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· 8:11pm April 27th, 2015 · 2 hours ago
By: Tyler Overfelt On Wednesday, March 25, AmeriCorps NCCC FEMA Corps team Spruce Four embarked on a geocaching expedition to learn about their new home in Denton, Texas. For a few hours after work, the team met some of the FEMA staff and scoured downtown Denton for film canisters hidden in bushes, lampposts, and under rocks.
· 9:13am April 23rd, 2015
Eleven members of the North Eden Willing Workers 4H club along with brothers, sisters of 4H member, parents and leaders took a trip on Saturday April 11th to the Restore Shop in Cedar Rapids IA. The 4H'ers learned how that store benefits Habitat for Humanity. They also had a chance to make their own projects which they got to take home with them from things that have been recycled.
· 8:49am April 21st, 2015
The North Eden Willing Workers 4-H club met at 5 o'clock p.m. at the St. Mary's Catholic Church in Vinton. 26 members attended. The treasurer's report was given and two bills approved for payment. The Fundraising committee collected “That's My Pan” order forms for the first order.
· 11:12am April 17th, 2015
Bailey Leonard, a Sophomore in Human Sciences has achieved academic ranking in the top 2 percent of students in the College of Human Sciences at Iowa State University. Congratulation Bailey!
· 10:25am April 13th, 2015
Four musical ensembles from Concordia University, Nebraska will perform two combined concerts in April. The Chamber Choir and Chamber Orchestra will perform at 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 23, in the Recital Hall of Concordia's Music Center. The Male Chorus and Women's Chorale will perform at 4 p.
· 6:07pm April 8th, 2015
Dale and Lisa Krieg of Edgewood, Iowa, are pleased to announce the engagement and upcoming wedding of their daughter, Emily Renee Krieg, to Christopher Ross Vredenburg of Edgewood, Iowa. Chris is the son of Luann and the late Byron Vredenburg of Vinton, IA. Chris graduated from Vinton-Shellsburg High School in 2008.
· 6:08pm April 7th, 2015
The Iowa State Fair will celebrate our agricultural roots with a limited number of 3 ¼ foot tall painted concrete horses on display throughout the grounds during the 2015 Fair, August 13-23. Individuals, clubs and companies are invited to submit their own designs for these sculptures by May 15.
· 2:25pm April 6th, 2015
Before you do any digging this year, remember to call 811 at least three days before turning dirt. Just last year, more than 319,000 of our customers, contractors and city workers called 811 to locate buried lines. That’s the most calls to 811 our area has seen in at least the last six years.
· 11:33am April 1st, 2015
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.
· 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.