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Birthday breakfast with Lillie, Carli...and Mo!

By Jeff Holmes · May 29th, 2020
So yeah, today is my birthday, and it started out pretty nice with our weekly talk with Lillie Lamont, Carli Lang and Carli's sister Morgan who joined them in New Jersey last night.It's a short talk, but a fun one as the girls have big plans for the next week or so!Click to view!

Middle School Teachers Send the Class of 2024 off for the Summer

By Valerie Close, Editor · May 29th, 2020
Teachers have had to come up with all sorts of ways to continue education when the classrooms closed this year. They also needed to create new memories for the children after the usual activities were canceled.Teachers gathered in the middle school parking lot on Thursday evening for a send-off for students leaving the 8th grade, their last year of middle school.

Body of Missing man recovered

By Benton County Sheriff's Office · May 27th, 2020
On 5-26-2020, at about 7:44 PM, the Benton County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a missing person at Wildcat Bluff county park. The missing person was Gerry Edwards, age 62, from the Urbana area. He was reported to have gone fishing at the park at about 1:00 PM and had not returned. His vehicle was found at the park.

Emily Sexton recognized as Teacher of the Month

By Valerie Close, Editor · May 26th, 2020
A few weeks ago I was leaving the home of one of my kids when I noticed a sign in the yard of the neighbor. It said, "You are amazing and I miss you -your teacher." It was one of those signs that made you say, "Awwww, that is SO cool! I wonder which teacher did that?" Tilford's 4th Grade teacher, Mrs.

Lone Musician takes it upon himself to continue Memorial Day Tradition

By Valerie Close, Editor · May 26th, 2020
We might be in the middle of a pandemic and things are not as they are supposed to be, but one man didn't let that stop him. Chad Newton has played Taps for the Mt. Auburn Legion since he was 16 or 17 his mom Teddi said. But she was sure than he didn't play this year until I shared the photo above of him with her.

Garrison Fire destroys home

By Vinton Today · May 26th, 2020
The Garrison Fire Department was paged to a house fire at 200 West Maple St. @ 0523 on Sunday morning, 5/24/2020.The department arrived to find the story and a half house fully engulfed. Due to the extent of the fire we utilized a defensive mode. The house was a total loss. The “B” side exposure 20 feet away had only slight damage to the vinyl siding.

An untraditional Memorial Day

By Valerie Close, Editor · May 25th, 2020
This Memorial Day was like so many other events this year, there but not recognized like it should be. The flags at the cemetery and around town however, remind us of the great sacrifice made by our local men and women. The majority of them returned to us, but some didn't. Were it not for our military service members this would not be the country that we grew up in and love.

VGH and VGH Health Care Foundation awards $10,000 in Scholarships

By Virginia Gay Hospital · May 25th, 2020
Virginia Gay Hospital, Clinics, Home Health, Nursing & Rehab and the Virginia Gay Hospital Health Care Foundation is proud to announce the recipients of their annual scholarship awards to area students. This year a total of $10,000 was awarded to high school seniors in the Benton Community, Center Point-Urbana and Vinton-Shellsburg school districts pursuing degrees in nursing or human health professions.

No Daily Email from Vinton Today on Memorial Day

By Valerie Close, Editor · May 22nd, 2020
There will be no Daily Email from Vinton Today in your inbox on Monday, May 25, Memorial Day.

VSCSD: No Free Meals on Monday, Memorial Day

By Vinton-Shellsburg Community Schools · May 22nd, 2020
Food Director, Karen Ackman announced that there will be no free meals served on Monday, May 25 in Observance of Memorial Day. The meals will resume on Tuesday, May 26 and will continue through the summer.

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