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Published 12:18pm Jan 26th

VS alum Amy Andrews helped build a house for less than $500.

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  • VS alum Amy Andrews helped build a house for less than $500.
    Published 12:18pm Jan 26th

    VS alum Amy Andrews helped build a house for less than $500.

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  • Amy Andrews, left, and a fellow Central College student, built a house for less than $500.
    Published 10:46am Jan 26th

    Amy Andrews, left, and a fellow Central College student, built a house for less than $500.

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  • Erin Horst will perform 'Gun Song' at her college and the Kennedy Center.
    Published 10:28am Jan 23rd

    Erin Horst will perform 'Gun Song' at her college and the Kennedy Center.

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  • Max Wehage earned his 100th win (and another pin) at the Anamosa duals.
    Published 10:25am Jan 26th

    Max Wehage earned his 100th win (and another pin) at the Anamosa duals.

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Three injured in accident Monday morning southeast of Vinton

By Randy Forsyth, Benton County Sheriff · 8:55pm January 26th, 2015 · 6 hours ago
On Monday, January 26, 2015 at 8:52 a.m. the sheriff’s office responded to a two car accident in the 2700 block of 61st St Ln. Bruce Tharp, age: 55 from Vinton was driving a 1998 Chevrolet Monte Carlo eastbound when Jessie Kleppe, age: 26 of Vinton driving a 2003 Honda Accord pulled from a private drive into Tharp’s path.

Meet the Movement: An Introduction to Tiny Houses

By Amy Andrews And Ethan Van Kooten · 12:18pm January 26th, 2015 · 15 hours ago
Editor's Note: Amy Andrews and a partner at Central College built an entire tiny house for less than $500. Below is their description of the project. What are tiny homes? Whatever you want them to be! Generally, they have all the features of a “regular” home. Some people just want to downsize, others want off the grid, others want to travel with them! How tiny? It’s up to you.

VS alum builds house for less than $500

By Vinton Today · 10:46am January 26th, 2015 · 17 hours ago
Amy Andrews and Ethan Van Kooten had no money. How could they build a house? The Central College students, both environmental studies majors, wanted to build a small, sustainable home for their senior project. They proposed a $3,350 budget — but when no grant money was available, they became scavengers to complete the project as cheaply as possible.

Sally Pederson to speak at VU annual meeting Feb. 5

By VU Director Melissa Schwan · 10:29am January 26th, 2015 · 17 hours ago
The Vinton Unlimited Annual Meeting will take place Thursday, Feb. 5, at the Vinton Shellsburg Central Office – 1502 C Ave, Vinton. The guest speaker will be Vinton native Sally Pederson, the former Lieutenant Governor of Iowa. Schedule: 6:00 Meet & Greet 6:30 Short Business Meeting 7:00 Words from Sally Pederson 7:30 Closing Remarks Light refreshments will be available.

Wehage earns 100th win as Vikes wrestle at Anamosa

By V-S Community School District · 10:25am January 26th, 2015 · 17 hours ago
The Vinton-Shellsburg wrestling team competed at the Anamosa Duals on Saturday, where they won 55-24 over Cascade, but lost 48-27 to Waterloo Columbus. A highlight of the weekend was the 100th win for Max Wehage. The 132-pounder won two decisions. Other Vikings with two wins on Saturday include Nick Hyland, Michael Neal,Warren Rouse,Steve Henry and Tevin Null.

When the Vinton City Council gathered at City Hall on Thursday night, they were expecting to hear some possibly bad news regarding the condition of the city’s sanitary sewer system, and the cost of repairing it and adding new updates to meet current environmental regulations. City officials had previously learned that fixing leaks in the system where rain water enters the sanitary system, along with making environmental updates mandated by federal rules, could cost $10 million or more.