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Published 11:59am Sep 1st

Erin Wessling, granddaughter of Ralph and Marge, with a chimp named Mike in Senegal.

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  • Erin Wessling, granddaughter of Ralph and Marge, with a chimp named Mike in Senegal.
    Published 11:59am Sep 1st

    Erin Wessling, granddaughter of Ralph and Marge, with a chimp named Mike in Senegal.

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  • The weather was the main foe in the Vikings season-opening win vs. Benton.
    Published 12:34am Aug 30th

    The weather was the main foe in the Vikings season-opening win vs. Benton.

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  • Rained out: The VS band & flag corps had to delay its baseball-themed routine because of a downpour.
    Published 12:34am Aug 30th

    Rained out: The VS band & flag corps had to delay its baseball-themed routine because of a downpour.

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  • FFA and the Officer Team were some of the latest taking the ALS Bucket Challenge
    Published 7:17pm Aug 29th

    FFA and the Officer Team were some of the latest taking the ALS Bucket Challenge

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Granddaughter of Vinton residents feels at home among chimpanzees of West Africa

By Dean Close · 11:59am September 1st, 2014 · 20 hours ago
In Western Africa, where a savanna woodland scattered with trees divides the Sahara Desert to the north from the fertile but shrinking rain forests located to the east and south of Senegal, a primitive hut is awaiting the Iowa woman who can't wait to see it again – along with her friends and the chimpanzees they have made a career of studying.

A tribute to soldiers on a monumental 150th anniversary

By Dean Close · 11:04pm August 31st, 2014
Yeah, I know: It’s Labor Day Weekend. But this week is the 150th anniversary of one of the most significant events in American military history – and event in which many area soldiers with names familiar to our community died. The men mentioned below fought in the Iowa Brigade with Sherman during the last year of the Civil War.

VS logos, flash drives to help fund Post-Prom activities

By Becky Kruckenberg · 8:26pm August 31st, 2014
The Post Prom Committee will be painting the Vinton-Shellsburg logo on driveways for $40 for the first one and $30 for an additional logo. Simply send your address and phone number to nasagan_6@msn.com You will then be contacted to set up a day and time to have the logo applied. You must be present when the logo is painted.

Megan Hill to join VS as FFA assistant

By Jessica Alderson And Katie Isbell · 8:21pm August 31st, 2014
Starting on September 1, the Vinton-Shellsburg FFA Chapter will be gaining a new addition to the team! Ms. Megan Hill, becoming more involved with the agriculture side of life than she probably expected, will be the chapter’s new FFA Assistant! Ms. Hill, being a new member of the community, applied for the position because of her passion for leadership building and group dynamics.

Fall Arts Festival to raise money for Garrison Library

By Paul Roster · 5:16pm August 31st, 2014
Vinton Guild Of Fine Arts is getting ready for the Benton County Fall Arts Festival. This art festival will be located at the new Nature Center just West of the Rodgers Lake County Park located just north of Vinton at 5718 – 20th Ave. Dr. The Festival will be open to the public 9am to 4pm September 13th.

Raining Buckets Challenge: Vikes defeat Benton 20-8 in downpour

By Dean Close · 12:34am August 30th, 2014
In a week that saw residents throughout the area participating in the Ice Bucket Challenge, the Vinton-Shellsburg Vikings, Benton Community Bobcats and their fans experienced a different kind of drenching Friday night. After lightning delayed the freshman-sophomore contest (which VS won, 44-8), rain fell through most of the varsity contest.