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Published 11:30am Aug 24th

Jane Hrabak of Belle Plaine won 2nd place in the novice cagetory with his concrete painting.

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  • Jane Hrabak of Belle Plaine won 2nd place in the novice cagetory with his concrete painting.
    Published 11:30am Aug 24th

    Jane Hrabak of Belle Plaine won 2nd place in the novice cagetory with his concrete painting.

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  • The VS girls finished 8th at the Mount Vernon Cross Country meet on Tuesday.
    Published 8:18am Aug 24th

    The VS girls finished 8th at the Mount Vernon Cross Country meet on Tuesday.

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  • Children watch as Chef Justin makes salsa.
    Published 9:26am Aug 23rd

    Children watch as Chef Justin makes salsa.

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  • Jason Cantrell, (center) receives the first $120 gift card from the Vinton Lions Club.
    Published 7:43am Aug 24th

    Jason Cantrell, (center) receives the first $120 gift card from the Vinton Lions Club.

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Concrete, drawing and crafting: Belle Plaine artist Shines at State Fair

By Vinton Today · 11:30am August 24th, 2016 · 18 hours ago
When Belle Plaine artist Jane Hrabak was checking out art competitions at the 2016 Iowa State Fair, she ran across a contest that called for artists to decorate a concrete statue. Intrigued by the opportunity of creating art in this new medium, she created an idea centered around Belle Plaine's Legion, Post 39, and the Auxiliary and decided to title the work "Pride in America.

6th Annual 'Bring the Noise 5K' August 27th

By Vinton Today · 11:23am August 24th, 2016 · 18 hours ago
The 6th Annual “Bring the Noise 5K” to kick off Boomfest in Vinton, will be held on Saturday, August 27th at 9:00 a.m. Register online at www.getmeregistered.com/bringthenoise5k or send the attached form to PO Box 26, Vinton IA 52349 Registration Form 5K Flyer

Horst, Smith lead VS cross country runners in first meet

By Dean Close · 8:18am August 24th, 2016 · 21 hours ago
Grace Horst and Cole Smith were the first V-S runners to finish in their meets as the VS Vikings and Vikettes competed in the first cross country meet of the season, at Mount Vernon. Horst finished 7th in the girls race with a time of 21:19; Smith finished 24th among boys with a time of 18:07. In team scoring, the Vikings were 5th and the Vikettes, 8th.

Many thanks for donated band instruments; many musicians have been helped

By V-S Community School District · 4:11pm August 23rd, 2016
By VSMS Band Director Jodi Bierschenk To be in band or to not be in band? This is a big question for Vinton-Shellsburg beginning band students. It is a proven fact that learning to play a musical instrument as a child helps develop brain function. To be in the band is an advantage that is available to all students, but is not required to do.

Leaders say IBSSS decision should be 'very long process'

By Dean Close · 10:47am August 23rd, 2016
At the first of what will most likely be many meetings about the future of the Iowa Braille and Sight-Saving School campus – and whether or not the City of Vinton should become its new owner – Vinton's mayor said the city needs much more time and much more information before considering any decisions.

During "Back to School Night" at Tilford Elementary, students and their families also received a taste of "Farm to School," program that is just beginning in the Vinton-Shellsburg district. The goal of the program is to connect schools with area farmers and produce growers, to provide healthy vegetables for lunch rooms while supporting local farmers and encouraging the production and consumption of healthier food.