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The City of Vinton's Yard Waste Burn Ordinance will allow you to burn your yard waste on the premises on the LAST Thursday, Friday and Saturday of April and the FIRST Thursday, Friday and, Saturday of May.The Fall burn schedule will be October 24-26, and on Saturday, November 2nd. The hours for burning will be from 7:00 a.

Vinton Schedules flushing of Water Lines April 8-11

By Valerie Close, Editor · April 4th, 2019
The City of Vinton will be flushing the water lines at the following locations.Everything west of 2nd Avenue on April 8th and 9th ALL DAYEverything east of 2nd Avenue on April 10th & 11th ALL DAYThe water department will begin at 8:00 a.m. each day and conclude at 4:00 p.m.Be sure to have any laundry done BEFORE 8:00 a.

Kindergarten Classes to perform tonight

By Valerie Close, Editor · April 4th, 2019
It’s time for singing and lots of music-making at Tilford!Tonight the Kindergarten classes for Vinton-Shellsburg will perform at 6:30 and 7:15 in the Tilford Auditorium.6:30 p.m. Kindergarten Classes of Parker/Higgins7:15 p.m. Kindergarten Classes of Kuhn/Meyer

First Annual "Missing in Iowa" Event to be held in Vinton

By Valerie Close, Editor · April 3rd, 2019
The first annual awareness event called "Missing In Iowa" will be held on June 8th from 1-3:00 p.m. at Celebration Park in Vinton.The Wellman family invites the public to attend the event at Celebration Park. This is a joint effort by at least three different groups all joining together to bring awareness to those that are still missing in and around Iowa.

Post Prom Packets due April 19

By Vinton-Shellsburg Community Schools · April 3rd, 2019
Every Junior & Senior was given a Post Prom packet earlier this week so hopefully this will help clarify some of the items in that packet:If you are a VS Junior or Senior and are taking a VS Junior or Senior to the prom, you can disregard the “DATE” form and just complete the "VS POST PROM SENIOR/JUNIOR ADMISSION/PERMISSION FORM in your packet and your date will complete the same form in their packet.

Vinton Shellsburg Band Raising Funds to Replace Aging uniforms

By Valerie Close, Editor · April 3rd, 2019
The band department is in the process of purchasing new marching band uniforms for the start of the 2020 marching band season.The current uniforms were purchased in 2005 with an understanding that they would last 10 to 15 years.The new uniform design was created specifically for Vinton-Shellsburg using the following parameters: A 'V' and an 'S' should be incorporated in the design; the old gold/yellow of our school colors should appear in the design, and the design should be a healthy blend of traditional and contemporary.

2nd Grade Spring Concert Entertains at Tilford Elementary

By Valerie Close, Editor · April 2nd, 2019
Take If you visit our Facebook page, you will see video clips of the 2nd Graders singing at Tilford Elementary as well as photos from the evening. Now how can you not smile when you hear, "Take me out to the ballgame!" or "Do a deer, a female deer..." Great job kids!Click to view photos

A night of fun for all ages at the Vinton Skate Center

By Valerie Close, Editor · April 1st, 2019
The Vinton Skate Center was home to Vinton's best Bingo players on Sunday night. About 15 tables held all of the players who were juggling 3 bingo cards each.Kids of all ages were there. Kids in their preteen years to the geriatric kids were there, for one thing, to have fun! Well, maybe for two things.

2019 Benton County Fair 4-H/FFA Schedule of Events

By Benton County Fair · April 1st, 2019
2019 Benton County Fair 4-H/FFA Schedule of EventsTuesday, June 25     Static BuildingJudging Day 8:30-11:30 a.m./ Noon-3:00 p.m. Judging of 4-H Static Exhibits(4-H Exhibits Building)*****(MUST BE CHECKED IN BY 2:30pm )*********9:30a.m.-12:30 p.m.   Cloverbuds Judging4:00 p.m. 4-H Building ClosesWednesday, June 26 Various Events8:30a.

Benton County Fair seeking Fair Queen Candidates

By Angie Becker · April 1st, 2019
The Benton County Fair is looking for young women who are interested in serving as a representative of the fair by becoming the Benton County Fair Queen. As a representative for the Benton County Fair, the queen will be asked to assist with various contests and activities during the county fair in June as well as helping with other promotional activities/parades.

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