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Center Point Girls Basketball Reunion a Success

By Center Point Historical Society · July 31st, 2019
About 40 people hugged and "happied" through a girls’ basketball reunion that went into overtime at the Depot Museum on July 21.Members Karly Millikin and Maddie Willson, and their families, of the CPU 2019 State Champion team attended, as did Randy Chamberlin, coach of the CPU 1995 State Champion team.

WaMac Baseball Final Standings All-Conference 2019

By Vinton-Shellsburg Community Schools · July 29th, 2019
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Vinton Unified Golf Tournament held at Vinton Skate & Activity Center

By Valerie Close, Editor · July 25th, 2019
Last Saturday morning found a group of athletes at the Vinton Skate Center for the Unified Golf Tournament as part of the Special Olympics.Several participants from the area met to enjoy a morning of friendly competition. The Special Olympics program has been available to the Vinton-Shellsburg students it is estimated for about 20 years.

Kiwanis Boomtown 5K Run/Walk Saturday, August 24

By Valerie Close, Editor · July 22nd, 2019
The Vinton Kiwanis will hold the Boomtown 5K on Saturday, August 24 with registration beginning at 8:00 a.m.The Kiwanis will be making a $10 donation with every registration to the Operation Backpack program which helps student that might need a little bit of help with nutritional needs while they are home on the weekends.

The Adam Gassman 75 Minute Snatch Challenge

By Vinton Today · July 16th, 2019
By Joe HadechekI have a long relationship with Adam as I recruited him from Western Dubuque High School when he was a young man. He was a great student and very respectful. We reconnected in the fall of 2007 when Union had a math opening and Adam came over from Vinton-Shellsburg. He was one of the first guys we hired on the staff.

Four wheels optional in racing

By Valerie Close, Editor · July 5th, 2019
Okay, racing could grow on me a little bit. Again I forgot to get earplugs so after 3 hours I had to leave before the final wrap up, hey, give me a break, I'm new at this!As I found the perfect place on the grandstands, I could feel the excitement from the crowd for this final Hogan Memorial.As Bill Martin mentioned in his article, the race set a record with 153 racing teams at the track on Wednesday night.

Cayden Carter won the final Hogan Memorial IMCA Modified feature Wednesday night, in front of a packed grandstand on a record-setting night at Benton County Speedway. Carter had also won the 2013 event. (Photo by Scott Swenson)By Bill MartinThat $4,908 check was great.But taking home the winner’s trophy from the 25th, final and record-breaking Hogan Memorial, Cayden Carter said, was priceless.

Keeping an Eye on the Kids: Drew Wiley Kansas State

By Valerie Close, Editor · July 5th, 2019
It's refreshing to see something pop up in Vinton news that reminds us of the ones from our area that are away from home but are doing well. Andrew Wiley, son of Todd and Denise, (grandson of Ross and Shirley) was one that arrived in the inbox this week. Andrew plays for the Kansas State football team in Manhattan as a junior this year.

Tonight will be the 25th and Final Hogan Memorial Race

By Valerie Close, Editor · July 3rd, 2019
For the Hogan family of Vinton, dirt track racing has always been and will always be about family.Tonight, July 3, the Hogan Memorial race will honor Scott’s parents, the late Dick and Janet Hogan for the last time. Scott's parents gave him his start in racing and without them, Scott would have never made it to the track on the first night out.

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