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Published 9:03am Sep 1st

'You too, can learn to build something like this,' said IPA announcer Tom Pingenot.

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  • 'You too, can learn to build something like this,' said IPA announcer Tom Pingenot.
    Published 9:03am Sep 1st

    'You too, can learn to build something like this,' said IPA announcer Tom Pingenot.

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  • The Vikings celebrate as Womochil crosses the goal line on a QB sneak.
    Published 8:48am Sep 1st

    The Vikings celebrate as Womochil crosses the goal line on a QB sneak.

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  • The courthouse clock keeps time as it should, but the bell rings inconsistently; workers to return.
    Published 10:11am Aug 28th

    The courthouse clock keeps time as it should, but the bell rings inconsistently; workers to return.

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  • The railroad-themed corn ear is among the newest to be displayed.
    Published 1:34pm Aug 28th

    The railroad-themed corn ear is among the newest to be displayed.

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Fireworks bring thousands to Vinton for annual Boomtown event

By Dean Close · 9:03am September 1st, 2015 · 11 hours ago
As the audience applauded the home-made fireworks created by his colleagues in the Iowa Pyrotechnic Association, announcer Tom Pingenot told them something that many IPA members have discovered in the past few years. “You, too, can build something like that,” said Pingenot. The annual Boomtown finale drew thousands to Vinton on Saturday – so many that parking crews had to turn away vehicles from the full fairgrounds.

Vikings defeat Benton, prepare to face S. Tama at home

By Dean Close · 8:48am September 1st, 2015 · 12 hours ago
In each of the first three V-S football seasons under head coach Jim Womochil, the Vikings have begun their season with a win over Benton, followed by a close loss to South Tama. Ending that streak will be tougher this year, as the Vikings prepare to face the highly-ranked Trojans, who made the second round of the playoff last year in Class 2A, and return 19 of last year’s 22 starters.

Bahmann's rabbits win many honors at State Fair

By Vinton Today · 9:48am August 31st, 2015
Kailey Bahmann, the daughter of Scott and Amy Bahmann of Vinton, won several honors at the Iowa State Fair Rabbit Show. Her ribbons include: Reserve Champion Senior mini lop buck, Champion Senior mini lop doe, Champion Junior mini lop buck, Champion Junior mini lop doe (which was also the Reserve Champion overall mini lop, also known as "Best Opposite Sex of Variety") and Champion Senior Holland lop buck.

Final corn ears unveiled; art guild plans silent auction Saturday

By Dean Close · 1:34pm August 28th, 2015
The last of the Vinton Guild of Fine Arts ear of corn statues are done and will be on display during Saturday's Art Fest. The re-scheduled event takes place tomorrow, Saturday, Aug. 29, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Celebration Park. "We will have silent auction of some donated items and will have around 15 artists booths at the park, along with our auction of ears of corn – for a contribution to the Vinton Guild of Arts to go toward our next project," says guild member Therese Foth.

Boomtown/Boomfest weekend is here!

By Dean Close · 11:33am August 28th, 2015
The long-awaited Boomtown/Boom-fest weekend has arrived. While IPA members will work around the rain to begin setting up their fireworks today, most of the work in and near the race track will take place throughout Saturday, when the forecast is much more sunny. Click HERE for the Boomtown page, with schedules for Boomtown fireworks events and Boomfest activities downtown.