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Time change for final Farmers Market, Sept. 25

By Duane Randall, Vinton Parks & Recreation · 5:50am September 20th, 2014
The final Vinton Farmers Market will be held from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 25th at the Vinton Rail Road depot. The time change is to accommodate those who want to watch the Homecoming Parade that begins at 6:00 p.m. Go Vikes, beat the Mustangs! The Vinton Farmers Market sponsored by the Vinton Parks & Recreation Department is very pleased with the great turn out by vendors and market goers over the entire summer.

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.

VPRD Punt, Pass & Kick contest set for Sept. 20

By Vinton Parks & Recreation · 6:44am September 16th, 2014
Youth ages 6-15 are invited to come out to the V/S High School Football Field to participate in the annual NFL Punt, Pass & Kick. This event will begin at 9 AM on Saturday, September 20, there is no cost to participate and both boys and girls are welcome. Registration forms be downloaded and completed at vprdzone.

Veterans to honor POW/MIA with special Friday ceremony

By Brad Anderson, American Legion Post 57 · 8:38am September 15th, 2014
Friday September 19 is National POW/MIA Recognition Day. In honor of the day an Empty Table Remembrance Ceremony will be held at the Veterans Park in Vinton at 6:30 PM, all are welcome to attend. In the event of rain the ceremony will be moved to the American Legion hall, 105 North R Ave., Vinton.

VINTON WOMENS CLUB: Annual Fall Dinner September 23

By Leona Ender · 11:10am September 12th, 2014
The Vinton Womens Club will hold their Annual Fall dinner at the Trinity Lutheran Church. Judge Van Zimmer will present a program on the History of Benton County, The dinner will be held on Tuesday, September 23, 2014. For Reservations call: 472-2589. The dinner will start at 6:00 p.m. and the program will begin at 7:00 P.

Rally Sunday at Vinton Presbyterian Church

By Vinton Presbyterian Church · 11:46pm September 10th, 2014
The Presbyterian Church of Vinton will celebrate the beginning of its program year with a variety of events this coming Sunday, Sept. 14. Rally Day, or Rally Sunday, is the traditional name for the beginning of the church program year as people return from their summer schedules. While the church remains active during summer months, programming, events, and activities are more frequent during the school calendar year.

Ag Lender's Seminar set for Oct. 29

By Benton County Extension · 12:13pm September 9th, 2014
The 28th Annual Tri-State Agriculture Lender’s Seminar will be held on Wednesday, October 29th at the Midway Best Western Hotel in Dubuque, Iowa from 9:45 am – 3:00 pm. This year’s focus is on market outlooks for livestock, grains and dairy in addition along with the issues of crop budgeting, crop insurance and the farm bill.

Backyard Forest Field Day set for Sept. 20

By Benton County Extension · 12:12pm September 9th, 2014
IOWA CITY (Aug. 11, 2014) — You may call your backyard forest your “grove” or your “woodland,” or it just may be those trees that shelter your house, but if you are concerned about the quality of your forest and want to learn how you can maximize the benefits your forest provides, please join us.

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