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Published 4:35pm Feb 11th

The VSHS FFA/Ag students again are sharing videos of the hatching of chicks in their incubator.

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  • The VSHS FFA/Ag students again are sharing videos of the hatching of chicks in their incubator.
    Published 4:35pm Feb 11th

    The VSHS FFA/Ag students again are sharing videos of the hatching of chicks in their incubator.

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  • After visiting Fareway, Tim Smith of the TV show 'Moonshiners' visited the Vinton FD.
    Published 9:10am Feb 11th

    After visiting Fareway, Tim Smith of the TV show 'Moonshiners' visited the Vinton FD.

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  • Instructors gave VS 5th graders their first ski lessons Monday at Sundown Mountain.
    Published 6:13am Feb 9th

    Instructors gave VS 5th graders their first ski lessons Monday at Sundown Mountain.

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  • Virginia Gay Hospital Administrator Mike Riege with Senator Joni Ernst
    Published 12:23pm Feb 8th

    Virginia Gay Hospital Administrator Mike Riege with Senator Joni Ernst

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Volunteer opportunity: Post-Prom Game Committee seeks new chairperson

By V-S Community School District · 10:01pm February 11th, 2016 · 15 hours ago
The Vinton-Shellsburg High School Post Prom game committee is in need of a new chairperson, as soon as possible. The group is seeking a parent of a VSHS junior who is would be willing to use their energetic, outgoing personality to help organize activities and volunteers for the Post-Prom event.

VS FFA/Ag students share hatching video

By Dean Close · 4:35pm February 11th, 2016 · 21 hours ago
The Vinton-Shellsburg FFA/Ag Department is celebrating the hatching of several chicks in its incubator. The program, with "The Barn," its outdoor learning lab, as well as its greenhouse and fish aquariums, continues to offer students a variety of hands-on lessons. Students have even witnessed the birth of baby pigs.

Council to vote on Shopko 'Class C' liquor license; employment ads continue

By Dean Close · 12:07pm February 11th, 2016
The Vinton City Council will vote tonight on approving a Class C liquor license with Sunday sales for Shopko, as the opening of the store in the former Alco building nears. There is still no official opening date set, but the liquor license request filed with the Iowa Alcoholic Beverages Division lists March 13 as the effective date.

VS to host 7-8th grade Honor Choir Festival Feb. 15; VSMS students to sing

By V-S Community School District · 12:01pm February 11th, 2016
The East Central Iowa Choral Directors 7th & 8th Grade Honor Choir Festival will be held on Monday, February 15 at the Vinton-Shellsburg High School. The event will conclude with a concert at 7:00 pm in the high school auditorium. Participating schools include Bellevue, Central City, Valley Lutheran (Cedar Falls), Marquette Catholic, Vernon Middle School (Marion), Tipton, South Tama, Oak Ridge (Linn-Mar), Cascade (Western Dubuque), North Cedar, Calamus-Wheatland, McKinley (Cedar Rapids) and Vinton-Shellsburg.

Area residents line up to meet 'Moonshiners' Tim Smith

By Dean Close · 9:10am February 11th, 2016
A TV celebrity visited Vinton over the weekend, and many of his fans lined up to shake his hand or get his autograph – on their bottles of moonshine. Tim Smith of the Discovery Channel’s “Moonshiners” has been touring, promoting his new product, Climax Moonshine. For a few hours on Saturday, fans lined up at the Vinton Fareway to meet Smith, take photos, and to have him autograph bottles of his famous product.

IMCA following record-setting 100th season with bigger, better 2016

By Bill Martin, IMCA · 2:52pm February 10th, 2016
After as record-setting centennial season, the International Motor Contest Association is on track for even bigger and better things this year. The oldest automotive racing sanctioning body in the country, IMCA will provide rules and procedures used at dirt track events in more than 30 states and Canada.