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National Garden Week Proclamation, June 2-8 National Garden Week

By Valerie Close, Editor · May 31st, 2019
Vinton Garden Club visited city hall for the signing of the Proclamation of National Garden Week:Pictured: Front Fran Stueck, Bud Maynard, Edwon Yedlick, Back, Ted Stueck, Barb Ender Wright, Sharon Happel, Lori Ferguson and Marilyn Yedlick.---The week of June 2-8, 2019 has been proclaimed National Garden week by National Garden Clubs, Inc.

Old Cycling Veteran wants younger Veterans to join the American Legion

By Valerie Close, Editor · May 30th, 2019
Larry Ritland, a former tour bus driver and truck driver, his wife Kay, a former Vinton resident and former Farmers Bank employee, met when their paths crossed thanks to their jobs intersecting. While traveling brought the two of them together, they figure why stop? Larry a Vietnam Veteran, rode his bike from Cedar Rapids where the couple now resides and attended the Memorial Day meal held yesterday at the 4th St.

Seeking Miss Sesquicentennial!

By Vinton Unlimited · May 29th, 2019
Reminder: Deadline isFriday, May 31.Would you like to represent Vinton as a member of the 2019 Sesquicentennial Royalty and help us make history? The Sesquicentennial Committee is currently taking applications for the royalty. The Queen and a runner-up(s) will serve as the court for Vinton’s 150th anniversary celebration, which will be held from August 17-24, 2019.

Fawning season is here, deer are on the move

By Iowa Department Of Natural Resources · May 28th, 2019
The calls have been coming in to field offices and conservation officers for the past few weeks and will only increase as the calendar flips to June - the peak fawning season is right around the corner.Callers report finding an “abandoned” fawn in an unusual place, like a flowerbed or small patch of cover.

Memorial Day at Bear Creek and Mt. Auburn

By Valerie Close, Editor · May 28th, 2019
Yesterday was quite a day for our veterans who wanted to carry out their Memorial Day duties. Our Vinton Veterans were the first to realize that their schedule that was supposed to start at 8 a.m. wasn't going to happen with the storms that headed our way. The Legion building itself is still not quite ready so there really wasn't a place to meet.

Benton County Vendor Publication Report 5/21/19

By Hayley Rippel, Benton County Auditor · May 28th, 2019
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Vinton-Shellsburg Graduates Class of 2019

By Valerie Close, Editor · May 27th, 2019
Sunday, the class of 2019 said their final goodbyes to their friends and teachers and joined the community as alumni of the Vinton-Shellsburg School District. (You can see the ceremony here)The ceremony was filled with many serious as well as lighthearted moments. The speech given by Grace Horst and Sarah Schminke, the student speakers, was a fine mix of both heartfelt wishes and chuckles.

Tilford Elementary raises over $4,000 in Jump Rope for Heart event

By Valerie Close, Editor · May 24th, 2019
"Jump Rope for Heart" is an annual fundraising effort for elementary and middle school across the country. Thousands of schools and millions of kids participate each year. The program has raised over $1.2 billion since it began in 1978.Jump Rope for Heart has four simple goals:Get kids active by having them jump rope.

Due to rising water the brush/compost site will be closing by 4:00 pm today, Friday, May 24th. The alternate site is between W 3rd Street and W 4th Street by the railroad tracks.

Members of the American Legion place Flags for Memorial Day

By Valerie Close, Editor · May 23rd, 2019
The American Legion performed the solemn duty of placing flags on each of the graves of a Veteran buried at Evergreen Cemetery.Memorial Day is specifically to remember those who died in active military service to our country. Memorial Day activities are listed below:8:00 a.m.On Monday, May 27, Memorial Day beginning at 8:00 a.

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