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Legion Open House to Thank the Public

By Valerie Close, Editor · August 6th, 2019
The Vinton Legion held an Open House on Saturday to thank the public for all of their help and donations to repair the Legion Hall. After several months of being out of commission, the building is back to its former self with the memorabilia back on the walls and in the display cases. This year also marks the 100th anniversary of the Legion and they are thrilled to be back in the building in time to celebrate together.

Iowa Corn Producers Association/US Cargo Control assist area Farmers

By Valerie Close, Editor · August 5th, 2019
The “Know before you Go” event sponsored by both the Iowa Corn Growers Association and US Cargo Control, was held last week to assist farmers with the information they need to operate safely as they transport agricultural products throughout the state of Iowa.The two groups brought in two members of the Iowa Department of Transportation to share information and training with the area farmers.

Long Gone Items Returned “Home”

By Benton County Historical Society · August 5th, 2019
A chemise (an undergarment like a slip) circa 1860’s and a wedding dress from 1905. What do these items have in common? They were recently donated to the Benton County Historical Society from far away!The chemise was sent from the Sharlot Hall Museum in Prescott, Arizona. When inventorying their collection, they realized this item had no connection with their museum and asked if BCHS would like it returned to Benton County? The answer was a resounding “Of course!”.


By Vinton Today · August 5th, 2019
Pat Morrow, the minion-maker, has a sign made from a wood pallet in her kitchen. It reads, “You are never too old to do goofy stuff.” The whimsical minions she and her husband Dave have created show that she lives by that saying.Pat’s grandson Zack has been a big fan of the minions in the Despicable movies and one day when she looked down an alley she didn’t see a yellow pole guarding a gas meter, she saw a minion.

Amos Jellison Cold Case still a mystery 38 years later

By Vinton Today · August 2nd, 2019
It began in the fog, at the beginning of August 1981. Daryl Jellison called authorities in the middle of the night, to tell them he had received an anonymous phone call from an older man at around 1 a.m., telling him that his uncle is hurt badly, and adding, "you'd better come." Jellison asked the authorities if an officer could check on his uncle.

Vinton Shellsburg School District Registration Links and School Supply Lists

By Vinton-Shellsburg Community Schools · August 1st, 2019
Online registration is now available for the 2019-2020 school year. To register online visit https://www.vscsd.org/19-20-registration/ Registration Day is Thursday, August 8th at the High School 12 pm – 7 pm. #VSPROUDOther helpful links:To find your PreK- 5th Grade school supply list, visit bit.ly/2019VSCSD_PreK-5_SchoolSuppliesTo find your Middle School supply list, visit bit.

Anderson Creek Estate development moving forward

By Farmers Savings Bank & Trust · August 1st, 2019
On Tuesday, July 30th, Farmers Savings Bank & Trust hosted an open house for anyone interested in hearing more about the Anderson Creek Estate development and learning more about the steps needed to move forward with the purchase of a lot and building a new home.John Ketchen shared with the attendees how the development has come together and the expectations for building on the property.

The Benton County Community Foundation (BCCF) held its 2019 grant awards ceremony at the Van Horne Community Center on July 30, announcing the distribution of $114,599.24 in grants to 35 projects of organizations serving Benton County. “The impact these dollars will make in Benton County is important to highlight,” said Ann Jorgensen, BCCF committee chair.

What Are The Wood Stakes For?

By IVinton · July 31st, 2019
Vinton is awash in wood stakes, various fiber system construction equipment and small plastic flags in the ground. The plastic flags mark where various utilities are. One of the questions we had to ask about ourselves was what the wood stakes near the curb are for. Here’s your answer.The stakes mark a location along the fiber route for various access points.

Just a Boring Article: 832 Where are you?

By Valerie Close, Editor · July 30th, 2019
NewsitorialI have never been one to understand abstract ideas. Come to think of it, I don't like abstract art (this could like down so many rabbit trails).When I first sat in so many of the VMEU meetings, the meetings were in English, I know that because I understood the words. I had no idea for a very long time exactly what it all meant.

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