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Vinton Legion Hall beginning the slow process of Recovery

By Valerie Close, Editor · March 25th, 2019
The Vinton Legion is a gathering place of our veterans who meet for support as well as a time of just enjoying the company of each other.Monday morning found a group these special folks who had gathered not so much to just visit but to try to come to some solutions for the building.On Friday Denny Hummel and his son Eric along with John Whitson, removed the carpeting and flooring from the building.

Can Drive to Support Haiti Mission Trip

By Vinton Today · March 22nd, 2019
By Brandi BressonBlessed Hope Church in Vinton will be sending a group of mission team members to Haiti in January, 2020. They work in conjunction with a host organization called World Wide Village. The goal is to provide education to the Haitian people in order to assist them in creating and maintaining a sustainable lifestyle.

Vinton Community Foundation Accepting Grant Applications

By Vinton Community Foundation · March 22nd, 2019
One hundred percent of your tax deductible contributions are used for the betterment of the Vinton community.The Vinton Community Foundation board members are pleased to announce they are now accepting grant applications from non-profit Vinton area groups, for the 2018-grant program. The following grant applications may be applied for: the Vinton Community Foundation, the L.

Vinton's Legion Hall: Closed Temporarily

By Valerie Close, Editor · March 22nd, 2019
"The Vinton American Legion building suffered water damage, due to the melting snow. Regretfully, the Legion will be unable to hold any events at the building, until after the damage has been repaired." a short email from Brad Anderson informed me last night.The Vinton American Legion has faced many challenges over the last decade and a half.

LAST CALL for Vinton’s 150 Women!

By Vinton-Shellsburg Community Schools · March 21st, 2019
As we prepare to celebrate Vinton’s 150 years, plans have been made to celebrate and honor 150 women making a difference in the Vinton area. We are asking for your help in identifying these special women of our past and present day. We are just a few short for our goal! If you have submission forms you are still working on, please do your best to submit to the Vinton Unlimited office by the end of March.

Candidates Needed for Benton County Fair Queen

By Angie Becker · March 21st, 2019
The Benton County Fair is looking for young women who are interested in serving as a representative of the fair by becoming the Benton County Fair Queen. As a representative for the Benton County Fair, the queen will be asked to assist with various contests and activities during the county fair in June as well as helping with other promotional activities/parades.

Woman wanted by Wapello County Sheriff's Department

By Vinton Today · March 18th, 2019
At approximately 6:05 a.m., Sunday, March 17th, 2019, the Wapello County Sheriff's Office was advised that a male subject had arrived at the Ottumwa Regional Health Care Emergency Room with a gunshot wound. Upon arrival, Deputies began an investigation and executed a search warrant at a residence in Agency.

Blessed Hope Church and Revolution Church announce Merger

By Valerie Close, Editor · March 18th, 2019
Vinton will see a new face in town, in the faces of two area churches.Blessed Hope Church and Revolution Church voted 2 weeks ago to merge and become Blessed Hope Community Church.The two churches have been working together over the past several years to bring the community services that will minister to as many as they can.

Minor flooding in Vinton, so far

By Valerie Close, Editor · March 17th, 2019
On most Sunday afternoons, you expect everyone to be enjoying the weekend relaxing. Most people are. Unless you're Scott Hansen whose job it is to worry about things like flood levels. Sunday found him walking along the bridge and 2nd Street after checking the flood gauge on the bridge. Most of us know already that it's starting to flood.

Benton County Couple Killed in Florida Accident

By Valerie Close, Editor · March 16th, 2019
The Florida Highway Patrol reports that on Friday, a Norway couple, Bruce and Virginia (Parr) Petrzelkas, was killed following a crash on a Florida Interstate.According to the Florida Highway Patrol, 59-year-old Bruce Petrzelka was riding a motorcycle with his wife, 56-year-old Virginia Petrzelka.The Norway couple was heading north on Interstate 75 in Sarasota County when the driver lost control of the motorcycle, law enforcement said.

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