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Benton students Barnard, Jamesson earn Cornell Promise Scholarships

By Vinton Today · 10:33pm November 23rd, 2015
Cornell College offers qualified Iowa high school students entering Cornell in Fall 2016 the Promise Scholarship for Iowans, worth at least $20,000 per student. The scholarship is renewable for four years, bringing the total value to at least $80,000. The following area students were among those admitted to Cornell College for the Fall 2016 semester who earned the Promise Scholarship for Iowans: Morgan Barnard of Keystone (52249) Cale Jamesson of Keystone (52249) In addition to the grant, Iowa students may qualify for up to $5,0...

Vinton native Jess Rundlett wins All Iowa Trivia Bee

By Dean Close · 11:49am November 17th, 2015
As the State Historical Society of Iowa's Special Projects and Outreach Coordinator, Jess Rundlett knows a lot about Iowa. And this week, Rundlett, the daughter of Bill and Deb Rundlett of Vinton, won the All Iowa Trivia Bee on the WHO Radio Van and Bonnie Show. The event took place Friday, Nov.

Area students receive scholarship awards

By Vinton Today · 7:21pm November 13th, 2015
The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Iowa State University has awarded more than 1,500 scholarships to students for the 2015-16 academic year. The college and its departments award more than $2 million in scholarships each year. Students interested in applying for scholarships should go to https://www.

Farewell Autumn, I Loved You So

By Vinton Today · 12:49pm November 12th, 2015
By: Della J Brehm © 11/12/2015 Oh stunning Autumn Why did you have to go I dread what lies ahead Bitter winds, ice and SNOW, SNOW, SNOW Why just yesterday the sun was smiling at you As you showed off your colorful attire Ruby red, golden yellow and burnt umber You were something to admire Your lovely voice echoed far and wide As you gaily waltzed across hill and dale Over the meadowland and through the woods Vibrant and whimsical like a Nightingale Oh how fickle can a seaso...

Vinton Garden Club Minutes

By Joyce Bratten · 12:22pm November 10th, 2015
October 28, 2015 The Vinton Garden Club member of National Garden Clubs, Inc., District II and Central Region met at 11:00 October 28, 2015 at Cedar Ridge Winery for a tour, lunch and meeting President Fran Stueck called the meeting to order at 11:50am. Seven members recited the Pledge of Allegiances and the Conservation Pledge.

Union alum Heckroth named to 2015 Iowa Collegiate Honor Band

By Vinton Today · 4:20pm November 4th, 2015
Andrew Heckroth, a Union graduate from Dysart, was selected for the 2015 Iowa Collegiate Honor Band. The history major will perform with the band Friday, Nov. 20, 2:30 p.m., in the Nevada High School auditorium. The performance, held in conjunction with the Iowa Music Educators Association Conference, is free and open to the public.

CP Historical Society ‘Goes to Vietnam’ For Annual Potluck

By Rich Hannen · 12:39pm November 4th, 2015
The Center Point Historical Society’s annual community harvest potluck was Oct. 29 at the Center Point dentistry office basement. Members and neighbors enjoyed a travel slide show by Jon Sholes on his recent trip to Vietnam and Southeast Asia. Jon had been in the Fourth Infantry Division in the Central Highlands in 1970 and ’71 during the Vietnam War.

Rebekah Duwa is an August 2015 graduate of Upper Iowa University

By Vinton Today · 6:33pm November 3rd, 2015
Upper Iowa University is pleased to announce Rebekah Duwa of Keystone, IA, graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting in August. Honors qualifications as follows: Summa cum laude is awarded to those with at least a 3.9 GPA; magna cum laude (3.7-3.9 GPA), and cum laude (3.5-3.7 GPA).

Iowa College Aid Offers Tips to Recent Grads on Managing Student Loan Debt

By Iowa College Student Aid Commission · 10:52am November 2nd, 2015
After walking across the stage in May, college graduates of the Class of 2015 have conquered many firsts – securing a college degree, landing a first job and finding affordable housing to name a few. Making their first student loan payments will soon be a new first for May grads to add to that list.

$100+2: Bethlehem Lutheran Church Celebrates by giving in October 2015

By Bethlehem Lutheran Church · 10:36am October 26th, 2015
On October 25, 2015, Bethlehem Lutheran Church presented a gift of $102.00 to the Benton County Veterans Affairs. The Veterans Affairs office gives general assistance to veterans from our county who need temporary help. The relief offered may be for food vouchers, utility assistance, gasoline vouchers, or for help in paying rent.

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