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Send off at 12:30 TODAY for V-S Baseball Team

By Vinton Today · 12:56pm July 27th, 2015 · 17 hours ago
Attention VS baseball fans: There will be a public send off for the boys BB team tomorrow, Monday, at 12:30 at the baseball field. They are going to Des Moines tomorrow and then staying overnight before their 11 a.m. Tuesday game vs. Waverly-Shell Rock. Also, if there are people who are not able to attend but would like to watch the game they can go to www.

School Supplies available for those in need

By Kim Meyer · 11:28am July 27th, 2015 · 19 hours ago
Several community organizations including Clickstop, local churches, Monkeytown, and the Vinton-Shellsburg Community School District have pooled resources to provide school supplies to students whose families are experiencing financial hardship for the upcoming school year. Clickstop Cares also has clothing and limited furniture available.

RAGBRAI: Riders bring unique stories

By Dean Close · 10:41am July 27th, 2015 · 20 hours ago
For many of the RAGBRAI riders who passed through Vinton, Mount Auburn and Shellsburg last Thursday, the annual bicycle ride across Iowa is an opportunity for them to raise awareness about an issue that is important to them. For others, it’s a chance to ride in tribute of someone facing an illness, or a memorial to someone who has recently died.

Overalls became Schoonover's final contribution to Vinton community

By Dean Close · 9:30am July 27th, 2015 · 21 hours ago
When RAGBRAI riders passing through Vinton on Thursday stopped for photos in front of the Benton County Courthouse, they were unknowingly paying tribute to Richard Schoonover's final contribution to his community. Schoonie, as he was known to his long-time friends, died on July 20, two days after donating his over-sized bib overalls to the RAGBRAI committee, which used them as a photo prop.

Blessed Hope Sells Sweet Corn Friday

By Dean Close · 3:18pm July 24th, 2015
Blessed Hope is selling sweet corn today at Hummel's Park, across from McDowells in Vinton. They begin selling at 2 p.m. and are selling until the corn is gone. The cost is $4/bake'rs dozen. The proceeds go to mission work in the area.

Last fall, two of Bonnie Sanders' favorite things came together to give her a special day to always remember. While setting up for her last season at the Sanders Pumpkin Farm, Sanders was surprised when her friends from Eden Aid showed up to help. They brought lunch and spent the day helping to stuff the “Pumpkin People” which decorated the farm for decades and welcomed children from throughout the area.

Original classic: 99-year-old Buick still running, winning awards

By Dean Close · 4:47am July 24th, 2015
One of the cars making its very first appearance at the Vinton Cruise last week was one of the very oldest to appear in the event, ever: The 1916 Buick Model D 6-45 Touring belonging to Larry Beatty. An unlike most antiques this one is in nearly original condition; only its bell and motor meter have been re-nickeled, and small green shades installed over the headlights.

Information for Vinton-Shellburg School Registration

By Karrie Bartling, Vinton-Shellsburg CSD · 7:35pm July 22nd, 2015
Click to view Immunization Requirements Iowa Code 139A.8 requires all students enrolling in an Iowa school to submit proof of immunizations to the admitting official using an Iowa Department of Public Health certificate of Immunization or a provisional certificate, unless a valid certificate of religious or medical exemption has been submitted.

Clock to return to courthouse tower 'soon,' says supervisor

By Dean Close · 3:11pm July 22nd, 2015
Terry Hertle, the Benton County Supervisor who has been working with County Attorney Dave Thompson and a group of volunteers on the preservation and restoration of the courthouse clock, said he expects the clock to return to its tower "soon." Hertle has been in touch with the Indiana clocksmith, who said he expects the clock to be ready in the near future.

The Benton County Community Foundation (BCCF), will be holding its grant awards ceremony and 10-year anniversary celebration on Tuesday, July 28 at 5:30 p.m. The ceremony will be held at the Van Horne Community Building, 508 First Avenue, Van Horne. The BCCF will be awarding 30 grants totaling $101,998.

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