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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.

CPU 7th grader Katcher sets Washburn meet record

By Vinton Today · 12:05pm October 27th, 2014
Adrianna Katcher, a Center Point-Urbana Middle School student from Urbana, set a new meet record earlier this month at the Washburn Classic Cross Country Meet in Ames. She ran an all-time fastest time in meet history among middle school girls (7th and 8th grade); a time of 11:43 for 2 miles. She is the only middle school girl in meet history to finish the course in less than 12 minutes.

Vikings ring Victory Bell three times on Friday

By Dean Close · 10:08am October 27th, 2014
After each Vinton-Shellsburg home football victory, the players shake hands with the opposing players, then run to ring the Victory Bell near the north end zone. That happened after the freshmen team's 16-0 victory, and again after the varsity's 33-22 win over Crestwood. But it happened a third time, on Friday.

Seniors lead Vikings to victory at end of season marked by tragedies

By Dean Close · 9:41am October 27th, 2014
For the Vinton-Shellsburg Vikings, the 2014 football season began and ended as they hoped – with the scoreboard showing 12-point victories over Benton Community and Crestwood. But the 56 days between the season-opening win on Aug. 29 and last Friday were full of difficulty on the field, and the kind of off-field tragedies that coach Jim Womochil says no team should have to face.

Area bowlers advance in Family Doubles bowling competition

By Mayor Allan R. Lindsey · 8:18am October 26th, 2014
During the month of October, many local youth bowlers teamed up with a parent to participate in the 49th Annual Family Doubles tournament at Berry's Lanes. This year we had great participation and were able to qualify bowlers in all of the categories, except one. The family doubles tournament is a team competition that allows the bowlers to have some flexibility when they can bowl their three games as long as they have them completed before October 19th.

Derek Dinderman went into Thursday's Regional cross country meet hoping to finish in 16 minutes and 30 seconds, which would have been a personal best, says his mother, Dana. Derek did even better than he hoped, leading the Vikings to a State-qualifying 3rd place by winning the boys event with a time of 16:23.

Ranked Vikings, Vikettes aiming to qualify for State at Regional CC event

By Dean Close · 10:23am October 22nd, 2014
Derek Dinderman and Lily Horst are leading the Vinton-Shellsburg cross country teams as the runners prepare for the Regional contest Thursday at Hart Ridge Golf Course near Manchester. The Regional event determines which teams or individuals will qualify for State. Both the boys and girls are ranked in the Iowa Association of Track Coaches Top 15 among Class 3A teams.

Vikings to participate in Waverly-Shell Rock Pink Night, Friday

By V-S Community School District · 4:35pm October 6th, 2014
The Waverly-Shell Rock and Vinton-Shellsburg football teams and coaches are teaming up in a national effort to fight cancer through the American Cancer Society’s Coaches vs. Cancer program at the home football game on Friday, October 10. W-SR Coach Mark Hubbard and V-S Coach Jim Womochil hope to bring awareness to the fight against cancer by involving the players and fans at the game this Friday.

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