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Published 8:48am Jul 27th

Seniors Tyler Rasmussen, Tyler Rippel and Jordan Womochil were honored at Viking BB wrapup.

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  • Seniors Tyler Rasmussen, Tyler Rippel and Jordan Womochil were honored at Viking BB wrapup.
    Published 8:48am Jul 27th

    Seniors Tyler Rasmussen, Tyler Rippel and Jordan Womochil were honored at Viking BB wrapup.

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  • Scoreboard to be replaced, again: The VS baseball field was also damaged in 2011.
    Published 7:53am Jul 27th

    Scoreboard to be replaced, again: The VS baseball field was also damaged in 2011.

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  • Residents of Imperial Apartments continue dealing with storm damage and looking for housing.
    Published 12:59pm Jul 26th

    Residents of Imperial Apartments continue dealing with storm damage and looking for housing.

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  • An officer who finished mowing a lawn after a man fell ill while cutting grass has inspired many.
    Published 10:57pm Jul 25th

    An officer who finished mowing a lawn after a man fell ill while cutting grass has inspired many.

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Storm impact on V-S property minimal; school year to begin as scheduled

By Dean Close · 7:53am July 27th, 2016 · 9 hours ago
Despite one close call at Tilford Elementary School and a very close call at the Vinton-Shellsburg Middle School/Administration Building and wind damage that affected the main heating and cooling unit of Shellsburg Elementary, the Vinton-Shellsburg district escaped major building damage during the July 17 tornado in Vinton and wind storm in Shellsburg, reports Superintendent Mary Jo Hainstock.

Free school supplies distribution day set for Aug. 9, at Clickstop Cares

By V-S Community School District · 10:52am July 26th, 2016
Distribution of free school supplies for families in need will take place at Clickstop Cares on Tuesday, August 9 from 2:00-6:00 pm AND Wednesday, August 17 from 3:00-7:00 pm. Clickstop Cares is located at 2535 Bing Miller Lane in Urbana at the company’s warehouse location just past the REC office (NOT the main Clickstop office on I-380).

Vinton officer praised for mowing lawn of man after ambulance call

By Dean Close · 10:57pm July 25th, 2016
An act of kindness above and beyond the call of duty by a Vinton police officer has earned the respect of residents who saw or heard about it. Logan Merchant of Vinton posted a photo, with the following information: "I'm not normally one to post stuff like this, but the way police have been portrayed lately I felt I should.

Rural Vinton woman pleads guilty to federal meth charge

By US Attorney's Office · 7:26pm July 25th, 2016
A rural Vinton woman who possessed methamphetamine with intent to distribute pled guilty today in federal court in Cedar Rapids. Angelika McAtee, age 58, from Vinton, Iowa, was convicted of possessing over 48 grams of pure methamphetamine with intent to distribute it. At the plea hearing, McAtee admitted that she had been selling methamphetamine.

The victims of the July 17 Vinton tornado heard two sets of numbers during a meeting on Friday. The first set of numbers was encouraging – the phone numbers of the several agencies and organizations working together to help the victims recover. The second set of numbers, however, is troubling: The number of households displaced by the storm (estimated at 44) is four times the number of available rental units local officials have been able to identify at this time.

Night-time waterball debuts in Vinton

By Dean Close · 4:42am July 23rd, 2016
A Vinton Fire Department team earned the 2nd place trophy and a team from the Garrison FD won the 4th place trophy in the first-ever night-time waterball fights in Vinton. More than 50 men's teams and 10 women's teams from area fire departments as well as those from other parts of Iowa competed.