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Published 9:02am Feb 13th

These 7 Cub Scouts have earned the Arrow of Light as they prepare to become Boy Scouts.

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  • These 7 Cub Scouts have earned the Arrow of Light as they prepare to become Boy Scouts.
    Published 9:02am Feb 13th

    These 7 Cub Scouts have earned the Arrow of Light as they prepare to become Boy Scouts.

    read article » 
  • Countdown: A sign in the window indicates that Shopko will open within one month in Vinton.
    Published 5:03pm Feb 12th

    Countdown: A sign in the window indicates that Shopko will open within one month in Vinton.

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  • The VSHS FFA/Ag students again are sharing videos of the hatching of chicks in their incubator.
    Published 4:35pm Feb 11th

    The VSHS FFA/Ag students again are sharing videos of the hatching of chicks in their incubator.

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  • After visiting Fareway, Tim Smith of the TV show 'Moonshiners' visited the Vinton FD.
    Published 9:10am Feb 11th

    After visiting Fareway, Tim Smith of the TV show 'Moonshiners' visited the Vinton FD.

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Blue and Gold Banquet: Scouts honor Arrow of Light recipients

By Dean Close · 9:02am February 13th, 2016
Seven Pack 47 Webelos earned the highest honor of Cub Scouting, the Arrow of Light, and were honored Friday during the annual Blue & Gold Banquet. Ryan Carolus, JR Clapp, Nicholas Mesa, Dane Moore, Jonathan Mosher, Gunnar Schminke and Ian Vrba received an arrow plaque in honor of their years of achievement as Scouts, and they crossed the ceremonial bridge to join the Boy Scouts.

Redlingers continue Emma's Camp Wapsie tradition; candy bar sales today

By Dean Close · 8:42am February 13th, 2016
Visiting Camp Waspsie was among Emma Redlinger’s favorite summer activities, and she was even featured in a photo in a flier for the camp. After her death last year, the Camp Wapsie leaders set up a memorial bench in her honor. “The kids all put messages to Emma on the dowels and then pounded them into the bench,” says Emma’s mom, Aimee.

Shopko countdown begins; signs appear at site

By Dean Close · 5:03pm February 12th, 2016
The Shopko Countdown is officialy under way; a sign in the building that once housed the Vinton Alco store announed today that the store with a new name and Shopko's green color theme will open in 30 days. Other signs that the business will soon open include new cart bays, with Shopko's name on them, in the parking lot.

Belle Plaine Food Pantry continues serving southern Benton Co. residents

By Alice Stramer · 4:22pm February 12th, 2016
Dignity and respect is given to clients whom accesses the food pantries of Benton County, whether it is the northen half of the county at Vinton, or southern half at Belle Plaine. Screening is done at HACAP, with wages of the individual or family, to determine eligibility. Declaration of current eligibility is needed at pick up time.

Volunteer opportunity: Post-Prom Game Committee seeks new chairperson

By V-S Community School District · 10:01pm February 11th, 2016
The Vinton-Shellsburg High School Post Prom game committee is in need of a new chairperson, as soon as possible. The group is seeking a parent of a VSHS junior who is would be willing to use their energetic, outgoing personality to help organize activities and volunteers for the Post-Prom event.

VS FFA/Ag students share hatching video

By Dean Close · 4:35pm February 11th, 2016
The Vinton-Shellsburg FFA/Ag Department is celebrating the hatching of several chicks in its incubator. The program, with "The Barn," its outdoor learning lab, as well as its greenhouse and fish aquariums, continues to offer students a variety of hands-on lessons. Students have even witnessed the birth of baby pigs.