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National Weather Service Announces Flood Warning through the next week

By National Weather Service · March 12th, 2019
The National Weather Service in Quad Cities has issued a * Flood Warning for The Cedar River at Vinton. * Until further notice. * At 10:15 AM Tuesday the stage was 5.7 feet and rising. * Flood stage is 15.0 feet. * No flooding is occurring and Minor flooding is forecast. * Forecast, Rise above flood stage Saturday and continue rising to 16.

Girl Scout Cookie Season is Here

By Valerie Close, Editor · March 10th, 2019
You've heard, "In like a lion, out like a lamb" and "April showers bring May flowers" there has GOT to be a slogan for the time when Girl Scout cookies pop up!This group of ladies was at Ehlingers on know the drill, grab some cookies, they won't be around for long!

March Vinton Shellsburg Newsletter

By Vinton Shellsburg School District · March 10th, 2019
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V-S High School Music Department Wows the Crowd at the Annual Cabaret

By Valerie Close, Editor · March 9th, 2019
Vinton Shellsburg entertained a crowd on Friday night with the annual Cabaret. Kicking off the evening was the Symphonic Band with three songs, "Ravensgate," "The Bonsai Tree," "The Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring."Alexis Rumelhart-Box performed a song called, "Shallow," and Grace Horst performed with Gabe Schmidt the song, "Only Us.

Candidates Needed for Benton County Fair Queen

By Angie Becker · March 8th, 2019
The Benton County Fair is looking for young women who are interested in serving as a representative of the fair by becoming the Benton County Fair Queen. As a representative for the Benton County Fair, the queen will be asked to assist with various contests and activities during the county fair in June as well as helping with other promotional activities/parades.

VPRD Begins Mapping plans for Walking/Running Trail

By Valerie Close, Editor · March 8th, 2019
Matt Boggess, director of the Vinton Parks and Recreation Department, presented a possible trail master plan for Vinton. The discussion concerning building a walking/running trail through Vinton began almost 10 years ago. The original plan had put a trail near the hospital.The new plan created with the help of Shive-Hattery Architecture and Engineering would move the trail area to the southern sections of town.

VSHS Receives National Recognition for Commitment to Empowering Students

By Vinton Shellsburg School District · March 6th, 2019
For the second consecutive year, Vinton-Shellsburg High School (VSHS) is one of just four high schools in Iowa to be named a Project Lead The Way (PLTW) Distinguished School. VSHS has received this National recognition for providing broad access to transformative learning opportunities for students through PLTW Computer Science and Engineering.

Court orders property to be cleaned up on A Ave.

By Valerie Close, Editor · March 6th, 2019
A ruling from the Iowa District Court on a nuisance case in Vinton, and the appeal has been denied. The case involves a home located at 615 A Ave. in Vinton under the names of Timothy and Jane Osborn. The case involves a small claims court ruling from January 9, 2019. There were 5 cases consolidated for the hearing because they all apply to municipal violation citations filed May 14 -18, 2018.

What is Your Favorite Season?

By Benton County Conservation · March 4th, 2019
By Aaron Askelson, Naturalist I certainly have a hard time picking my favorite season. In Iowa there are so many unique things about each season that it is hard to pick just one. The excitement I used to feel from the first snow has kind of worn off a little at my age but to say it is completely gone would be a lie.

Kids go Cray Cray for Crayfish at the Benton County Nature Center

By Valerie Close, Editor · March 4th, 2019
If you have children at home during the day, the Benton County Conservation Nature Center is the place to visit.The Nature Center offers various events throughout the year for little children to enjoy.This past week, they held a little class about Crayfish. The school had done a study on them and offered the crayfish to the nature center, for their use.

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