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Kids enjoy farm fresh food on Local Iowa Food Day

By Valerie Close, Editor · October 14th, 2019
On Friday, area students were served a selection of food grown and produced in Iowa. Students pictured above, from the Tilford Elementary School, enjoyed yogurt made here in Iowa and sweet potatoes grown in Kalona. The schools have worked hard to bring local produce to the schools. Partnering with Old School Produce the schools have been able to benefit from fresh produce.

National Cybersecurity Awareness Month: 14 Simple Steps to Avoid Cybercrime

By Cedar Valley Bank & Trust · October 13th, 2019
Brought to you by In the past, many consumers considered that only businesses would be at risk of cybercrime. However, today's cybercriminals target both businesses and individuals without restraint. Each time you log on to the internet or use some form of connected banking, you are exposing yourself to potential cybercrime.

Vinton's Fire Department Entertains, Educates and Excels

By Valerie Close, Editor · October 10th, 2019
As I covered the Vinton Fire Department again today, PHOTOS I really wished that I could be a little kid again and see this through my little kid eyes. All I remember about Fire Prevention week was a ride on the fire truck, big deal. As I watched the things that our fire department prepared for our kids each day, my appreciation for what they do grows.

iVinton welcomes neighbors to 1st Avenue location

By IVinton · October 10th, 2019
The neighborhood iVinton office got an update this week with the installation of its logo on the building front at 412 1st Avenue. The office has been open for a couple of weeks with hours of 8 am-5 pm on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday; 8 am-7 pm on Thursday and 8-11 am on Saturday. Those who stop this Saturday morning, October 12, will be treated to a cup of coffee and a doughnut.

V-S to serve foods produced locally on October 11, Iowa Local Food Day

By Valerie Close, Editor · October 9th, 2019
An effort is underway to work with local producers to provide fresh foods from area growers. On Friday, October 11, Iowa Local Food Day the Vinton Shellsburg schools will be serving a selection of foods that have been grown and produced in Iowa. Katherine Stuelke is working with the school to help with sustainability.

Area Children Ride the Fire Trucks as part of Fire Prevention

By Valerie Close, Editor · October 9th, 2019
We can all remember riding the fire trucks when we were little (I know my kids are going to say, "No I don't because we were homeschooled!" ...that's another story, so I SHOULD say, "Most of us can remember...")Click to view photos from Wednesday.It never gets old to see the kids climb aboard the back of the truck, while others grin and sit in the front seat, and a few want to ride in the jumpseat so that they can ride backward.

Vinton Fire Department visits Classrooms as Part of Fire Prevention Week

By Valerie Close, Editor · October 9th, 2019
The Vinton Area Fire Department made their annual visit to the local elementary school to share the tips necessary to educate children about fire safety.Teaching children to crawl below smoke should they be inside of a building that catches on fire, and explaining how they can touch their bedroom door to see if it's hot to indicate that there is a fire on the other side.

The next Honor Flight to take off on October 15

By Eastern Iowa Honor Flight · October 9th, 2019
On Tuesday, October 15, 2019 , the Eastern Iowa Honor Flight will launch EIHF Flight #38 Since we began operations in 2009, to date, we have transported 3,245 Veterans, plus their guardians to Washington, DC to visit the memorials dedicated to their service and sacrifice. While there, they will visit the WWII, Korean, Vietnam memorials, as well as visit Arlington National Cemetery, and other memorials.

Several Memorial Projects Underway in Honor of Mike Betterton

By Valerie Close, Editor · October 9th, 2019
Facebook AlbumThere is a Facebook album page started for anyone that might have captured Mike, #11 on their phones at a game, or if you have him anywhere else and if you don't mind sharing your photos, they can be shared here: Mike Betterton Memorial Album or you can email the photos to Vintontoday@hotmail.

Area 4-H groups decorate Courthouse Lawn with Scarecrows

By Valerie Close, Editor · October 8th, 2019
It's 4-H week! The annual scarecrow display on the courthouse lawn is now in place. Local 4-H groups put the display together and make the scarecrows as scary and entertaining as possible. this year there is an added feature where you can vote for your favorite scarecrow by dropping a penny in the bucket in front of your favorite one, each penny equals one vote.

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