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Breakfast, lunch continue at Tilford, Shellsburg; transportation available

By Dean Close · 9:12am June 29th, 2016 · 18 hours ago
The Tilford cafeteria was bustling this morning, as Summer School participants gathered for breakfast before leaving on a field trip to the Children's Museum in Iowa City. While many of the summer school students have breakfast and/or lunch at school, very few others have participated in the free program.

Several area residents plan to take turns reading the Bible outside the Benton Courthouse from Thursday through Sunday, and they invite others to join them. The gathering is a response to the call from Gov. Terry Branstad for Bible reading at Iowa courthouses in June and July. “The reading is scheduled to start at 8 a.

Ervin Motors donates AED training system to VS schools

By Vinton Today · 6:38pm June 28th, 2016
Ervin Motor Co. has donated an AED (automated external defibrillator) training system to Vinton Shellsburg Community School District as part of a National Automobile Dealers Charitable Foundation Program. The Little Anne AED Training System was given to Vinton Shellsburg Community School District District Nurse Kris Hallberg by Ervin Motor Co.

$100 + $3 Bethlehem Lutheran donates to Vinton Feeds the World

By Bethlehem Lutheran Church · 8:03pm June 27th, 2016
On June 26, 2016 Bethlehem Lutheran Church presented a gift of $103 to the Vinton Feeds the World, food packaging event. On September 11th, in conjunction with Outreach, Inc., Bethlehem Lutheran Church will be having a food packaging event at the Vinton Skate Center at 1pm. During this event, we hope to package 50,000 meals to be distributed locally and internationally.

Thirty four high school students from across Iowa traveled to Washington, D.C.

By East Central Iowa REC · 3:38pm June 27th, 2016
Thirty four high school students from across Iowa traveled to Washington, D.C. on June 10-16 to join more than 1,600 other students from around the nation for the 2016 Electric Cooperative Youth Tour. The Electric Cooperative Youth Tour has been giving high school students the opportunity to tour Washington, D.

Party in the Park celebrates friends, family and community

By Dean Close · 10:11am June 27th, 2016
It will be easy for Heidi Kersten to remember the date she stood at Riverside Park and heard VPRD Director Brad Barker recite the history of the Kersten Christmas lights. “This is the 14th anniversary of my mother’s death,” said Heidi, after receiving a plaque from Barker on Saturday, June 25.

Tragedy has struck a Vinton family which was already mourning the loss of its matriarch. Ken Neve was returning home from Vinton to Colorado, after the funeral of his mother, Rosie Neve, when he was killed in an accident on Saturday on Interstate 80 near North Platte, Neb. A SUV crossed the median and collided with Neve's sedan, killing him and injuring his wife, Deseire.

Vinton Police Department seeks ID of hit-and-run driver

By Vinton Police Department · 8:06pm June 24th, 2016
The Vinton Police Department is investigating a vehicle/pedestrian collision that injured a 6 year old child in the area of West 3rd St. and Hwy. 218. in Vinton at around 3:00 p.m. on Friday June 24, 2016. The vehicle involved was reportedly a silver Chevrolet pickup with a dual real wheels that was pulling a white enclosed trailer southbound on Hwy 218.

Party in the Park under way!

By Dean Close · 12:09pm June 24th, 2016
The Farmers Savings Bank parking lot and courthouse lawn were filled on Thursday with youngsters and their families who gathered to begin the annual Party in the Park celebration. After the traditional hot dog supper in the bank parking lot, the children biked, skated or rode other small vehicles to the courthouse, where activities and music were waiting.

Veterans Park now honors Korea vets, Medal of Honor recipient

By Dean Close · 2:13am June 23rd, 2016
Those attending the recent Memorial Day ceremony at Veterans Park in Vinton may have noticed two new memorials – one for all Korean War Veterans and a small plaque honoring the Medal of Honor recipient who was born in Vinton. VFW and AMVETS member Ron Geiger, who lives across the street from the park, has been working with his wife, Carol, and other veterans on adding memorials to the park for a few years.

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