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Published 11:22am May 26th

Elizabeth 'Bif' Davis slides safely, if not cleanly, into third.

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  • Elizabeth 'Bif' Davis slides safely, if not cleanly, into third.
    Published 11:22am May 26th

    Elizabeth 'Bif' Davis slides safely, if not cleanly, into third.

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  • Marching orders: VSMS 8th graders learn Civil War drills each May with Mr. Alex Vasquez.
    Published 9:56am May 25th

    Marching orders: VSMS 8th graders learn Civil War drills each May with Mr. Alex Vasquez.

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  • Rachel, left, and Lauren Tandy qualified for the State Golf Meet during Monday's Regionals.
    Published 12:20pm May 24th

    Rachel, left, and Lauren Tandy qualified for the State Golf Meet during Monday's Regionals.

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  • Tyler Bartz: Viking Senior was one of four Elite All-State athletes at 2016 State Track Meet.
    Published 7:56am May 23rd

    Tyler Bartz: Viking Senior was one of four Elite All-State athletes at 2016 State Track Meet.

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Pool to open Saturday!

By Vinton Parks & Recreation · 11:23am May 26th, 2016 · 1 hour ago
The Vinton Community Swimming Pool will open to the public for the summer season on Saturday, May 28th. We will be on a regular hour schedule for the weekend and all of next week. Also, just a reminder that Thursday, May 26th is the last day to save a little cash by getting your preseason discounted Family and Single pool passes for $10 less than regular rates.

Memorial Day ceremonies planned in Vinton

By Dean Close · 10:08am May 25th, 2016
Weather permitting, the Memorial Day ceremonies will take place in Vinton at their traditional times and locations. 8:00AM: Military Honors at Maplewood Cemetery. 8:15AM Military Honors at St Mary's Cemetery. 8:30AM Military Honors at Evergreen Cemetery (by the Civil War Monument). 10:00AM March to the Cedar River Bridge, and tribute to Navy veterans.

Every May, Alex Vasquez teaches young people how to march. The 8th grade history teacher at Vinton-Shellsburg Middle School has been a Civil War re-enactor, and is the descendant of a man who survived being shot in the face during The War Between the States. This week, the annual tradition continued.

To help busy parents, and those who may be struggling with food security, the Vinton-Shellsburg School District is offering a new, free summer breakfast and lunch program. Anyone age 18 or younger is invited; no registration or ID is required. The program begins June 6 and ends July 29. Serving will take place Mondays through Fridays at Tilford Elementary in Vinton and Mondays through Thursdays at Shellsburg Elementary.

Advice for the Class of 2016 to always remember, and never forget

By Dean Close · 8:01am May 25th, 2016
Congratulations! Today is your day! Dr. Seuss lovers will recognize those five words as the beginning of his book, "Oh, the Places You'll Go," which after 25 years is still a favorite graduation gift item -- and still ends up in many graduation speeches. That book will forever be the best graduation speech anyone could ever share with those about to leave high school or college.

College savings event set for tonight at VSHS; chance to win $1,000

By Vinton Today · 2:14am May 25th, 2016
Wilson-Hite Insurance and College Savings Iowa are sponsoring an informational meeting on the Iowa 529 College Savings Plan. The event takes place tonight, May 25, at 6:30 p.m. in the Vinton-Shellsburg High School auditorium. Participating families will learn about the benefits of using a 529 savings plan to help prepare for future education expenses, and learn how to register for a $1,000 giveaway and how to receive a $10 boost to a newly established account.