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Ironmen: Two area residents finish course in Madison

By Vinton Today · 9:54am October 8th, 2015
Vinton area residents Kyle Schminke and Nick Sagan were among the participants who were able to finish the challenging course at the Ironmen event in Madison, Wis., on Sept. 13. Participants woke up around 3:30 a.m. and began the swimming event at 7 p.m.They swam 2.4 miles, then biked 112 miles and ended the event with a marathon (26.

Viking Hall of Fame to add new members Friday

By V-S Community School District · 10:46pm October 5th, 2015
The tradition of adding new members to the Vinton-Shellsburg Hall of Fame continues this year, as several new inductees will be honored during Friday's football game. The new inductees include: Barry Whitson - 1976 Desi Druschel - 1994 Channing (Merchant) Halstead - 2006 4x100 Relay Team – 1991 Holly Allpress Tosha (Buckingham) Whitson Julie (Flatberg) Lessig Melinda (Heyer) Packebush Coach: John Frazier After the game, a reception will take place at the Vinton County Club (use downstairs entrance).

Amputee inspires other VS Cheerleaders

By Dean Close · 9:48pm September 29th, 2015
A young girl walked up to Kay Mull, looked at her prosthetic limb, and asked, “How did you change your leg?” Kay, a freshman cheerleader at Vinton-Shellsburg High School, hasn’t let having her leg amputated just below the knee stop her from being active in life, or in school. She has previously competed in volleyball and track and now she performs a variety of cheers in front of hundreds of strangers each week.

Union defeats East Marshall; to face A-P next

By Joe Hadachek · 12:01pm September 29th, 2015
After defeating East Marshall, 38-14, last Friday, the Union Knights are preparing for their Homecoming game this week vs. Aplington-Parkersburg. Coach's summary: “We were extremely happy with jumping off to a 21-0 lead in the first quarter. We were clicking on all cylinders, special teams, defense and offense.

Vikings start well, but big plays keep Mustangs undefeated

By Dean Close · 8:15am September 26th, 2015
The Vinton-Shellsburg Vikings welcomed back quarterback Jordan Womochil, who was injured three weeks earlier, as they traveled to Independence hoping to spoil the undefeated Mustangs’ Homecoming. In the first quarter, it appeared the Vikings were poised to do just that. Led by Womochil’s quick passing and Joel Barnes’ powerful running, the Vikings quickly moved the ball 80 yards and took a 7-0 on a 12-yard run by Barnes and the PAT kick by Austin Bohnsack.

Vikings travel to undefeated Independence; directions to field given

By Dean Close · 1:57pm September 25th, 2015
The Vinton-Shellburg Vikings play the third Top 10 team of the season tonight when they travel to Independence to play the 4-0 and 7th-ranked Mustangs. The 2-2 Vikings have already played highly-ranked West Delaware and South Tama. School officials offer the following directions to the game: -Go to the new Independence High School (Best Route- HWY 150 to HWY 20 west to exit 252) - Upon entering parking lot to the new High School, heads towards the north end of the parking lot.

Granddaughter of area residents represents U.S. in International Softball event

By Vinton Today · 10:22am September 24th, 2015
A Trip to the Dominican Republic was an eye opener for Andrea Wagoner a senior at Geneseo High School. She is the granddaughter of Gerald and Margie Selken of Keystone IA and the daughter of Cindy (Selken) & Tom Wagner of Colona IL. Andrea had an opportunity to represent the United States in the Dominican Republic at the International Softball Tournament.

Vikettes, Vikings win home Cross Country meet at Rodgers Park

By Dean Close · 12:12am September 23rd, 2015
The Vinton-Shellsburg Middle School and High School cross country teams hosted their annual home meet on Tuesday at Rodgers Park, where both the boys and girls varsity teams each finished in first place. Sisters Lily and Grace Horst led the Vikettes, as Lily came in 2nd and Grace, 3rd. Vikettes too six of the top 10 spots.

Racers honor veterans; Hogan finishes 1 point behind in season points race

By Dean Close · 8:46am September 21st, 2015
The racing season in Vinton wrapped up on Sunday with the annual tribute to veterans. Approximately 20 former soldiers and sailors saluted the flag during the National Anthem, then paraded around the track in military trucks, as spectators waved and applauded. When the racing began, drivers were doing their best to earn enough points to win, or at least advance in the standings.

Union drops district game to #2 South Tama on the road

By Joe Hadachek · 1:53pm September 19th, 2015
The Union Knights headed to South Tama Friday night in a key 2A district 6 matchup. Jerry Lowe had two touchdowns in the first quarter and Union's offense could not get rolling as the first half ended 13-0. The Knights had a big drive in the third quarter that stalled on the one yard line on a failed QB sneak.

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