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Riley Ries receives President's Scholarship at Ashland University

By Vinton Today · 12:13pm February 25th, 2015
Riley Ries of Vinton, has been accepted to Ashland University for the fall semester of 2015 and will receive the President's Scholarship for $11,000 annually to attend Ashland. Ries is a senior at Vinton-Shellsburg High School. Ashland University, which has been ranked in the top 200 colleges and universities in U.

North Eden Willing Workers 4-H News

By Vinton Today · 6:55am February 23rd, 2015
The North Eden Willing Workers 4-H club gathered at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Vinton, on Monday, February 2nd at 5:30 PM. Committee Meetings were held before starting at 3:10 PM. to discuss and new business that committee would need to share to the club. The meeting was opened with the Pledge of Allegiance and the 4-H pledge.

Center Point native conducts original research at Central College

By Vinton Today · 12:39pm February 19th, 2015
Marissa Brandt of Center Point and 21 other Central College students are setting a record. They’re filling the labs with Central’s largest-ever number of chemistry researchers, says professor of chemistry Cathy Haustein. Brandt, a chemistry major, has been working with visiting assistant professor of chemistry James Dunne to use chromium lignins to create useful chemicals.

Jenna Schade named to University of Iowa President's List

By Vinton Today · 10:12am February 18th, 2015
Jenna Schade, a native of Walker, IA, was named to the University of Iowa President's List for the 2014 fall semester. The President's List was established in the fall of 1983 to recognize academic excellence. In order to be included on the list, a student must have a minimum 4.0 grade point average (4.

Local students receive degree from University of Iowa

By Vinton Today · 10:11am February 18th, 2015
Students from your area received a degree from the University of Iowa at the close of the fall 2014 semester. Those students include: Kelsie Kithcart of Atkins BBA-Marketing Caleb Kimm of Keystone BS-Human Physiology Dylan Vaughan of Newhall BFA-Art Rachel Blake of Shellsburg BA-Political Science Brian Bertram of Urbana BLS Approximately 1,300 degrees were awarded at the end of the semester.

Tristan Ingalls admitted to Cornell College

By Vinton Today · 2:11pm February 17th, 2015
Tristan Ingalls of Van Horne (52346) has been admitted to Cornell College for the 2015-2016 academic year. One of the 40 "Colleges That Change Lives," Cornell College in Mount Vernon, Iowa, is a national liberal arts college with a distinctive One Course At A Time curriculum. The One Course schedule provides students the chance to dive into their studies, focus more intensely on the disciplines of their choice, and learn authentically with the unique freedom to shed the confines of the traditional classroom to study off-campus, pu...

James Leibold Graduates from Illinois Central College

By Vinton Today · 11:34am February 17th, 2015
James R Leibold, of Newhall, IA, graduated from Illinois Central College, East Peoria, with a/an Associate in Applied Science Degree. Nearly 800 students met the graduation requirements for the Summer and Fall 2014 semesters. Started in 1967, ICC is a comprehensive public community college that provides transfer programs for students who intend to pursue a bachelor's degree at a four-year college or university as well as career programs for students who plan to gain skills and knowledge to enter a career.

Vinton native joins Shawnee Chamber of Commerce as Communications Coordinator

By Vinton Today · 10:27am February 17th, 2015
Shawnee, KS –The Shawnee Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce and welcome Joyce Lahue Allard as the Communications Coordinator. Allard will be responsible for the internal and external communications and marketing for the Chamber. She comes to the Shawnee Chamber of Commerce with an extensive background in communications and marketing.

Local students named to University of Iowa Dean's List

By Vinton Today · 8:14pm February 16th, 2015
Students from your area have been named to the Dean's List for the 2014 fall semester. Those students are: Keaton Betterton of Atkins Cory Christensen of Atkins Benjamin Markland of Atkins Kelsie Kithcart of Atkins Alex Brown of Atkins Kaitlyn Pegump of Atkins Nicole Hulsebus of Atkins Sara Herman of Atkins Caitlyn Kithcart of Belle Plaine Lane Bachelder of Belle Plaine Jacob Isbell of Garrison Caleb Kimm of Keystone Brennen Pace of Keystone Dakota Hiner of Newhall Tanysha...

Meet Zachary Freedom: V-S alum discusses career as singer/song-writer

By Dean Close · 9:37am February 13th, 2015
A decade after graduating from Vinton-Shellsburg, Zach Svoboda has achieved one of his goals: A full time music career. But you may find it hard to find him if you Google that name. Now using the stage name Zachary Freedom, Zach explains why he made the name change. “My name is from my Czech heritage,” says Zach, the son of Mike and Joyce Svoboda of Vinton.

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