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Nuisance Property results in 2 Arrests

By Vinton Today · May 15th, 2019
According to two press releases by the City of Vinton and the Vinton Police Department:The City of Vinton instituted a court ordered cleanup of the property located at 615 A Ave, Vinton. The City of Vinton currently has ordinances that prohibit junk, junk vehicles and other types of nuisances under Chapter 50 and 51 of the Vinton City Code and as well as Iowa Code 657.

National Police Week May 12-18

By Vinton Today · May 15th, 2019
United States Attorney Peter E. Deegan, Jr. Recognizes Police Week and Thanks All Law Enforcement Officers Serving Iowa Communities U.S. Attorney Peter E. Deegan, Jr., recognized the service and sacrifice of federal, state, local, and tribal police officers on the occasion of National Police Week, which is being observed Sunday, May 12 to Saturday, May 18, 2019.

Eastern Iowa Honor Flight #36 Scheduled for May 21

By Eastern Iowa Honor Flight · May 13th, 2019
On Tuesday, May 21, 2019 , the Eastern Iowa Honor Flight will launch EIHF Flight #36. Since we began operations in 2009, to date, we have transported 3,053 Veterans, plus their guardians to Washington, DC to visit the memorials dedicated to their service and sacrifice. While there, they will visit the WWII, Korean, Vietnam memorials, as well as visit Arlington National Cemetery, and other memorials.

National Hospital Week Puts Spotlight on People

By Virginia Gay Hospital · May 13th, 2019
A hospital is more than a place where people go to heal; it is a part of the community that fosters health and represents hope. From providing treatment and comfort to the sick, to welcoming new life into the world, hospitals are central to a healthy and optimistic community. That’s the message organizers are touting with the 2019 National Hospital Week theme “Celebrating Hope and Healing.

Home Birth: Not Just for Royalty-Part One

By Valerie Close, Editor · May 10th, 2019
Photo by: Laura Eckert/New Creation Birth Photography"You're going to have a baby!" the news that most couples are thrilled to hear. Plans begin to form: where the baby will sleep, the color of the nursery, which daycare will baby attend, and the list goes on. But the most important question, "Where should we have the baby?", is one of the most important decisions made by expectant parents.

Old School Produce Site for Controlled Testing of Gardening Products

By Valerie Close, Editor · May 10th, 2019
Dr. Ajay Nair, Mike and Cindy Elwick prepare netting to cover a test plot in the Old School Produce garden. The Old School Produce Company gardens have been chosen as a testing site for a product called Protect Net against other products of the same type that are on the market. Dr. Ajay Nair, Associate Professor at the Iowa State University Department of Horticulture and Vegetable Extension Specialist, chose Old School Produce because of the ability to test a product in a controlled environment.

Accident claims life of area man

By Vinton Today · May 9th, 2019
On 5-4-19, at about 11:20 am, the Benton County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a motor vehicle accident with injury at the intersection of 53rd St and 19th Ave in rural Benton County about 2 miles west of Mt Auburn IA.  Deputies found a collision involving a John Deere Gator utility vehicle and Toyota pickup truck.

The Vinton-Shellsburg High School Senior Awards Night was held on Wednesday, May 8, in the V-S HS Auditorium. Over $150,000 of local money was awarded to 53 members of the Class of 2019! We are extremely grateful to the many businesses, civic organizations, and individuals who so generously support our students in their pursuit of higher education.

Dudgeon Lake wildlife area remains popular despite 2011 storm recovery at Dudgeo

By Iowa Department Of Natural Resources · May 8th, 2019
Recovery continues at the popular Dudgeon Lake Wildlife Area on the north edge of Vinton. In 2011 the area was in the path of a storm packing Category 3 hurricane strength winds that caused extensive damage to buildings, powerlines and trees from east central Iowa to Illinois. Photo courtesy of the Iowa DNR.

FFA Holds Annual Awards Banquet

By Wyatt Forsyth, VS FFA Agricultural Ed · May 8th, 2019
Our annual FFA Awards Banquet was held on May 4th, 2019 at the Vinton-Shellsburg High School where we had a variety of recognition of the FFA members. There was also a meal served by Merchant's Grilling as well as by the V-S Kitchen Staff and we thank them for all their hard work and effort into preparing an excellent meal.

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