nd, 2020
In March 2020, the Animal Learning Lab at the Vinton-Shellsburg High School celebrates its sixth anniversary. The lab provides V-S students with unique curriculum opportunities and stronger learning experiences in animal production and technology. It’s a valuable resource for students to learn more about where agricultural food sources begin and how they arrive in the store.

Karr speaks at 2nd Precinct Candidate Forum

By Valerie Close, Editor · February 21st, 2020
In Vinton Today's third participation in and conducting candidate forums, the special election for Vinton's 2nd was added to the list. The election has had a lot of attention because of the confusion surrounding the filling of the position. A group gathered at the library on Thursday evening to listen to the candidates.

Faith In Action seeking projects in the community

By Valerie Close, Editor · February 20th, 2020
Blessed Hope Community Church is beginning to make a large "To-Do" list for the annual "Faith In Action." Faith in Action is planning their 5th Annual event and can use your help.The church compiles a list of projects throughout the area which include repair work inside and outside the home, painting, yard work, cleaning, helping shut-ins, taking the children of some of the helpers to visit area nursing homes etc.

5th Grade Essay Winners Announced

By Vinton American Legion Unit 57 · February 20th, 2020
The American Legion of Benton County has selected its, Fifth Grade Flag Essay winners.1st Place Loran Henkle of Vinton2nd Place Paige Meyer of Blairstown3rd Place William Rousch of Van HorneClick on the links above to read the winning essays.Congratulation to our winners and thank you to the Ladies Auxiliary, for their help in selecting the winners.

City Council: Updating procedures, address Homeless shelter and other topics

By Valerie Close, Editor · February 20th, 2020
The council met in regular session on Thursday evening, the 13th running through the usual list of approval of bills and minutes and other formalities. The Council held a general work session before the council meeting, which can be seen here. In the Work Session, the council worked on wording for procedures for appointing board members.

More stops for Cupid

By Valerie Close, Editor · February 19th, 2020
From Tilford Elementary. Students in the Kuhn and Parker classes were also thrilled to see Valentine's addressed to them this week! Aren't they just adorable???I will upload more pictures here...A special thanks to the wonderful folks that sent your photos in which bring a smile to all of our faces!

Tax season is already underway and the Benton County Community Foundation is encouraging individuals to use this time of year to also look at their broader financial picture to create a long-term financial and legacy plan. The Benton County Community Foundation is an affiliate of the Community Foundation of Northeast Iowa which works with individuals, families and businesses to create charitable solutions that match their passions, maximize tax benefits and create a philanthropic legacy for generations to come.

Cupid makes a late stop at Tilford Elementary

By Valerie Close, Editor · February 18th, 2020
Due to the weather, Valentine's Day was put on hold for Tilford Elementary's Valentine Day Parties. The children were set to celebrate on Thursday, but Old Man Winter won that round with Cupid. Friday was a day off of classes, so when Monday rolled around, FINALLY, as I'm sure all of the children felt, the partying commenced.

Faces of Benton County Nominee: ANGELA DAGUE

By Vinton Today · February 18th, 2020
MEET ANGELA DAGUE—a Garrison resident working to create nurturing environments for kids through her work as Garrison’s public library director.Angela is the twelfth nomination to the Family Nurturing Council’s Faces of Benton County campaign. Angela was nominated by Benton-Iowa Community Partnership for Protecting Children.

Vinton-Shellsburg Announces its Superintendent Selection

By Vinton-Shellsburg Community Schools · February 15th, 2020
The Vinton-Shellsburg Community School District is pleased to announce that a contract for the Superintendent of Vinton-Shellsburg has been offered to Mr. Kyle Koeppen.Mr. Koeppen is currently serving as the Principal at Prairie Point Middle School and 9th Grade Academy, Cedar Rapids, IA. He has worked at Prairie Creek as Principal since 2016.

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