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Published 8:29pm Aug 22nd

Vikette varsity volleyball players walk the track during introductions.

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  • Vikette varsity volleyball players walk the track during introductions.
    Published 8:29pm Aug 22nd

    Vikette varsity volleyball players walk the track during introductions.

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  • Ice Bucket Challenge: Joyce Pollock drenches Lisa Staab and Carrie Hantz at Windsor Manor.
    Published 4:05pm Aug 22nd

    Ice Bucket Challenge: Joyce Pollock drenches Lisa Staab and Carrie Hantz at Windsor Manor.

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  • Rain or shine, the Spazmatics will sing in Vinton on Sunday night.
    Published 11:54am Aug 22nd

    Rain or shine, the Spazmatics will sing in Vinton on Sunday night.

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  • Kindergartener Toby Elliott presents Ms. Tandy a toy snail he made with the help of his grandpa.
    Published 11:02am Aug 20th

    Kindergartener Toby Elliott presents Ms. Tandy a toy snail he made with the help of his grandpa.

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Blowout: 318 athletes prepare for seasons of fall sports at VSMS, VSHS

By Dean Close · 8:29pm August 22nd, 2014 · 19 hours ago
Announcer Larry Druschel counted 318 names among the student-athletes who will compete in football, volleyball, cross country, swimming and cheerleading for Vinton-Shellsburg High School and VS Middle School this year. Druschel read each name during the annual Fall Blow-Out, where Viking football players compete in brief scrimmages and the announcer introduces each team to the audience of parents and VS fans.

Boomtown Committee in high gear for 8th annual event next weekend

By Tami Stark · 4:30pm August 22nd, 2014 · 23 hours ago
Going into our 8th year, I am always surprised when I run into people that have no idea what Boomtown is. On the flip-side, I am always thrilled when I am in any other part of the state and meet people that have heard of Boomtown! I confess, I like to peek at the Boomtown Facebook page followers, just to see where they’re all from ~ and believe me, they are from EVERYwhere! How do I convince “newbies” to come to Boomtown, and once they agree, how do I convince them that they need to be ON the fairgrounds, IN the grandstan...

Windsor Manor employees issue Ice Bucket Challenge to Lutheran Home staff

By Dean Close · 4:05pm August 22nd, 2014 · 23 hours ago
Kim Emrich, check your Facebook page. Your daughter, Allison has a challenge for you – and the rest of the staff at the Vinton Lutheran Home. Allison is an employee at Windsor Manor, where several employees, with the help of residents, participated in the Ice Bucket Challenge fund-raiser.

Party in the Park II to include Spazmatics, fireworks this Sunday, August 24

By Duane Randall, Vinton Parks & Recreation · 11:54am August 22nd, 2014
The Vinton Parks & Recreation Department is happy to announce that the Spazmatics will be performing after all on Sunday, August 24th. The rain out portion of Party in the Park will be completed on that evening with a few adjustments. The Spazmatics will provide some great entertainment for all ages and will be followed by the world class and award winning Bar Y Pyros.

In Depth - 'And So It Goes'

By Marcy Horst · 11:52am August 22nd, 2014
School’s back in session, so we’re catering to the adults this week. “And So It Goes” plays the Palace Friday, August 22 through Thursday, August 28 at 7 pm, and Monday, August 25 at 2 pm. Rated PG-13 and running one hour and 34 minutes, this dramatic and romantic comedy, featuring big screen legends Michael Douglas and Diane Keaton, tells the story of cranky Oren Little and his lovely neighbor Leah.

Votes needed for grant for Old Creamery Nature Trail

By Benton County Conservation · 11:30am August 22nd, 2014
The Old Creamery Nature Trail organization has applied for a grant through Wellmark for $7,500. The catch is they will only get the money if they get enough votes from 8/20 through 9/7. People can vote once a day. It is the only project on the ballot that is in Benton County and organizers hope area residents will vote for it.