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UW-Stout to hold commissioning ceremony

By Vinton Today · 2:36pm December 18th, 2014
University of Wisconsin-Stout department of military science will hold its winter commissioning ceremony for Army ROTC cadets in the Northwoods Battalion at 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 20, in the Riverview Ballroom at UW-River Falls. UW-Stout, UW-Eau Claire and UW-River Falls comprise the Northwoods Battalion in northern Wisconsin.


By Michelle Thomsen, ISU · 5:16pm December 16th, 2014
The Iowa 4-H Foundation announces its 2015 scholarship program for current or former 4-H members planning to attend college in the fall of 2015. The Iowa 4-H Foundation has announced applications are now available for its 4-H scholarship program. Approximately 80 scholarship opportunities valued at over $73,000 will be awarded.

Vinton Garden Club members gather for potluck at VGH

By Fran Stueck · 12:25pm December 15th, 2014
The Vinton Garden Club member of National Garden Clubs, Inc., District II, and Central Region met 11:00 am December 3, 2014 at Virginia Gay Hospital cafeteria for a potluck dinner by members. Had nice assortment of GOOD food! President Fran Stueck called the meeting to order at 12:00 pm. Members recited the Pledge of Allegiance and conservation pledge.

Vinton Garden Club to plan flower show, other events for 2015

By Fran Stueck · 6:30am December 12th, 2014
The Vinton Garden Club member of National Garden Clubs, Inc., District II and Central Region met at 1:00 pm November 19, 2014 at Vinton Public Library with Michelle Foshi-Gibson as hostess. President Fran Stueck called the meeting to order at 1:00 pm. Members recited the Pledge of Allegiance and the conservation pledge.


By Rosemary Schwartz, BCHS · 8:30pm December 10th, 2014
The Benton County Historical Society has established an endowment fund with the Benton County Community Foundation. Contributions are currently being sought to build the endowment to ensure that there will be an income stream available for many years in the future. Until now, fundraising for the Historical Society has been for projects or when a crisis occurs.

Local students present at Scholarship Celebration Day

By Vinton Today · 8:22pm December 10th, 2014
Area students will present during Undergraduate Scholarship Celebration Day, held Dec. 11 at Central College. The event will provide students with the opportunity to showcase their research and projects in a variety of disciplines. Hailey Benson of Newhall is a junior studying biochemistry. Her presentation is called "The Harmala Alkaloids and their Correlation with Bees.

More than 160 students participate in VFW Auxiliary Essay Contest

By Jeanette Henry · 10:18am December 5th, 2014
Our VFW Ladies Auxiliary 8884 of Vinton held our Essay Contest at Vinton-Shellsburg Elementary schools. The teachers did a great job working with the students on writing their essays. The students wrote them on their own but the teachers explained the themes for each grade. This is our third year to do this.

$100+1: Bethlehem Lutheran donates to ECHO Ministries in November 2014

By Bethlehem Lutheran Church · 9:11am December 1st, 2014
E.C.H.O. (Every Church Helping Others) Ministries, is made up of individuals from local congregations with the mission of showing mercy to those in need. E.C.H.O. is an avenue for emotional and spiritual support. This is accomplished through one-on -one listening and by networking with area churches, human service agencies and organizations.

Theisen's awards More for Your Community Grant to Extension 6 Outreach Benton Co

By Benton County Extension · 5:41pm November 25th, 2014
Theisen's announces More for Your Community Grant to Iowa State University Extension 6 Outreach-Benton County In its sixth year of helping Iowans, today, the Theisen's More for Your Community Grant program announced $203,588 in awards to 143 agencies serving children and their families.

Local students Garwood and Salow studying abroad

By Vinton Today · 5:41pm November 25th, 2014
Central College students from the area will study abroad this spring. Alyson Garwood of Dysart will study in Bangor, Wales. Dane Salow of Walker will study in Bangor, Wales. Central College is a residential liberal arts college dedicated to the education of 1,500 undergraduate students. Founded in 1853, the college is affiliated with the Reformed Church in America and NCAA Division III athletics.

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