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Post-Prom meeting set for July 7

By V-S Community School District · 10:12pm July 1st, 2015 · 16 hours ago
There will be a Vinton-Shellsburg Post Prom Committee meeting at Windsor Manor, 1807 W. 5th Street, on Tuesday, July 7 at 6:30 p.m.

RAGBRAI meeting set for July 7; volunteers still needed

By Melissa Schwan, Director, VU · 10:12pm July 1st, 2015 · 16 hours ago
Volunteers are still needed when RAGBRAI visits Vinton on July 23! Contact the Vinton Unlimited office for more information! Our last planning meeting will be on Tuesday, July 7 at 6:30 in the basement of Farmers Savings Bank. We will go over any last details to make sure everything is in order for the big visit! This is expected to be a short meeting.

Party in the Park: Weather allowed for three days of fun

By Dean Close · 12:06pm July 1st, 2015
After a few years when weather was a factor in Party in the Park events, the skies remained clear as local residents enjoyed dry, comfortable weather for Party in the Park. The Kiddie parade and courthouse events took place on Thursday. On Friday, the Party in Pink 5K filled the park and streets with 500 runners and walkers who raised $10,000 for the VGH Gifts of Hope Fund.

Party in Pink: Runners raise $10,000 for Gifts of Hope

By Vinton Today · 9:42am July 1st, 2015
Vinton-Shellsburg cross country runners Nolan Sagan and Lily Horst were the top male and female runners in the 3rd Annual Party in Pink on Friday. The annual event, organized by Survivors of Benton County, raised $10,000 for the Virginia Gay Hospital Foundation's Gifts of Hope fund, which provides money for women's health services to those who cannot afford them.

Vinton Police Department arrest report, June 2015

By Vinton Police Department · 9:08am July 1st, 2015
Vinton Police Department Log for June 2015 All Charges are subject to review by The Benton County Attorney’s Office. An arrest or criminal charge is merely an accusation and the Defendant is presumed innocent and unless proven guilty. Intrastate Warrants are issued by Law Enforcement Agencies for crimes happening in their jurisdictions.

Be a tourist in your own community: Big business for small towns

By Ben Hyland, VU · 9:08am July 1st, 2015
Big This is part four of a four part series written by Vinton Unlimited. The purpose of these brief articles is to help acquaint Vinton residents with leisure options that are available right in our own community so we can all become local ‘ambassadors’ so when a visitor might ask “what is there to do in town” each resident can respond with countless suggestions and a sense of community pride.

Non-Runners Challenged to 'Double The Race'

By Virginia Gay Hospital · 4:29pm June 28th, 2015
Non-runners, can you help double the race's $10,000 donation? Runners in the Party In Pink 5K for the Virginia Gay Hospital's Foundation donated $25 each to be in the race. The proceeds from the race will generate about $10,000 for free medical services for area women. "I can't fully convey in words what this race and this effort means to me," says Dr.

Weekend weather: Chance of rain, but no flooding fears

By Dean Close · 1:19pm June 26th, 2015
Organizers of Party in the Park and other events taking place this weekend are keeping an eye on the sky, hoping the weather does not cause interruptions. Weather has already spoiled one local weekend event, and rain may interrupt Sunday's art fest in Celebration Park or add more water to the Vinton Fire Department waterball fights Sunday afternoon.

Support Vinton By Supporting Vinton Lion's Club Food Trailer

By Kurt Karr · 10:18am June 26th, 2015
The Vinton Lion’s Club will be at all Party In The Park activities selling funnel cakes, sno cones, and more from their food trailer. The 82 members support the club with their dues while all proceeds of food sales and other Lion’s programs are donated to local, national, and international causes.

Lightning Safety, Myth vs. Fact

By Virginia Gay Hospital · 6:32am June 25th, 2015
An unfortunate and tragic death in our area from lightning means it’s a good time for everyone to become more aware of the dangers and the best protection from lightning. Read well….some of those things Mom told you are spot-on, but some of what you think you know just isn’t true..

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