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The Vinton Popcorn Company Now Offering Cheddar Popcorn

By Valerie Close, Editor · May 23rd, 2019
The Vinton Popcorn Company is now offering Cheddar Popcorn!Many of you may not be aware of the history of the Vinton Popcorn Company. To those of us that grew up in Vinton at the time that the company was running, will remember the smell of popcorn in the air. The shop itself was decades ahead of its time.

Braxton Morrison a Vinton native, owns and operates a business called. Survive Today LLC. Survive Today is a business that helps to teach, train and prepare people for that moment in their life when the only thought is to 'survive today.'Morrison conducts firearms, medical, CPR/BLS (Basic Life Support) and other courses.

Join us for a summer of fun and friends!       The 2019 Summer Reading Program will begin in June starting with a READO sheet.  In July we will have a new July READO sheet available and begin Summer Reading activities and programming. August will end our programming with one final READO and our end-of-summer reward at Sky Zone.

Schools/Agencies Recognize need for Stop the Bleed Training for Emergencies

By Vinton Police Department · May 20th, 2019
Over the last several months, the Vinton-Shellsburg Community School District, Vinton Police Department, North Benton Ambulance, Benton County Public Health, and Virginia Gay Hospital have been working together to better prepare VSCSD facilities, staff and students to respond to any potentially life-threatening traumatic injury on school grounds in accordance with the national Stop the Bleed campaign.


By Vinton Today · May 17th, 2019
Memorial Day and the traditional beginning of summer are quickly approaching. Unfortunately, with the increase in summer traffic we will also see a rise in traffic crashes and fatalities. Last year there were four traffic fatalities on Iowa roadways over the Memorial Day weekend; four deaths that may have been prevented.

Pool to Delay Opening until June 3

By Vinton Parks & Recreation · May 16th, 2019
Due to extremely harsh winter weather, deep ground freeze and unseasonably cool spring temperatures, upon filling of the swimming pool for opening this season we have encountered some critical failures of vital pool parts that will force us to delay the opening of the 2019 pool season. We are currently targeting, Monday, June 3rd 2019 as our new opening day.

Vinton Food Pantry Celebrates 35 Years

By Valerie Close, Editor · May 16th, 2019
The Vinton Food Pantry, a volunteer-operated project began in 1985.Jane LaGrange was one of the driving forces of the food pantry. She first became involved in 1987 when she was asked to help store food for the Benton County Food Pantry. Formerly located at the Sherman Building. The Food Pantry has had several locations over the years including the Hummel building and the old Bolenbaugh grocery store which Jane LaGrange had purchased.

Sesquicentennial Details You Should Know Right NOW!!

By Vinton Unlimited · May 16th, 2019
Vinton’s Sesquicentennial is quickly approaching! We have been working on this celebration for quite some time and we are entering the home stretch. We are working hard to honor our past and celebrate the future.Check out www.vinton150.org. The website is the hub for all things relating to the celebration.

V-S 2019 Retirees and Award Winners Recognized at Wednesday Reception

By Valerie Close, Editor · May 16th, 2019
The Vinton-Shellsburg Retirees and Award Winners were honored at a public reception on Wednesday, May 15, 2019 at the Vinton Skate Center.The 2019 Retirees included:Diane Higgins - 34 years, Tilford Kindergarten, Special Education-PDC at West ElementaryBarb Salger – 32 years, High School Secretary, Prom SponsorTeresa Wilson – 28 years, Taught Tilford 4th Grade, various elementary grades, Library Associate at West ElementaryGail Showman – 25 years, Started the Home School Assistance Program, Director and TeacherLes Bearbower – 24 years...

Vinton Shellsburg 8th Grader Receive President's Education Awards

By Valerie Close, Editor · May 16th, 2019
The 8th grade Vinton Shellsburg class, received several President's Awards last night. Emceeing the evening was Mrs. Petersen. Several of the 8th graders received either the President's Award for Educational Excellence or the President's Award for Educational Achievement. Matt Boggess was the guest speaker and encouraged the students to appreciate the family and friends in their lives and to never stop asking, "Why?" and never to quit, sharing his experiences and successes because of this thinking.

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