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Vinton American Legion Close to Finishing Repairs

By Valerie Close, Editor · June 6th, 2019
Vinton's American Legion is slowly taking shape again. After the spring thaw which resulted in water damage to the Legion, many hours of repairs have had to happen to reopen the legion. With the dance floor repaired, the final step in returning the legion to the pre-flooded condition is to finish laying the carpet and then replace the equipment, tables and chairs and memorabilia.

Benton County in Search of Census Workers

By Vinton Today · June 6th, 2019
There is a need for 24 workers from Benton County to work in the Benton County area ASAP. The jobs pay $15 to $16.50 per hour and $.58 a mile for travel. Click to view flyerIf you are interested in doing this job, the hours are flexible and range from a few hours to 40 hours a week. Contact E. Daniel O'brien at the following phone number 319-551-8139 or email edmund.

Vinton Public Library Summer Reading Program READO

By Valerie Close, Editor · June 5th, 2019
Now that school is out for the year, be sure to stop at the library and sign up for the Summer Reading program.The children's librarian, Amy Noe loves to entertain children each Wednesday in June at 10:30 at Story Time.On Tuesdays in June, at 10:30 there will be Lego Time.Thursday the 6th and 20th at 10:30 there will be games.

The making of a milestone: VSCSD’s West Campus celebrates its 100th Graduate

By Vinton-Shellsburg Community Schools · June 5th, 2019
The importance of receiving a high school diploma is difficult to exaggerate. Typically, students who leave school before completing their secondary education earn $10,000 less every year than those with a high school diploma, and $36,000 a year less than a college graduate. Young people who don’t graduate high school are also at greater risk of becoming chronically ill from cardiovascular disease and obesity.

Party in the Park Parade delayed until Vinton's Sesquicentennial Parade

By Vinton Parks & Recreation · June 4th, 2019
During this year's Party in the Park, we will break from tradition a bit.On Saturday night we will not be holding a parade this year. Vinton Parks and Recreation Department will be helping to co-sponsor the Vinton Unlimited Sesquicentennial in August.For our 150th Birthday, we thought Vinton deserves ONE BIG GIGANTIC PARADE!During our normal parade time, please feel free to come to Riverside Park as we will be celebrating the GRAND OPENING of the Riverside Park Playground and Natural Playscape.

Vinton’s Chance To Be Fiber Ready Starts Now!

By IVinton · June 4th, 2019
Construction crews will be in Vinton this summer building the iVinton fiber network to deliver internet, phone and TV services. Residents of Vinton can now sign-up for a site survey of their home or business to become Fiber Ready. Being Fiber Ready does not require purchasing services, but it will make it much easier to do so when you are ready!To request a survey, visit www.

Fraud Alert: Genetic (DNA) Testing Scam

By Vinton Today · June 3rd, 2019
The Office of Inspector General (OIG) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has issued a fraud alert warning the public about a preventive genetic (DNA) testing scam. Iowans have reported being contacted about this testing scam.“Scammers are promoting a so-called free genetic (or DNA) test to Iowans on Medicare.

VSCSD Summer Food Service Program Menu June 10-28

By Vinton-Shellsburg Community Schools · June 3rd, 2019
* Breakfast items are Whole Grain, Fruit, 100% Juice, cold cereal and toast are also offered daily. Breakfast will be served from 8-8:30 a.m. Monday - FridayLunch will be served from 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Monday- FridayThe menu is subject to change.MondayJune 10 Breakfast - MuffinLunch - Popcorn Chicken, Fried Rice, Steamed Broccoli, PineappleTuesdayJune 11 Breakfast - French Toast, SyrupLunch - Creamed Chicken, Biscuit, Mixed Vegetables, Mixed FruitWednesdayJune 12 Breakfast - Sweet RollLunch - Cheeseburger, Bun, Dill Spear, Seasoned Potato,...

The city of Vinton is offering residents a little bit of help to repair, replace or install sidewalks within the city limits. Homeowners are eligible to be reimbursed $750 toward the project by filling out the application below.Click to view or download Reimbursement Application"In addition, Manatt's Concrete has shown its support for the Sidewalk and Trail program by providing special pricing for businesses and homeowners that take advantage of the sidewalk program.

School's Out for Summer

By Valerie Close, Editor · May 31st, 2019
...now you're humming the song too!Thursday was the perfect day for the annual trip to Riverside Park for some of the students of Tilford Elementary. The kids were sure to warm the equipment up for all of the other kids that will be there this summer. Back at Tilford the students that were not at the Riverside Park were having fun in the field.

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