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Vinton Police Department adds New Officer

The Vinton Police Department, welcomed Officer Isacc Kelly who was sworn in at Thursday night’s City Council meeting. Officer Kelly arrived here from Marengo. Mayor Bud Maynard gave the oath of office to Officer Kelly.

V-S FFA Leads 3rd Graders in Agriculture

By: Co-Reporters, Grace Schminke and Alana FlemingOn Wednesday, May 4th, The Vinton-Shellsburg FFA Chapter worked with the Benton Community and Belle Plaine FFA Chapters to educate 3rd Graders throughout Benton County on several different agricultural aspects. The members of the Vinton-Shellsburg FFA Chapter taught students about Pigs, Poultry, Rabbits, and assisted with Horses.
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Parizek on Upcoming Road Projects in the County - Expect Detours

County Engineer Myron Parizek spoke to the Vinton Kiwanis Club concerning the state and county road construction projects Myron Parizek, the Benton County Engineer, on behalf of the Secondary Roads Department shared with the Kiwanis Club several projects that will be happening in Benton County this year. Parizek has served with the county for 33 years, 23 as the County Engineer and the assistant before that. He said that it looked like Secondary Roads will look a lot less involved this year compared to the eight bridge projects that were under construction during last year's construction season.

Eastern Iowa Honor Flight announces flight to Washington DC. Flight #43

On Tuesday, May 17, 2022, the Eastern Iowa Honor Flight will launch Flight #43. The mission of this non-profit organization is to provide veterans with a “once in a lifetime” opportunity to visit monuments and memorials built in honor of their service and sacrifice. Since the Eastern Iowa Honor Flight began operations in 2009, 42 flights have transported 3,791 veterans, along with their guardians to Washington, DC.

Virginia Gay Nursing & Rehab Receives Blue Ribbon in COVID-19 Vigilance Award

Virginia Gay Nursing & Rehab has received Telligen’s Blue Ribbon in COVID-19 Vigilance Award Virginia Gay Nursing & Rehab has received Telligen’s Blue Ribbon in COVID-19 Vigilance Award. This award recognizes their commitment to preventing the spread of COVID-19 and places the organization on Telligen’s Iowa 2022 Blue Ribbon in COVID-19 Vigilance Recognition List.“Nursing homes that receive this award have demonstrated their commitment to prevent the spread of COVID-19,” said Sue Stefan, Telligen Executive Director, Federal Health Solutions.
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Vinton Lutheran Home Mother/Daughter Tea features Area Students

Bryleigh Farmer Four Vinton-Shellsburg students took time out of their day to visit Vinton Lutheran Home Assisted Living's Mother/Daughter Tea that was held at the Lutheran Home. On Thursday afternoon the students performed songs that they had previously learned for a singing event that the school had competed in. Michala Martin went along with the students to accompany them on the piano.

Lindauer student at William Penn University Wins Film Festival Award

Noah Lindauer wins Noah Lindauer, ’25 recently won “Best Undergraduate Documentary” at the Wildcat Spirit Student Film Festival at Wayne State College in Wayne, Nebraska. Noah, a New Media major at William Penn University, enjoyed the day-long festival which included workshops with sessions on filmmaking and acting, as well as a screening of the selected films.


So… go put some cash in your mailbox Saturday night and--if you time-travel back to the 1920s and if you know the right people--Sunday morning you’ll wake up to a nice bottle of moonshine.Of course, it might not be real nice, Linda Betsinger McCann, author of “Prohibition in Eastern Iowa”, told her audience of 30 at the Center Point Library community room on May 2.
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Bike Rodeo brings out the Bicycle Wranglers

Little bikers take to the course as they try to stay between the lines The annual Bike Rodeo brought teeny tiny tots and those children a few years older. The event was coordinated by the Vinton Parks and Rec Department and the Vinton Kiwanis Club was on hand to direct traffic. Vinton's Police Chief Ted Paxton was also on hand to issue tickets for each of the children after the bikes were checked for safety. The tickets were then taken to each station as the children checked in.

Vinton officially recognized as Dementia Friendly Community

In a statement released by Dementia Friendly Iowa, they announced that Vinton has become part of the Dementia Friendly America Network."Vinton, Iowa has officially joined the Dementia Friendly America network, making it the 3rd official Dementia Friendly Community initiative in Iowa.Huge congratulations to the DF Vinton Action Team, especially their local community lead, Jessica Fairbanks, for their commitment to helping make Vinton a more dementia-friendly community!Several businesses and organizations in Vinton have already been trained to be more dementia-friendly, and many others are scheduled to do so! Dementia Friendly Vinton is dedicated to providing continued education, resources and a better understanding of dementia throughout the community.
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