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Local report of suspicious activity, plates show owner subject of arrest warrant

By Benton County Sheriff's Office · August 9th, 2019
On 7-31-19, at about 10:51 AM, the Benton County Sheriff’s Office responded to a 911 call of suspicious activity near 600 E 11th St. in Vinton. The Sheriff’s Office responded as Vinton Police Officers were unavailable at the time.The 911 caller reported that a light-colored Ford Econoline van was driving around the same block and stopping in front of multiple houses and looking around, and that caller could see two people in the vehicle.

A convicted felon who unlawfully possessed a firearm was sentenced August 6, 2019, to more than two years in federal prison. Travis Seeman, age 36, from Newhall, Iowa, received the prison term after a guilty plea to one count of possession of a firearm by a felon. Seeman was previously convicted of operating a vehicle while intoxicated, subsequent offense, a Class D felony in Iowa.

iVinton Sets Location for New Office

By Valerie Close, Editor · August 8th, 2019
The VMEU/VMCU board met yesterday in a special meeting at City Hall. Under the topics of discussion were the status of the cable duct installation. The company is working on a loop around the edge of town and are making great progress. The location for the iVinton office has been chosen to be next door to the Ron Da Voo at 412 1st Ave.

Be The Change Presents Check to Gifts of Hope

By Valerie Close, Editor · August 7th, 2019
Be The Change presented a check to the Gift of Hope Foundation on Wednesday evening. Gifts of Hope is a fund created to provide free mammograms and diagnostic services to those who need financial assistance to pay for a clinic visit, testing, co-pays, and diagnostic analysis of those tests to determine next steps, as well as Pap tests and/or pelvic exams.

Craft Beer Tasting Festival brought a Variety of flavors to the Library

By Valerie Close, Editor · August 7th, 2019
A warm Saturday afternoon found the library lawn buzzing with the Craft Beer Tasting Festival on Saturday. For the 2nd year in a row, the Library has hosted the event as a way to boost library resources and to have a little bit of fun with the community. Several people work behind the scenes to provide the event with needed tents, tables, even rounding up the varieties of beer for sampling.

Vinton 1869-2019

By Valerie Close, Editor · August 6th, 2019
Vinton is gearing up for the big party which starts in 10 days. Our 150th celebration will last for a complete week packed with all kinds of events. We'll have a huge parade, sweetcorn, new murals, fireworks, concerts...shew!Vinton has already started to decorate with celebration flags hanging in the downtown area.

Tootsie’s Ice Cream and More donate to Pink Heals

By Valerie Close, Editor · August 6th, 2019
Tootsie’s Ice Cream and More takes their ability to sell ice cream and turn it into another cool idea.They take the opportunity to support local organizations. On Tuesday evening they presented a check to the Pink Heals of Eastern Iowa organization for $420. Michelle Siebert presented the check on behalf of Tootsie’s to Dennis Bramow.

Volunteers Needed!

By Vinton Unlimited · August 6th, 2019
Our sesquicentennial celebration is right around the corner! Since the announcement of the celebration, numerous people have offered their assistance with projects if needed (sure makes your grateful for small town living!).If you and/or your family are willing to lend a hand, we would be grateful! Below is a list of dates and items that will require a large team to accomplish the task.

Sesquicentennial Parade Update….

By Vinton Unlimited · August 6th, 2019
Our sesquicentennial celebration is right around the corner, I hope you have your parade floats ready! There is still time to sign up if you’d like to take part in the float contest for the parade on Saturday, August 17. Gather your co-workers, friends or neighbors, get creative and put together a winning float! One award will be given in each of the following categories: business, organization/church/civic group and family/neighborhood.

Area Cheerleaders Raise Money for Uniforms and Equipment

By Valerie Close, Editor · August 6th, 2019
Saturday morning found our area Vinton-Shellburg Cheerleaders volunteering their time to wash cars in their effort to support the local cheerleading squad.The team has held various fundraising events throughout the summer using the funds to attend camps that help the team. The team also needs another megaphone and signs to use at competitions and games.

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