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Published 9:33pm Apr 20th

Just how many children will pass by this blue egg before one of them finally picks it up?

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  • Just how many children will pass by this blue egg before one of them finally picks it up?
    Published 9:33pm Apr 20th

    Just how many children will pass by this blue egg before one of them finally picks it up?

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  • Lily Plasencia of Garrison gets a hug from the Easter Bunny during the Kiwanis Easter Egg Hunt.
    Published 9:33pm Apr 20th

    Lily Plasencia of Garrison gets a hug from the Easter Bunny during the Kiwanis Easter Egg Hunt.

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  • Caleb Svoboda was the Red Cedar Shooters' Top Shot in Saturday's meet vs. Sigourney.
    Published 10:08pm Apr 19th

    Caleb Svoboda was the Red Cedar Shooters' Top Shot in Saturday's meet vs. Sigourney.

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  • VSHS artist Dalton Bonesteel earned Best of Show-2D honors with his colored pencil self-portrait.
    Published 9:41pm Apr 20th

    VSHS artist Dalton Bonesteel earned Best of Show-2D honors with his colored pencil self-portrait.

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VS artists earn top honors at Wamac Art Fair

By Dean Close · 9:41pm April 20th, 2014 · 11 hours ago
Vinton-Shellsburg High School artists took top honors at the Wamac Art Fair Wednesday in Vinton. Teachers Ann Diedrichsen and Chris Juhl helped several students prepare a variety of projects for the judges. In addition to earning its fifth straight "Best of Show" in 3D, VS also earned the 2D Best of Show award.

Vikette golfer Lauren Tandy outlasts pain with grit, unfailing smile

By Dean Close · 9:41pm April 20th, 2014 · 11 hours ago
A few weeks ago, a stranger walked up to an Iowa military veteran (so identified by the cap he was wearing) and handed him a note from a Vinton-Shellsburg High School student. The unsigned note thanked the anonymous vet for his service to our country years ago. It moved him to tears. Many Iowa veterans have received such notes – all unsigned – from Vikette golfer Lauren Tandy this year.

One lonely egg....

By Dean Close · 9:33pm April 20th, 2014 · 11 hours ago
I watched from the top of the tower inside what Vinton visitors to Riverside Park call "The Castle" during the annual Easter Egg Hunt, and was amazed at how many children sprinted right past a bright blue egg without apparently noticing it. But don't take my word; see for yourself. For more than an half-century (although it seems difficult to find someone who remembers exactly how long) the club has sponsored the annual event at Riverside Park.

Controlled burn: VFD burns field northwest of Vinton

By Dean Close · 11:09pm April 17th, 2014
A few days after fighting a controlled burn that burned out-of-control fire northeast of Vinton, the Vinton Fire Department started -- and controlled -- a grass fire northeast of Vinton. Firemen in several trucks surrounded the flames to keep them from spreading. Winds were calm and firemen extinguished the blaze, although witnesses reported seeing large flames in the area for a while.

By Robert Spangler The Benton County Historical Preservation Commission has established a Courthouse Clock Restoration Task Force. Since December, 2013, this task force has been exploring the restoration of the Courthouse clock. Proposals were requested and three proposals we're received from clocksmiths beginning in early January, 2014.

Vinton Today crosses the 9 MILLION mark!

By Valerie Close · 11:52am April 17th, 2014
It's breaking news! Vinton Today, a tiny website operating out of tiny Vinton, Iowa, has just had our 9 MILLIONTH visit! Yes, you read that right, our 9 MILLIONTH visit! We just celebrated our 4th year in business, we've gotten to the point that the "big guys" are now watching our website for their news, something that all of you already knew! Thank you, thank you, thank YOU, for the wonderful 4 years, for all of your attention given to our stories, our advertisers and especially to our dear community.