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Published 9:05pm Dec 8th
Street lights and lighted wreaths shine above the Tour de Lights runners Sunday evening..read article »
Published 10:42pm Dec 9th
Nolan Sagan: Viking senior's free throws tied, then won game vs. S. Tama on Monday.read article »
Published 7:00pm Dec 31st
This display on Scenic Drive is one of the entries in the VU lighting contest.read article »
Published 4:26am Dec 8th
Molly Haisman colors during the VPRD Breakfast with Santa.read article »
· 10:42pm December 9th, 2013 · 1 hour ago
After a rough first week, the Vinton-Shellsburg Vikings basketball team won its first game of the season, defeating South Tama in overtime by one point, 58-57. Free throws by Nolan Sagan very late in the fourth period tied the game; another by Sagan sealed the win for the Vikings, who continue their string of home games on Friday when they host Dyersville Beckman.
· 9:05pm December 8th, 2013
Somewhere in a closet or storage bin, Vinton-Shellsburg Cross Country Coach John Frazier has eight similar but different T-shirts, one from each of the first eight annual Tour de Lights fund-raising 5K race. Next year, the 2014 Tour De Lights T-shirt will join the 2013 version (blue with a snowman in a Santa's hat, running under the well-known Vinton street lamps).
· 4:26am December 8th, 2013
For twenty years or so, Santa has been sharing breakfast with Vinton area children. This year, he met them at the Skate Center, where many families enjoyed a breakfast of pancakes and eggs and ham, before the children lined up to have their photos taken and receive a gift bag. The Vinton Parks and Recreation Department helps Santa organize the event each year.
· 2:59pm December 7th, 2013
Veterans joined Vinton-Shellsurg Middle School History Teacher Alex Vasquez and several students for the annual Pearl Harbor Memorial Saturday in the VSMS library. Mr. Vasquez briefly summarized the events leading up to the beginning of World War II, and shared some details of the attack. A moment of silence honored those who died that day, including the 1,117 sailors who were lost on the USS Arizona.
· 10:59pm December 6th, 2013
The Viking basketball home winning streak is over. Six-foot-nine Williamsburg senior Matt Heitmann and the rest of the Raider defense made scoring tough all night -and virtually impossible in the final nine minutes -- for the Vikings in their home opener. Williamsburg led 27-25 with a minute to go in the third, and kept the Vikings to just 2 points for the rest of the game, defeating the Vikings 43-27.
· 12:04pm December 6th, 2013
The Most important story in the news this year involves Paula Deen. Yeah, I know: That sounds absurd. Before you reach for the ‘Comment’ button, let me explain why, in a year in which ObamaCare, the Boston Marathon bombing, debt ceilings and government shutdowns affected just about everyone, the story that should be on the top of our list to worry about involves a TV personality.