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Extension offers 4-H Judges Training

By Benton County Extension · 10:30am July 31st, 2014 · 1 hour ago
Join the ranks of 4-H judges or learn more about judging exhibits by attending a new 4-H Judges Training of Saturday, September 27, 9:15 am – 3:30 pm at Iowa State University Extension and Outreach - Polk County,1625 Adventure land Drive , Suite A, Altoona IA. The registration form is available at http://www.

Vinton Lutheran Home plans annual Ice Cream Social, Aug. 3

By Jessica Rippel,The Vinton Lutheran Home · 11:01am July 30th, 2014
The Vinton Lutheran Home is celebrating 60+ years of carrying on their mission of “Providing Quality Christian Care and Service” to residents and clients. They will be hosting the annual Vinton Lutheran Home Ice Cream Social in just a few days! The Ice Cream Social is on Sunday, August 3rd from 2:00 PM until 4:00 PM and is open to the public.

Only two days before 'Mary Ingalls - Her Journey' opens at IBSSS

By Nancy Beckman · 11:01am July 30th, 2014
All the cast and crew in these photographs have been working hard to bring you the story of Mary Ingalls. If you examine the picture you'll find a neighbor, teacher, friend, etc. But the cast is not limited to residents of Vinton. There are people traveling from rural Newhall, West Branch and Belle Plaine.

After 5 Club to hear about Haiti dress project, Aug. 12

By Sylvia Schoonover · 9:47am July 29th, 2014
The Vinton After 5 Club dinner will take place on Tues. Aug. 12, at 6:15 p.m. at Fourth St. Diner 202 E 4st. The event will feature Rita Moore of Vinton, who will be showing pillow case dresses she is making and sending to Haiti. Our speaker is Lynn Ross from Sun Prairie, Wis. She is a former aroebic instructor who spent years in a wheel chair.

Bereavement support group to meet Aug. 7

By Vinton Today · 8:32am July 29th, 2014
The bereavement support group “Meet and Eat” will meet on Thursday, August 7, at noon at the Pizza Ranch in Vinton. Any one grieving a loss is welcome. For information phone Frieda Davis at 472-5348.

Ikes to host their 3rd Annual Hog Roast, Aug. 2

By Bill Keller · 8:31am July 29th, 2014
On Saturday, August 2nd, the Red Cedar Chapter of the Izaak Walton League will be hosting their 3rd annual Hog Roast. The menu will consist of pulled pork sandwiches from pork provided by the Wiley family and prepared by Scott Bahmann – one of the award winners of last year’s 50th Annual Farm Bureau Cookout Contest at the Iowa State Fair.

Genealogy Workshop

By Rosemary Schwartz · 4:36pm July 27th, 2014
The Benton County Historical Society announces the 2nd genealogy workshop for people who are looking to begin or enhance their research of family history. The first workshop presented by genealogy expert Martha Long created interest in another event in the evening so people not able to attend the first workshop can attend.

Salsa contest; 50-foot banana split at Aug. 7 Farmers Market

By Duane Randall, Vinton Parks & Recreation · 10:36am July 25th, 2014
Salsa Contest on August 7th at Vinton Farmers Market! And Blessed Hope Church will be Providing 50 foot Banana Split! The Vinton Parks & Recreation Department Farmer’s market season will once again host the annual Salsa Contest. The contest will be held at the August 7th market but all interested people need to register by August 5th at the VPRD office or call 472-4164 to sign up.

Children's Bible Story Hour continues on Tuesdays

By Joanne Mayhew · 12:19pm July 24th, 2014
There will be a Children's Bible Story hour, illustrated with felt art, every Tuesday afternoon, from 1-2 p.m. at the Vinton Community Service Center at 407 A Ave (across from the Laundromat). The program includes stories, songs and crafts. For more information, call Joanne Mayhew at 472-5761.

Cattle Feeders Summer Seminar set for Aug. 11

By Benton County Extension · 8:32am July 24th, 2014
MONTICELLO, Iowa -- Cattle prices are at an all-time high, but high prices don’t necessarily equate to high profits. With tight margins, it’s important for cattle feeders to focus on the management and marketing skills needed to maintain profitability. That’s why Iowa Beef Center at Iowa State University is helping sponsor a Cattle Feeders Summer Seminar next month.

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