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Daisy Johnson is Homecoming Queen; Kyle Jorgensen named King

By Dean Close · 11:12pm October 8th, 2015 · 14 hours ago
Vinton-Shellsburg High School students have chosen Daisy Johnson as Homecoming Queen and Kyle Jorgensen as King. The two were crowned Thursday during the pep rally at the football field. 2014 King Justin Shaw and Queen Ellie Lane returned to crown the new royalty. Thursday's events also included the parade, which featured all of the candidates for King and Queen, as well as the high school and middle school marching bands.

Iowa College Aidís Guide Helps Students Plan Their Course to College

By Vinton Today · 11:05am October 7th, 2015
Your Course to College simplifies the college planning process The Iowa College Student Aid Commission (Iowa College Aid) announced today the availability of its premiere college planning guide, Your Course to College, for the 2015-16 school year. This free resource, which can be ordered at IowaCollegeAid.

Wartburg to induct 72 into Phi Eta Sigma honor society

By Vinton Today · 8:35pm October 5th, 2015
The Wartburg College chapter of the Phi Eta Sigma first-year honor society will induct 72 new members Sunday, Oct. 10. Those being honored include: Sara Jorgensen, a elementary education advising preference major from Vinton Nathaniel Woeste, a chemistry advising preference major from Atkins Phi Eta Sigma is the oldest and largest freshman honor society.

UNIVERSITY OF NORTHERN IOWA Graduation List, Summer 2015

By Vinton Today · 12:00am October 2nd, 2015
University of Northern Iowa awards degrees to 455 Summer grads New alumni were added to the roster of graduates of the University of Northern Iowa . A * preceding a name indicates "graduated with honors," ** mean "graduated with high honors," and *** means "graduated with highest honors" Atkins, IA * Megan Renfer Bachelor of Arts Finance: Financial Services Blairstown, IA Rebecca Bridgewater Bachelor of Arts Social Work Keystone, IA Kayla Smith Bachelor of Arts General Studies Mount...

Benton SWCD Commissioners announce availability of 2 scholarships

By Rhonda Saunders, Benton Co. SWCD · 10:34pm September 24th, 2015
The Benton SWCD Commissioners are announcing that applications are available for two scholarships. Students are eligible for either of these scholarships if their planned course of study is in any of the fields of agriculture or natural resources. The first scholarship is offered by the Conservation Districts of Iowa, a statewide organization of Soil & Water Conservation District Commissioners.

Morningside College awards degrees to summer graduates

By Valerie Close · 12:40pm September 16th, 2015
Morningside College presented degrees to 160 undergraduate and graduate students in August including Jennifer McNeill, Master of Arts in Teaching of Vinton. Morningside College is a small, private college in Sioux City, Iowa, that offers students the opportunity to earn a bachelor's degree in a variety of disciplines, or a master's degree in education.

Area students named to Upper Iowa Dean's List

By Vinton Today · 12:00pm September 9th, 2015
Upper Iowa University announces the Dean's List for the Summer term 2015. To be honored, a student must have earned a minimum 3.50 grade point average for the semester and be enrolled as a full-time student. Among the honorees were: Jennifer Docekal, a Business Admin major from Dysart, IA; Nikki Lown, a Psychology major from Belle Plaine, IA; Rebekah Duwa, a Accounting major from Keystone, IA; About Upper Iowa University Founded in 1857, Upper Iowa University is a private, not-for-profit university providing undergraduat...

Mount Mercy University recognizes spring graduates

By Vinton Today · 9:52am September 8th, 2015
The students listed below graduated from Mount Mercy University in August 2015. Graduates were part of a spring commencement ceremony held in May. Belle Plaine, Bonnie Koeppen, Master of Business Administration Urbana, Mikki Scott, Master of Business Administration Founded in 1928, Mount Mercy University offers students a personal, practical and faith-inspired education that distinctly blends professional career preparation and liberal arts with a strong curriculum grounded in leadership and service.

Area farms win ribbons at State Fair Spotted Swine Show

By Vinton Today · 1:20pm September 4th, 2015
Niehaus and Feldman Genetics of Greene took top honors at the Spotted Swine Show at the 2015 Iowa State Fair by taking home the Grand Champion Boar and Champion Gilt banners along with Premier Exhibitor. Both Reserve Gilt and Reserve Boar were presented to M&N Show Pigs of Center Point. Animals are divided according to farrowing date based on the other animals entered in the competition.

Belle Plaine's Brecht Show Pigs wins State Fair Hampshire boar title

By Vinton Today · 1:18pm September 4th, 2015
Brecht Show Pigs of Belle Plaine claimed the Grand Champion Boar title in the Hampshire Swine show held August 21 at the 2015 Iowa State Fair. Bakker Bros. Genetics of Dike was awarded the Reserve Grand Champion Boar banner. Iverson Farms of Grinnell exhibited the Grand Champion Gilt while Rowdy Campfield of Runnells took home the Reserve Grand Champion Gilt banner.

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