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Published 10:14pm Oct 23rd

VS fans applaud Coach Frazier and the runners in Vinton after they earned a spot at State

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  • VS fans applaud Coach Frazier and the runners in Vinton after they earned a spot at State
    Published 10:14pm Oct 23rd

    VS fans applaud Coach Frazier and the runners in Vinton after they earned a spot at State

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  • The moon covers part of the sun during the final eclipse of the year, Oct. 23.
    Published 7:16pm Oct 23rd

    The moon covers part of the sun during the final eclipse of the year, Oct. 23.

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  • Watkins native Petty Officer 2nd Class Joshua Coffland is a Yeoman with VAQ-130.
    Published 12:50pm Oct 23rd

    Watkins native Petty Officer 2nd Class Joshua Coffland is a Yeoman with VAQ-130.

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  • Melissa and Mike Schwan with their son Hudson.
    Published 9:13pm Oct 22nd

    Melissa and Mike Schwan with their son Hudson.

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VS bowlers plan 9-Pin fund-raiser, Nov. 1

By Michele Gosse · 9:00am October 24th, 2014
The Vinton-Shellsburg Bowling team is ready to hit the lanes in November for their second year of bowling competitively. We are kicking off the bowling season with our 2nd Annual 9 Pin Bowling tournament on November 1st. This year the V-S coach, Amber Pattee will be leading the our high school teams in twelve competitions from November to February.

Mayor to call for special meeting for vote on police chief appointment

By Dean Close · 10:29pm October 23rd, 2014
Vinton will wait a week, or longer, to learn if it has a new police chief. The City Council voted, 3-2 in favor of Mayor John Watson's choice, but with one member absent the vote does not represent more than a majority of the total council. After a months-long process that included input from a consultant and a citizens' committee, Watson selected Eldora Police Chief Ted Paxton from among three finalists.

Derek Dinderman went into Thursday's Regional cross country meet hoping to finish in 16 minutes and 30 seconds, which would have been a personal best, says his mother, Dana. Derek did even better than he hoped, leading the Vikings to a State-qualifying 3rd place by winning the boys event with a time of 16:23.

Eclipse tempts area residents (and photographers) to 'look at the sun'

By Dean Close · 7:16pm October 23rd, 2014
Today, according to the NASA astronomers, was the last day of 2014 to see a solar eclipse. The partial eclipse, with the moon blocking part of the sun, was visible throughout the U.S. and many other parts of the world Thursday afternoon. See the NASA eclipse page HERE.

VS seeking to hire bus driver, maintenance employee, wrestling coach

By V-S Community School District · 5:07pm October 23rd, 2014
Vinton-Shellsburg Schools announce current job openings: •Bus Drivers – Regular Route & Substitutes. Must be able to obtain a Class B CDL license with Air Brake, School bus and Passenger endorsements. Pay: $21.65/hr (route driver). •Full-time Maintenance for the District: Must be able to perform a multitude of maintenance tasks •Head Varsity Wrestling Coach (License req.

Benton County native now a 'Zapper' with Navy electronic warfare squadron

By Vinton Today · 12:50pm October 23rd, 2014
OAK HARBOR, Wash. – A 2004 Benton Community High School graduate and Watkins, Iowa, native is serving with Electronic Attack Squadron 130 (VAQ-130), also known as the “Zappers”. Petty Officer 2nd Class Joshua Coffland is a Yeoman with VAQ-130, a Whidbey Island-based squadron that operates the Navy’s newly-designed electronic warfare aircraft, the EA-18G Growler.