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Faces of Benton County Nominee: Renee Graham

By Vinton Today · December 10th, 2019
MEET RENEE GRAHAM, a young advocate working to address food insecurity and hunger in Benton County!Renee is the second nominee for Faces of Benton County. She is a 16-year-old sophomore at Vinton-Shellsburg High School and lives in Garrison with her mom Rondalyn and her brother Jake.Renee was nominated by Erin Monaghan who, along with Barb Rego, started the mobile food pantry at Wesley United Methodist Church seven years ago.

DOG SHOT WHILE ATTACKING OWNER ANOTHER DOG

By Vinton Police Department · December 9th, 2019
On Sunday, December 8, 2019, at approximately 6:37 p.m., the Vinton Police Department responded to the 700 block of A Avenue in Vinton regarding a dog attack. Officers learned that a pit bull kept by a local resident got out of the house and attacked a neighbor’s dog which was tied up in a yard. When the pit bull owner attempted to restrain her dog, the pit bull then attacked her as well.

Angel Tree in need assistance for area children

By Valerie Close, Editor · December 9th, 2019
Angel Tree has been a staple in Vinton for several years. Lanette Parker heads up the efforts of organizing and helping to obtain gifts for children in the area.Every year it's a challenge to find space that can be used for several weeks for storage as well as a location for gift distribution. Both US Bank and Farmers Savings Bank & Trust have a lot of tags left for distribution.

2 hour late start for Vinton Shellsburg

By Valerie Close, Editor · December 9th, 2019
There will be a two hour late start for students if the VINTON-Shellsburg School District.

BENTON COUNTY FAMILY NURTURING COUNCIL SEEKS NOMINATIONS

By Vinton Today · December 9th, 2019
Do you know an everyday hero in our community who is working to create positive environments? We want to hear about it!The Benton County Family Nurturing Council is looking to recognize everyday heroes—of any age—in our community through the 'Faces of Benton County' campaign! Do you know of a child, parent/caregiver, family, or community member who has achieved something positive recently that deserves recognition? This campaign is a way to share and highlight such stories.

Feel free to send in Christmas activities to share with the community

By Valerie Close, Editor · December 9th, 2019
Christmas is almost here can you believe it? Don't forget to send in any events that might be happening in your organization or church and we'll happily share them for you! If anyone in any of the area churches would like to make video of your program to share with everyone, who doesn't love watching the adorable little ones in a Christmas program? Feel free to tag Vinton Today's Facebook page!

Birker signs with Hawkeye Community College RedTails

By Valerie Close, Editor · December 6th, 2019
Amelia Faith Birker signed her letter of intent to run cross country and track for the RedTails of Hawkeye Community College on Wednesday. Her coach, Tyler Mulder serves as the head coach for Hawkeye’s track and field and cross country teams. He is joining the staff fresh off his own professional running career with the Nike Oregon Track Club.

Holiday with a Cop, receives overwhelming response

By Valerie Close, Editor · December 6th, 2019
The Vinton Police Department issued the following statement:"Due to the overwhelming support of the community, we will no longer be accepting donations for "Holiday with a Cop". If you still would like to make a donation please consider the many "Angel Trees" in the community at local organizations or consider donating next year.

Lions Club presents check to V/S Booster Club

By Vinton Lions Club · December 6th, 2019
The Lions Club recently presented the V/S Booster Club with a check for $2000 dollars, money generated from the Lions food trailer sales at this fall's football games. For the past eight years the Lions Club has presented the Booster Club with a check which the Boosters use to provide equipment, supplies, uniforms etc.

Eleventh Annual Holiday Tree Walk Donors & Winning Bidders

By Virginia Gay Hospital · December 6th, 2019
Eleven years later, the Virginia Gay Hospital Annual Holiday Tree Walk is still going strong. This annual silent auction came to a close on Tuesday, November 26. With the continued support of a generous community, another $10,000 will be donated to the Virginia Gay Hospital Health Care Foundation’s Tree of Lights Campaign to support health care in Benton County.

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