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Young Eagles take flight from Vinton's Municipal Airport

By Valerie Close, Editor · June 13th, 2019
The EAA Young Eagles event held on Saturday at the airport."Young Eagles is a program through the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) through which kids ages 8-17 are given free rides in aircraft our own aircraft to introduce them to general aviation and flying. Since 1993 EAA has flown over 2 million kids worldwide.

VMEU (Vinton Municipal Electric Utility) continues to move forward into the planning and approval stages of the iVinton project. During the meeting the total sign ups were 479 people through the www.iVinton.com. These residents have agreed to have the conduit (think of it like pipes) run to your house so that if later you decide to sign up for the broadband services that will be offered in approximately July-August, they will simply be able to slide the fiber right into the conduit and connect it to your house.

Site Survey Sign-ups At 484, Blue Zone Hits 31%

By IVinton · June 11th, 2019
In one week and one day, 484 Vinton residents have requested a site survey of their property in preparation for being Fiber Ready. On Monday, June 3rd, a newly reconfigured iVinton website, was launched to provide information about Vinton’s fiber-to-the-premises project and an opportunity to sign-up for a site survey.

VSHS Band and Choir return from New York

By Valerie Close, Editor · June 11th, 2019
It was quite a week for the Vinton Shellsburg High School Band and Choir. Returning from New York, the group has spent the last several days touring and performing in the Big Apple. The choirs performed at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in Harlem on Thursday, Following their performance, they saw Columbia University and the Apollo Theater which was followed by a stop at Ellen's Stardust Diner.

Pink Heals Continues to Raise funds to Support their Efforts

By Valerie Close, Editor · June 10th, 2019
Pink Heals held a benefit ride on Saturday, complete with 5 stops beginning at the Ron-da-voo and ending at Mickey's Bar. Area motorcyclist enjoyed a perfect day for the ride and it was all for a good cause, to help fund the mission of Pink Heals.Pink Heals is one of those selfless organizations that help to make the day of those struggling with cancer by arriving in the pink fire truck and/or police car.

Memorial Day display in the field

By Valerie Close, Editor · June 10th, 2019
Sometimes when driving between locations, I'll spot something that begs to have it's picture taken. This tractor was on display on the Bistline farm located just north of the Bear Creek Cemetery and Bear Creek Church over the Memorial Day Weekend. The tractor was displayed along with the American flag, Iowa flag and a flag honoring Firefighters.

VFD Brings the Muscle to help Area Legion Members

By Valerie Close, Editor · June 10th, 2019
The Veterans of the American Legion received some much needed assistance last week. The Legion had received substantial damage due to some flooding this spring. For the last several months the veterans have had their furnishings relocated to a trailer outside where they've been storing them so that remodeling work could be done inside the building.

Union's "Outstanding Musical Production" performs at Awards Showcase

By Union Community School · June 7th, 2019
On Monday, June 3rd, the entire cast of Union High School's "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat" earned the right to perform an excerpt from their show in the Iowa High School Musical Theatre Awards Showcase at the Des Moines Civic Center.  They earned this right after being awarded "Outstanding Musical Production" by the adjudicators from the Iowa High School Musical Theatre Awards program.

Oak Grove Church Joins Faith In Action

By Valerie Close, Editor · June 7th, 2019
Joining forces with area churches, Oak Grove Church was out in the communities of Vinton and Shellsburg on Friday. A group was built a wheelchair ramp at a trailer in Shellsburg yesterday and another group was finishing yard work as well as painting on Friday. Another group was building a deck in Vinton while yet another was cleaning up a demolition project in Shellsburg.

Congregation of Blessed Hope hold annual Faith In Action Event

By Valerie Close, Editor · June 7th, 2019
Thursday through Saturday of this week, Blessed Hope Community Church is holding their annual local "mission trip." The event reaches those in the community by lending a hand to those that might need a little extra help. Thursday's event found some of the congregation in the Old School Produce field, gardening at homes, putting siding on one home and a roof on another.

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