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Former Lt. Governor, one of Vinton's 150 Women Stops in Vinton

By Valerie Close, Editor · August 17th, 2019
Sally Pederson, one of Vinton's 150 women honored this week was in town to visit. Stopping to chat with Ann Harrison, she shared a few minutes of conversation. Sally Pederson a Vinton native served as the Lieutenant Governor with Governor Tom Vilsak from 1999-2007. She's had a distinguished career after leaving Vinton.

Civil War reenactors visit Vinton's depot

By Valerie Close, Editor · August 17th, 2019
A variety of civil war displays at the Deport are definitely worth the trip this weekend. Offering a diverse amount of information to visitors, you can see various displays from uniforms to a tent set up with displays for the women to enjoy. There is a musket demonstration for those interested, check the local schedule at www.

Minion Update

By Valerie Close, Editor · August 17th, 2019
The Minions have begun to multiply faster than any other population in Vinton!Downtown in front of E.C.H.O. MInistries the largest Minion so far is on display, as well as a list of 26 known Minions that are known to exist in Vinton.Here is Pat Morrow with her latest creation found downtown Vinton, and then look above and you'll see more on the second floor!If you know of others not on this list feel free to comment below!

If you love Vinton History, you'll love this...

By Valerie Close, Editor · August 17th, 2019
There are two places that you can go to enjoy a step back in time. The Sherman BuildingCindy Elwick has been busy borrowing a large collection of past and present scrapbooks from Vinton social clubs, service clubs, and other organizations, some back as far as 1890.The collection is available to be seen at the Governor Sherman Building during the Sesquicentennial week starting Saturday (maybe not Monday unless somebody would like to volunteer to oversee the collection for a few hours).

Awww shucks, corn, butter, friends and laughter

By Valerie Close, Editor · August 17th, 2019
The fun is about to begin! Starting at 7:00 on Saturday morning, people who love Vinton, gathered to start shucking corn for the day's event. Meeting behind the high school a group of volunteers started the task, at times in the rain, to begin the preparing about 4,000 ears of corn. Sweetcorn Days is not a new idea to Vinton.

LOCAL GRILLER WINS IN FARM BUREAU 56th ANNUAL COOKOUT CONTEST

By Vinton Today · August 16th, 2019
Jared Merchant, of Vinton, won 1st Place in the Pork category of the 56th annual Iowa Farm Bureau Federation (IFBF) Cookout Contest during the Iowa State Fair. He took home $150 provided by the Iowa Pork Producers Association. Pictured (left to right): IFBF President Craig Hill, Merchant, Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds, 2019 Iowa State Fair Queen Hannah Koellner of Mahaska County, and Iowa Agriculture Secretary Mike Naig.

Cameron's Displays Unique "puzzle" honoring 150 Women of Vinton

By Valerie Close, Editor · August 16th, 2019
Make time this week to check out the puzzle display in the window of Cameron's store downtown Vinton. The display honors the 150 women that were nominated and who will be honored at this year's 150th celebration. The design was created by Beau Wood, Ashley Hesson and Melissa Schwan, with the idea that " It takes all the pieces to have success" said Ann Harrison.

150th Parade Reminders

By Vinton Unlimited · August 16th, 2019
Lineup will begin at 1:00 pm at the Benton County Fairgrounds. The Vinton Kiwanis Club will be there to assist. The parade will begin rolling north up 2ndAvenue at 2:00 pm.We’ve had GREAT participation in the float contest, we can’t wait to see all the entries! The judges will be near the intersection of 2nd Avenue and 13thStreet in case you need to pause for a performance as part of your float :)We will work to hand out parade numbers today but in case we miss you, you can pick up your number at the Fairgrounds.

SATURDAY, AUG 17Download a printable schedule of all events! • CIVIL WAR RE-ENACTMENT  | 9 am to 5 pmHeld on the grounds of the VINTON RAILROAD DEPOT, 612 2nd AveDownload the schedule for the depot grounds. Cannon demos, musket demonstration, style shows and an afternoon skirmish!Check out www.

Area children tour the youth gardens

By Valerie Close, Editor · August 16th, 2019
On Thursday morning a group of area children visited the Community Youth Gardens on the north end of Vinton. Children from the school as well as Happy Time children took a field trip to the gardens ending the tour with a slice of watermelon grown in the garden.Created following the flooding in Vinton in the area along the river, the gardens have been the site of learning gardening skills and rewards of the effort of area children.

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