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Published 9:12am Jun 29th

VS families are offered free breakfast and lunch at Tilford, Shellsburg elementaries.

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  • VS families are offered free breakfast and lunch at Tilford, Shellsburg elementaries.
    Published 9:12am Jun 29th

    VS families are offered free breakfast and lunch at Tilford, Shellsburg elementaries.

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  • Will Schmidt will perform a free concert June 29 at the Benton Co. Nature Center.
    Published 12:35pm Jun 28th

    Will Schmidt will perform a free concert June 29 at the Benton Co. Nature Center.

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  • 50 years of Christmas lights; 25 years of Party in the Park: Grand Marshal Heidi Kersten.
    Published 10:11am Jun 27th

    50 years of Christmas lights; 25 years of Party in the Park: Grand Marshal Heidi Kersten.

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  • Ken Neve was killed in a car accident while returning home from the funeral for his mother, Rosie.
    Published 9:36am Jun 27th

    Ken Neve was killed in a car accident while returning home from the funeral for his mother, Rosie.

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Vikings split with Benton, improve to 16-11

By Dean Close · 12:19pm June 29th, 2016 · 20 hours ago
With two weeks left in the regular season, the Vinton-Shellsburg Vikings baseball team is 16-11 and hoping to keep improving as they seek to return to the State Tournament. Tyler Rippel, who pitched for the Vikes at State last year, held Benton Community scoreless in the first of two games on Monday.

Breakfast, lunch continue at Tilford, Shellsburg; transportation available

By Dean Close · 9:12am June 29th, 2016 · 23 hours ago
The Tilford cafeteria was bustling this morning, as Summer School participants gathered for breakfast before leaving on a field trip to the Children's Museum in Iowa City. While many of the summer school students have breakfast and/or lunch at school, very few others have participated in the free program.

Fluoride fiasco: City hears from dental advocates after 'huge miscommunication'

By Dean Close · 8:56am June 29th, 2016 · 23 hours ago
One of the funniest government stories I have ever encountered starts with one of the most boring statements ever made about a government policy: The city of Vinton adds fluoride to its water. It has for years. It always will. Vinton, like just about every other city, has put fluoride in its water for decades, as an effort to help fight tooth decay.

Ervin Motors donates AED training system to VS schools

By Vinton Today · 6:38pm June 28th, 2016
Ervin Motor Co. has donated an AED (automated external defibrillator) training system to Vinton Shellsburg Community School District as part of a National Automobile Dealers Charitable Foundation Program. The Little Anne AED Training System was given to Vinton Shellsburg Community School District District Nurse Kris Hallberg by Ervin Motor Co.

22nd Annual Hogan Memorial set for this Sunday

By Bill Martin, IMCA · 3:24pm June 27th, 2016
The home track of the IMCA Modified division is host to the 22nd annual Hogan Memorial this Sunday, July 3. Xtreme Motor Sports IMCA Modifieds race for a possible top prize of $5,000 during the holiday weekend show at Benton County Speedway in Vinton. The 2016 Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot-qualifying feature pays a minimum of $2,000 to win, plus lap money, a $500 hard charger award and halfway leader bonus of $250 plus a Hoosier race tire.

Party in the Park celebrates friends, family and community

By Dean Close · 10:11am June 27th, 2016
It will be easy for Heidi Kersten to remember the date she stood at Riverside Park and heard VPRD Director Brad Barker recite the history of the Kersten Christmas lights. “This is the 14th anniversary of my mother’s death,” said Heidi, after receiving a plaque from Barker on Saturday, June 25.