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Middle School Band Showcase

By Valerie Close, Editor · March 11th, 2020
On Tuesday evening, the Vinton-Shellsburg High School hosted the Middle School Band Showcase, which featured 6th, 7th, 8th Grade and Middle School Jazz directed by Makayla Prall.The evening consisted of well over 100 students participating in the evening. The 6th Grade Band performed, "Starsplitter Fanfare" and "Stormchasing," and the 7th Grade Band played the son "The Tempest.

It's an annual tradition to attend the Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast in Vinton. Since 1960 the Kiwanis Club members have rolled up their sleeves, tied on their aprons, grabbed their pancake flippers and fired up the grills to serve pancakes, eggs and sausage to all who walk through the door looking hungry.

Izaak Walton League serves as a place for kids, and adults

By Valerie Close, Editor · March 10th, 2020
The Izaak Walton League has put a lot of effort into the land just north of town. Several areas of the land have been returned to its natural state eliminating some of the invasive plants that had grown in the area. The area is roughly 80 acres and is available through the league for target practice for those that might that need a place to shoot.

Vinton man injured in 3 vehicle accident in Fairfax

By Vinton Today · March 9th, 2020
A Vinton man was injured in a three vehicle accident on Sunday morning in Fairfax.Emergency responders were called to the accident near Williams Boulevard and 80th Street in Fairfax just before 10 a.m. on Sunday morning.Three vehicles had crashed at the intersection. Scott Heubner, 47, of Vinton was on 80th Street and pulled in front of a vehicle driven by Michael Huber, 62, of Walford.

iVinton wheels put into motion 1 year ago

By Valerie Close, Editor · March 6th, 2020
For many of us, the idea of having locally owned internet service in Vinton is something we hadn't thought about too much before 2015. This is the year that it was passed among the Vinton voters. Last February 12th, of 2019, the Vinton's Municipal Electric Utilities Board finally voted to give the final approval to begin the project and one year later, to the day, in 2020 testing began on the new fiber network.

BoWood Company opens business in Urbana

By Vinton Today · March 5th, 2020
The BoWood Company started when Alexa Schirm, who is a food blogger, asked her brother-in-law, TJ Bowen, to do some cutting boards for photoshoots. When people began asking her if they could buy the cutting boards in the photos, her husband Payton and TJ began making cutting boards and other products to sell at Farmer’s Markets and art shows throughout the midwest.

Parr Demostrates Painting at Pourville

By Valerie Close, Editor · March 5th, 2020
Vinton City Council member but even longer an area artist Brian Parr agreed to demonstrate his painting talents with a group gathered at Vinton's Pourville Art Studio and Gallery. Spending a little over an hour he created two beautiful paintings, talking with those watching. He has no idea how many paintings he's created in his lifetime, but it would be safe to say hundreds.


By Vinton Police Department · March 5th, 2020
On Wednesday, March 4, 2020, at approximately 8:30 a.m., several area law enforcement agencies executed a search warrant at 509 W. 14th Street in Vinton related to an ongoing joint investigation.This is still an active investigation and no arrests were made at that time.

Vinton Shellsburg School Newsletter

By Vinton-Shellsburg Community Schools · March 5th, 2020
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VGH Nursing and Rehab receives 2020 Customer Experience Award

By Virginia Gay Hospital · March 4th, 2020
Virginia Gay Nursing & Rehab is proud to announce that they are the recipient of Pinnacle Quality Insight’s 2020 Customer Experience AwardTM. Qualifying for the award in the categories of Overall Satisfaction, Nursing Care, Dining Service, Cleanliness, Individual Needs, Laundry Service, Communication from Facility, Response to Problems, Dignity and Respect, Recommend to Others, Admission Process, Safety and Security, and Overall Customer Experience, Virginia Gay Nursing & Rehab displays a continued dedication to providing Best in Class senior...

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