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Swim-a-thon tonight for the Vinton Aquatic Club

By Brandi Bresson · February 5th, 2019
Tonight is the annual swim-a-thon by the Vinton Aquatic Club will be held tonight, The swimmers can be seen beginning at 6:00 p.m at the Braille School pool.If you haven't done so already, please consider making a contribution to your favorite young swimmer. Fundraising is an essential part of keeping registration costs down so more families can participate in this amazing sport.

Senior Night Vinton Shellsburg Bowling takes on Central DeWitt

By Amber Pattee · February 5th, 2019
Friday night we finally were able to have a meet and it was our senior night. I have 9 seniors and the night went smoothly.  The kids as always are getting better and they were so excited to be competing again after all the snow and weather issues.   We competed against a very strong Central DeWitt team.

Union Senior Silver Schmitz Commits to Wartburg

By Joe Hadachek · February 5th, 2019
Congratulations to Union Senior - Silver Schmitz! Silver is the son of Mark and Krystal.  Schmitz has committed to Wartburg College where he plans to continue his education and football career. He's had 37 receptions for 381 yds and 3 TDs this fall for the Knights. Wartburg is a member of the NCAA III Iowa Conference.


By Valerie Close, Editor · February 4th, 2019
After multiple postponements this year because of the weather, the girls' basketball team finally had a chance to play against the Independence Mustangs.The purpose of the event was to raise support for those battling breast cancer and to support their families. Flowers were given to those who have fought and survived as well as recognizing those that have lost loved ones as part of the event.

IHSAA 2A Sect 4 Results for Vinton-Shellsburg

By Valerie Close, Editor · February 4th, 2019
120 Bryce Radeke (21-20) placed 4th and scored 10.5 team points. Quarterfinal - Bryce Radeke (Vinton-Shellsburg) 21-20 won by tech fall over Casey Gallagher (Benton Community) 8-19 (TF-1.5 5:16 (21-6)) Semifinal - Caleb Fuessley (Center Point-Urbana) 37-0 won by tech fall over Bryce Radeke (Vinton-Shellsburg) 21-20 (TF-1.

Pink Night Saturday, February 2 at 2:00 p.m.

By Valerie Close, Editor · January 31st, 2019
Vinton's Pink Night, will now be held on Saturday, 2:00 p.m. The Girl's Basketball game against Independence will begin at 2:00 p.m. with the varsity game at 3:30 p.m. This is the 10th annual game. There will be a t-shirt quilt raffled off to raise funds for Gifts of Hope.

How do you follow up a 41st straight WaMaC title? Well, the “storming” Vikings answered that Saturday with a strong performance at the North Central Swim Conference Meet in Decorah. The team turned in its best single-meet performance in more than a decade finishing a solid 5th place at Conference and earning some tremendous individual recognition along the way.

Pink Night at the High School has been postponed

By Valerie Close, Editor · January 28th, 2019
The Pink Night High School girls' basketball game that was supposed to be tonight, has been postponed due to the weather.

2019 WaMaC Conference Tournament Results for Vinton-Shellsburg

By Valerie Close, Editor · January 26th, 2019
Photos by Laurie Ortner113 Mike Betterton (18-12) place is unknown and scored 0.0 team points. Champ. Round 1 - Mike Betterton (Vinton-Shellsburg) 18-12 received a bye () (Bye) Quarterfinal - Kayden Gryp (Williamsburg) 26-12 won by fall over Mike Betterton (Vinton-Shellsburg) 18-12 (Fall 1:57) Cons.

JV WaMaC JV-6 Lucas Maynard's place is 3rd and has scored 9.0 team points. Round 1 - Braeden Flynn (Solon) won by major decision over Lucas Maynard (Vinton-Shellsburg) (Maj 12-2) Round 2 - Lucas Maynard (Vinton-Shellsburg) won by fall over Jimmy Giger (Central DeWitt) (Fall 0:18) Round 3 - Matt Hearn (Center Point Urbana) won by fall over Lucas Maynard (Vinton-Shellsburg) (Fall 2:10) JV WaMaC JV-8 Jon Evans's place is 4th and has scored 4.

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