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VS golf tournament fund-raiser set for Sept. 17

By Janet Woodhouse · 4:42pm August 23rd, 2016 · 10 hours ago
The Vinton Shellsburg Boys and Girls Golf Teams Four Person Best Shot Golf Tournament Takes palce Saturday, September 17, 2016 at the Vinton Country Club, 314 9th Ave, Vinton Tee Time​: ​9:00am Cost​: $30.00 per golfer (includes green fees, flight prizes, stake prizes, and lunch) Details​: 9­-hole tournament Carts will be available for rent­ $15 per couple/pair ​REQUEST EARLY!! Lunch will be included and served at approximately 11:30am Raffle and Silent Auction items ...

Many thanks for donated band instruments; many musicians have been helped

By V-S Community School District · 4:11pm August 23rd, 2016 · 10 hours ago
By VSMS Band Director Jodi Bierschenk To be in band or to not be in band? This is a big question for Vinton-Shellsburg beginning band students. It is a proven fact that learning to play a musical instrument as a child helps develop brain function. To be in the band is an advantage that is available to all students, but is not required to do.

Leaders say IBSSS decision should be 'very long process'

By Dean Close · 10:47am August 23rd, 2016 · 16 hours ago
At the first of what will most likely be many meetings about the future of the Iowa Braille and Sight-Saving School campus – and whether or not the City of Vinton should become its new owner – Vinton's mayor said the city needs much more time and much more information before considering any decisions.

Farm to School: VS seeks to serve more locally-grown produce in cafeterias

By Dean Close · 9:26am August 23rd, 2016 · 17 hours ago
During "Back to School Night" at Tilford Elementary, students and their families also received a taste of "Farm to School," program that is just beginning in the Vinton-Shellsburg district. The goal of the program is to connect schools with area farmers and produce growers, to provide healthy vegetables for lunch rooms while supporting local farmers and encouraging the production and consumption of healthier food.

Important 'Welcome To Medicare' meeting at Virginia Gay

By Virginia Gay Hospital · 4:46pm August 22nd, 2016
Are you going to be eligible for Medicare in the near future? Have you been on Medicare for awhile and want to better understand what it offers? Do you have a family member you help with Medicare issues? “Welcome to Medicare” is for you! This two hour seminar offered by Virginia Gay Hospital and Clinics, with trained SHIIP counselors, will be held Thursday, September 8th starting at 7:00PM.

How Boomtown presented by Veridian came to be 'a thing'

By Tami Stark · 2:37am August 20th, 2016
Ten years ago when the Iowa Pyrotechnic Association’s annual picnic outgrew the family farm that it had been held on for years. They came to Vinton Unlimited, Vinton’s answer for a Chamber of Commerce, offering a Pyrotechnic show for the public in exchange for hosting…and the rest is history.

We just had to ask VSMS Art Teacher Kari Russler

By Dean Close · 3:18pm August 19th, 2016
Kari Russler is the new art teacher at Vinton-Shellsburg Middle School, coming to VS from Wapsie Valley. Today we let Mrs. Russler, in her own words, answer our silly questions before sharing some serious thoughts about her career. Being an art teacher, she naturall answers "all of them" when we ask about her favorite color.

On Monday, the Vinton City Council will discuss a startling and very incredibly unusual offer: It can buy the entire Iowa Braille School campus – including the track, gym, soccer field, all of the buildings, Woody's Cave (the indoor playground designed for visually impaired children) and the land which includes a functioning geothermal heating/cooling system – for just $1.

Benton Co. teams finish 1-2 in Junior Livestock Judging at State Fair

By Vinton Today · 12:35pm August 19th, 2016
4-H and FFA judging teams and individuals from across the state competed in the Youth Livestock Judging competition Sunday at the 2016 Iowa State Fair. Complete results below: TEAM Junior 1) Benton 4-H South, Vinton (Steiger Manson, Alex Ludeking, Jacob Ludeking, Will Schmidt) 2) Benton 4-H North, Vinton (Josh Wiley, Gabe Hanson, Brady Ortner, Clayton McKenna) 3) Blue Grass Jr.

Iowa State Fair Cookoout results

By Vinton Today · 10:13pm August 18th, 2016
Dawnette Richards of Vinton was crowned Cookout Champion in the 52nd annual Farm Bureau Cookout Contest judged Tuesday at the 2016 Iowa State Fair. Additional results below: Beef 1) Randy Stamper, Greenfield 2) Allen Kenkel, Panama Lamb 1) Rylan Crowley, Cascade 2) Lynn Pakala, Dike Pork 1) Brian Halstead, Vinton 2) Dusty Wilson, West Point Poultry 1) Shannon Glaser, Bondurant 2) Justin Meredith, Vinton Turkey 1) Dawnette Richards, Vinton 2) Jennifer Kunz, Davenport Combo/Speci...

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