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The Fifth Annual Benton County Community Health & Wellness Fair was well attended by the community with more than 530 people in attendance. Those participating highlighted a wide range of health, wellness and community services that are readily available to local residents and did a great job of showcasing the event theme, “Making Healthy Connections.

Vinton's Legion Hall, still repairing from water damage

By Valerie Close, Editor · April 9th, 2019
The guys at the American Legion are always quick to look at the positive. They've torn the flooring out of the building, and have been hard at work getting the place dried out so that they can get the hall up and running again. The Legion depends on the income from rental of the hall to pay the monthly bills so that they will have a roof over their head.

Eastern Iowa Honor Flight #35 to take off next week

By Eastern Iowa Honor Flight · April 9th, 2019
On Tuesday, April 16, 2018, the Eastern Iowa Honor Flight will launch EIHF Flight #35. Since we began operations in 2009, to date, we have transported 2,956 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.

Vinton Fire Department Held Annual Spring Fish Fry

By Valerie Close, Editor · April 9th, 2019
The Vinton Fire Department held it's annual spring fish fry on Friday, April 5th at the Fire Station.The department worked to serve the many residents that came out to support them, working behind the scenes the guys were hard at work setting up, preparing the fish, frying it and then cleaning up after.

The Vinton Shellsburg FFA Labor Auction was held on Thursday night at the high school gym. Friendly bidding wars ensued between parents, grandparents and area organizations to purchase labor from the students in the FFA program.Each of the students gave a brief resume of all of the work that they are qualified to bring to the bidder.

Better Together seeks community support via Fundraising Golf Outing

By Valerie Close, Editor · April 8th, 2019
The Iowa Humane Alliance, The Shellsburg Lions Club, and Better Together Animal Rescue, Inc. are partnering to host a Four Person Best Shot Golf Tournament at Wildcat Golf Course in Shellsburg, on Sunday, May 19.If you are interested in sponsoring this event feel free to click on the link provided here.

Hess and Hill presented Quilts of Valor

By Valerie Close, Editor · April 7th, 2019
The Quilts of Valor Foundation is one of those groups that are on a mission. Their goal is to "cover all service members and veterans touched by war with a comforting and healing quilt of valor."The program was started in 2003 by a Blue Star Mom. (Blue Star, means that they have a son or daughter serving in active service in the United States Armed Services) It began in the sewing room of Catherine Roberts in Seaford, Deleware.

Q & A Rooting out Robocalls

By Vinton Today · April 6th, 2019
Q: What is the TRACED Act?With U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley A: The Telephone Robocall Abuse Criminal Enforcement and Deterrence (TRACED) Act would update federal telemarketing laws to widen the enforcement net for unsolicited phone calls. The bipartisan bill takes aim at malicious telemarketers, commonly known as robocallers, who prey on consumers at all hours of the day.

Vinton Shellsburg Community School District Newsletter

By Vinton-Shellsburg Community Schools · April 5th, 2019
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Class of 2031 Held their First Concert at Tilford

By Valerie Close, Editor · April 4th, 2019
The Kindergarten classes aka the Class of 2031 held their Spring Concert at Tilford Elementary last night.Starting each of the two concerts with the song "It's so good to see you" and ending with "I make myself welcome" the children did entertain parents,grandparents and friends who gathered to hear them sing.

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