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· 11:26am January 30th, 2015 · 11 hours ago
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· 11:18am January 30th, 2015 · 12 hours ago
Every year the Iowa American Legion holds a Fifth Grade Flag Essay contest, asking the students what the American Flag means to them. This year eighty-six students of the Vinton-Shellsburg Fifth Grade Class submitted an essay to the Vinton American Legion. The members of George G. Luckey Post 57 are proud to announce our winners: First Place: Samantha Walton of Mrs.
· 10:50am January 30th, 2015 · 12 hours ago
Vinton has had a long time unofficial mascot. For months there was a little guy running around town, homeless and unable to be captured. Every once in a while I'd see a thread running on Facebook about the escapades of the little guy and read the concerns that folks had for the dog affectionally labeled "Hank".
· 12:23pm January 29th, 2015
The team that first brought area breast cancer survivors together a few years ago is inviting them back again next week. The sixth annual Pink Night for the Vinton-Shellsburg Vikette basketball team will take place this Tuesday, Feb. 3. T-shirt sales and other fund-raisers will help the Breast Cancer Survivors of Benton County to help other women fight the disease and also help area women through the VGH Gifts of Hope Fund, which provides free breast care services for those who cannot afford them.
· 11:19am January 29th, 2015
Although the so-far gentle winter has meant less time for city crews in the city snow-removal vehicles, they continue to clean up the damage from the vicious 2011 wind storm. Crews worked along C Avenue on Tuesday and are removing parts of damaged trees from 10th and 13th Street today. They plan to finish this part of the ongonig clean-up project by the end of today.
· 9:43am January 29th, 2015
Like he has in hundreds of schools across America for the past two decades, Mark Brown stood in the gym at Vinton-Shellsburg Middle School and made students laugh as he talked about watching an animated Disney movie with his adolescent children. And just like at every other school, Brown made students think, and some of them cry.
· 4:50pm January 28th, 2015
Flaughless 5K organizers Georgia (Meeker) Sysouchanh and Lisa Horak, were invited to attend the VIPS Day (Very Influential Proud Supporter) event to be held in April 2015 at Wounded Warrior Project headquarters in Jacksonville, Florida. “As a "Very Influential Proud Supporter of Wounded Warrior Project, we'd like to celebrate you as one of our most successful and loyal community event hosts.
· 4:47pm January 28th, 2015
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· 4:40pm January 28th, 2015
A Benton County woman said she had a family member confirm she won a big lottery prize before she started to celebrate. Diane McNamara of Norway claimed the 20th of 24 top prizes available in the Iowa Lottery’s “Bingo Boxes” instant-scratch ticket. The 71-year-old retiree said she purchased her winning ticket several weeks ago at The Depot Express, 117 E.
· 12:21pm January 27th, 2015
A relatively new tradition at Tilford Elementary involves considering the old. Today is the 100th day of the 2014-15 school year, and first grade students have been studying how 100 might look like. Many joined their teachers today in dressing up as they think a 100-year-old might, Recent assignments include art work using 100 of a variety of different items: Pieces of macaroni, beads, stickers or ring-shaped cereal.