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News :: Remembering 2013 and the milestones (and flood threat) of May
· 1:25pm January 7th, 2014
Van Zimmer of Vinton donated a bike he rode in RAGBRAI decades ago to a "Riding Through History" display in Des Moines.
Garrison firefighter (and former mayor of that town) Paul Schellhase marked a major milestone in May of 2013: 50 years as a fireman. Iowa Firefighter's Association leaders came to Garrison in May to present him that 50-year honor.
Trees for Kids: Tilford and Middle School students planted trees in front of their schools in May, with the help of the Iowa DNR.
Flood fears: Almost exactly five years after the historic flood of 2008, Vinton leaders received a warning of a forecast rising of the Cedar River to levels near those of 2008. Sand-bagging and the construction of the sand barriers around the Vinton Municipal Electric Utility buildings kept many volunteers busy. But the river prediction turned out to be a flawed reading and no major damage was reported in Vinton. Several residents did evacuate their homes.
Remembering 2013: April brought news of PH, Boston Marathon bombing
Second batch of ducklings now hatching in VS Ag Room