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Reception to honor Pastor Bob Gaston's ordination

By Julie Hansen · 11:42pm October 19th, 2014
The public in invited to a reception honoring Pastor Bob Gaston of Harvest Christian Fellowship Church, Vinton. He was ordained into the International Church of the Foursquare Gospel on October 14, 2014. Pastor Bob has been the Senior Pastor at Harvest Christian Fellowship since October, 2012. The reception will be Sunday, October 26, 2014 from 2-4 pm at the church, 1201 C.

Earn a Ham Radio License in one day, class offered in Benton County

By Tim Busch · 11:03pm October 19th, 2014
Earn a ham radio license in ONE DAY! Cost for the class is $99, and includes all books, materials, your FCC test, and your first ham radio! Email with your name, address, & phone to register or for more questions. Class will be held November 8th at the Atkins City Park Pavilion.

Meeting to offer information about 2014 Farm Bill, Nov. 19

By Benton County Extension · 11:12pm October 15th, 2014
Benton County, Iowa – Farmers and landowners will learn about the new programs authorized by the Agricultural Act of 2014 (commonly referred to as the Farm Bill) at an informational meeting conducted by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach and local USDA Farm Service Agency staff members.

Paranormal Group to present depot findings, Oct. 25

By Rosemary Schwartz, BCHS · 6:18pm October 15th, 2014
Come to the Ray House on Saturday, October 25 if you dare!!! The Eastern Iowa Paranormal Group will be presenting their findings from overnight stays at the Ray House, Vinton Depot and Horridge House. The spooky event starts at 6:30 pm. Space is limited -- please email bentoncohistorical@gmail.

College Planning meetings to be held at VSHS

By Vinton Shellsburg School District · 4:43pm October 15th, 2014
In conjunction with the College Planning Center, VS-HS will host two seminars for upperclassmen on Monday, October 20: * 6:30 p.m.: Juniors and their parents are invited to a session about selecting the right college, basic financial issues, and other aspects of post secondary education; * 7:30 p.

Reformation Breakfast at Trinity Lutheran Church - Sunday October 26

By Ashley Hesson · 7:53pm October 13th, 2014
Reformation Breakfast at Trinity Lutheran Church - Sunday October 26 at 10:15-11:15am. Trinity's youth groups will host a breakfast in honor of Reformation Day! Menu items include french toast with a toppings bar, pastries, fruit, and bacon! Come for the worship service at 9:00am, stay for breakfast immediately following, and bring a friend! Admission is free, though a free-will offering will be taken with proceeds going to support youth group events.

VPRD Annual Fall Craft & Bake Sale November 1st

By Duane Randall, Vinton Parks & Recreation · 3:38pm October 13th, 2014
VPRD Annual Fall Craft & Bake Sale to be held November 1st at the Vinton Skate & Activity Center Mark your calendar for this annual event that keeps getting bigger and better. The Vinton Skate & Activity Center will be hosting the annual Fall Craft & Bake Sale from 8:00 a.m.

Prairie Creek Chili/Oyster Soup Supper set for Nov. 1

By Vinton Today · 1:11pm October 13th, 2014
Prairie Creek Church Annual Chili and Oyster Soup Supper November 1st, 2014 from 4 - 7 pm 2745 - 55th Street (on Hwy 150) 8 miles north of Vinton Adults - $7.50 Kids (5-12) - $3.00 Pre-school - Free We will also have Homemade Chicken and Noodle soup this year. There will be a drawing for "Forever in Blue Jeans" Quilt.


By Vinton Today · 1:23pm October 9th, 2014
IMMACULATE CONCEPTION CHURCH Van Horne, Iowa BEEF & PORK DINNER SATURDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2014 SERVING FROM 5 PM - 7 PM Beef, BBQ Beef, Pork, BBQ Pork, Baked Potato, Corn, Beans Salad Bar, Desserts, and Beverages Ticket: Adults: $8.00 Children 5 - 12: $4.00 Under 5 FREE EVERYONE WELCOME

Knights of Columbus plan Tootsie Roll Drive this weekend

By Brian Larkin · 4:38am October 9th, 2014
The annual Vinton Knights of Columbus Persons with Intellectual Disabilities Drive will be held this weekend, Saturday, Oct. 11 and 12th. KC’s will be outside several area businesses distributing large Tootsie Rolls for a donation to help two organizations that aid intellectually disabled people in the community.

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