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Lindsay Gallo earns Master of Arts in Teaching degree from Morningside College

By Vinton Today · 4:47pm January 28th, 2015 · 11 hours ago
Lindsay Gallo of Urbana, Iowa, was a December graduate of Morningside College. Gallo received a Master of Arts in Teaching degree. Morningside College is a small, private college in Sioux City, Iowa, that offers bachelor's degrees in a variety of disciplines, and graduate programs in education and nursing.

AmeriCorps NCCC-FEMA Corps team Pine 2 serves the Community of Denton, TX

By AmeriCorps NCCC · 11:43am January 28th, 2015 · 16 hours ago
By: Kimberly McFarland On Saturday January 10, AmeriCorps NCCC-FEMA Corps team Pine 2 from the Vinton Campus volunteered in Denton, Texas at the Habitat for Humanity ReStore. The Habitat for Humanity ReStore sells home improvement goods at a discounted price in an effort to help restore the community of Denton.

Area Students make Wartburg Fall Term Dean's List

By Vinton Today · 11:43am January 28th, 2015 · 16 hours ago
Wartburg College has recognized 521 students who made the 2014 Fall Term Dean's List. Those honored include: Nathaniel Woeste of Atkins Mary Wrage of Dysart Sydney Mackey of Urbana Megan Bridgewater of Van Horne Allison Emrich of Vinton Korbi Burkey of Walker The list cites students who earned a cumulative grade point average of 3.

Vinton Yesterday: What do you remember about... local workplaces?

By Dean Close · 5:49pm January 27th, 2015
Editor's Note: We are beginning a new series about the history of the Vinton area and what our readers remember. We are asking you: What do you remember about Vinton work places? Hawk-Bilt? Iowa Ham? IBSSS? Vinton Popcorn? The canning facility? Perfex? Me Too? Others? Share your thoughts in the comment section! If you have any photos, please feel free to share them with our other readers by emailing them to us at vintontoday@hotmail.

Local students named to Central College dean's list

By Vinton Today · 10:48am January 27th, 2015
The following students were named to the fall 2014 Central College dean's list: Amy Andrews of Shellsburg is the daughter of Kenton and Pamela Andrews. Caitlyn Conway of Blairstown is the daughter of Corlyn and Darla Conway. Alyson Garwood of Dysart is the daughter of Scott and Leann Garwood.

Farm Bureau offers scholarships

By Carol Kerner · 10:48am January 27th, 2015
Vinton, IA – The Iowa Farm Bureau Federation (IFBF) will be offering 54 - $1,000 scholarships and the Benton County Farm Bureau Federation will be offering 4 - $500 scholarships to high school seniors who plan to attend an accredited college for a two or four year degree. Applications are due into the Benton County Farm Bureau office by Monday March 2nd and winners will be announced in April.

Meet the Movement: An Introduction to Tiny Houses

By Amy Andrews And Ethan Van Kooten · 12:18pm January 26th, 2015
Editor's Note: Amy Andrews and a partner at Central College built an entire tiny house for less than $500. Below is their description of the project. What are tiny homes? Whatever you want them to be! Generally, they have all the features of a “regular” home. Some people just want to downsize, others want off the grid, others want to travel with them! How tiny? It’s up to you.

Loras College Announces Fall 2014 Dean's List

By Vinton Today · 10:27am January 26th, 2015
Loras College Provost Cheryl Jacobsen, Ph.D. has announced the names of students who achieved Dean's List status for the 2014 fall semester. A student must earn a 3.5 grade point average and carry a minimum of 12 credit hours to be recognized. Atkins, IA , Kelsey Gerhold Belle Plaine, IA, Emily Mast Blairstown, IA, Ellen Horst Vinton, IA, Emma Horst

FEMA Corps Hickory 5 resumes earthquake project in Colorado

By AmeriCorps NCCC · 10:27am January 26th, 2015
By: Rachel Miller, FEMA Corps member AmeriCorps NCCC-FEMA team Hickory 5 is back in Colorado working at the Denver Federal Center until March 10. The team is continuing to assist with the Catastrophic Earthquake Response Plan by updating and editing the maps that were made last project round, and focusing on completing the first draft of the Emergency Support Function Resource Analysis spreadsheet.


By Vinton Today · 3:43pm January 23rd, 2015
More than 7,980 Iowa State University undergraduates have been recognized for outstanding academic achievement by being named to the 2014 fall semester Dean's List. Students named to the Dean's List must have earned a grade point average of at least 3.50 on a 4.00 scale while carrying a minimum of 12 credit hours of graded course work.

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