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Mount Mercy University recognizes February 2015 graduates

By Vinton Today · 11:33am April 1st, 2015 · 9 hours ago
The student(s) listed below graduated from Mount Mercy University in February 2015. A commencement ceremony will be held Sunday, May 17, 2015, at the US Cellular Center in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Founded in 1928, Mount Mercy University offers students a personal, practical and faith-inspired education that distinctly blends professional career preparation and liberal arts with a strong curriculum grounded in leadership and service.

Cashman, Sweet prepare for Kirkwood floral show

By Dean Close · 10:37am March 30th, 2015
Two Vinton women are preparing for the Kirkwood 2nd semester Horticulture/Floral Careers design show. Emily Cashman and Sue Sweet will be making arrangements for the public to view, along with several othe class members The event takes place from 6-8 p.m. Friday, April 10. "All of us will make two arrangements and we will go on stage in from of the audience and commentate on them," says Cashman.

$100+2: Bethlehem Lutheran Church Celebrates by giving to Shellsburg library

By Bethlehem Lutheran Church · 4:16am March 30th, 2015
On March 29, 2015, Bethlehem Lutheran Church presented a gift of $102 to the Shellsburg Public Library. The Shellsburg Library opened its doors on September 19, 1970. It has occupied three different building since its inception. In 1992, the library broke ground at its present location of 110 Main Street and the building consists of two portable buildings owned previously by the school system.

Shellsburg writer earns 2nd in Statewide VFW essay contest

By Dean Close · 8:57pm March 27th, 2015
Shellsburg 4th-grader Clayton Johnson received a special gift on Friday, in honor of his 2nd place in the Iowa VFW essay class. A student in Mrs. Walker's class, Johnson had his essay chosen as the best among fourth grade entries in the V-S contest, and later in the District judging. His essay advanced to state, where he brought home the silver medal, and a few prizes from the VFW.

Today, when the family and friends of the late Doris Becker gather for her funeral, I hope someone remembers this story – the story that introduced me to Doris shortly after I arrived in Vinton in the spring of 2003. Mid-April, 1973. A sudden, historical snowstorm. An accident on Highway 218, not far from the corner where Doris and her husband, Vince, lived and ran a saw mill for a half-century.

Pack 47 Cub Scouts held their annual Pine Wood Derby on Saturday. Winners were: Keyan Cook, Tigers; Miles Neblung, Wolf; Travis Bender, Bear; and Ian Vrba, Webelo 1. Scouts were also honored for creativity in decorating their vehicles. Miles Neblung also won Judge’s Choice. Dakota Slager was honored for the best paint and Travis Bender for best design.

V-S FFA receives Superior Chapter Award at District Convention

By Jessica Alderson · 11:26pm March 18th, 2015
On March 14th, 2015, fourteen Vinton-Shellsburg FFA Chapter members attended District Convention at the Benton Community High School. While at Districts, the chapter was recognized with a Superior National Chapter Award along with 3 Academic Achievement Awards for senior members that have over a 3.

Bistline's to celebrate 61st Anniversary

By Valerie Close · 2:37pm March 15th, 2015
Don and Virginia Bistline, of rural Brandon, will be celebrating their 61st Anniversary on March 21st. The family is asking that family and friends please consider sending them a card with your well wishes to help them celebrate! Please address the cards to: Mr. & Mrs. Don Bistline, 5086 26th Ave.

Statons celebrate 50th Anniversary

By Valerie Close · 10:18am March 13th, 2015
Norval and Helen (McNeal) Staton were united in Holy Matrimony on March 27, 1965 at the Assemlby of God church in Vinton. Their friends and family would like to honor them with a Golden 50th Anniversary Card shower. Cards may be sent to Norval and Helen at 415 W 12th St. Vinton, Iowa 52349.

Caitlin Kruckenberg earns King Scholarship from Cornell College

By Vinton Today · 12:22pm March 12th, 2015
Caitlin Kruckenberg of Garrison, Iowa (52229), was presented Cornell College's most prestigious scholarship, the King Scholarship, on Wednesday, March 11. The King Scholarship is a four-year, full-tuition scholarship given to students who show exceptional academic promise. One King Scholarship each year is set aside for an Iowa student.

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