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Vinton Fire Department conducts Practice Burn

By Valerie Close, Editor · October 18th, 2019
Last night the Vinton Fire Department held a practice burn at a house located on 3rd St. The property is owned by Al Garwood who obtained the proper permission to have the home burnt down. The local fire department can use this type of property as training for their firemen. To see photos, you know the drill, click here!

4-H week and Third on 3rd brings out the Burgers and Brats

By Valerie Close, Editor · October 18th, 2019
If you've seen Greg Walston on the street lately, you've probably noticed a grill alongside him. No, he's not a street vendor, but he's part of the local Benton County Extension office that is promoting several of the area programs in the community.Last week as part of the 4-H week, the Extension hosted a brat and burger lunch at their office as part of the events of the week and then again last night it found him at the gardens on Third and 3rd.

National Teen Driver Safety Week October 20-26, 2019

By Vinton Today · October 18th, 2019
This week and every week, parents should have conversations with their teens about the important rules they need to follow to stay safe behind the wheel. These rules address the greatest dangers for teen drivers: alcohol, inconsistent or no seat belt use, distracted and drowsy driving, speeding, and number of passengers.

Kelly Steffen Named Iowa’s History Teacher Of The Year

By Vinton-Shellsburg Community Schools · October 18th, 2019
Vinton-Shellsburg Community School District congratulates Kelly Steffen as this year’s Iowa History Teacher of the Year. The announcement was made on Thursday, October 17, 2019, by the Iowa Department of Education Mrs. Steffen has played a vital role in the Vinton-Shellsburg district for the last 20 years as an American History Teacher at the high school.

Open Burning Days set and Reminder on Garbage Cans

By Valerie Close, Editor · October 17th, 2019
The city council set burning day for the last Thursday, Friday and Saturday in October 24,25,26. Open burning of leaves and yard debris will be allowed in the city. A second time will be on November 7,8,9.A reminder also that following garbage collection, garbage cans are to be returned to the property, next to the home within 24 hours of pick up.

John Gualtier started on a path that at the age of 18 he didn't really want, but at the time he thought he should sign up to fulfill his duty to his country against his father's advice. His journey wasn't at all what he expected, but the 94-year-old Army Sergeant, a veteran of both WWII and the Korean Wars, has used it to help hundreds if not thousands of veterans.

City Council: Emergency Services Facility in early planning stages

By Valerie Close, Editor · October 16th, 2019
Back in June of this year, the city council passed and approved a resolution for a request of qualifications for the possible construction of an emergency services facility. The facility would house the three emergency services in one location, the Vinton Fire Department, the Vinton Police Department, and the North Benton County Ambulance.

iVinton Continues to make its way through Vinton

By Valerie Close, Editor · October 14th, 2019
Crews were out working on the west side of town yesterday, installing conduit (the orange tubing that will hold the fiber) and hooking up a home on the corner of F Ave. and 9th St. The "Clamshell" can be seen mounted on the side of the home that is used to house the ends of the fiber once it is run to the home.

Vinton Fireman's Breakfast brought a crowd and Smokey the Bear

By Valerie Close, Editor · October 14th, 2019
The Vinton Fire Department held their annual breakfast on Sunday. Beginning at 7:00 a.m. and running until 1:00 p.m.Serving ham, sausage, eggs, biscuits and gravy PLUS pancakes, it was definitely worth stopping for!Smokey the Bear made an appearance and posed for pictures, but I bet he hung out in the kitchen, just in case he was needed.

VFW Auxiliary 8884 welcomes National President at Tilford

By Valerie Close, Editor · October 14th, 2019
The local VFW Auxillary welcomed the VFW Auxiliary National President Peggy Haake from Hawaii to Tilford Elementary. She visited with last year's Memorial Day Essay winners Lauren Redlinger, Addison Heiter, Rylee Boggess, and Grayson Marzen.Haake and is traveling around the country visiting several of the Auxiliary posts and made a stop in Vinton.

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