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· 11:19am July 31st, 2015
By: Will Lampley AmeriCorps NCCC team Cedar 1 is assisting with One Heartland until September 16 by assisting as camp counselors and with maintenance projects around the worksite. They are revitalizing the camp by beautifying the camp grounds and being positive role models for the campers. Cedar 1 members are camp counselors which includes leading and setting up skill activities such as canoeing, archery, arts and crafts, fishing, hiking, gardening and helping with the goats.
· 8:59am July 31st, 2015
By Calen Campbell The Cedar 4 team of AmeriCorps NCCC’s Class XXI headed into their fifth week of service, only this time to respond to a disaster affecting the community of Brainerd, Minn., after devastating straight line winds ravaged through the town. The team served alongside with the Nechama Jewish Response to Disaster, a volunteer organization that provides natural disaster preparedness, response, and recovery services nationwide.
· 8:47am July 31st, 2015
Wartburg College awarded diplomas to 298 students during Spring Commencement May 24. Allison Emrich of Vinton graduated with a degree in fitness management. She is the daughter of Mark and Kimberly Emrich. Megan Jorgensen of Vinton graduated Magna Cum Laude with a degree in history and peace & justice studies.
· 8:47am July 31st, 2015
Wartburg College awarded diplomas to 298 graduates at its Commencement ceremony May 24. Megan Jorgensen of Vinton graduated Magna Cum Laude with a degree in history and peace & justice studies. She is the daughter of Patrick and Nancy Jorgensen and a 2011 graduate of Vinton-Shellsburg High School.
· 3:44am July 30th, 2015
University of Iowa students from your area have been named to the President's List for the spring 2015 semester. These students include: Jacob Isbell, Garrison, Tanysha Truax, Newhall and Jenna Schade, Walker. The President's List was established in the fall of 1983 to recognize academic excellence.
· 11:50am July 29th, 2015
Leftover RAGBRAI Shirts for Sale! “You Gotta Bike for Your Right to Party” $15 Limited sizes – mostly small, medium & large Moisture-wicking material Will mail anywhere in the United States for $20, postage included. Stop in the Vinton Unlimited office to purchase! Also will be available on Vinton Unlimited website with PayPal!
· 10:02am July 28th, 2015
By: April Mahaffey and Hunter Anderson AmeriCorps NCCC team Oak 1 is serving with All Hands Volunteer and Mennonite Disaster Services in Detroit Michigan until August 4. The team is assisting with mucking and gutting, and rebuilding basements. In two weeks the team has assisted with putting up foam boards, furring strips, draw wall and mudding and taping in the basement floor of one family’s home outside of downtown Detroit with All Hands.
· 2:06pm July 25th, 2015
Students from your area have been named to the Dean's List for the 2015 spring semester. Those students are: Atkins: Cassidy Cruise, Dillon Gusta, Nicole Hulsebus Belle Plaine: Savannah Buch Garrison: Jacob Isbell Newhall: Tanysha Truax Norway: Conrad Thompson Shellsburg: Sarah Camp Vinton: Garret Lorensen, Tess Noeller, Taylor Vislisel Walker: Jenna Schade Undergraduate students in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, the College of Engineering, and the Tippie College of Business who achieve a grad...
· 3:57pm July 22nd, 2015
Jason and Britton Lerch, Bill and Betty Thorsvig, of Vinton and Peggy Knoll of Amana, are pleased to announce the engagement of their children on June 18th, 2015. Taylor was a graduate of VSH in 2012. Anthony graduated in 2012. Anthony is currently employed at Riverbend Plastics as a machinist. Anthony Knoll and Taylor Thorsvig have announced their upcoming wedding on August 8th, 2015 at the Blessed Hope Church in Vinton.
· 10:51am July 22nd, 2015
Upper Iowa University is pleased to announce the names of its May 2015 graduates, followed by the degree earned. David Ervin of Vinton, IA, graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Conservation Mgmt. Braxton Morrison of Vinton, IA, graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice. Valarie Pont of Dysart, IA, graduated with a Master of Business Admin in Organizational Devel Emphasis.