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At last Thursday's Council meeting, the Vinton Light Plant Manager, Tom Richtmeier shared with the council that one of the City of Vinton's Electric employees,  line foreman, Brad Still and his family are going through a difficult time right now with a family crisis. Brad and wife Christine's 12 year old son Brennen was diagnosed with a rare form of brain cancer and is receiving an experimental treatment for the cancer.

Benton County Caucus Results

By Valerie Close, Editor · February 5th, 2020
Stopping first at the Republican Caucus, which was held at the middle school, hey it was closer, the crowd was relatively small compared to the packed parking lot at the high school. The results are no surprise on the Republican ticket with Trump receiving 98% or 270 votes of the Republican votes in Benton County, and Walsh with 1% or 4 votes and Weld receiving 0%.

100 Days of School marked off the calendar

By Valerie Close, Editor · February 5th, 2020
I don't remember 100 days of school aging us like it does now!Teachers at Tilford Elementary joined the children of Tilford Elementary in celebratng the 100th day of school dressing up as 100 year old teachers and students.It's always a highlight of the year for the children to participate in the fun.

Vinton Shellsburg Band Soup Supper brings nearly 200

By Valerie Close, Editor · February 4th, 2020
Around 180 people attended the Vinton Shellsburg's Band soup supper on Friday night. The group raised around $2,500 to put toward Band activities. Many of the parents volunteered to pull off the event.

Highway 30 and 218 interchange making progress

By Valerie Close, Editor · February 3rd, 2020
For those wondering how the construction is coming along at the Highway 30 and 218 interchange. The eyes in the sky courtesy of Mark Noe of Noe Aviation is happy to share a picture of the site with us!  It's starting to look like it's nearing completion...finally!Thanks Mark!

Vinton Shellsburg February Newsletter

By Vinton-Shellsburg Community Schools · February 2nd, 2020
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Convicted Felon and Meth User Possessed a Gun and Fled from Police A Vinton man was sentenced today to seven years in federal prison. Anthony Hill, age 29, from Vinton, Iowa, received the prison term after an October 17, 2019 guilty plea to possession of a firearm by a prohibited person. Hill admitted to being a methamphetamine user and convicted felon when in possession of a gun.

Following two years of preparation and training, the initiative ‘Handle with Care’ (HWC) is set to roll out countywide across both Benton and Iowa counties.“Through this program, law enforcement will send a notice to a designated school employee within 24 hours of responding to a call at which a school-aged child is present,” Erin Monaghan, Director of Benton-Iowa CPPC, said of the initiative.

Donald Martin Shelter under consideration for Homeless Shelter

By Valerie Close, Editor · January 28th, 2020
There have been several discussions happening both with the city and county concerning partnering with the Willis Dady Homeless Services. A concern in Vinton is for the homeless that are found in Vinton, and unseen to most of us. The police chief had shared with the council that there has been damage in the past caused by those that are homeless trying to find shelter.

Pete Buttigieg visits Vinton

By Valerie Close, Editor · January 28th, 2020
Monday evening found a sizeable crowd at the Tilford Elementary cafeteria. The crowd was somewhat larger than the size of the crowd that turned out to see former Vice President Joe Biden.There is a link to the speech he gave on Vinton Today's Facebook page if you would like to take some time to watch.

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