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Earth Day: VSMS students clean up near school

By V-S Community School District · 5:32pm April 24th, 2014 · 5 hours ago
Ms. Bliss' 8th grade science students celebrated Earth Day on Tuesday by picking up trash on the school grounds. Finds of the day: a blow up pool toy (let us know if you lost one) and a used fire extinguisher!

Gettel to lead Iowa Braille and School for the Deaf

By Vinton Today · 5:23pm April 24th, 2014 · 5 hours ago
The Iowa Board of Regents announced today the selection of Steven J. Gettel to serve as Superintendent of the Iowa School for the Deaf in Council Bluffs, and the Iowa Braille and Sight Saving School in Vinton. He is scheduled to begin his duties on August 1, 2014. Mr. Gettel currently serves as Superintendent of the Montana School for the Deaf and Blind, a position he has held since 2001.

Forest City alternative high school teacher to replace Davis at V-S

By Dean Close · 1:35pm April 24th, 2014 · 9 hours ago
A Forest City alternative high school director with years of coaching experience and a background in science education will become the new high school assistant principal and alternative school director for Vinton-Shellsburg. Kenneth Kasper has been directing the Forest City alternative school. He also served for many years as a football and the head high school boys and girls track coach.

Earth Day celebrated by 8th graders

By Jennifer Bliss · 12:21pm April 24th, 2014 · 10 hours ago
Ms. Bliss' 8th grade science students celebrated Earth Day by picking up trash on the school grounds. Finds of the day: a blow up pool toy (let us know if you lost one) and a used fire extinguisher!

Woman of the Year: Marjorie Rouse

By Dean Close · 7:21pm April 22nd, 2014
Retired Vinton teacher Marjorie Rouse has been named the Vinton Women's Club 2014 Woman of the Year. The Club surprised Marjorie, who also taught at Garrison and Brandon, with the honor on Tuesday evening during its annual spring dinner. When asked on Wednesday morning for her thoughts about the honor, Marjorie was still feeling the excitement.

Shellsburg celebrates 'Memorial Park' designation; more projects planned

By Vinton Today · 11:33am April 22nd, 2014
By Nancy Thorkildson After a lot of planning and hard work, the new park in Shellsburg is now clearly identified as Shellsburg Memorial Park. The Shellsburg Area Community Group (SACG) organized two work days in the spring of 2011 where community volunteers cleaned up the area that we hoped would become a new city park.

Earth Day: VSHS communications class helps teach recycling

By Eric Upmeyer, VSHS Speech Dept. · 11:14am April 22nd, 2014
The Vinton-Shellsburg High School communications class has been working on a project for Earth Day, which is today (April 22). We wanted to 'get the word out' about recycling and some of the work being done here at the high school. We wanted to reduce the amount of waste created during lunch.

A Taste of Vinton (formerly Vinton Wine Walk)

By Nathan Hesson, Vinton Unlimited Director · 10:30am April 22nd, 2014
Take an opportunity to experience a "Taste of Vinton" on May 10th from 4pm - 8pm throughout town. You will taste everything from cheese to wine to dips to sweets. Not only will you taste this great products, you'll also learn a little about each item. Be sure to sign-up by visiting the Vinton Unlimited website here and don't hesitate to pass it along to your friends & family! This will be a fun event for the entire family and a great gift for Mom during this special holiday weekend recognizing everything...

Benton Conservation Newsletter‏

By Karen Phelps, Naturalist BCCB · 12:44pm April 21st, 2014
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Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) staff and a dozen AmeriCorps members returned Thursday and Friday, April 17-18, to help landowners impacted from the April 11 fire north of Vinton, clean up the damage. The damage occurred when a prescribed fire on the Red Fox Wildlife Area in the process of being extinguished jumped to adjoining properties to the east and began burning parts of 160 acres.

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