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· 11:38am December 10th, 2013 · 22 hours ago
State Treasurer Michael L. Fitzgerald announced today that the application for the 2014 Robert D. Blue Scholarship is available online at rdblue.org. Any Iowa residents who plan to attend college in Iowa for the 2014-2015 school year are eligible to apply. Awards are based on financial need, an original essay, academic achievement and written recommendations.
· 9:26am December 6th, 2013
By: Cameron McMahon FEMA Corps team Pine 6 recently helped out at Wayside Waifs, a non-kill animal shelter located in Kansas City, Missouri. The team helped by walking dogs, cleaning living areas, and socializing with both cats and dogs. Corps members served for the entire Veteran’s Day week, heading over to the shelter after their days of work at the FEMA region VII offices in the city.
· 7:36am December 6th, 2013
The Vinton Garden Club member of National Garden Clubs, Inc., Central Region and District II held their monthly meeting December 2, 2013 at Vinton Family Restaurant for lunch with Susie Hansen as hostess. After the meeting members went to Lutheran Home for the meeting and therapy with the residents. President Fran Stueck called the business meeting to order at 1:05 p.
· 9:16pm December 3rd, 2013
The Benton Scholarship Foundation (BSF) has set a campaign goal of $55,000 for the 2013-2014. This follows another successful year of fundraising that included several new permanent scholarships being created. “Every year the number of permanent scholarships presented increases thanks to the generosity of the individuals and families who have close ties to the Benton Community School District,” said Cristina Hurley, BSF President.
· 9:11am December 3rd, 2013
On Thursday November 14, 2013 the Vinton-Shellsburg FFA Chapter held its annual Pork BBQ night. This night is a night for members, family, and friends to come and see what our chapter has been doing this school year, as well as see the members receive their Greenhand and Chapter degrees. Our night started out in the lunch room for the meal, and then proceeded to the auditorium.
· 8:54pm November 29th, 2013
Editor's Note: Claire Andreesen, a 2013 VSHS graduate, recently completed her first year in the Iowa State University Marching Band, which is officially known as ISUCFVMB (Iowa State University Cyclone Football Varsity Marching Band). We asked Claire, the daughter of Larry and Jan Andreesen of rural Vinton, to share her thoughts, and she did.
· 1:02pm November 27th, 2013
For the new pastor at Harvest Christian Fellowship, the ministry is a second career. Bob Gaston retired from the Waverly Police Department as assistant chief in 2003. He had long been involved in the Salvation Army and as an assistant pastor. After finishing his law enforcement career he returned to school for his master’s degree.
· 10:48am November 27th, 2013
Please join us in celebrating Dell & Mona Hanson's 60th Anniversary. There will be an Open House, Sunday, December 1st 2-4 pm at the Bethlehem Lutheran Church located at 1206 C Avenue Vinton. Everyone welcome!
· 4:54am November 26th, 2013
We would like to thank everyone that came out to our Santa Paws event on Sunday to get their pictures taken with Santa! We always enjoying seeing our supporters and meeting new, friendly faces. We had a great turnout on Sunday and hope to do the same at our next session! So please, mark your calendars for Saturday, December 7 and stop in to get your picture with Santa Paws! Santa will be on-site from noon-4 and ready to hear what's on your list! Both 2 and 4 legged kids are welcome.
· 3:06pm November 22nd, 2013
The Vinton Parks & Recreation Department recently held their annual Turkey Coloring Contest for children in 3rd grade and younger. The top three winners in each division were awarded prizes, presented with their laminated contest entry and also got to ride the fire truck with Santa in the downtown parade for the Tree Lighting Ceremony.