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Help needed to shuck about 4,000 ears of corn

By Vinton Unlimited · August 16th, 2019
Well, tomorrow is the day! I sure hope everyone is hungry for some sweet corn!Just a reminder if you and/or your family are willing to lend a hand, we would be grateful! We will gather in the back parking lot of the high school to husk 4,000+ ears of sweet corn. Cooking and packaging the corn will take place in the high school kitchen.

Vinton Shellsburg August Newsletter

By Vinton-Shellsburg Community Schools · August 16th, 2019
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The board of the Vinton Municipal Utilities adopted several policies at their meeting on Tuesday, August 13th. The policy so many residents have been asking about are the policies related to service levels and pricing.In addition to setting prices, the board decided to provide all residential customers who have activated an internet subscription within the next year and a half (December 30, 2020), with a free home wireless router and free set-up.

2019 Anthony Scholarship awarded to Joy Beth Whitson

By Virginia Gay Hospital · August 15th, 2019
Joy Beth Whitson, Certified Nursing Assistant at Virginia Gay Nursing & Rehab, was awarded the Dr. Tony Anthony Scholarship on Wednesday, August 14. Presenting the $500 award was Dottie Anderson and Virginia Gay Hospital Health Care Foundation Director, Robin Martin. The Anthony Scholarship is possible because of a donation from the Anthony Family in gratitude for the care Dr.

Introducing V-S Community School's 2019-20 New Professional Staff

By Vinton-Shellsburg Community Schools · August 15th, 2019
Melissa Heeren, Cody Robertson, Jodi Covington, Michelle Holland, Katie Busch, Tessa Reiter, Maureen Albritton, (front row, l to r): Lynne Church, Kristal Hofer, Calee TeGrotenhuis, Kelsey Nourse, Jessie Noren, and Makayla Prall. Albritton, MaureenFamily Consumer Science @ High School MA: Education, Cincinnati, OH Principal Certification: K-12, Westminster College BA: Family & Consumer Science (Minor in Psychology), San Jose State University, CA Principal @ St.

Former Vinton resident Mackey found dead in Indiana Prison

By Valerie Close, Editor · August 15th, 2019
Former Vinton resident Clinton Mackey died Saturday according to the Indiana Department of Corrections where Mackey was imprisoned.Mackey was sentenced in the 1998 death of a West Terre Haute, Indiana teenager.According to autopsy results, Mackey took his own lifeClinton Bryan MackeyMackey was an inmate at the New Castle Correctional Facility, a medium security facility in Vigo County.

Animals Seized from Brandon Home following welfare check

By Vinton Today · August 15th, 2019
The Buchanan County Sheriff's Department released information concerning the animal seizer in Brandon earlier this week following a welfare check on the resident. The information is below.On Monday, August 12, 2019 at approximately 2:45 pm, the Buchanan County Sheriff’s Office received a request for a welfare check at 707 South Street in Brandon.

150 Women Books Now Available!

By Vinton Unlimited · August 15th, 2019
We are thrilled to announce that the 150 Women books are now available! The books highlight the 150+ women that have been submitted as the women making a difference. Short biographies and photos of almost all of the women are included in the publication.Books are available for $5 at Cameron’s Clothing, Farmers Savings Bank and at the Vinton Unlimited office in City Hall.

The medallion hunt is well underway!

By Vinton Unlimited · August 14th, 2019
Two clues have been shared and the medallion has NOT been found yet!One clue will continue to be released each week night at 6pm. Each clue will be a hint to the location of the ONE hidden medallion. The medallion is hidden in a public location.The clues will be posted on www.vinton150.org (hover over “events” and click on “contests”), in the window of the Governor Sherman building (303 1st Avenue) and on the electronic signs at Farmers Savings Bank and the Vinton Palace Theater.

Jakes Day brings around 20 local participants

By Valerie Close, Editor · August 13th, 2019
Saturday, the Izaak Walton League was humming with activity which started early in the morning and ran into the afternoon, the annual Jakes Day was underway.Open to all Jakes (Junions Acquiring Knowledge, Ethics and Sportsmanship for ages 17 and under) various events were held just north of Vinton.The group participated in several outdoor activities, instruction, and coaching, including safety review, shooting .

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