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Groverts Celebrated for their Army Service in WW II

By Valerie Close, Editor · August 13th, 2019
During World War II the Army had two members serve our country that didn't know each other at the time they joined, but more than 70 years later they celebrated their years of service at a ceremony in their home, together.Both Don and Joan were nominated to receive Quilts of Valor, and it was noted that this is the first time that the local chapter has honored a married couple having both served in the military.

Chief and officers challenge kids in Shellsburg

By Valerie Close, Editor · August 13th, 2019
As part of the Decat Community Partnership program for protecting children,the Chief Challenge made a couple stops in the Vinton - Shellsburg schools this summer. Sheriff Ron Tippett, Officers Josh West, Shelby James and Justin Coshow all made the trip to Shellburg so that the kids could "Challenge the Chief" there following lunch at the school.

6:00 p.m. tonight Continue to watch for Clues in the Medallion Hunt

By Vinton Unlimited · August 13th, 2019
The hunt is on! The 2019 medallion hunt has begun just in time for the sesquicentennial celebration! The hunt started yesterday, Monday, August 12. One clue will be released each week night at 6 pm. Each clue will be a hint to the location of the ONE hidden medallion. The clues will be posted on www.

Garrison Fun Days wrap up for another year

By Valerie Close, Editor · August 12th, 2019
Garrison Fun Days were held on Saturday starting out with fun for the children and running throughout the day. There were multiple activities for children to participate in at the Garrison Fire Station. Some just for fun and some were serious The Benton County Sheriff's Office was there to offer ID's for children complete with their height, weight, and fingerprints.

Make your appointment for your site survey

By IVinton · August 12th, 2019
Don’t wait! Take the next step to be Fiber Ready and call Krystal with Patriot Communications at (319) 899-6008 to schedule a NO-COST Site Survey for your home today. Even if you previously signed up online, please call for an appointment. Appointments are scheduled for a time that works best for you and take only 30-45 minutes of your time.

Masterminds, Morrow and Morrow, Make Minion Madness Multiply

By Vinton Today · August 10th, 2019
Our minion masterminds, Pat and Dave Morrow, have created Vinton’s Minion Dominion!On Saturday, August 10th, Frank and Kathy Van Steenhuyse found sixteen! Meet the challenge: make your own minion and then motor around on your own minion mission to see how many minions you can find!! It is fun! Merci for the minions,  Morrows! For some fun, take a selfie when you find the Minions and share your pictures here!

Jenna and Nora Grovert won 1st place in the Twins, Triplets and More competition for the Most Alike category, ages 9-11 at the Iowa State Fair. The contest is held each year on the opening day of the fair. In the 10 years that they have been competing, the twins have won 1st Place six times, and in the top four every other year.

Update: 1 remains in custody, 1 released on order of supervision

By U.S. Immigration And Customs Enforcement · August 9th, 2019
On July 31, 2019, a sheriff’s office called U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) for assistance in the identification of individuals during a traffic stop in Vinton, Iowa. A deportation officer with ICE responded and established that two individuals were previously deported illegal aliens.

Temporary parking closures announced

By IVinton · August 9th, 2019
Starting on Monday, August 12, parking on the south side of 4th Street between C Avenue and A Avenue will be closed as crews continue to install the main line for the new fiber network. After that portion is complete, parking on 4th St between A Avenue and 2nd Avenue on the South side will be closed.

The city council opened with the pledge of allegiance. At last night's council meeting Mayor Bud Maynard read a letter from At-Large Council Member Brian Parr in which Parr made his intentions known to move from the city limits which would make his seat available to be filled.  Parr sent the letter to the Mayor with the intention that his seat could be filled at the next general election so as to not cost the city any additional expense for a special election.

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