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πŸ‘¨β€πŸŽ“ Graduating Class of 2020 πŸ‘©β€πŸŽ“

By Valerie Close, Editor · May 22nd, 2020
Graduation was to have happened this weekend, for Vinton-Shellsburg, Vinton Today wanted to share the following which was submitted by area graduates.Click to View montage of photosBelow are the Graduating Members of Vinton-Shellsburg's Class of 2020:Sierra Marie AcheyCaydyn Daniel Kennedy AdamsCynlea Sue Jane McKinleyNickole Meranda BascomLuke Anthony BeyerWeston Conrad BierschenkAmelia Faith BirkerLeah Marie BohnsackJeremiah Jayden BrownSpencer James CantrellAmanda Marie CardenasRickey Alan ChaseHaley Rebecca ClarkKarri Anna ClemenBradley Len...

πŸ‘¨β€πŸŽ“ Vinton Shellsburg Graduation Information πŸ‘©β€πŸŽ“

By Vinton-Shellsburg Community Schools · May 22nd, 2020
The VSCSD 2020 graduation ceremonies have been postponed from the original date of Sunday, May 24 until Sunday, June 21. School officials took guidance on this date based on a parent/student survey sent out in April. The graduation ceremony format will be dependent upon recommendations and guidelines from Governor Reynolds and state health officials.

Graduate banners can now be seen in downtown Vinton store windows

By Valerie Close, Editor · May 21st, 2020
Vinton is such a unique town in its capabilities. For example, the state closes the school just in time for graduation, so area parents begin to brainstorm to come up with ideas to make memories for the graduating class. Teaming up with two area businesses, Eleanor Kathryn Photography and Tharp Design, the graduates will have several acknowledgments around the town of their special day.

Wednesdays with Carli and Lillie

By Jeff Holmes · May 21st, 2020
So, tonight we had another great talk with Vikette seniors and Virginia Gay Hospital CNAs Carli Lang and Lillie Lamont. We talked about their week, the reopening of America and this big package they received today.Tonight's video

Birthday Parade for Vinton Octogenarian Makes the Day Special

By Valerie Close, Editor · May 20th, 2020
Hopefully, the days of birthday parades will soon be a distant memory. For those celebrating milestones during COVID-19 it's a small way to wish those with a special day a memorable day. Saturday, Norval Staton's family decided to surprise him with a parade for his birthday. His sister Vicky was able to convince him to sit on the porch with her to enjoy the afternoon.

Vinton Lutheran Home Communities holds drive through picnic

By Valerie Close, Editor · May 20th, 2020
In the days of COVID lockdowns, those suffering the most from confinement are our elderly who are unable to see family and friends. On Friday the Vinton Lutheran Home came up with a brilliant idea to allow families to sit next to their loved one, at the window in the dining area. A delicious cookout meal was provided to residents and guests alike.

John's Qwik Stop prepares to expand services

By Valerie Close, Editor · May 19th, 2020
While most saw a fire on Saturday morning on the northeast corner of John's Qwik Stop block, others had a vision for something else. The Vinton Fire Department was called in to take down a house that was recently purchased by JQS. The area will be used to make room for a new car wash on the property.

Seniors given yard signs and Congratulations

By Valerie Close, Editor · May 19th, 2020
The Vinton-Shellsburg Graduating Class of 2020 probably has the most memorable senior 2/3 year. For many of the students, they are now maneuvering through various forms of online communication with their teachers to finish their assignments for the school year. For the teachers, they are dealing with eye strain from the many hours they spend on the computer each day communicating with their students.

With the help of Tharp’s Design and community and staff donations, we raised enough money to purchase yard signs for each graduating 2020 senior. VSHS has finalized plans to Distribute a yard sign to each senior. Signs will be Distributed to Seniors by their advisor. Each advisor has a 5-7 p.m.

Talking to a Farmer about labels: GMOs and Product of USA

By Valerie Close, Editor · May 15th, 2020
Food labeling to a farmer is probably the best cure for low blood pressure. As part of my conversation with Lance and Heidi Lillibridge, we touched on the topic of labels.Product of USAOne of the issues the two talked about was the various labels displayed on our food. One label is the, β€œProduct of U.

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