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Published 10:01am Jul 29th

Leaders remind families that the tornado assistant program registration deadline is Aug. 31.

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  • Leaders remind families that the tornado assistant program registration deadline is Aug. 31.
    Published 10:01am Jul 29th

    Leaders remind families that the tornado assistant program registration deadline is Aug. 31.

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  • A long-time member of the VFD, Bob LaGrange was Grand Marshal of the 2013 IFA Convention Parade.
    Published 4:26pm Jul 29th

    A long-time member of the VFD, Bob LaGrange was Grand Marshal of the 2013 IFA Convention Parade.

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  • Mike Elwick sold sweet corn from his antique Ford this week at JQS.
    Published 12:28pm Jul 28th

    Mike Elwick sold sweet corn from his antique Ford this week at JQS.

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  • Brady Ornter and his cousin Annabelle Newton are among area farm kids selling sweet corn now.
    Published 12:28pm Jul 28th

    Brady Ornter and his cousin Annabelle Newton are among area farm kids selling sweet corn now.

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Remembering Bob LaGrange, and the Vinton icons he loved most

By Dean Close · 4:26pm July 29th, 2016 · 11 hours ago
In the last few years of his life, Bob La Grange saw that the things he loved the most about Vinton are still in good hands. His grandson, Dan, had joined his son, Mike, as a pharmacist at LaGrange Pharmacy, in 2013, representing the fifth LaGrange generation to enter that field. Bob had retired from the business in 1994, after a half-century at the drug store.

Countdown to 10th annual Boomtown begins

By Vinton Boomtown · 11:22am July 29th, 2016 · 16 hours ago
Our Vinton Boomtown Committee had a "prep" meeting last night with the Vinton Police Dept., and we are very pleased to say that the plans are all coming together nicely!! We did think we should take advantage of the remaining 30 days to remind our Facebook Friends of a few things, and as always, ask you to share the information! Vinton Boomown takes place Friday, Aug.

VSHS student Martin takes teen tobacco issue to DC

By Vinton Today · 10:00am July 29th, 2016 · 17 hours ago
A local high school student met with U.S. Rep. Rod Blum (R-IA) and U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) last week to discuss the need for strong action to protect kids from newer tobacco products, including electronic cigarettes and flavored cigars that have become popular with kids. Caitlyn Martin, 17, of Vinton, was in Washington, D.

Subaru/IMBA Trail Care Crew in Vinton July 29-30th

By Brad Barker · 2:32pm July 28th, 2016
The International Mountain Bicycling Association’s (IMBA) Subaru/IMBA Trail Care Crew will be in Vinton on July 29th and 30th to talk trails, teach proper trail building technique and spend quality time digging in the dirt. This visit is one of about 40 stops on the 2016 nationwide tour and everyone is invited to attend the weekend’s events at no cost.

'Best time of year' for sweet corn lovers and families who sell it

By Dean Close · 12:28pm July 28th, 2016
“It's the best time of the year,” says Vinton resident Kendra Spencer. Spencer is referring to what many call “Sweet Corn Season,” the weeks in July and August when area farmers pluck ears from their fields and sell them by the dozen at Farmer's Markets or from the back of pick-up trucks in area parking lots.

Despite one close call at Tilford Elementary School and a very close call at the Vinton-Shellsburg Middle School/Administration Building and wind damage that affected the main heating and cooling unit of Shellsburg Elementary, the Vinton-Shellsburg district escaped major building damage during the July 17 tornado in Vinton and wind storm in Shellsburg, reports Superintendent Mary Jo Hainstock.