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Iowa History Book Club 3/17 Feature: The Cherry Sisters: The Best Worst Act...

Noon, March 17: Tune in to an “Iowa Stories” presentation from the State Historical Society of Iowa Research Center in Iowa City, featuring "The Cherry Sisters: The Best Worst Act in the World.” Look for more programs scheduled throughout the year.Click here to register

Secretary Naig Encourages Students to Submit Artwork for the 2021 Calendar

Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig invites school students to participate in the 2021 Choose Iowa Calendar Contest hosted by the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship. The artwork should feature at least one aspect of Iowa agriculture — food, livestock, crops or renewable fuels, for example. Submissions will be judged on creativity and the ability to connect agriculture to everyday life.
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Iowa History Book Club event March 11: Iowa: The Middle Land

Beginning at 7 p.m. March 11: Join the inaugural session of the online Iowa History Book Club, when Annals of Iowa editor Andrew Klumpp leads a discussion of the late Dorothy Schwieder’s classic “Iowa: The Middle Land.” Meetings are scheduled quarterly throughout the year.This engrossing history of the Hawkeye State reveals a place of fascinating grassroots politics, economic troubles and triumphs, surprising cultural diversity and unsung natural beauty.

Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs Celebrates Iowa History Month

The Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs is celebrating Iowa's 175th Anniversary this year. The month of March is Iowa History month. Vinton Today will be sharing various events and articles with you. Some will be interactive and fun for the family. So be sure to look for those!---Tune in for more "Iowa History 101" online programs at noon each Tuesday and Thursday to learn about notable names and stories from the past, including Inkpaduta, Emir Abd el-Kader, Donna Reed and others.

IHCA Foundation Offers Health Care Scholarships

75 scholarships now available; applications due May 31The Iowa Health Care Association (IHCA) Foundation is offering 75 scholarships, totaling $167,500 to help individuals interested in pursuing or advancing their career in long-term care. This is up from 33 scholarships offered last year. Scholarship opportunities are available for current long-term care employees, veterans and high school students.

Area student ranks among top 2 percent at Iowa State University

The following area students are ranked among the top 2 percent of students in their college at Iowa State University.Two colleges are listed for those students who have majors located in more than one college (for example, business and human sciences) and who rank among the top 2 percent of students in both.Atkins, IA Laura Maschino, senior, C

Community Foundation of Northeast Iowa’s 2021 Scholarship Deadline Approaching

The deadline to submit 2021 scholarship applications to the Community Foundation of Northeast Iowa is 11:59 p.m. on March 10, 2021. The online application can be found on the Community Foundation’s website at www.cfneia.org/scholarships. CFNEIA awarded nearly $588,770 in scholarships to high school, college, and adult students in 2020. A total of 272 scholarships were awarded to students pursuing higher education opportunities with an average award of $2,165.

Learn About Tree Care & Help Your Community!

Register for TreeKeepers Classes NowNature lovers are needed to help maintain and plant trees throughout Iowa and Illinois; volunteers can sign up now for virtual training through Trees Forever's TreeKeepers classes. The course is designed for people who want to become more knowledgeable about urban tree planting and care and will empower attendees to become effective environmental volunteers.

Benton County Community Foundation Grant Application Deadline Approaching

The deadline to submit applications to the Benton County Community Foundation for its 2021 grant cycle is 11:59 p.m. on March 15, 2021. The online grant application may be found on the Community Foundation’s website at www.bentonccf.org. Grants are awarded to projects in the following areas: arts and culture, community betterment, education and youth development, environment and animal welfare, health, and human service.

What You Should Consider When Repaying Student Loans

 By MARCIA ROGERS Iowa Student Loan Board Member(February 23, 2021) - As potential student loan changes are discussed by the Biden administration, you may have several questions about how your own student loan payments may be affected.At Iowa Student Loan, we have put together some information to consider when repaying student loan debt. These items are for informational purposes only; any action you take should be an individual decision based on your own situation.
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