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2022 Post Prom Committee says, "Thank You!"

2022 Post Prom Committee would like to thank the following donors for their generosity in making the event possible. It was a fantastic experience for the kids, and everyone was a winner for Casino Night Prom 2022!ARNOLD MOTOR SUPPLYBETTERTON CHIROPRACTICBRICKSIDE BREW & CHEWBRUCE, BART & NIKKICAMERON'SCASEY'SCEDAR VALLEY BANK & TRUSTCOOTS, SCOTT & HOLLIECRANKY HANK'S PIZZA BANKDAVID HAPPEL ATTORNEY AT LAWECHOVISION-US CELLULARELWICK ELECTRICERVIN MOTOR COMPANYFAREWAYFARMERS MUTUAL TELEPHONE COOPFARMERS SAVINGS BANK & TRUSTFIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCHFRINGE ON FOURTHGEORGE G LUCKEY NO.

Scam Alerts: Receiving Unwanted Phone Calls Appearing to be from VGH?

We have had reports of VGH phone numbers being “spoofed”—that is, someone has disguised their phone number as a VGH phone number and is calling people for addresses or possible personal information. Even though the number appears to be a VGH number, these calls are not from the VGH. When VGH does call, VGH staff will: give their first names, provide department and provide a call-back number if you are questioning the validity of the call.
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Monsters take over Tilford Elementary

A monster of an idea was hatched by some creative geniuses who had the foresight to connect two special groups of people. The 2nd grade students at Tilford Elementary, along with the help of teachers Mr. Larson and Mrs. Sturtz were given the assignment to have students draw a picture of a monster. Any kind of monster. The students had no idea why. Their drawings were collected and secretly sent off to the Vinton-Shellsburg's High School Family and Consumer Sciences class.

Update on Riverside Park and B.L. Anderson Park Improvements

On Tuesday, Matt Boggess, Director of Vinton Parks and Recreation Department, shared an update on the situation at Riverside Park. Damage to the park equipment itself. The total cost to replace the structure is going to be a little over $200,000. Insurance will be covering 100% of the replacement costs. The cost to replace the burned truck has not yet been determined.

VGH Employees Recognized for their Service Awards Celebration!

James Frentress, Anna Sojka Sharon Dieter celebrating 30 Years! Michele Schoonover stated, "Sharon has been at VGH her entire nursing career. She has been a preceptor to Kirkwood nursing students, as well as many "new nurses". It's not surprising Sharon chose this occupation as she comes from a family of deep faith and belief in providing service to others!"Teresa Buelow, Denise Evans, Sherri Isbell and Dr.
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May is Crisis Intervention Awareness Month

Benton County Critical Incident Stress Management Team (BCCISM) The Benton County Board of Supervisors declared the Month of May as Crisis Intervention Awareness Month!  Nationally, May is Mental Health Awareness Month. In support of that, and the enormous increase, utility, and importance of teams and services that provide crisis intervention.The Benton County Critical Incident Stress Management Team (BCCISM) assists our first responders’; Fire, law enforcement, emergency medical services, and 911 dispatchers after they have experienced a critical incident.

Displays, Transparency and Library considers Litigation for Future Remarks

Two Vinton residents stood in front of the Vinton Library board representing others from the town. Brooke Kruckenberg and Deb Hesson presented requests to the Vinton Public Library in both March and April, respectively. The two asked that the library consider the books that are made into displays and also requested publication of the upcoming books that would be used in the weekly Storytime.

VSCSD announces Iowa Biliteracy Seal Recipients

Click to view recipientsThe Vinton-Shellsburg Community School District is pleased to announce that six students from the Class of 2022 have earned Biliteracy Seals from the State of Iowa. Those receiving the award under the guidance of VSCSD Spanish instructor Michele Lash include Zena Aragon, Natalie Armstrong, Carly Bendull, Katelyn Hyland, Samantha Walton, and Jozee White.
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Arsonists damage Riverside Park, destroy Vehicle and Spray Paint Rec Center

Vinton Parks and Rec Department was attacked by arsonist(s) early Saturday morning UPDATED: On May 14, 2022, at around 02:54AM, The Vinton Fire Department and the Vinton Police Department responded to a report of a fire north of the swimming pool. One of the Vinton Parks and Recreation vehicles was fully engulfed with fire as well as the main playground equipment at the Riverside Park “ninja park”. The vehicle and the playground equipment were a total loss.

VSCSD Foundation awarded 38 Scholarships to Vinton-Shellsburg Students

The Vinton-Shellsburg Community School Foundation is in its 26th year of supporting graduating students with scholarships and providing opportunities for students from PK-12th grade. Many generous people have given funds for the benefit of generations to come, and this year the Foundation wishes to recognize those people and share their stories.  Tony Bopp created a scholarship fund in honor of his late wife Jill Lockard-Bopp, to support students pursuing post-secondary education in the performing arts.
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