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Holsten Celebrates retirement after 35 Years

By Valerie Close, Editor · June 24th, 2020
Today was Virginia Holsten's open house to celebrate her service as Vinton's Librarian. For the past 35 years she's done something that I hadn't see in all of my growing up years, she made it fun to go to the library. I remember the first time I brought all 6 of my kids to the library. I know the trip began with something like this.

Brush Dump temporarily Closed

By City Of Vinton · June 23rd, 2020
Due to rising waters of the Cedar River, the brush dump north of town is going to be temporarily closed.

Shellsburg Library News

By Shellsburg Today · June 23rd, 2020
Well we’ve finally reopened on June 1st. After a long spring. It’s good to be back to a “normal “state. We have some pretty strict guidelines in place at this time. We are planning to reduce some of the details on July 1st if everything goes well. Stop in to check out the new books & movies.

Vinton Shellsburg Graduates receive Congratulatory Messages

By Vinton-Shellsburg Community Schools · June 22nd, 2020
Congratulations, Class of 2020! We are so happy to share in the excitement of your graduation day, and so very proud of each of you, too! Please join us in celebrating this day by posting your own comment and well wishes here! For congratulatory messages from our senior class advisor staff and a directory of photos of the graduates, please follow this link: bit.

-NewsitorialI should have known, I mean it WAS obvious. Plans for an outdoor graduation ceremony would, of COURSE, be rained out this year. A couple of hours before the ceremony was supposed to begin thunder began followed by rain. I thought, "This class just cannot catch a break!"Arriving an hour early, I panicked as I saw the almost full parking lot.

Typically, when you have a new, well anyone, move to town, and they are going to be working with your children, you want to ask them the hard-hitting questions. Probably the people we will be asking the following questions to have already answered those. But we wanted to know the other things, you know, the REALLY important information!We asked Mr.

Zach Kramer and Alyssa Reynolds Crowned Prom King and Queen

By Valerie Close, Editor · June 20th, 2020
Vinton-Shellsburg’s Prom King Zach Kramer and Queen Alyssa Reynolds were crowned for the 2020 Senior Class. There was a three way tie for the runner ups in the running for the King with Sam Moen, Cameron Karr and Anthony Hilton who did not attend. The runner up for Queen was Franki Evans, Congratulations!Eli Powers had the honor of announcing the winners on Friday evening just before the Prom events began.

Quarantined 20s Drive Thru Prom to be held Friday Night

By Valerie Close, Editor · June 19th, 2020
Friday night is the Drive Thru Prom Night! Beginning at 5:00 and running until 7:00 p.m. Vinton-Shellsburg Juniors and Seniors will be touring the town and enjoying an evening of fun courtesy of several businesses in Vinton. Parents feel free to sit along the route and wave!Students: The stops are marked, but if a station is busy, just keep on cruising and come back on another "lap.

New location for John Gualtier Day Recognition: Vinton Skate Center

By Valerie Close, Editor · June 18th, 2020
Mayor Bud Maynard signed a declaration at Thursday night's City Council Meeting which read:"WHEREAS, Vinton resident John Gualtier was a combat medic, serving in World War II 75 years ago, and WHEREAS, Gualtier was injured in the line of duty, was treated and continued to tend to others more seriously wounded, and WHEREAS, Gualtier helped to liberate prisoners from Gunskirchen Concentration Camp, and WHEREAS, Gualtier also served in the Korean War, andWHEREAS, Gualtier has volunteered many hours at the Veteran's Administration, and WHEREAS ...

AmeriCorps NCCC Helping with Food Insecurity in Iowa

By AmeriCorps NCCC · June 17th, 2020
By: Angela Sarrels Two AmeriCorps NCCC teams are partnering with the State of Iowa, Volunteer Iowa, and Northeast Iowa Food Bank to address food insecurity in Iowa resulting from the impact of COVID-19. The Northeast Iowa Food Bank is in the process of receiving bulk amounts of donated and purchased food from suppliers.

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