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Pete Buttigieg to visit Vinton, Tilford Elementary Monday, 6:00 p.m.

By Valerie Close, Editor · January 27th, 2020
Pete Buttigieg, Presidential Candidate for the 2020 election will be in Vinton on Monday night, January 27 at Tilford Elementary. Tilford is located at 308 E. 13th St. in Vinton. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m.The event is free and open to the public.RSVP for details.

Faces of Benton County Nominee: Cathy Maile

By Vinton Today · January 26th, 2020
MEET CATHY MAILE—a Norway resident and force for good in her role as secretary at Norway Intermediate School where she spent over 30 years working to create nurturing environments for students. Cathy is the eleventh nomination to the Family Nurturing Council’s Faces of Benton County campaign.

New Year brings changes to Virginia Gay Hospital board of directors

By Virginia Gay Hospital · January 24th, 2020
Virginia Gay Hospital (VGH) has announced changes to its board of director members for 2020. Mark Mossman has chosen to step down from the hospital board after 25 years of service. Mossman began as a director in 1994 and has served as Chairman of the Board since November 2003. Current board member, John Ketchen, will now serve as the new Chairman of the Board.

Provider recognized for meeting national goals Virginia Gay Nursing & Rehab has been recognized by the American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL) for its achievements in the quality of care they provide. This national effort builds upon the existing work of the long term and post-acute care profession by setting specific, measurable targets to further improve the quality of care in America’s skilled nursing centers and assisted living communities.

March 3 date set for Special Election to fill 2nd Ward Seat

By Valerie Close, Editor · January 23rd, 2020
The council has approved a special election for the 2nd Ward. Anyone who lives in the 2nd Ward and is interested in being listed on the ballot may contact the City Clerk for information.Nomination papers need to be turned into the Auditor’s office by February 7th.Below is a map of the 2nd Ward.

Klima of Urbana Charged with Vehicular Homicide following Hit and Run

By Valerie Close, Editor · January 23rd, 2020
30-year-old Bret Daniel Klima, of Urbana, is charged with vehicular homicide, leaving the scene of a fatal accident and with other crimes following a hit-and-run in the parking lot of a bar in Linn County.The crash happened around 1:30 a.m. Dec. 1 in the parking lot of Bully's North in Center Point.50-year-old Kimberley Swore of Center Point was killed in the incident and another pedestrian, a 46-year-old male from Vinton was transported to a nearby hospital suffering minor injuries.

V-S buses will run on hard surface routes only today 1/23/20

By Vinton-Shellsburg Community Schools · January 23rd, 2020
V-S buses will run on hard surface routes only today.

Caucus Voter Information

By Hayley Rippel, Benton County Auditor · January 22nd, 2020
We have had several questions come into our office about Caucuses and Voter Registration:You have to be registered to vote to participate in the Caucuses. If you are unsure if you are registered to vote you can go onto the Secretary of State's website: https://sos.iowa.gov/elections/voterreg/regtovote/search.

VSCS FFA Chapter Selected as $1,900 Growing Together Initiative Recipients

By Vinton-Shellsburg Community Schools · January 22nd, 2020
The Vinton-Shellsburg FFA Chapter will receive funding through an “FFA Growing Together” specialty block grant sponsored by the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship (IDALS). The funds will increase the school district’s access to specialty food crops (examples: fruits, vegetables, nuts or herbs) and build a stronger relationship between the FFA chapter and the school’s food service program.

School or no school? That is the question

By Vinton-Shellsburg Community Schools · January 21st, 2020
School or No School: The challenge of making decisions for weather-related school cancellations, delays and early outsLate start? Early dismissal? No school at all? Hard surface routes only? There are many factors to consider when deciding to change a school schedule during inclement weather. Vinton-Shellsburg Community School District (VSCSD) Superintendent, Mary Jo Hainstock explains the process she uses to make those decisions.

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