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Published 1:03pm May 22nd

Lyndsey Cornell scored on this play in the Vikettes' 8-0 win over Monticello.

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  • Lyndsey Cornell scored on this play in the Vikettes' 8-0 win over Monticello.
    Published 1:03pm May 22nd

    Lyndsey Cornell scored on this play in the Vikettes' 8-0 win over Monticello.

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  • Rebecca Steffen helps Mr. Vazquez demonstrate Civil War firing protocols Thursday.
    Published 7:02am May 22nd

    Rebecca Steffen helps Mr. Vazquez demonstrate Civil War firing protocols Thursday.

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  • Grace Petzrelka helps Mr. Vasquez demonstrate how Civil War soldiers stood in two rows to fire.
    Published 7:02am May 22nd

    Grace Petzrelka helps Mr. Vasquez demonstrate how Civil War soldiers stood in two rows to fire.

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  • Vikette state track qualifiers met at Ehlinger's to paint windows before leaving for D.M.
    Published 10:15pm May 20th

    Vikette state track qualifiers met at Ehlinger's to paint windows before leaving for D.M.

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Dawne Schminke, Viking 4 x 100 team advance to finals at State Track Meet

By Dean Close · 2:23pm May 22nd, 2015 · 21 hours ago
The Vinton-Shellsburg boys 4 x 100 team (Juniors Cole Garwood, Nick Hyland, Jordan Womochil and Joel Barnes) finished in third in today’s preliminaries at the State Track Meet, and will run for a chance at a state title on Saturday. The quartet finished with a time of 43.66, two-tenths of a second behind first-lace Williamsburg.

Vikettes win final soccer game on old field; team to play on new turf next year

By Dean Close · 1:03pm May 22nd, 2015 · 22 hours ago
The era of soccer on "the hill" is over. The Vinton-Shellsburg girls team played the last home game on the field just east of the high school parking lot, where the teams have played since soccer came to VSHS. The girls defeated Monticello, 8-0. The boys played their last home game on that field on Monday.

Youth Action Award: VS seniors Ries, Miracle honored for Operation Backpack

By V-S Community School District · 11:11am May 22nd, 2015 · 24 hours ago
Vinton-Shellsburg seniors Kylie Miracle and Riley Ries will receive recognition from Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad during the 2015 Iowa State Fair in honor of the work they did for Operation Backpack, the program designed to send food home each weekend for students from needy families. Nearly 100 families participated in the program which Ries and Miracle began.

One of the lessons that Vinton-Shellsburg Middle School 8th graders most eagerly anticipate each year took place on Thursday, when history teacher Alex Vasquez again put on his Civil War uniform. Each year, Mr. Vasquez wraps up his Civil War unit with an outdoor marching demonstration. He teaches the students how a century and a half ago, new enlistees learned how to stand shoulder-to-shoulder, from tallest to shortest.

8th grade girl track successes include Wamac meet title, many school records

By V-S Community School District · 2:10pm May 21st, 2015
The 8th grade girls track team ended their season with their home meet on May 12, finishing second in the team scoring. For the season they brought home 4 team championships, including the WaMaC championship, and two second place finishes with one meet being cancelled. The meets consisted of 8 teams competing in 4 field events, 3 hurdle events, 6 relays and 5 individual running events.

We need your help in honoring our Veterans

By Valerie Close · 12:35pm May 21st, 2015
We are adding more Veterans to our list of those who have served this great country of ours. If you would take a moment to see if we have missed any Veterans that you know of, and let us know of any corrections and additions, we would REALLY appreciate it! Click the link below, thanks! Veterans of Benton County If you would like to submit a photo of your Veteran as well, feel free to send that to VintonToday@hotmail.