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First Graders Make a trip to the Dentist's Office

By Valerie Close, Editor · February 27th, 2020
Vinton-Shellsburg 1st Graders took their teachers to the dentist's office on Wednesday morning. Visiting with Dr. Sara Stuefen and her staff. The children learned about tooth care, flossing and the equipment used when they make a visit for their regular check-ups. Thanks to one of the Tooth Fairy's helpers for submitting photos.

Virginia Gay Nursing and Rehab receives deficiency free designation

By Virginia Gay Hospital · February 27th, 2020
Virginia Gay Hospital’s Nursing and Rehab has once again achieved compliance ratings for Medicaid and Medicare through the Health Inspection division of Iowa Department of Inspections, the state organization conducting compliance inspections for Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.Passing the inspection for CMS is necessary for long term care facilities to participate in the Medicare or Medicaid programs.


By Benton County Sheriff's Office · February 26th, 2020
On Tuesday, February 25, 2020 at approximately 6:03 PM, Benton County Sheriff’s Deputies [BCSO] along with the Urbana Police Department, Urbana Fire Department and North Benton Ambulance Service were dispatched to a collision involving injuries on Highway 150 at Meadow View Drive in Urbana. Upon emergency personnel’s arrival, they found two vehicles had collided at that location.

Plans are underway for the annual initiative to recognize area students who have beaten the odds to succeed by graduating from high school while living in foster care, living on their own, or facing homelessness. Many of these students would not be able to celebrate their accomplishments without assistance.


By Vinton Police Department · February 26th, 2020
The Vinton Police Department has filed criminal charges against a Vinton woman regarding the ongoing abuse and neglect of a dependent adult. Rachel Kay Bonar, age 41, previously served as guardian for a dependent adult between September 2001 andOctober 2019. An investigation was initiated in February 2019 after Vinton Police were contacted by the Iowa Department of Human Services.

V-S Animal Learning Lab celebrates six years of ag education

By Vinton-Shellsburg Community Schools · February 22nd, 2020
In March 2020, the Animal Learning Lab at the Vinton-Shellsburg High School celebrates its sixth anniversary. The lab provides V-S students with unique curriculum opportunities and stronger learning experiences in animal production and technology. It’s a valuable resource for students to learn more about where agricultural food sources begin and how they arrive in the store.

Karr speaks at 2nd Precinct Candidate Forum

By Valerie Close, Editor · February 21st, 2020
In Vinton Today's third participation in and conducting candidate forums, the special election for Vinton's 2nd was added to the list. The election has had a lot of attention because of the confusion surrounding the filling of the position. A group gathered at the library on Thursday evening to listen to the candidates.

Faith In Action seeking projects in the community

By Valerie Close, Editor · February 20th, 2020
Blessed Hope Community Church is beginning to make a large "To-Do" list for the annual "Faith In Action." Faith in Action is planning their 5th Annual event and can use your help.The church compiles a list of projects throughout the area which include repair work inside and outside the home, painting, yard work, cleaning, helping shut-ins, taking the children of some of the helpers to visit area nursing homes etc.

5th Grade Essay Winners Announced

By Vinton American Legion Unit 57 · February 20th, 2020
The American Legion of Benton County has selected its, Fifth Grade Flag Essay winners.1st Place Loran Henkle of Vinton2nd Place Paige Meyer of Blairstown3rd Place William Rousch of Van HorneClick on the links above to read the winning essays.Congratulation to our winners and thank you to the Ladies Auxiliary, for their help in selecting the winners.

City Council: Updating procedures, address Homeless shelter and other topics

By Valerie Close, Editor · February 20th, 2020
The council met in regular session on Thursday evening, the 13th running through the usual list of approval of bills and minutes and other formalities. The Council held a general work session before the council meeting, which can be seen here. In the Work Session, the council worked on wording for procedures for appointing board members.

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