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McDonald-Chamberlain Engagement Announced

By Vinton Today · 7:28pm April 27th, 2016
Mr. & Mrs. Michael McDonald of Cedar Rapids and Mr. & Mrs. Mike Sharp of Dysart are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter Christine Ranae McDonald to Christopher Byron Chamberlain. Chris is the son of Diana Chamberlain of Cedar Rapids. A fall 2017 wedding is planned. --- Reminder: Vinton Today is in the midst of our annual fundraiser.

Cole Moody Regional Winner of Conservation Districts of Iowa Scholarship

By Vinton Today · 4:12pm April 27th, 2016
Conservation District of Iowa (CDI) and the Tama County Soil and Water Conservation District (Tama SWCD) are pleased to announce that Cole Moody has been selected to receive $600 as the Regional Winner of the Conservation Districts of Iowa Scholarship. In addition, he will also receive Tama SWCD’s local annual $300 scholarship.

Genealogy room hours listed

By Vinton Today · 3:27am April 27th, 2016
Below are the new about the hours for the Horridge House Genealogy Room" 1-2nd Sunday hours 1-5 1-2 Saturday hours 8:30-12:30 1-3rd Monday hours 5-9 Additional hours by appointment available by calling Martha Long at 319 560-9664 or 319-472 4465.

Kirkwood and Mt. Mercy sign agreement in Business Admin program

By Vinton Today · 12:26pm April 26th, 2016
Kirkwood Community College and Mount Mercy University signed a Business Administration Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) articulation agreement on April 8. The arrangement creates a smooth transition for Kirkwood students seeking to continue a business-focused education at Mount Mercy. Those who have successfully earned an A.

Two young women look forward to experiencing Washington, D.C.

By East Central Iowa REC · 11:06am April 26th, 2016
Two high school juniors have been chosen to represent ECI REC in Washington, D.C., on the Youth Tour this June. The two winners, Jamie Thompson and Kirstie Martin, will visit historical sites, spend a day on Capitol Hill, meet congressional leaders, and more. Jamie attends Vinton-Shellsburg High School and is the daughter of Julie Barnes of Palo.

Tilford 1st graders share music, facial expressions in concert

By Dean Close · 8:21am April 22nd, 2016
Elementary music teacher Gib Ziemer taught the first graders to use facial expressions as well as their singing voices to express the emotions of the songs they sing. And many of those students showed that they learned those lessons well, as the annual first grad concert included songs about a missing bear and a request for a lobster or rhino that the students sang while using their facial muscles to demonstrate those emotions.

Vinton Garden Club minutes, March 30

By Joyce Bratten · 6:08pm April 19th, 2016
VINTON GARDEN CLUB MARCH 30,2016 The Vinton Garden Club member of National Garden Clubs., District II and Central Region met 1:00 pm at the home of Sharen Stueck. The program “Prairie Plantings” speaker, Ben Bonar, IRVM Integrated Roadside Vegetation Management” presented a very interesting program.

VS alum John Lippmann graduates from Law Enforcement Academy

By Vinton Today · 10:44pm April 18th, 2016
Former Vinton-Shellsburg Viking and Vinton resident John W.D. Lippmann graduated from the Iowa Law Enforcement Academy on April 16. His Class, the 267th Basic Unit, completed its 14-week training at the ILEA’s Camp Dodge, in Johnston on April 14; graduation took place at the Iowa National Guard Freedom Center.

4-H: North Eden Willing Workers learn about preparing projects for Fair

By Sarah Kreutner · 10:38pm April 18th, 2016
Connie McClintock, a County Fair project judge, spoke about preparing 4-H projects for Fair at the North Eden Willing Workers’ April 3rd meeting. She gave helpful tips on how to create ribbon-worthy write-ups and how to interview with judges, as well as how to reduce stress on judging day. Most important for 4-Hers to remember: choosing a project at the appropriate skill level, and presenting the project to the judge with a cheerful and interested attitude.

Conway named Penquite Scholar at Central

By Vinton Today · 10:38pm April 18th, 2016
Caitlyn Conway has been named 2016 Geisler Penquite Scholar at Central College and received a scholarship for current and potential leadership in education. Conway, of Blairstown, belongs to Central's teacher preparation program and was selected through a competitive interview process. The Scholars Program is funded by the Geisler Penquite Foundation.

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