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Fall Festival October 11 at VHS

By Jessica Alderson · 7:53pm October 1st, 2014 · 6 hours ago
On October 11th, the Vinton-Shellsburg FFA Chapter is going to hold their first Fall Festival! The festival will start at 2 pm and end at 7 pm. The purpose of this festival is to raise money for Operation Backpack, which gives nutritional food to those students who don’t have enough at home, while having fun with the whole family! The FFA members are planning a lot of different activities for community members to do throughout the day such as; a corn maze, a hay rack ride, a costume contest (6 pm), a pumpkin carving/decorating contest...

Garrison events: FD breakfast and Haunted Mansion

By Mandy Fisher · 5:44pm October 1st, 2014 · 9 hours ago
Garrison residents are inviting the public to two upcoming events. Fire Department/Emergency Services breakfast Start Fire Prevention Week off with a full stomach and help a good cause too! SUNDAY MORNING, OCTOBER 5 the Garrison Fire Department and the Emergency Services Auxiliary invite you to a hunger pleasing breakfast of: PANCAKES, EGGS, SAUSAGE, HASH BROWNS andBISCUITS & GRAVY Serving from 7:30 AM—Noon at the Emergency Services Building.

Free-will donation grilling event to benefit American Legion Post 57

By Brad Anderson, American Legion Post 57 · 5:40pm October 1st, 2014 · 9 hours ago
As a fund raiser, the Vinton American Legion Post 57 will be offering grilled hamburger and pork-burgers in the Fareway parking lot Saturday October 4 from 11AM to 2PM. Free will donations, Jim Merchant is doing the cooking.

Fall Field day set at Valley Lane Farms near Dysart

By Benton County Extension · 11:55am September 30th, 2014
A Fall Field Day has been scheduled for Oct. 2, at the Valley Lane Farms near Dysart. Details are below: Fall Field Day October 2nd, 2014 9:00 am Valley Lane Farms John and Brian Weber, hosts 3213 Highway 8 Dysart, Iowa or 1 mile West of Dysart, IA on Highway 8 Rainfall Simulator Cover Crops Aerial seeding and drilling on Soybeans and Seed Corn Saturated Buffer Speaker and Guest List NRCS Conservation Agronomist Ray Archuleta by Iowa Corn Growers Association and Sand County Foundation NRCS State Soil ...

Melissa Geiger to share Mercy Ship story at After 5 gathering

By Sylvia Schoonover · 11:52am September 30th, 2014
Vinton After 5 club's featured speaker on Tuesday, Oct. 14 at 6:15 p.m. will be Melissa Gieger. She will be sharing more about her experiences on the two trips she made as a nurse on the Mercy ship to Africa. Shirley Wheatley from Alton Ill. will be sharing her "Cups of Life" experiences through her cup collections.

Volleyball Pink Night Oct. 7; survivors to meet Oct. 1 at Windsor Manor

By Janet Woodhouse · 7:09pm September 28th, 2014
Breast Cancer Survivors: There is a change of meeting date for October!! We will meet at Windsor Manor in the dining room at 5:30 WEDNESDAY, Oct. 1. We will plan to have a fun decorating activity for all who can attend. Please bring any ideas and craft supplies that you might have. For more information or questions, call Angie Tharp 472-2994, Lisa Staab 472-5255 or Janet Woodhouse 472-4862 or Donna Merchant 472-2191.

VPRD activities: Adult volleyball & lap swim

By Brad Barker · 4:20pm September 23rd, 2014
Adult Volleyball League - Final Call! Registrations are currently being accepted for the 2014-15 Adult Volleyball League with four divisions available: Mens, Coed, Women's Upper, Women's Lower. The deposit required is $20 and must be included with a registration form no later than Thursday, September 25th.

VS Hall of Fame: Four to be inducted; reception set for Sept. 26

By V-S Community School District · 5:30pm September 18th, 2014
A reception honoring the four new Viking-Vikette Hall of Fame members will take place after the football game at the Vinton Country Club on Friday, Sept. 26. The new inductees to be introduced during the Homecoming football game include: Gary Tharp - 1962 Wendy Heineman Ewoldt - 1980 Brian White - 1984 Kory Winsor - 2002 Those planning to attend should RSVP to Deb Cummings at 319-436-4728.

VS Homecoming Schedule: Parade, crowning of King and Queen Thursday

By V-S Community School District · 5:07pm September 18th, 2014
Here is the Homecoming schedule for next week for Vinton-Shellsburg, which hosts Independence Friday, Sept. 26. MONDAY: · ‘Murica Monday o Assembly during adviser [2:47] to announce TOP 10 o Seniors Window Paint after assembly TUESDAY: · Toss back Tuesday o Seniors Vote on Top 5 during Advisor WEDNESDAY: · Walt Disney Wednesday or Opposite Day o Announce Top Five during assemb...

VHS Class of 1964 plans 50th reunion

By Vinton Today · 10:21am September 17th, 2014
The Vinton High School Class of 1964 will hold its 50th reunion on Sept. 25-27, 2014. They will be at the Ray House (corner of 1st Ave. and 10th St.) on Thursday and Friday evenings and Saturday afternoon. All friends of the class are welcome to join them.

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