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Theisen's awards More for Your Community Grant to Extension 6 Outreach Benton Co

By Benton County Extension · 5:41pm November 25th, 2014
Theisen's announces More for Your Community Grant to Iowa State University Extension 6 Outreach-Benton County In its sixth year of helping Iowans, today, the Theisen's More for Your Community Grant program announced $203,588 in awards to 143 agencies serving children and their families.

Local students Garwood and Salow studying abroad

By Vinton Today · 5:41pm November 25th, 2014
Central College students from the area will study abroad this spring. Alyson Garwood of Dysart will study in Bangor, Wales. Dane Salow of Walker will study in Bangor, Wales. Central College is a residential liberal arts college dedicated to the education of 1,500 undergraduate students. Founded in 1853, the college is affiliated with the Reformed Church in America and NCAA Division III athletics.

Horizons offers variety of support programs for families with young children

By Vinton Today · 1:23pm November 24th, 2014
Horizons Family Support Program for Benton County is located at 215 North K Avenue in Vinton. This program is offered to all families in Benton County that have at least one child prenatal through age 5. This program is an in-home visitation program that works with families on parenting strategies, securing needed resources in the community, assistance with budgeting, and nutrition.

Treasurer Fitzgerald Auctioning Off One-of-A-Kind Gifts in Cyber Monday Auction

By State Treasurer, Michael Fitzgerald · 4:46pm November 20th, 2014
State Treasurer Michael L. Fitzgerald's upcoming eBay auction just might have that unique gift for someone special on your holiday list. "If you are still looking for a unique gift after you have done your Black Friday shopping, check out our eBay auction starting on Cyber Monday," Fitzgerald encouraged.

Students and their Families beware of Financial Aid Scams

By Heather Doe Iowa CSAC · 6:59pm November 19th, 2014
Iowa College Aid Cautions College-Bound Students about Financial Aid Scams e– As students and their families prepare to complete financial aid and scholarship forms for college, the Iowa College Student Aid Commission (Iowa College Aid) wants students to be aware that they never have to pay for help filing the FAFSA or for searching for and applying for scholarships.

Iowa veterans need lap robes at VA Hospital; local women invited to help

By Jeanette Henry · 8:36am November 19th, 2014
I am a volunteer at The VA Hospital in Iowa City. We hand out lap robes (quilts, afghans, fleece blankets) for veterans who are admitted to the VA Hospital for their treatments daily (Monday-Friday). If anyone likes to sew quilts, crochet afghans, sew fleece blankets and would want to make some for our Veterans at The VA Hospital in Iowa City please fill free to do so.

Did you know this about the American Legion: Oratorical Contests

By Brad Anderson, American Legion Post 57 · 8:34am November 17th, 2014
The American Legion Oratorical Contest is for high school students under the age of twenty at the time of the Departmental Contest. Contests are held at the Local, County, District, Area, Department and National levels of the American Legion. Each contest has two parts: Prepared Oration, the Contestant will present an eight to ten minute oratorical on some aspect of the United States Constitution, with emphasis on a citizen’s duties and obligations to our government.

North Eden Willing Workers name new officers, present awards

By Vinton Today · 8:34am November 17th, 2014
Written by Bailey Weeks The North Eden Willing Workers 4-H club met Sunday, November 2, in Vinton's St. Mary's Catholic Church at 5:30. At 5:00 p.m. Committee members and new officers met to discuss new business that would need to be shared with the club. The meeting was opened with the Pledge of Allegiance and the 4-H Pledge.

Latest NCCC members to graduate Nov. 18 after 9 months of service

By Angela Sarrels · 4:38pm November 14th, 2014
130 young adults will be graduating from the AmeriCorps NCCC program on Tuesday, November 18, 2014 at the North Central Campus. The graduation ceremony begins promptly at 6:00 p.m. and is being held at Vinton-Shellsburg High School Auditorium in Vinton. Kim Mansaray, chief program officer and deputy chief of staff at the Corporation for National and Community Service, the federal agency which administers the AmeriCorps NCCC program, is the guest speaker.

Vinton welcomes another tour group

By VU Director Melissa Schwan · 4:38pm November 14th, 2014
We have had a tour group come to town today. About a dozen ladies from the Welcome Club of Cedar Rapids are spending the afternoon in Vinton. They went to the 5th Street Koffee Haus for lunch, drove around to see the chainsaw carvings and toured the IBSSS. They ended their day shopping.

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