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Brandon Hosts annual homemade Chicken Noodle dinner

By Valerie Close, Editor · October 2nd, 2019
Several made the journey to the Methodist Church in Brandon on Saturday to be treated to a warm homemade meal of chicken and noodle, mashed potatoes, squash, green beans, rolls, dessert and miscellaneous goodies. The basement filled quickly and continued throughout the evening. The editor would like to say there is nothing like topping off a homemade meal like this with a slice of raspberry pie, kudos ladies and gentlemen!

The Enchanted Forest visited Vinton

By Valerie Close, Editor · October 1st, 2019
Several area children, some in costume dressed like princesses visited the Presbyterian Church's Enchanted Forest on Saturday. The church set up several stations across the park, as well as providing food for the children and goodie bags.At one station they were able to create with beads, at others they created pillowcases, played corn hole, made large bubbles, painted rocks and played bingo.

Hey Buddy, the road is Muddy...

By Valerie Close, Editor · October 1st, 2019
When you see a sign that says "Rock Ends" it's not poopoing your favorite '70's group it's telling you that you are about to be driving in mud.Click here to watch at about the 1:43 mark where there is a discussion about what is happening to people that are listening to Siri rather than paying attention to their surroundings.

National Cybersecurity Awareness Month: How to Protect Your Computer

By Cedar Valley Bank & Trust · October 1st, 2019
Brought to you by: The same advice parents might deliver to young drivers on their first solo journey applies to everyone who wants to navigate safely online. A special agent in our Cyber Division offered the following:§ “Don’t drive in bad neighborhoods.”§ “If you don’t lock your car, it’s vulnerable; if you don’t secure your computer, it’s vulnerable.

The Vinton Depot to get New Roof

By Benton County Historical Society · October 1st, 2019
Wow, are we excited! The Benton County Historical Society (BCHS) is looking ahead with plans for the Vinton Depot. We have received a $10,000 grant from the Benton County Community Foundation and a $42,000 HRDP grant from the State Historical Society of Iowa. These funds combined with the money generously donated by members of the community mean the Vinton Depot will get a NEW ROOF next spring! We have a signed contract from the roofing contractor and materials on order from McDowell’s Lumber.

Owner, Karilea Ries and VGHHCF Director, Robin Martin discuss the new Round Up for Hope campaign. Both businesses owned by Ries, Camerons’ Clothing and Henkle Creek Mercantile, will be participating in the October initiative to raise funds for the Virginia Gay Hospital Health Care Foundation’s Gifts of Hope Fund.

Vinton man wins $100,000 lottery prize

By Vinton Today · September 30th, 2019
Thomas Phelps of Vinton won the first top prize in the Iowa Lottery's "$100,000 Mega Crossword" scratch game. He purchased his winning ticket at John's Qwik Stop, 814 C Ave. in Vinton, and claimed his prize on Thursday at the lottery's regional office in Cedar Rapids.The $100,000 Mega Crossword is a $10 scratch game that features overall odds of 1 in 3.

Farm Safety Day

By Valerie Close, Editor · September 30th, 2019
Dick Flickinger was probably the highlight of the day for children who attended the Farm Safety Day on Saturday at the Fairgrounds.A soft-spoken man, at 83 Dick came to speak to the children about why they were there, Farm Safety. Dick was injured in a hay baling accident 47 years ago at the age of 32.

FEMA's David Maurstad visits Vinton view progress following devastating floods

By Valerie Close, Editor · September 27th, 2019
FEMA Deputy Associate Administrator for Mitigation & Insurance David Maurstad visited Vinton on Thursday morning. Touring various parts of Vinton that have been affected by flooding in the last several years. Ironically he visited 3 years to the day from the last time Vinton was underwater standing in the same place where water stood in 2008 and where boats were shuttling workers back and forth in 2016.

V-S Homecoming King and Queen are Announced

By Jeff Holmes · September 26th, 2019
The moment of truth as Ryan Schoettmer and Lauren Upmeyer are crowned Vinton-Shellsburg's 2019 Homecoming Royalty.

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