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Published 12:34am Aug 30th

The weather was the main foe in the Vikings season-opening win vs. Benton.

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  • The weather was the main foe in the Vikings season-opening win vs. Benton.
    Published 12:34am Aug 30th

    The weather was the main foe in the Vikings season-opening win vs. Benton.

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  • Rained out: The VS band & flag corps had to delay its baseball-themed routine because of a downpour.
    Published 12:34am Aug 30th

    Rained out: The VS band & flag corps had to delay its baseball-themed routine because of a downpour.

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  • FFA and the Officer Team were some of the latest taking the ALS Bucket Challenge
    Published 7:17pm Aug 29th

    FFA and the Officer Team were some of the latest taking the ALS Bucket Challenge

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  • Casey's employees raised money for MDA camps with their Ice Buckety Challenge Friday morning.
    Published 1:26pm Aug 29th

    Casey's employees raised money for MDA camps with their Ice Buckety Challenge Friday morning.

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Raining Buckets Challenge: Vikes defeat Benton 20-8 in downpour

By Dean Close · 12:34am August 30th, 2014 · 22 hours ago
In a week that saw residents throughout the area participating in the Ice Bucket Challenge, the Vinton-Shellsburg Vikings, Benton Community Bobcats and their fans experienced a different kind of drenching Friday night. After lightning delayed the freshman-sophomore contest (which VS won, 44-8), rain fell through most of the varsity contest.

Looking forward to many more years at Clingman Pharmacy

By Jon R. Clingman · 4:15pm August 29th, 2014
"During the past few weeks i have been asked by many longtime customers and friends, if I am planning on leaving Clingman Pharmacy.The short answer is no!! Along with that, it is now time to share with you the recent changes at Clingman Pharmacy and why I believe that these changes are good news and will lead to exciting opportunities for the business and community.

Boomtown/Boomfest crews making preparations for tonight, tomorrow

By Dean Close · 2:01pm August 29th, 2014
Behind the scenes, volunteers and others have been working to prepare for this weekend's Boomtown and Boomfest activities. City crews placed flags on downtown light poles, and Boomtown Committee members worked with Veridian Credit Union employees to set up the fairgrounds for the weekend event. Veridian is again the title sponsor of Boomtown.

Casey's continues Ice Bucket Challenge, but donates to MDA camps

By Dean Close · 1:26pm August 29th, 2014
Accepting the challenge from former Casey's employee Trent Husted, who now works at Virginia Gay Hospital and participated in the VGH Ice Bucket Challenge earlier this week, Casey's manager Chris Hendryx accepted the challenge and also involved the convenience store employees and a few willing customers.

Boomfest to include dozens of vendors, cowboy act, steel drums

By Vinton Today · 12:39pm August 28th, 2014
Vinton Boomfest takes place in just two days, beginning at 10 a.m. Saturday in downtown Vinton Entertainment includes Cowboy Randy and a U of I steel drum band, as well as inflatable games for the kids to enjoy. See the complete schedule HERE.

Julia Meadows to Retire from Virginia Gay Hospital

By Virginia Gay Hospital · 11:02am August 28th, 2014
It’s uncommon these days for someone to work within a business or institution for more than a few years, and even more remarkable for a person rise within the ranks to one of the top positions. After 30 years Julia Meadows, Chief Financial Officer of Virginia Gay Hospital and Clinics, is retiring.