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Help collect Pop Tabs for families at the Ronald McDonald House

By Valerie Close · February 18th, 2019
We are on a mission to help the families at the Ronald McDonald House! To help them we would like to collect pop tops (the silver openers on top of pop cans). We are not encouraging you to drink a lot of pop, but if you already do we would like you and each student in your first hour class to bring in the pop tops and put them in your class bin! We have more information below to answer your questions or you can ask us personally!  Who does this help? The children and their families that are staying at the Ronald McDonald House Charities.

Snow Crews continue to clean up, and clean up, and clean up some more!

By Valerie Close, Editor · February 18th, 2019
During winter snowfalls, I know the question on everyone's mind is will there be school and when will they plow the streets. I live in the country so I have taken to staying in town when I know we're about to get hit especially if I need to cover something in town the next day! For the last few weeks, this winter seems like it has been a never-ending round of snowfall.

Benton County Community Foundation Grant Application Deadline

By Valerie Close, Editor · February 18th, 2019
February 18, 2019 –The deadline to submit applications to the Benton County Community Foundation 2019 grant cycle is 11:59 p.m. March 15, 2019. Grants are awarded to projects in the following areas: art and culture, community betterment, education, environment, health, historic preservation and human service.

Food Pantry meets needs in the community

By Valerie Close, Editor · February 17th, 2019
This past Saturday I had the opportunity to pop into the Wesley United Methodist Church Food Pantry (next to the library). The food pantry operates on the 3rd Saturday of every month from 10:00-11:00 a.m.This week they served 64 families/158 individuals. As many area residents filed through it was clear that the needs in our community are being met by the many volunteers at WUMC.

Virginia Gay Nursing & Rehab receives National Recognition

By Virginia Gay Hospital · February 15th, 2019
Virginia Gay Nursing & Rehab is proud to announce that it is on the Iowa National Nursing Home Quality Care Collaborative (NNHQCC) Honor Roll for 2019. They have also been recognized by Telligen QIN-QIO as a National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) Trailblazer. The (NNHQCC) Honor Roll recognizes Virginia Gay Nursing & Rehabs performance on the Nursing Home Compare long-stay quality measures.

Semester 1 transcripts available

By Valerie Close, Editor · February 15th, 2019
The Semester 1 transcripts are now completed and available on your PS parent portal. Log-in to your account, select "Document Vault" from the left menu and choose Semester 1 Transcript. You can download this transcript for insurance purposes and for electronic submission when requested. If an "official" transcript is required for a college, scholarship, etc.

Local FFA Chapters Visit the State Capitol

By State Representative, Tom Gerhold · February 15th, 2019
This week, Rep. Tom Gerhold (R-Atkins) welcomed members of the Benton Community, Vinton Shellsburg, and Belle Plaine FFA Chapters to the Iowa House of Representatives. They were visiting the Capitol to talk with legislators during FFA Day on the Hill.

Americorp Adds New Members to the Vinton Campus

By Valerie Close, Editor · February 15th, 2019
Americorp and Vinton welcomed a new class of almost 200 members who arrived this week at the former Braille School/Americorp Campus. A large group arrived from the airport of about 80 and were processed at the school gym in the afternoon on Wednesday. The procedure for registration of the new arrivals is a took place throughout the day.

VMEU Votes to Begin Construction of Broadband Project

By Valerie Close, Editor · February 13th, 2019
In the midst of whiteout conditions, close to 40 people made it to the Vinton City Hall to show their support of the Broadband Project. Ironically, the use of electronic devices assisted in all of the board being able to "attend" the meeting. Board Member Alan Woodhouse was available for the meeting via speaker phone and the company in charge of planning the project Farr Technologies was also available via an iPad so that they could answer any questions that arose.

Vinton Shellsburg Community School District Closed Today 2/13/19

By Vinton Shellsburg School District · February 12th, 2019
Due to road conditions, there will be no school on Wednesday, February 13th.

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