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If you give a little girl a Grandpa…

It’s been a while since I’ve read the book, “If you give a Mouse a Cookie” but the other day I saw a version of it being acted out before my very eyes. See, if you give a little girl her grandpa,...



The flood, from above

Brendan Turner has been capturing important Vinton milestones for more than a year with his drone camera. He shared a minute-long video with Vinton Today readers, and you may have seen some of his videos on TV news reports of...


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Union to Dyersville

By Joe Hadachek UNION (5-0 overall, 3-0 2A district 4), next game at home vs. Waterloo Columbus (Homecoming) Union traveled to Dyersville-Beckman for a 2A D4 match up on Friday night. DB scored first on a pass play to Mack Brown...


Marcella Miller

  NEWHALL:  Marcella Miller, 93 passed away Saturday, September 24, 2016 at the Vinton Lutheran Home.  Marcella’s wishes were no visitation and to be cremated.  Private family services will be at a later date.  Burial will be at...

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Carol M. “Kelly” Gould

BELLE PLAINE – Carol M. “Kelly” Gould, age 88 of Belle Plaine, passed away Thursday, Sept. 15, 2016 at the Marengo Memorial Hospital. Memorial Service will be 11 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016, Kloster Funeral Home,...

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Eda Schanbacher

ATKINS: Eda Barbara Schanbacher, 98, of Solon, and formerly of Atkins, died Tuesday, September 20, 2016 at Windmill Manor in Tiffin following an extended illness. Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, September...

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Events & Activities

Bike Trail Grand Opening set for Oct. 2

The Vinton Parks and Recreation Department and VORC (Vinton Off Road Cyclists) are inviting all bike-riders to a special grand opening ceremony next Sunday, Oct. 2. The event begins at 1 p.m. and will allow participants to ride...

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