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Vinton-Shellsburg Honor Roll

By Karrie Bartling, Vinton-Shellsburg CSD · 5:51pm May 28th, 2015 · 8 hours ago
Vinton-Shellsburg Middle School students were honored at an end of the trimester assembly for making the Honor roll. Students must maintain a 3.5 to 4.0 GPA average to be on the “A” honor roll and 3.0 to 3.49 to be on the “B” honor roll. Students in bold maintained a 4.0 GPA. The following students achieved the “A” honor roll: 8th Grade: Olivia Coder, Nolan Haisman, Allissa Hendryx, Sadie Mauer, Makayla Moeller, Katelyn Noren, Brock Ortner, Seth Ptterson, Grace Petrzelka, Fayth Plower, ...


By Brad Barker · 11:59am May 28th, 2015 · 14 hours ago
After a solid quarter-century run, the Vinton Community Swimming Pool’s original circulation pump has met its end. But wait, there is good news! While the details on the purchase and installation of a new pump are squared away, we have been fortunate to obtain a temporary loaner pump that has gotten us back up and running.

Tilford students celebrate end of year with Silly String and concert

By Dean Close · 9:10am May 28th, 2015 · 17 hours ago
Tilford Elementary staff and students planned two celebrations on the last day of school on Wednesday. In the morning they gathered to present awards and to celebrate the success of their PTO Box Tops 4 Education program, which exceeded its $3,000 goal and earned well over $4,000 for school equipment and activities.

2016 VS Post-Prom Committee looking for chairperson

By V-S Community School District · 8:38am May 28th, 2015 · 17 hours ago
Although the 2014-15 school year has just ended, planning for the 2016 Post-Prom party is just beginning. Parents of all VS juniors are invited to help with this event. A committee has been set up, but so far it does not yet have a chairperson. Committee member Tammy Hepker sent this message to VS families this week: Attention 2015-2016 Vinton-Shellsburg JUNIOR Parents: There will be a 2016 Post Prom parent planning meeting on Monday, June 1 at 7:00 @ Tilford.

Safe at Home: Local leaders discuss how to protect victims under new law

By Dean Close · 8:33am May 28th, 2015 · 18 hours ago
[VIDEODuring the 2015 legislative session, Iowa became one of many states to enact a “Safe at Home” law for victims of domestic abuse, stalking and other crimes. The bill will go into effect on Jan. 1, 2016. Now, state and local leaders are discussing the best way to implement the program – making sure that domestic violence, sexual abuse stalking and human trafficking victims have a private mailing address for elections and other first-class mail.

A unique insect...

By Dean Close · 10:31pm May 26th, 2015
Many people have seen the photo of the leaf-like insect and said, "What's that?" We had the same question. The answer is: Luna Moth. Experts on the unique-looking moths say that "Luna Moth sightings grow more northernly as summer approaches, and the moths move from the southern portion of the range in Texas and Florida in the early months of the year to the northern portion of the range in Maine and Canada by May and June as spring warmth moves to northern latitudes.

How Mr. Davis became a human ice cream sundae

By Dean Close · 10:31pm May 26th, 2015
Shellsburg Elementary students competed for a unique prize in one of their contests this year. The class that brought in the most box tops for the Box Tops 4 Education fund-raising program earned the right to make Principal Ryan Davis a human ice cream sundae. The students in Mr. Josh Meyer's class received that prize today, covering the principal's head with ice cream, syrup, and other toppings.


By Matt Boggess, VPRD · 3:06pm May 26th, 2015
The pump for the swimming pool as been removed and is being inspected for either repair or replacement. Due to this unforeseen circumstance we unfortunately will be closed at least until this weekend May 30th -31st. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this has caused. We continue to work very hard to make sure this issue is rectified.

Memorial Day service honors 3 Vinton men who died in Vietnam War

By Dean Close · 3:52am May 26th, 2015
Local veterans, joined by the VSHS band, and many local citizens, honored veterans, especially the three Vinton men who died in Vietnam, during the annual Memorial Day ceremony Monday. A new bench honors Ronnie Johnson, Joe Lynn Fowler and Wayne Gary Wutzke. Family members of the three placed wreaths on the new bench during the ceremony, which included memories of the three shared by family, fellow soldiers and local veterans.

Benton County Veterans

By Valerie Close · 11:39am May 25th, 2015
This year as we updated our Veterans list, I was overwhelmed with the outpouring of appreciation from everyone for our Veterans. We have added over 100 names, and I still have flyers from the 1950's with names that I am still adding and have someone sending in a list from 1812! Now that to me, is exciting! If you have family that is in the military, from the Benton County Area, then or now, or any time in between, feel free to send in their names and information, if you have photos, feel free to send those in as well! ...

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