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Science Saturday: It's a Wonderful, Weather-ful World!

By Valerie Close, Editor · July 30th, 2019
Children learned about the weather on Saturday while at the Benton County Nature Center. The staff entertained the children with a book about weather and had several hands on activities for the children to participate in. Keeping with the weather theme, the children made rain sticks to take home with them for their craft and participated in an activity making clouds.

Vinton is boring, boring, boring which is exciting, Exciting, EXCITING!

By Valerie Close, Editor · July 30th, 2019
iVinton is being "built" as we speak. If you drive around the southern part of town you'll see orange flags all over the city right of ways, as well as other flags of yellow and white which are marking all of the underground utilities for the cable company to run the conduit that will house the fiber for iVinton.

Corner of Marvin Lindsey Complex site of Second Accident in 2 months

By Valerie Close, Editor · July 29th, 2019
Last month a car went off the corner of 61st St. Lane, south of Vinton. The corner of the Marvin Lindsey Baseball Complex was the site of yet another accident on Sunday evening. Around 7:00 p.m. a motorcyclist lost control of his bike. North Benton Ambulance Service was called and the cyclist was taken to Virginia Gay Hospital for treatment.

Trenching vs. Boring of Duct for Fiber

By IVinton · July 27th, 2019
We've had some questions about getting the duct in the ground by boring or trenching. Here's all you ever want to know about the two methods that will be used from Dave Fridley with FARR Engineering, the firm that designed and is overseeing construction of our fiber network. The photo is one Dave took of a boring machine at work on one of FARR's projects.

Police Chief and officers Challenge at Tilford Elementary

By Valerie Close, Editor · July 26th, 2019
The gym was full of children yesterday in anticipation of some fun with the Police Chief and some of the fellow officers. Following their meal at Tilford Elementary, the group gathered in the gym where they divided up into three teams. The officers competed in foot races, skipping, running backward and coordinating relay races with the kids.

Vinton in the top 4 best places to retire in Iowa

By Valerie Close, Editor · July 25th, 2019
In Thursday night's council meeting Mayor Bud Maynard announced that Vinton has been named according to a study by SmartAsset, as one of the best senior social scenes in Iowa. Ranking 4th place in Iowa for seniors to retire, the study cited the following factors in its decision.The number of recreation centers and the number of retirement centers available for seniors as well as the percentage of the city's population that seniors represent.

By Ann HarrisonCheck the list below:Each woman has a number beside her name. Following the list of ten, there are ten statements. Each statement matches one of the women. Can you match them? Correct answers will be found tomorrow in on VintonToday. Each of the 150+ women will be written about in a booklet to be available in August at a small cost.

A new and positive development in the financing package for iVinton has resulted in a slight delay in setting prices. According to Tom Richtsmeier, the utility’s General Manager, the board is working hard to provide the best possible value, and doing that requires some re-evaluation of the estimates about initial rates and offerings.

VMEU (Vinton Municipal Electric Utilities) met as well as the VMCU (Vinton Municipal Communication Utilities) - (same members, different purposes of each board) in both open and closed sessions Tuesday.Because of a few "good" glitches in their plans, the board couldn't make final decisions on rates for the new iVinton project.

V-S School Supplies Lists 2019-20

By Vinton Today · July 24th, 2019
Vinton-Shellsburg Elementary 2019-20 School Supply List3 Year Old Preschool (Shellsburg Only)One 2-pocket folder (NO PRONGS)1 box 8-10 count washable markers4 glue sticksLARGE backpack1 box Kleenex1 pkg. flexible straws (bendable)1 container disinfectant wipes1 container of baby wipesPlease send an extra set of clothes to be kept at school (including socks & underwear).

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