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Planning in Early Stages for Iowa’s Ride

By Vinton Unlimited · January 17th, 2020
If you missed the announcement before Thanksgiving, Vinton has been chosen to be an overnight stop for Iowa’s Ride. The inaugural Iowa's Ride will go from Dubuque to Rock Rapids on its 416-mile journey across the state. The ride will take place July 12-18, 2020.The riders will begin arriving in Vinton on the afternoon of Monday, July 13 and will depart throughout the morning on Tuesday, July 14th.

Vinton-Shellsburg Clarifies Goals of the Farm To School Program

By Vinton-Shellsburg Community Schools · January 17th, 2020
The Farm-To-School (F2S) program was created to provide healthy options for students and to achieve that goal by sourcing food locally, and by training school staff to use recipes that include scratch cooking. During a recent training for food service staff, the representative from an organization providing training for scratch meal preparation in institutional foodservice made statements to area media that do not reflect the current policies or intent of Vinton-Shellsburg’s F2S program.

One dead, second injured in near head on collision on Wednesday

By Benton County Sheriff's Office · January 15th, 2020
On 01-15-2020, at about 2:00 PM, the Benton County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a motor vehicle accident on 77th St, east of 26th Ave in Benton County, about 4 miles west of Norway IA. Deputies found a near head on collision between 2 vehicles. One of the drivers, a 21-year-old male from Blairstown IA, was found to be deceased due to injuries sustained in the collision.

Faces of Benton County Nominee: Carol Callahan

By Vinton Today · January 15th, 2020
By Ruby BodekerMeet Carol Callahan, a force for good in her role as secretary at Center Point-Urbana Intermediate School where she works to create nurturing environments for both students and staff. Carol is the tenth nomination to the Family Nurturing Council’s Faces of Benton County campaign. Carol was nominated by Jill Fair, school counselor at CPU Intermediate School in Urbana.

I have completely given up on writing a traditional article to try to explain the 2nd Precinct election situation, which was explained pretty well by Lu Karr at the very beginning of the City Council Meeting.The clip you will want to watch is at the very beginning click here. and at the 43:48 mark where the council, attorney, auditor all address this issue.

FACES of Benton County: Marilyn Katcher

By Vinton Today · January 13th, 2020
By: Ruby Bodeker, 1/8/20 Meet Marilyn Katcher, a Vinton resident who spends a good portion of her days volunteering throughout the community. Marilyn is the ninth nomination to the Family Nurturing Council’s Faces of Benton County campaign. Marilyn was nominated by Barb Rego, director of Wesley United Methodist Church Food Pantry.

On January 11, 2020, at approximately 12:21 pm, a man was shot in the leg while pursuing a coyote across a field near Keystone, Iowa.Brian McManemy, 41, of Blairstown, was a passenger in a pickup truck while coyote hunting when one of the firearms in the vehicle discharged and struck him in the left leg.

Holiday Lights Punch Card Winners

By Vinton Unlimited · January 12th, 2020
Congrats to Dandeena Schadle, our week 4 winner in the holiday lights punch card promo! Dandeena won Vinton Value Dollars! Drum roll please..... CONGRATULATIONS Melinda Schoettmer for winning the grand prize in our Holiday Lights promotion over the holidays! Melinda's name was drawn from over 1,880 completed cards.

Being Number 2 in Meth distribution is not something to be proud of. Local officers believed that David Joe McVay, 41 held that distinction. Producing meth that was 95% percent pure, he sold the meth to a confidential informant on four separate occasions in 2017. He was also known to produce the drug.

Vinton Shellsburg to dismissed two hours early today (January 10)

By Vinton-Shellsburg Community Schools · January 10th, 2020
Vinton Shellsburg Community Schools will dismiss early today due to the weather. There will be a two hour early dismissal and there will not be any evening activities.

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