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North Benton Ambulance Service Asks for Your Assistance

By Vinton Today · March 20th, 2020
Due to being in the midst of the Novel CoranaVirus Pandemic North Benton Ambulance is asking the public to provide certain information to our county 911/dispatch center when calling for emergencies.The dispatch communication specialists will be asking callers if they have a fever, cough, or respiratory illnesses with the person concerned.

BHCC announces options for Ministry

By Vinton Today · March 19th, 2020
Blessed Hope Community Church will be suspending all activities at the church building and at the Revolution building. Those buildings will be shut down.We will be launching on-line church during this time. On-line service will be held on Sunday mornings at 9:30. The service can be watched live on facebook or for people that don't have facebook - they can watch it on youtube during the same time.

A message from Pastor Reeves;As you all are aware our Nation is under a great deal of stress in these unprecedented times. I urge each one to remember 2nd Timothy 1:7- God did not give us a spirit of fear, but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind. I encourage you to exercise your faith. Be in prayer, Bible reading and keep a song in your heart.

Bethlehem Lutheran Church to offer Online Services

By Vinton Today · March 19th, 2020
Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Vinton has canceled all services and activities until April 2nd. Check our website at for updates and online services. The office will be open Monday thru Friday 8 am to 12 noon.

It's the Most Wonderful Ride of the Year - Christmas Isn't Finished Yet!

By Valerie Close, Editor · March 15th, 2020
Iowa's Ride will roll into town from Monticello on Monday, July 13. The riders will stop in Vinton and camp out at the Braille School property, aka as the North Pole or stay overnight in homes (if you'd like to open your home contact Nate Hesson who is coordinating homes).It is expected that riders could begin to arrive on Monday morning, but most are expected to arrive midday and pull out on the morning of Tuesday the 14th.

Vinton Community Foundation Accepting Grant Applications

By Vinton Community Foundation · March 13th, 2020
One hundred percent of your tax deductible contributions are used for the betterment of the Vinton community.The Vinton Community Foundation board members are pleased to announce they are now accepting grant applications from non-profit Vinton area groups, for the 2020-grant program. The following grant applications may be applied for: the Vinton Community Foundation, the L.

April 22 Honor Flight postponed

By Eastern Iowa Honor Flight · March 12th, 2020
The Eastern Iowa Honor Flight that was scheduled for Wednesday, April 22 will not occur on that day, but will be rescheduled. Due to the COVID -19 ( Coronavirus) , the National Honor Flight Organization has required all local Honor Flight hubs to suspend flights through April 30th. For the safety of our travelers, the April flight orientation that was scheduled for Sunday, March 15 was also cancelled, and will be rescheduled when a new flight date is determined.

Candidates Needed for Benton County Fair Queen

By Benton County Fair · March 12th, 2020
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.

Vinton Today Celebrating 10 Years!

By Valerie Close, Editor · March 11th, 2020
VINTON TODAY celebrates 10 years!To say that the last 10 years have gone by fast is an understatement. I still remember the mere few hours between walking out of a newspaper office and the phone call to start something that had never been done before. I'm not a risk taker, I like to know things are safe and guaranteed.

Additional COVID-19 Cases in Iowa

By Vinton Today · March 11th, 2020
Testing at Iowa’s State Hygienic Laboratory has indicated five additional presumptive positive cases of 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Iowa residents, a total of 13 presumptive positive cases. 14 additional tests were negative. All five new cases are in self isolation and recovering at home.

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