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Laurel W. Ebert Home No longer MIA

By Valerie Close, Editor · September 21st, 2019
Flags were ordered at half staff across the state in honor of Pvt. Laurel William Ebert's return to Iowa. Ebert was listed as missing in action November 26, 1942, but will forever be a 28 year old man that left to fight for his country.Neil Neibus the oldest nephew of Ebert's descendants was contacted by the Defense Accounting Agency seeking a DNA sample that was later used to match Eberts remains to his family.

Officer Charity Hansel Vinton Graduate dedicates her life to help others

By Valerie Close, Editor · September 20th, 2019
Officer Charity Hansel started life in Vinton, a graduate of Vinton High School with plans to be an attorney. But life had much better plan for her.After seeing a courtroom and how it worked, she felt like she could make a greater change if she were not in this profession, so she changed course and graduated from Upper Iowa University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Public Administration.

Benton County Title Grand Re-Opening runs through today from 10-3:00

By Valerie Close, Editor · September 19th, 2019
If you are fortunate enough you can get a tour of the new/old building that houses the Benton County Title Company. The lone survivor of the fire downtown in February of 2018.It was a fire most who lived here will never forget. Rooting for the fire department to be able to contain the blaze we all gasped as one after another of the buildings succumbed to the blaze.

Vinton Ranks in 12th of the top 50 safest cities in Iowa

By Vinton Today · September 19th, 2019
The world’s largest strawberry? Check. The oldest water tower still in service? Check. The largest Danish settlement in the United States? Check, check, check. From Dubuque to Davenport, there’s a lot to experience in Iowa. It has everything from Spirit Lake, a large lake made by glaciers, to Quaker Oats, the world’s largest cereal company.

Vinton Unlimited Ambushes iVinton

By Valerie Close, Editor · September 18th, 2019
Vinton Unlimited made a surprise visit to the new iVinton office to welcome the business into the community. As the fellow business members welcomed the iVinton staff conversation centered around the business itself and how the community was thrilled to see the business finally arrive. Ironically, the office was offline while the group was there, because the internet was down, and the TV continuously cut out as well, all issues that iVinton will solve as soon as the program is completed.

Woodhouse nominated for Iowan of the Day

By Vinton Today · September 18th, 2019
By Mike TimmermanAt the September 11th meeting, the Lions Club guest was Mr. Michael Abildtrup, former Viinton resident and businessman currently living in West Des Moines. He told us that member Dr. Alan Woodhouse has been nominated as an Iowan of the Day at the Iowa State Fair. Every year since 1997 the Iowa State Fair Blue Ribbon Foundation and Cookies Food Products have come together in the search for outstanding Iowans to recognize at each year's Iowa State Fair.

Vinton's American Legion Celebrates 100th Birthday

By Valerie Close, Editor · September 18th, 2019
As Vinton's Legion Commander Brad Anderson said, "Behind every good man is a good woman, and there is a great group of women that organized and put the party together for the Legion Members tonight."As the Legion's 100th birthday neared, the American Legion Axillary ladies began planning and preparing for the event.

Order Homecoming Shirts at Cameron's!

By Vinton Today · September 17th, 2019
Commemorative Homecoming T-shirtorder form. On the back is the Varsity Football roster, coaches, cheerleaders and the top 10 King and Queen candidates. Order forms must be returned to Camerons no later than Friday, September 20th at 5 pm or call 319-472-2520 to place an order.T-shirts will be ready for pick up at Cameron's after 3 pm on Thursday, September 26th.

Brandon Holds 99th School Reunion

By Valerie Close, Editor · September 17th, 2019
Brandon School SongCome on Brandon, Dear old Brandon, Come on Brandon High!Here's your game and here's your gang!We'll back you to the sky, rah, rah, rah!Every Yank and Yankee doodle hear our battle cry!On Brandon BHS, on Brandon High!Brandon School CheerYay Blue! Yay Gold!Yay Brandon Let's Go!For the 99th year in a row, the alumni of the Brandon school gathered together to hold their Annual Brandon All School Reunion.

Vinton Community Foundation Distributes $25,020.00 to Local Organizations

By Vinton Community Foundation · September 16th, 2019
The Vinton Community Foundation is announcing the distribution of $25,020.00 in grants the following organizations serving the City of Vinton.Vinton Community Foundation Grant Applications - $1319.16City of Vinton – Parks and Recreation DepartmentRed Cross swimming lessons $ 1,319.16Local Option Sales Tax Fund - $19,900.

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