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By Vinton-Shellsburg Community Schools · November 19th, 2020
Let your voice be heard! The City of Vinton and Vinton-Shellsburg Community School District (VSCSD) are asking you to participate in a survey regarding the possibility of a new Community Wellness Center in our community. Please take a few minutes to fill out the questionnaire.Your participation is very important.

Lillibridge and Schulte receive Environmental Leader Award

By Vinton Today · November 19th, 2020
Awards presented by the Iowa Governor’s Office, Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship, Department of Natural Resources to families embracing conservation practicesForty-two Iowa farmers have been selected to receive the 2020 Iowa Farm Environmental Leader Award. Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds, Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig and Department of Natural Resources Director Kayla Lyon recognize these Iowa farm families for taking an active role in the state’s ongoing conservation efforts, which rely on farmers, landowners and businesses work...

COVID may have changed our chance to see the beautiful trees at Virginia Gay Hospital,  but it won’t stop Farmers Savings Bank and Trust from supporting the Tree of Light Campaign.Stop in Monday through Thursday 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. to place a bid on a beautifully decorated Christmas tree, all proceeds will go directly to the hospital.

Angel Tree to Accept Applications beginning November 2

By Vinton Today · November 18th, 2020
Angel Tree 2020 will begin accepting applications for Christmas assistance beginning November 2 and go through December 7. There are two ways to apply:IN PERSON AT:First Christian Church1209 W. 13th St. (next to Theisen’s on Hwy. 218)Monday – Friday, 9am-11:30amCALL:LaNette 319-521-1496 to schedule an appointmentWe are again looking for your help in finding us a building to HOST our program in…this allows us to store all our items until it is time to distribute all the gifts.

Kiwanis Club hosts V-S Superintendent

By Valerie Close, Editor · November 17th, 2020
At last week's Vinton Kiwanis club meeting, Superintendent Kyle Koeppen spoke to the group. Sharing some of the demographics of the school he gave a presentation to the group. The school district is just about split evenly between male and female students he said. A number that has increased across the state and is true in Vinton is that about 40% of the students qualify for free student lunches.

Summary of Enhanced Public Health Measures Effective Tuesday, Nov. 17 at 12:01 a.m. until Thursday, Dec. 10 at 11:59 p.m. Mask Use: Indoor spaces open to the public & State executive branch buildings Masks required when individuals are WITHIN 6 FEET OF ONE ANOTHER FOR 15 MINUTES OR LONGER with certain exceptions Gathering Restrictions: Social, community, business, or leisure gatherings · No more than 15 people indoors and 30 people outdoors · These restrictions apply to wedding receptions, family gatherings, conventions, and other no...

Cottage Garden Society Decks the Halls

By Valerie Close, Editor · November 16th, 2020
If you are like me, you might pull up at the curb in downtown Vinton. You get out and go about your business. You might observe the clean street and sidewalk, the displays in the store windows, or maybe some sales that are posted. The Cottage Garden Society of Vinton helped provide a touch of beauty to the downtown Vinton area.

Vinton Shellsburg honors Veterans

By Valerie Close, Editor · November 12th, 2020
Vinton-Shellsburg High School was the location for the celebration of Veteran’s Day. With social distancing and masks worn the veterans appreciated the recognition of their service. The ceremony is usually held at the middle school with the complete student body in attendance, but this year it was limited to the high school.

Corcoran receives Quilt of Valor

By Valerie Close, Editor · November 12th, 2020
As part of the annual Veteran’s Day Assembly, held by the Vinton Shellsburg Community School, a Quilt of Valor was presented. Sewn by area quilter Rita Moore, the quilt was made for Wilbur Corcoran of Dysart. Elayne Gasset a member of the Quilts of Valor organization made the presentation sharing the history of the program.

All State Music Festival recognizes Beauchamp

By Vinton-Shellsburg Community Schools · November 12th, 2020
All-State Music Festival Vinton Shellsburg High School student,  Madilynne Beauchamp has attained the highest individual honor available to Iowa high school musicians by being selected as a member of the 2020 All-State Chorus. Madilynne is the daughter of  Morgan and Becky Kuper of Shellsburg and a Choral student of Michala Martin.

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