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Published 9:05pm Dec 8th
VSHS freshman XC runner Scott Wirth was the overall winner of the 2013 Tour de Lights 5K.read article »
Published 9:05pm Dec 8th
Street lights and lighted wreaths shine above the Tour de Lights runners Sunday evening..read article »
Published 4:26am Dec 8th
Amillianna and Braden King met Santa during the VPRD Breakfast on Saturday.read article »
Published 2:59pm Dec 7th
Coloring books helped children understand the role of women during World War II.read article »
· 9:05pm December 8th, 2013 · 13 hours ago
Somewhere in a closet or storage bin, Vinton-Shellsburg Cross Country Coach John Frazier has eight similar but different T-shirts, one from each of the first eight annual Tour de Lights fund-raising 5K race. Next year, the 2014 Tour De Lights T-shirt will join the 2013 version (blue with a snowman in a Santa's hat, running under the well-known Vinton street lamps).
· 4:26am December 8th, 2013
For twenty years or so, Santa has been sharing breakfast with Vinton area children. This year, he met them at the Skate Center, where many families enjoyed a breakfast of pancakes and eggs and ham, before the children lined up to have their photos taken and receive a gift bag. The Vinton Parks and Recreation Department helps Santa organize the event each year.
· 2:59pm December 7th, 2013
Veterans joined Vinton-Shellsurg Middle School History Teacher Alex Vasquez and several students for the annual Pearl Harbor Memorial Saturday in the VSMS library. Mr. Vasquez briefly summarized the events leading up to the beginning of World War II, and shared some details of the attack. A moment of silence honored those who died that day, including the 1,117 sailors who were lost on the USS Arizona.
· 10:59pm December 6th, 2013
The Viking basketball home winning streak is over. Six-foot-nine Williamsburg senior Matt Heitmann and the rest of the Raider defense made scoring tough all night -and virtually impossible in the final nine minutes -- for the Vikings in their home opener. Williamsburg led 27-25 with a minute to go in the third, and kept the Vikings to just 2 points for the rest of the game, defeating the Vikings 43-27.
· 12:04pm December 6th, 2013
The Most important story in the news this year involves Paula Deen. Yeah, I know: That sounds absurd. Before you reach for the ‘Comment’ button, let me explain why, in a year in which ObamaCare, the Boston Marathon bombing, debt ceilings and government shutdowns affected just about everyone, the story that should be on the top of our list to worry about involves a TV personality.
· 8:46am December 6th, 2013
Vinton-Shellsurg athletes are busy in December competing in the traditionally-named "winter" sports, basketball, wrestling and swimming. Now, however, softball is becoming a winter activity for dozens of V-S girls, from fourth grade through high school. For the past few months, athletes have been going to "The Barn," an old, two-story, red farm building on the Cornell farm.