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Hole in one for local man

By Matt Martin · 1:14pm November 17th, 2014
On Monday, November 10th, 74 year old Rich Bednar got his first hole in one. He aced the 5th hole at the Vinton Country Club from the back tee box using a 5 wood from 180 yards out. Playing partners Ted Mann, Gary Marlow, Dean Schminke and Steve Stulken witnessed the hole in one. Congratulations Rich!

Did you know this about the American Legion: Baseball

By Brad Anderson, American Legion Post 57 · 7:29pm November 10th, 2014
Since 1925, American Legion Baseball has contributed to the development of good sportsmanship and good citizenship while providing wholesome recreation for the nation's youth. In Iowa, players between the ages of 13 and 19 are divided into two categories, Senior and Junior. Seniors are primarily 18 or 19 but younger players who have shown they can play with the Seniors are included.

Class 2-A District 6 2014 All District Teams

By Joe Hadachek · 10:09am November 10th, 2014
Class 2-A District 6 2014 All District Teams District Coaches of the Year: - Joe Hadachek MVP Offense: - Ian Slagle (STC) MVP Defense: - Jace Hadachek (Union) First Team: OL: Jae Riley, Iowa falls-Alden (6’4 270 Sr.) Ian Sslagle, South Tama County (6’4 310 Sr.

Hundreds remember Coach Johnson at VSWC wrestling tournament

By Dean Close · 8:16am November 10th, 2014
A total of 317 wrestlers 8th grade and under came from throughout eastern Iowa to participate in the 6th Annual Vinton-Shellsburg Wrestling Club Tournament. Many honored the late VS Coach Steve Johnson with special shirts and his initials on their shoes. Johnson helped started the VS club tournament several years ago.

Union edged out by New Hampton 26-20 in round two of HS playoffs in 2A

By Joe Hadachek · 6:19pm November 4th, 2014
The Union Knights struck quickly in the first half and rode a 14-12 lead into the locker room at half time. New Hampton scored first in the second half to go up 18-14. Union responded with a great comeback and led 20-18 until Tenge scored on a 37 yard pass to make the final score New Hampton 26, Union 20.

VS Bowling 9-Pin tourney was a success; 2014-15 schedule listed

By Michele Gosse · 9:30am November 3rd, 2014
On Saturday, the VS Bowling team had its annual Vinton-Shellsburg 9 Pin Bowling fundraising tournament. In the 9 Pin tournament, bowlers were able to score a strike by knocking down 9 of the 10 pins. We saw a lot of great bowling and everyone had a lot of fun! We had 79 bowlers compete in the 9 Pin Tournament.

The Union Knights were not the same team they were in game two of the 2014 season when they lost to a physical CPU team 32-12. Union struck fast and quick with first play of the game on a long run by Dylan Bear and then Bear stripped a defender on the two yard line and returned it for a team record 98 yard TD.

Local business honors VS cross country runners

By Dean Close · 10:30am October 29th, 2014
To celebrate the success of the Vinton-Shellsburg cross country teams, Mel Davis and her parents, Terry and Bonnie Ehlinger (the mom and grandparents of freshman runner Elisabeth Davis) welcomed the entire team to Ehlinger's 66 and McDonald's on Tuesday evening. The runners painted windows of the convenience store and restaurant (and a few cars, as well) and also enjoyed free hot chocolate.

Breast Cancer Survivors to meet Nov. 4

By Janet Woodhouse · 10:15am October 28th, 2014
Breast Cancer Survivors will meet Tuesday, November 4 at 5:30 p.m. for dinner and conversation at Windsor Manor in the dining room. For reservations please call Angie Tharp 472-2994, Lisa Staab 472-5255 or Janet Woodhouse 472-4862.

Vikettes begin volleyball post-season at home, tonight

By Dean Close · 12:43pm October 27th, 2014
The Vinton-Shellsburg volleyball team will host Davenport Assumption in the opening round of Regional action tonight. The 15-17 Vikettes will play the 17-11 Knights at 7 p.m. in the VSHS gym. The winner will advance to play at Marion (31-7) on Thursday. See the Class 4A Region 7 bracket HERE.

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