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Animals Seized from Brandon Home following welfare check

By Vinton Today · August 15th, 2019
The Buchanan County Sheriff's Department released information concerning the animal seizer in Brandon earlier this week following a welfare check on the resident. The information is below.On Monday, August 12, 2019 at approximately 2:45 pm, the Buchanan County Sheriff’s Office received a request for a welfare check at 707 South Street in Brandon.

150 Women Books Now Available!

By Vinton Unlimited · August 15th, 2019
We are thrilled to announce that the 150 Women books are now available! The books highlight the 150+ women that have been submitted as the women making a difference. Short biographies and photos of almost all of the women are included in the publication.Books are available for $5 at Cameron’s Clothing, Farmers Savings Bank and at the Vinton Unlimited office in City Hall.

The medallion hunt is well underway!

By Vinton Unlimited · August 14th, 2019
Two clues have been shared and the medallion has NOT been found yet!One clue will continue to be released each week night at 6pm. Each clue will be a hint to the location of the ONE hidden medallion. The medallion is hidden in a public location.The clues will be posted on www.vinton150.org (hover over “events” and click on “contests”), in the window of the Governor Sherman building (303 1st Avenue) and on the electronic signs at Farmers Savings Bank and the Vinton Palace Theater.

Jakes Day brings around 20 local participants

By Valerie Close, Editor · August 13th, 2019
Saturday, the Izaak Walton League was humming with activity which started early in the morning and ran into the afternoon, the annual Jakes Day was underway.Open to all Jakes (Junions Acquiring Knowledge, Ethics and Sportsmanship for ages 17 and under) various events were held just north of Vinton.The group participated in several outdoor activities, instruction, and coaching, including safety review, shooting .

Groverts Celebrated for their Army Service in WW II

By Valerie Close, Editor · August 13th, 2019
During World War II the Army had two members serve our country that didn't know each other at the time they joined, but more than 70 years later they celebrated their years of service at a ceremony in their home, together.Both Don and Joan were nominated to receive Quilts of Valor, and it was noted that this is the first time that the local chapter has honored a married couple having both served in the military.

Chief and officers challenge kids in Shellsburg

By Valerie Close, Editor · August 13th, 2019
As part of the Decat Community Partnership program for protecting children,the Chief Challenge made a couple stops in the Vinton - Shellsburg schools this summer. Sheriff Ron Tippett, Officers Josh West, Shelby James and Justin Coshow all made the trip to Shellburg so that the kids could "Challenge the Chief" there following lunch at the school.

6:00 p.m. tonight Continue to watch for Clues in the Medallion Hunt

By Vinton Unlimited · August 13th, 2019
The hunt is on! The 2019 medallion hunt has begun just in time for the sesquicentennial celebration! The hunt started yesterday, Monday, August 12. One clue will be released each week night at 6 pm. Each clue will be a hint to the location of the ONE hidden medallion. The clues will be posted on www.

Garrison Fun Days wrap up for another year

By Valerie Close, Editor · August 12th, 2019
Garrison Fun Days were held on Saturday starting out with fun for the children and running throughout the day. There were multiple activities for children to participate in at the Garrison Fire Station. Some just for fun and some were serious The Benton County Sheriff's Office was there to offer ID's for children complete with their height, weight, and fingerprints.

Make your appointment for your site survey

By IVinton · August 12th, 2019
Don’t wait! Take the next step to be Fiber Ready and call Krystal with Patriot Communications at (319) 899-6008 to schedule a NO-COST Site Survey for your home today. Even if you previously signed up online, please call for an appointment. Appointments are scheduled for a time that works best for you and take only 30-45 minutes of your time.

Masterminds, Morrow and Morrow, Make Minion Madness Multiply

By Vinton Today · August 10th, 2019
Our minion masterminds, Pat and Dave Morrow, have created Vinton’s Minion Dominion!On Saturday, August 10th, Frank and Kathy Van Steenhuyse found sixteen! Meet the challenge: make your own minion and then motor around on your own minion mission to see how many minions you can find!! It is fun! Merci for the minions,  Morrows! For some fun, take a selfie when you find the Minions and share your pictures here!

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