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Benton County Speedway hosts opener for IMCA Frostbuster Week

Benton County Speedway rolls out the red carpet for opening night of the five-race IMCA Frostbuster Week.The Wednesday, April 6 show at Vinton, sponsored by Michael & Dowd and by Wayne’s Repair, features IMCA Modifieds running for $1,000 to win while IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars chase a $500 top prize. IMCA Northern SportMods run for $400 to win, IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks for $250.

Michelle Stepanek resigns after 24 seasons as Vikette volleyball coach

 The Vinton-Shellsburg Vikette varsity volleyball program's winningest coach, Michelle Stepanek has resigned after 24 seasons (1994-2007, 2012-21) at the helm of the program. She coached the sophomores in 1992 and 1993.Stepanek coached the Vikettes to the 1999 State Volleyball Tournament and to the 2005, 2007 and 2021 Regional championship matches.
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Benton County Speedway car show set for April 2

An old tradition is returning for race fans of The Bullring.What used to be an annual event to kick off the season at Benton County Speedway, the annual car show on the streets of downtown Vinton is making its return.Sponsored and hosted by Ron Da Voo Lounge and Deli, competitors at The Bullring are invited to put their cars on display from noon-4 p.

Shellsburg Area Community Group (SACG) - Golf Fundraiser June 25, Save the Date

The Shellsburg Area Community Group’s Annual Golf Outing will be held on June 25.  Make plans now to join in the fun at Wildcat Golf Course on Saturday, June 25! SACG will be hosting its 10th annual golf outing on the morning of June 25 at Wildcat Golf Course in Shellsburg. All funds raised will go toward community projects and services in Shellsburg.

VPRD offering Adult Men's Softball and COED Softball FREE for 2022

Vinton Parks and Recreation Department is offering Adult Men's Softball and COED Softball FREE for the 2022 season! Get a team together, click on the category above and sign up now! The deadline for registration is April 21st. Register at: http://vprdzone.com/
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The Shellsburg Lions 9th Annual Golf Fundraiser

The Shellsburg Lions will host their 20th Annual Golf Fundraiser on June 12 starting at 9 am. This will be the Shellsburg Lions 9th Annual Golf Fundraiser in partnership with Better Together animal rescue in Vinton and the Iowa Humane Alliance in Cedar Rapids host this annual event to support the Shellsburg community.For those who wish to sponsor our Golf Fundraiser, click the Sponsorship link below, download the form and mail back with payment (check or call with credit card) For more information, click on the following flyers: Golf Flyer, Sponsorship Flyer, Raffle Flyer.

Shellsburg Recreation Center - Baseball/Softball

Sign Up TODAY!!Registration forms are available HERE for download. These can simply be filled out and mailed in with a check.ALL GAMES ARE LOCATED IN BENTON COUNTY!!ProgramsT-Ball - 6 week program May - June - Preschool and KindergartenCoach Pitch - 8 week program May - June - 1st and 2nd GradersLIttle League - Softball and Baseball - April - June - 3rd, 4th and 5th GradersPony League - Softball and Baseball - April - June - 6th, 7th and 8th GradersDEADLINE TO REGISTER IS MARCH 20, 2022Questions, please contact Rhonda Bridgewater, Shellsburg Rec Director, 319-558-9914, rbridgewater@mercycare.

Special Olympics IA Mid-Winter Tournament Mar. 11 & 12 in Iowa City & Coralville

~The tournament is open to the public, and admission is free.~  Athletes and Unified partners from across the state will assemble in Iowa City and Coralville on March 11 and 12 to compete in the Special Olympics Iowa Mid-Winter Tournament. The Mid-Winter Tournament will feature over 900 athletes and Unified partners competing in basketball skills, team basketball, cheer and dance, gymnastics, and powerlifting competitions.

Esports Prepare to Kick Off Another Season

The V/S High School Esports team is getting ready for the Spring season which will include Smite and Mario Kart Time Trials! All Smite games will be able to be viewed on Twitch by searching for vprdplay. Regular season games will start on March 24th and will run every Thursday through May 12th. Speaking of Esports, be sure to sign up for the VPRD Esports Tournament which will be held on Friday, March 11th! Registration deadline is Monday, March 7th! Tournament 1: 1st - 4th Grade from 11am - 1:30pmTournament 2: 5th - 8th Grade from 2pm - 4:30pmTournament 3: 9th - 12th Grade from 5:30pm - 8pmRegister online here.

Vikette basketball finishes 15-9 (7-5 WaMaC West)

Vikette basketball team finishes 15-9 (7-5 WaMaC West)As Rich Haisman entered his third season as the Vinton-Shellsburg Vikette basketball head basketball varsity head coach, the Vikettes had compiled back-to-back winning seasons for the first time since 2003-04 and 2004-05. In 2019-20 the Vikettes finished 12-11 (7-5) and in 2020-21 they finished 18-5 (9-3) and in 2021-22 they finished 15-9 (7-5).
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