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Scholarship Provides Money for College Along with Valuable Tips

Registered Iowa high school seniors receive emailed tips on planning and paying for college and a chance to earn one of 30 $2,000 college scholarshipsRegistration opens today for a scholarship that offers Iowa high school seniors a chance to receive one of 30 scholarships worth $2,000 for college while learning important financial literacy skills. In addition, each recipient’s high school will receive a corresponding $100 award.

Volunteer Iowa Announces Applications Are Now Open For Volunteer Generation Fund

Volunteer Iowa is pleased to announce applications are now open for Volunteer Generation Fund grants. Volunteer Generation Fund (VGF) grant funds support development and strengthening of the volunteer infrastructure in Iowa through Volunteer Centers.  Existing Volunteer Generation Fund (VGF) grantees as well as new organizations that have the capacity and funding to support Volunteer Center functions are eligible to apply.
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Two area Lions Members receive Lamplighter Award of Appreciation

Vinton Lions Club congratulates Bret Nelson and Sheriff Ron Tippett for recently receiving the “Lamplighter Award of Appreciation”. Dale Schrad, 2nd Vice District Governor of District 9E, was available to present the awards. The Lamplighter Award of Appreciation is awarded to those who are invaluable to the clubs success whether in service or fundraising.

Area Parents Winners of College Savings Drawing

Thirty-nine Iowa parents and guardians each received $250 in college savings deposits after their entries were randomly [sel]ed in a quarterly drawing sponsored by Iowa Student Loan®. The winners were among 408 eligible participants who entered after receiving free college and career planning information for their middle and high school students.The information service, SP3 or Student Planning Pointers for Parents, is provided by the nonprofit student loan provider to help parents and guardians guide their students through eighth through 12th grades with an eye to the future“Parents are often unsure of how to help their student think about and plan for the future.

Shellsburg Sons of the American Legion (SAL) Flag Program

The Shellsburg Sons of the American Legion (SAL) is offering the Shellsburg community an opportunity to display a 3' x 5' American Flag on a 10 ft pole in front of your home or business.  This is an opportunity to support our Veterans and their families. Join our neighbors in this patriotic program by subscribing today.  To download the form, click below!www.

Announcing Iowa Poetry Association Contest Winners

The Iowa Poetry Association will soon release its 75th Anniversary Edition of Lyrical Iowa, the annual anthology comprised of poems by Iowa writers of all ages. According to Editor Marilyn Baszczynski, within the pages of this year's Lyrical Iowa, poems explore myriad experiences of anniversaries, life, death, love and joy while taking the reader on nuanced emotional and spiritual journeys, some gentle, others less so-a trek from old bra hooks for repairing turtle shells to a child's big and beautiful world where we must not litter, all while running past Zeus and dragons along the way.

Overton named to Allen College-Unity Point Health Summer Semester Dean's List

The administration and faculty of Allen College are pleased to congratulate students named to the Allen College Dean’s List at the completion of the summer semester of the 2020 - 2021 academic year.Congratulations to the following student from our area, Chase Overton, Nursing, BSN, Vinton,Bachelor’s and Associate’s students named to the Allen College Dean’s List must complete at least 12 semester hours and achieve a grade point average of 3.

Bob and Nancy (Law) Kimm Celebrate 65th Anniversary

The children of Bob and Nancy (Law) Kimm are pleased to announce the 65th wedding anniversary of their parents. The couple was married on September 17, 1955, in Chicago, Illinois. After honeymooning in Kentucky the couple returned home to Chicago. Bob received his orders to report to Williams Air Force Base in Chandler, Arizona. The two hopped on the motorcycle and never looked back.


The administration and faculty of Allen College are pleased to congratulate students named to the Allen College Dean’s List at the completion of the spring semester of the 2019 - 2020 academic year.Bachelor’s and Associate’s students named to the Allen College Dean’s List must complete at least 12 semester hours and achieve a grade point average of 3.

Overton Graduates from Allen College with honors

Chase Overton of Vinton received a Bachelor if Science in Nursing with Magna Cum Laude honors  from Allen College. The College awarded 45 degrees during its commencement ceremony on Friday, August 14.Allen College conferred 4 Bachelor of Health Sciences degrees, 38 Bachelor of Science in Nursing degrees and 3 Master of Science of Nursing degrees.
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