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VS logos, flash drives to help fund Post-Prom activities

By Becky Kruckenberg · 8:26pm August 31st, 2014 · 7 hours ago
The Post Prom Committee will be painting the Vinton-Shellsburg logo on driveways for $40 for the first one and $30 for an additional logo. Simply send your address and phone number to nasagan_6@msn.com You will then be contacted to set up a day and time to have the logo applied. You must be present when the logo is painted.

Megan Hill to join VS as FFA assistant

By Jessica Alderson And Katie Isbell · 8:21pm August 31st, 2014 · 7 hours ago
Starting on September 1, the Vinton-Shellsburg FFA Chapter will be gaining a new addition to the team! Ms. Megan Hill, becoming more involved with the agriculture side of life than she probably expected, will be the chapter’s new FFA Assistant! Ms. Hill, being a new member of the community, applied for the position because of her passion for leadership building and group dynamics.

August FFA Chapter Meeting

By Jessica Alderson And Katie Isbell · 7:17pm August 29th, 2014
On August 25th, the Vinton-Shellsburg FFA had their first chapter meeting of the 2014-2015 school year. The meeting started at 6:30 with 40 members present. At this meeting a lot was accomplished- from constitutional changes to shirt designs for the year. The members also met the new FFA assistant, Ms.

Boomtown/Boomfest crews making preparations for tonight, tomorrow

By Dean Close · 2:01pm August 29th, 2014
Behind the scenes, volunteers and others have been working to prepare for this weekend's Boomtown and Boomfest activities. City crews placed flags on downtown light poles, and Boomtown Committee members worked with Veridian Credit Union employees to set up the fairgrounds for the weekend event. Veridian is again the title sponsor of Boomtown.

Casey's continues Ice Bucket Challenge, but donates to MDA camps

By Dean Close · 1:26pm August 29th, 2014
Accepting the challenge from former Casey's employee Trent Husted, who now works at Virginia Gay Hospital and participated in the VGH Ice Bucket Challenge earlier this week, Casey's manager Chris Hendryx accepted the challenge and also involved the convenience store employees and a few willing customers.

Julia Meadows to Retire from Virginia Gay Hospital

By Virginia Gay Hospital · 11:02am August 28th, 2014
It’s uncommon these days for someone to work within a business or institution for more than a few years, and even more remarkable for a person rise within the ranks to one of the top positions. After 30 years Julia Meadows, Chief Financial Officer of Virginia Gay Hospital and Clinics, is retiring.

Candidates listed for 2014 General Election

By Benton County Auditor's Office · 10:08am August 28th, 2014
The filing deadline for candidates for the Nov. 4 election was yesterday. The Benton County ballots for federal, state, county and township offices will include the following names. Benton County Candidate Listing General Election November 4, 2014 County Filing Deadline August 27, 2014 Federal Offices US Senator Bruce Braley-Dem Joni Ernst-Rep Bob Quast-Bob Quast for Term Limits Rick Stewart-Ind Douglas Butzier-Lib Ruth Smith US Representative Dis.

Wisconsin man dies in cycle accident on Highway 30

By Dean Close · 6:51pm August 27th, 2014
The Iowa State Patrol and the Benton County Sheriff's Department continue to investigate a motorcycle accident that claimed the life of 63-year-old Charles Bonikowske of Ogdensburg, Wis. at around 5 p.m. Tuesday. According to the ISP, the cycle was westbound on Highway 30 near 18th Avenue south of Keystone when the driver lost control while attempting to pass another vehicle.

Vinton Garden Club News

By Fran Stueck · 9:28am August 27th, 2014
The Vinton Garden Club member of National Garden Clubs, Inc., District II, and Central Region met at 8:30 am June 25, 2014 at the Benton County Fair office with Kelly Kaut as hostess. She treated us to a wonderful brunch before the meeting, program and workshop. President Fran Stueck called the meeting to order at 9:15 am.

Vinton's Virginia Gay Hospital became the third local health care organization to have employees participate in the Ice Bucket Challenge for the ALS Society on Tuesday afternoon. Accepting the challenge from the Vinton Lutheran Home Assisted Living staff, 45 VGH employees from several departments formed a half-circle around the fountain in front of the main entrance.

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