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Garrison Library fund-raiser: Music and Maidrites set for Sept. 12

By Dean Close · 9:50am September 4th, 2015 · 11 hours ago
The Garrison Public Library is hosting an evening of food and music next Saturday, Sept. 12, at the Mercantile Hall in Garrison. Enjoy maidrites from 5 - 6:30 p.m. and then at 7 enjoy and evening of bluegrass/folk style music. Soundhole - a group of musicians who come from coast to coast, Canada and a few from overseas will be preforming that night.

Vinton Garden Club News

By Joyce Bratten · 10:55pm September 3rd, 2015 · 22 hours ago
August 26, 2015 The Vinton Garden Club member of National Garden Clubs, Inc., District II and Central Region met at 11:30 am August 26, 2015 at the Pizza Ranch for lunch. Nine members attend the lunch and meeting, Anne Dake was the hostess for the month of August. President Fran Stueck called the meeting to order at 1:00 pm.

Annual Center Point Historical Society Concert and Bake Sale, September 13

By Rich Haisman · 1:01pm September 3rd, 2015
September 13—Annual Center Point Historical Society band concert/bake sale, 6 p.m., Depot Museum, 700 E. Washington. Rain or shine; free. Vinton Community Band plays. Bring your own lawn chair.

VS Middle School students invited to Friday tailgate

By V-S Community School District · 12:54pm September 3rd, 2015
The Benton County Above the Influence Coalition is inviting all VS Middle School students to a Tailgate party this Friday afternoon, before the first high school home football games of the season. There will be free hot dogs, games, music and fun from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. All VSMS students are invited.

Post-Prom Committee to meet tonight

By V-S Community School District · 9:34am September 2nd, 2015
There will be a Post Prom Committee meeting at Windsor Manor today at 6 pm.

Sportsmen's Night Out set for Oct. 4 at Oak Grove Church

By Oak Grove Church · 7:41am August 26th, 2015
Oak Grove Church is excited to host a "Sportsmen's Night Out" , serving a full course ribeye steak meal on Sunday October 4 at 6 p.m. Merchant's Grilling will be doing the steaks. We have a inspiring evening planned for the men including the main speaker John Karrick ; US Navy Submarine Veteran, Baptist Preacher, African Missionary, Iowa Traditional Bow Hunter.

Fundraiser to help Feed the World, Tonight, Wednesday, August 26

By Vinton Today · 7:30am August 26th, 2015
Vinton Feeds the World, Wednesday, August 26, from 5-7 p.m. A pasta dinner with marinara or alfredo sauce & garlic bread will be held. This event is sponsored by Pizza Hut and Thrivent. Salads and desserts will be provided by Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Vinton Presbyterian Church and Blessed Hope Church.

Boomfest Schedule includes vendors, inflatables, art show, entertainment

By Melissa Schwan, Director, VU · 11:34am August 24th, 2015
Below is the schedule for the 6th Annual Boom-Fest this Saturday, Aug 29, 2015, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in downtown Vinton: 9am Kiwanis ‘Bring the Noise’ 5k Run/Walk: 2nd Avenue near courthouse. 10am-4pm Arts, Crafts & Repurposed Treasures & Farmers Market Vendors on 4th Street – OVER 50 VENDORS! Food Vendors DNR Mobile Museum 11am-3pm FREE Kids Inflatable Activities Loony Balloonies Call the Vinton Unlimited office at 319-472-3955 or email Melissa at melissa@vintonia.

Fall Blow-Out: VS athletes invite community as sports season begins

By V-S Community School District · 10:55am August 21st, 2015
Join us on Friday, August 21, as we kick-off a new school year and fall sports season at our annual Fall Sports Blowout. The schedule of events is as follows: 3:30 - 4:00 p.m. - 9th/10th Volleyball Scrimmage - High School Gym 4:00 - 4:45 p.m. - Varsity Volleyball Scrimmage - High School Gym 5:00 - 5:30 p.

Annual Progressive Farm Safety Day set for Sept. 20

By Benton County Extension · 9:46am August 20th, 2015
A safety day for any Benton County student in 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th grade is being planned for Saturday, September 19. The event will run from 8:30 a.m. until 12:15 p.m. at the Benton County Fairgrounds in Vinton. The Benton County Extension Service in conjunction with Progressive Agriculture, Benton County Farm Bureau, Vinton-Shellsburg FFA, Belle Plaine FFA, Benton Community FFA, Unity Point Clinic (Vinton & Shellsburg Family Practice), and Benton County beef, pork and dairy commodity groups are sponsoring the event.

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