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Published 6:25pm Oct 19th

Matt Purdy poses in the hunting blind he won at the Red Cedar banquet.

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  • Matt Purdy poses in the hunting blind he won at the Red Cedar banquet.
    Published 6:25pm Oct 19th

    Matt Purdy poses in the hunting blind he won at the Red Cedar banquet.

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  • The Red Cedar Shooters receive funding from the Ikes for their trap shooting team.
    Published 6:25pm Oct 19th

    The Red Cedar Shooters receive funding from the Ikes for their trap shooting team.

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  • Tom Stueck holds the raffle jar while Bill Keller draws a ticket and Katie Stueck holds the prize.
    Published 6:25pm Oct 19th

    Tom Stueck holds the raffle jar while Bill Keller draws a ticket and Katie Stueck holds the prize.

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  • FFA members participate in unique team exercises during Greenhand Night.
    Published 10:26am Oct 17th

    FFA members participate in unique team exercises during Greenhand Night.

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VPRD plans variety of Halloween events

By Brad Barker · 7:36pm October 21st, 2014 · 20 minutes ago
Something is spooky in the air and we want to celebrate it! This weekend, the Vinton Parks & Recreation Department will play host to a number of frightenly-fun Halloween-themed events. - The Kid’s Downtown Spooktacular Day on Saturday, October 25th will have your costumed children participating in a number of Halloween-themed games and pumpkin decorating before they head out on a costume trick-or-treating parade through Vinton’s downtown businesses.

VS families asked to participate in technology survey

By V-S Community School District · 7:20pm October 21st, 2014 · 36 minutes ago
By Kim Meyer, VS Technology Dept. We have made some significant changes in the technology opportunities we offer our students and staff. Although we have done a lot, we know there are still more we can do to improve our use and purchase of equipment. As we determine how to best allocate our resources (time and money), we are gathering input from students, parents and staff.

'Crafted with Love' sale to raise funds for Gifts of Hope, Oct. 25

By Vinton Today · 7:16pm October 21st, 2014 · 41 minutes ago
Windsor Manor will host the 6th Annual Crafted with Love Open House on Saturday, Oct. 25th from 1-4pm. The event includes local vendors selling arts and crafts, and a bake sale. Proceeds from craft and bake sale go to support the Virginia Gay Hospital Foundation Gifts of Hope program which offers funding to area women for breast cancer screening.

Benton County residents targeted by Sweepstakes scam

By Randy Forsyth, Benton County Sheriff · 7:10pm October 21st, 2014 · 46 minutes ago
The Benton County Sheriff’s office has received three reports of attempted scams in the Vinton area today. Calls are being received stating that they have placed second in the Publisher Clearing House Sweepstakes. They are requesting that the people wire money to them to cover the processing costs.

Poisonous gases suspected in rural county death

By Randy Forsyth, Benton County Sheriff · 11:07am October 20th, 2014
A suspicious vehicle was reported Sunday at the roadside park on highway 218 north of the 218 & 8 junction south of La Porte City in Benton County. Upon investigation it was determined that there may be hazardous chemicals in the vehicle. LaPorte City Fire and Ambulance were dispatched to the scene.

Attention young thespians: ACT I Announces Auditions for: Dear Edwina JR.

By Steve Arnold, ACT 1 · 9:32am October 20th, 2014
Dear Edwina JR. is a delightful children’s theatre musical for a general audience. ACT I is pleased to present four performances on December 5, 6, and 7 at the Palace Theatre in Vinton, as our Christmas card to the community. Dear Edwina is about a spunky young girl, Edwina Spoonapple, who aspires to be an advice columnist.