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“Don’t take the sweetheart deal”

By Valerie Close, Editor · April 24th, 2019
“Don’t take the sweetheart deal”, was the advice given tonight at the Vinton Municipal Communications Utilities Board of Trustees meetings. Board member Alan Woodhouse brought a letter from Centurylink which read in part, "You've been a customer for 43 years..." and then the letter went on to encourage him to sign up for a contract for his internet service with the company.

FFA Annual Plant Sale Dates Set

By Wyatt Forsyth, VS FFA Agricultural Ed · April 23rd, 2019
The FFA Annual Plant Sale will be held this year on the following dates and times.The plants being sold will include:Petunia Hanging BasketsCalibrachoa Hanging BasketsGeraniums (9 varieties) BegoniasImpatiens (4 varieties)Tomatoes (7 varieties)Sweet Peppers (4 varieties)Vinca VinesLemon Coral SucculentsGiant SnowflakesDichondra HybridsWe are selling on the following dates:Friday April 26th3:30pm - 6:30pmSaturday April 27th8:00am – 12:00pmSunday April 28th12:00pm – 4:00pmThursday May 2nd3:30pm - 6:30pmFriday May 3rd3:30pm – 6:30pmSaturday ...

The HistoryThe choice to step into the ministry may not have been as hard for Pastor Mark Urlaub as it might have been for others. Following in the footsteps of not only his father but also his grandfather, Urlaub prepared to serve in the ministry. He graduated from Wartburg Theological Seminary in 1980 and continued on to serve in the Lutheran church.

The Iowa Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (HSEMD) is recognizing April 14-20, 2019, as National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week. Blake DeRouchey, manager of Iowa's 911 program, explained that telecommunications professionals are the backbone of the 911 system and critical to ensuring the safety of our communities and our citizens.

5th Quarter A New Event for High Schoolers

By 5th Quarter · April 16th, 2019
5th Quarter will kick off its opening night on May 3rd at the Revolution Building located at 417 1st Ave. in downtown Vinton.On Opening night of 5th Quarter, there will be Karaoke, hot dogs and a popcorn bar, Every Friday night from 8:00 p.m. until 11:00 p.m. any current high school student is welcome to attend.

Saying Thank you to the Benton County Road Crew

By Valerie Close, Editor · April 12th, 2019
The local Farm Bureau had an idea that they knew they needed help with. They contacted the Benton County Corn Producers knowing that they could depend on them to lend a hand with the project.And they did.On Thursday, a group of the Benton County Corn Producers met at the Benton County Secondary Roads shop where our road crews work and store their equipment.

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