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PMX donates more than $20K to Eastern Iowa Honor Flight

By George Rickey, Eastern Iowa Honor Flight · 8:32am July 24th, 2014
Eastern Iowa Honor Flight today was presented with a check for $20,050.89. This represents funds raised by the employees of PMX and their members of the United Auto Workers, PLUS, a match by the company. The check was presented by PMX President S.G. Kim. He stated "we are honored to be able to do this to honor our veterans, and since we are a Cedar Rapids based company, felt this was an appropriate way to support members of the community.

Jaymes Harr among 2014 Bellevue graduates

By Vinton Today · 8:32am July 24th, 2014
Jaymes Haar of Belle Plaine is among the list of 813 graduates who received degrees in 2014 from Bellevue University in Nebraska. Bellevue University proudly acknowledges the accomplishments of students who have earned degrees from January through June 2014 - 813 total, including 247 graduate degrees and 566 bachelor's degrees.

CP Historical Society plans plans trip to Sullivan Museum

By Rich Hannen · 8:32am July 24th, 2014
Once and future Victory Gardens were the topic of a talk by Ellen Skripsky at the Center Point Historical Society Depot Museum Sunday, July 20. Skripsky, a longtime Linn County Master Gardener from Cedar Rapids, comes by her gardening skill naturally. She remembers helping with the World War II victory gardens planted by her father Joseph Trejtner, who emigrated from Czechoslovakia as a teenager.

AmeriCorps NCCC Class 20 Corps Member Spotlight: Bukola Egbaiyelo

By Sarah Williams, NCCC · 7:54am July 23rd, 2014
Bukola Egbaiyelo, from Washington, D.C., is serving on team Cedar 6 in AmeriCorps NCCC Class 20. She arrived in Vinton on February 11 to start her 10-month service term. Cedar 6 is made up of seven people from across the country who will serve together around the Midwest. Bukola says “I want to learn more about different communities all over the United States.

Did you know this about the American Legion: Family Support

By Brad Anderson, American Legion Post 57 · 5:30pm July 21st, 2014
Editor's Note: This is the first article in a series from Brad Anderson, the Commander of the George G. Luckey Post 57 American Legion Post in Vinton. In this series, Anderson will try to offer information about the organization that some people may not yet know. Did you know that the American Legion has a program called Family Support Network? This program provides support to the family members left behind when a service member is deployed.

AmeriCorps NCCC Class 20 Corps Member Spotlight: Darius Mosley

By AmeriCorps NCCC · 11:06am July 17th, 2014
By: Sarah Williams Darius Mosley, from Memphis, Tennessee is a corps member for Maple 1 in AmeriCorps NCCC Class 20. He arrived in Vinton on February 11 to start his 10-month service term working with a team of people between the ages of 18 and 24. Maple 1 is made up of eight people from across the country and they will serve together around the Midwest.

Upper Iowa University announces May 2014 graduates

By Vinton Today · 11:05am July 17th, 2014
Upper Iowa University is pleased to announce the names of its May 2014 graduates, followed by the degree earned and respective honors. Anna Darling of Atkins, IA, Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in Business Admin in May. Laura Boddicker of Newhall, IA, Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology in May.

AmeriCorps NCCC Class 20 Corps Member Spotlight: Kathrine Hamilton

By AmeriCorps NCCC · 12:28pm July 14th, 2014
By: Sarah Williams Kathrine Hamilton, from Augusta, Georgia is serving on team Oak 3 in AmeriCorps NCCC Class 20. She arrived in Vinton on February 11 to start her 10-month service term. Oak 3 is made up of seven people from across the country who will serve together around the Midwest. Kathrine says “I wanted to try something new, have some sort of impact in communities, and broaden my educational and work experiences.

NCCC Oak 3 Making a Difference in Traverse City

By AmeriCorps NCCC · 12:28pm July 14th, 2014
By: Maureen Murphy Oak 3 has been serving at Keith J. Charters Traverse City State Park with the Michigan Department of Natural Resources in Traverse City, Michigan. The staff has been very welcoming and friendly, ensuring the NCCC team is able to experience a variety of projects. The team is beautifying the park by picking up garbage, widening trails and transplanting flora along the trail.

Schminkes to Celebrate Golden Wedding Anniversary!

By Vinton Today · 4:31pm July 10th, 2014
Dad went up to Canada to catch some fish, and caught mom instead! He reeled her in and they have been together ever since!! Please help Oliver and Inge celebrate 50 years together by showering them with cards on July 19, 2014. Cards can be sent to: Oliver and Inge Schminke 2996 61st Street Trail Shellsburg, IA 52332 Happy Anniversary! -Love, Erick, Tracy, Kyle, Kyla, Dawne, Sarah, Heidi and Drew

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