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· 9:41pm March 10th, 2014 · 8 hours ago
By next month's Vinton-Shellsburg School Board meeting, leaders will know what it will cost to resurface the track at the Karr Athletic Complex, as well as what it would cost to replace the grass football field with a synthetic turf field. The board unanimously agreed to seek bids for that project, as well as the new Ag Learning Lab, which combines classroom space and a livestock learning lab.
· 11:38am March 10th, 2014 · 18 hours ago
On Wednesday February 26, 2014 the Vinton, Shellsburg FFA Chapter participated in Career Development Events at Hawkeye Community College for Sub-Districts. We had many members participating in many different events on this day. The results of Sub-Districts are: Creed—Drew Wiley, Gold- Advance to Districts Chapter Program—Hannah Seitz, Karley Kenney, Emily Cashman Conduct—Sydney Walker, Jessica Alderson, Keri Webster, Katie Isbell, Grace Milroy, Olivia Walker, and Emily Reisch, Gold -Alternate to Districts Extem...
· 10:22am March 10th, 2014 · 19 hours ago
He helped teach them to read. He asked them what they would say, if on a day that was neither funny nor sunny, a cat in a hat showed up and for a few hours, wreaked havoc, and then as mom walked up the sidewalk, cleaned up the whole house with an incredible machine. But Dr. Seuss was not just for kids.
· 11:27pm March 9th, 2014
VSHS Jazz Band competed at the annual NEIBA Jazz Festival Saturday, March 8 at Independence, Ia. The first and second place finishers automatically qualify for State Jazz Champs held in Des Moines in April. This year's jazz band placed 3rd behind the Independence Jazz Orchestra and Jazz Ensemble.
· 10:24pm March 7th, 2014
Although Project Joseph’s (PJ 's) initial aim has been to raise awareness of the need to prepare with water, food and supplies before an emergency, we also want to offer opportunities to gain knowledge and skills. Disaster preparedness is not a fad or trend, but perhaps better described as a lifestyle or posture one could develop and maintain all the time.
· 11:19am March 7th, 2014
Community, says Rich Hainstock, is the key ingredient to the success of ACT 1. Rich, along with his wife, Mary Jo, is among the cast members of this week’s “Red Velvet Cake War.” He plays the lead male role of Newt Blaylock, the one-eyed wig and worm salesman. For the role, Rich grew what he calls a “scary” beard, which he combines with a black eye patch.
· 9:50am March 7th, 2014
The Iowa Beef Center is releasing a newly revised version of their Feedlot Monitoring Software in 2014. The ISU Feedlot and Cost Monitoring Software was initially created in 1982 and has been used by cattle feeders to track costs, profits and performance since. The software continues to reflect the philosophy that feeders need to objectively measure, monitor and react to changes based on existing and past livestock and financial performance.
· 9:49am March 7th, 2014
The Affordable Care Act (ACA) provides important benefits for farm families: expanded coverage, a greater choice of insurance providers, and tax credits for small employers that offer coverage to their employees. Farmers are affected by ACA regulations in two ways. First, farm families, like other Americans, are consumers who will be making health care decisions for their families.
· 9:49am March 7th, 2014
Pork producers’ desire for continuous improvement in production practices and exceeding customers’ demands for quality assurance measures spurred changes to the voluntary Pork Quality Assurance® Plus (PQA Plus®) program. Revisions to PQA Plus were announced during World Pork Expo 2013.
· 1:43am March 7th, 2014
Rep. Dawn Pettengill (R-Mount Auburn) welcomes Central Lutheran 4th grade class of Newhall. They were in Des Moines in support of school choice. Pictured here is Rep. Dawn Pettengill (Mount Auburn) alongside a number of 4th graders from Central Lutheran.