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Treasurer Fitzgerald Auctioning Off One-of-A-Kind Gifts in Cyber Monday Auction

By State Treasurer, Michael Fitzgerald · 4:46pm November 20th, 2014
State Treasurer Michael L. Fitzgerald's upcoming eBay auction just might have that unique gift for someone special on your holiday list. "If you are still looking for a unique gift after you have done your Black Friday shopping, check out our eBay auction starting on Cyber Monday," Fitzgerald encouraged.

Students and their Families beware of Financial Aid Scams

By Heather Doe Iowa CSAC · 6:59pm November 19th, 2014
Iowa College Aid Cautions College-Bound Students about Financial Aid Scams e– As students and their families prepare to complete financial aid and scholarship forms for college, the Iowa College Student Aid Commission (Iowa College Aid) wants students to be aware that they never have to pay for help filing the FAFSA or for searching for and applying for scholarships.

Iowa veterans need lap robes at VA Hospital; local women invited to help

By Jeanette Henry · 8:36am November 19th, 2014
I am a volunteer at The VA Hospital in Iowa City. We hand out lap robes (quilts, afghans, fleece blankets) for veterans who are admitted to the VA Hospital for their treatments daily (Monday-Friday). If anyone likes to sew quilts, crochet afghans, sew fleece blankets and would want to make some for our Veterans at The VA Hospital in Iowa City please fill free to do so.

Did you know this about the American Legion: Oratorical Contests

By Brad Anderson, American Legion Post 57 · 8:34am November 17th, 2014
The American Legion Oratorical Contest is for high school students under the age of twenty at the time of the Departmental Contest. Contests are held at the Local, County, District, Area, Department and National levels of the American Legion. Each contest has two parts: Prepared Oration, the Contestant will present an eight to ten minute oratorical on some aspect of the United States Constitution, with emphasis on a citizen’s duties and obligations to our government.

North Eden Willing Workers name new officers, present awards

By Vinton Today · 8:34am November 17th, 2014
Written by Bailey Weeks The North Eden Willing Workers 4-H club met Sunday, November 2, in Vinton's St. Mary's Catholic Church at 5:30. At 5:00 p.m. Committee members and new officers met to discuss new business that would need to be shared with the club. The meeting was opened with the Pledge of Allegiance and the 4-H Pledge.

Latest NCCC members to graduate Nov. 18 after 9 months of service

By Angela Sarrels · 4:38pm November 14th, 2014
130 young adults will be graduating from the AmeriCorps NCCC program on Tuesday, November 18, 2014 at the North Central Campus. The graduation ceremony begins promptly at 6:00 p.m. and is being held at Vinton-Shellsburg High School Auditorium in Vinton. Kim Mansaray, chief program officer and deputy chief of staff at the Corporation for National and Community Service, the federal agency which administers the AmeriCorps NCCC program, is the guest speaker.

Vinton welcomes another tour group

By VU Director Melissa Schwan · 4:38pm November 14th, 2014
We have had a tour group come to town today. About a dozen ladies from the Welcome Club of Cedar Rapids are spending the afternoon in Vinton. They went to the 5th Street Koffee Haus for lunch, drove around to see the chainsaw carvings and toured the IBSSS. They ended their day shopping.

Kayla Taylor of Garrison, to tour with A Cappella Choir

By Vinton Today · 7:28pm November 10th, 2014
Garrison native Kayla Taylor will perform across the Midwest with Central College's A Cappella Choir. This 60-voice ensemble performed Nov. 7-9 at schools, churches and performing arts centers near Des Moines, and the group will make an extended Midwest tour in May. Director Mark Babcock, an associate professor of music, said tour performances help the group to raise their artistic vision and serve as ambassadors of Central College.

Andrea Lohf inducted into Alpha Chi honor society

By Vinton Today · 6:32pm November 4th, 2014
Andrea Lohf inducted into Alpha Chi honor society Andrea Lohf was one of 28 Wartburg College students inducted into the Alpha Chi honor society this fall. Lohf, daughter of David and Kathy Lohf of Luzerne, is majoring in English. Alpha Chi is a national honor society recognizing students who rank in the top 10 percent of the junior and senior classes.

Eastern Iowa Honor Flight received a donation

By George Rickey, Eastern Iowa Honor Flight · 6:19pm November 4th, 2014
On October 21st, the Eastern Iowa Honor Flight received a donation in the amount of $5000.00 from the ConAgra Foods Foundation. Yesterday, EIHF Treasurer Roger Uthoff, Secretary Kevin Vogel (also a ConAgra) employee, and I visited the employees of JM Swank (a ConAgra subsidiary) in North Liberty and presented the employees with a certificate of appreciation for this generous gift.

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