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Update on the River Parks

By Benton County Conservation · February 27th, 2019
By Jon Geiger, Park Ranger We are excited to announce that Hoefle-Dulin County Park has received a new playground. Many years ago this park had a swing set and a slide that had become worn out and no longer met the criteria for a safe playground. These structures were removed and nothing took their place, mostly due to lack of funding.

Don’t Make Them, Take Them

By Benton County Conservation · February 27th, 2019
By Zach Parmater, Conservation Tech Everyone is always talking about the amount of time kids spend on electronics this day and age. Just take the devices away and shoo your children outside. Tell them to get dirty and to go discover nature. While this is a very viable option to get your children interested in the outdoors, sometimes I feel it can create even more of an issue.

Well, I Guess It’s Your Money....

By Karen Phelps, Executive Director, BCC · February 27th, 2019
“Hey boss, someone smashed the gate at Minne Estema.” How’s that for a Monday morning greeting at the office? The River Parks Ranger, Jon Geiger, was waiting for me when I arrived at work that morning. Thankfully he had started a pot of coffee for us knowing it would help to quell the anger brewing inside me.

Clean up continues from the winter storms

By Valerie Close, Editor · February 25th, 2019
The Vinton street crews continue to clean up following the storms and winds that moved through the area over the weekend.Along with cleaning the streets, they are also working to clear the city parking areas of the ice build up.This morning they could be seen breaking up the layer of ice in the lot next to city hall.

You will need a REAL ID or Passport to fly after October 1, 2020

By Valerie Close, Editor · February 23rd, 2019
According to the TSA website, you can now fly with any of the following Identity Documents: Adult passengers 18 and over must show valid identification at the airport checkpoint in order to travel. Driver's licenses or other state photo identity cards issued by Department of Motor Vehicles (or equivalent) U.

Vinton Shellsburg Winter Formal a nice break from the Season

By Valerie Close, Editor · February 23rd, 2019
The Winter Formal was held at the Vinton Shellsburg High School on Friday evening in the commons area.Many of the high school students enjoyed an evening together and had a chance to chase away the winter blahs while dancing to the music.Taking a few minutes a photo booth was also available for pictures to remember the night.

The Email is BACK!!!

By Valerie Close · February 22nd, 2019
Hopefully, all of you that wanted it, have been receiving the daily email. Yes, folks, that's news. If you haven't been receiving the email you will need to subscribe. It's been a long time coming, but it feels so good to be back. Thank you, thank you, thank you, Wesley, I still don't understand how you do it, but I'm so glad that you do! It feels like we are now up and running like Vinton Today should be.

Driving around with Captain Obvious

By Valerie Close, Editor · February 20th, 2019
Tuesday night found me out and about later than I had planned to be. Gripping the wheel of my itty bitty car, okay, it's probably not "itty bitty" it's the size of a normal sedan, I slammed through drift after drift on the highway promising myself if I could just get to town, I'd be smart and check into the hotel and not even think about trying to get home.

Vinton Shellsburg Community Schools Release Updated School Calendar

By Vinton Shellsburg School District · February 19th, 2019
Click to view The Vinton-Shellsburg School Board approved an Adjusted 2018-2019 School Calendar at last night's board meeting. This calendar is effective as of February 18, 2019, but is subject change. If you have questions please email the District Superintendent at maryjo.hainstock@vscsd.

Vinton-Shellsburg High School Semester 1 Honor Roll

By Vinton Shellsburg School District · February 19th, 2019
Vinton-Shellsburg High School Semester 1 Honor Roll Christy, Dylan J 12 Clements, Christopher Alan 12 *Coder, Olivia M 12 Cooling, Charley J 12 Diveley, Alexzondria E 12 Funk, Casey J 12 Gilbert, Sean Michael 12 Haisman, Nolan R 12 Hazen, Cassandra M 12 Hendryx, Allissa J 12 Henkle, Eric L 12 Hoepner, Axl C 12 *Horst, Grace L 12 Lindauer, Isaac G 12 *Macovei, Raluca 12 Mauer, Sadie Jean 12 McClain, Cassandra J 12 McDonald, Shelby J 12 Moeller, Makayla K 12 Munoz Garcia-Serrano, Javier 12 Neilson, Colston D 12 Noren, ...

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