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Did you know this about the American Legion: Temporary Financial Assistance

By Brad Anderson, American Legion Post 57 · 8:38am September 15th, 2014 · 16 hours ago
Temporary Financial Assistance (TFA) is the landmark program of The American Legion’s National Commission on Children & Youth. TFA can provide financial assistance to help meet the basic needs of veterans’ children when it is established there are no other resources available to provide the required assistance.

Did you know this about the American Legion: National Emergency Fund

By Brad Anderson, American Legion Post 57 · 11:05am September 9th, 2014
The American Legion National Emergency Fund can provide monetary assistance to meet the needs of a Legion Post (up to $5,000) or an individual member of the American Legion, the Auxiliary** or Sons of the Legion (up to $1,500) in areas stricken by natural disasters. Not meant to replace or repair items, only to meet most immediate needs, such as temporary housing, food, water, clothing, diapers, etc.

Area Farmers place Iowa State Fair Llama Show

By Vinton Today · 11:30am September 4th, 2014
Jennifer Olson of Corcoran, Minn., captured Best of Show honors in the 2014 Iowa State Fair Llama show held August 16. The winning llama was selected from Grand Champion females and males in the Light Wool, Medium Wool, Heavy Wool, Sliky Wool, Suri Wool, Non-Breeder and Miniature divisions. Additional results below: COSTUME Junior Costume – 7-11 Years Old 1) Rustic Ridge Llamas, Winterset 2) Trisha Tjarks, Alden 3) Ashley Brighton, Steamboat Rock 4) Ashley Brighton, Steamboat Rock 5) K-Lane Farms, Blakesbur...

Simmental Cattle Show brings awards to Atkins, Blairstown,Walker winners

By Vinton Today · 11:27am September 4th, 2014
Owen Brothers Cattle Company of Bois D’Arc, Mo., was awarded the Grand Champion Purebred Bull banner in the Simmental Cattle show judged August 16 at the 2014 Iowa State Fair. Reserve Grand Champion Purebred Bull honors were awarded to Schick-Haefner Cattle Company of Clinton, Ill. The Iowa Champion Bull was exhibited by Sherrie, Bradley and Ashl Moores Simmental Farm of Rose Hill while Springer Simmentals of Cresco was awarded the Reserve Champion Iowa Bull banner.

Mike Wells of Wishing Well Angus in Columbus Junction was awarded the Grand Champion and Iowa Champion Bull banners in the Angus Show judged August 12 at the 2014 Iowa State Fair. The Reserve Grand Champion Bull was exhibited by Robin Younge of Ventura. Norris Farms of Corydon exhibited the Grand Champion Female.

Did you know this about the American Legion: Child Welfare Foundation

By Brad Anderson, American Legion Post 57 · 9:15am September 2nd, 2014
The Child Welfare Foundation accepts proposals from nonprofit organizations for projects which meet one of the Foundation’s two basic purposes: 1. To contribute to the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual welfare of children through the dissemination of knowledge about new and innovative organizations and/or their programs designed to benefit youth; and 2 .

Baby news: Mona Lee Sysouchanh

By Vinton Today · 8:19pm August 31st, 2014
Nikone and Georgia Sysouchanh of Waukee happily announce the birth of their daughter, Mona Lee, on Monday, August 25, 2014 at 7:13 am. Mona weighed 7 lbs 2 oz and was 18.75” long. Mona joins her sister, Annie, age 2. Grandparents are Dr. Brian and Linda Meeker, Vinton, and Vone Douangdy & Khamfone Sysouchanh, Hanover Park, IL.

Garth and Pat Beatty celebrate 50th Anniversary

By Vinton Today · 10:54am August 29th, 2014
Happy Anniversary to Garth and Pat Beatty, who are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary on September 5th. Their family includes three sons - Dan (Michelle), Matt (Kris), and Mark (Mary); and one daughter - Sarah (Mike) Dahl. They have also been blessed with 7 grandchildren. They celebrated their Golden Anniversary with a family trip to San Diego.

ISU summer term graduates include area students

By Vinton Today · 9:43am August 27th, 2014
Iowa State University awarded a total of 832 degrees at the end of the 2014 summer term. Of the students receiving degrees, 500 were awarded undergraduate degrees, 222 master's degrees and 110 doctor of philosophy degrees. Of the students receiving bachelor's degrees, 52 graduated "With Distinction" (cum laude, magna cum laude or summa cum laude).

NCCC Cedar 3 at the Toledo botanical garden/Toledo Grows

By AmeriCorps NCCC · 9:43am August 27th, 2014
By: Louise Powell, Cedar 3 AmeriCorps NCCC team Cedar 3 is serving with the Toledo botanical garden/Toledo Grows in Toledo Ohio The team is assisting with various aspects of the Toledo botanical garden/Toledo Grows harvesting crops, removing invasive species and weeds. So far, Cedar 3 has harvested crops such as Bell Peppers, cumbers and much more.

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