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Published 8:57pm Mar 27th

Clayton Johnson received this gift from the local VFW in honor of his 2nd place essay.

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  • Clayton Johnson received this gift from the local VFW in honor of his 2nd place essay.
    Published 8:57pm Mar 27th

    Clayton Johnson received this gift from the local VFW in honor of his 2nd place essay.

    read article » 
  • Shellsburg teacher Nathanael Brandt hustles for eggs against other teachers at the assembly.
    Published 8:57pm Mar 27th

    Shellsburg teacher Nathanael Brandt hustles for eggs against other teachers at the assembly.

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  • The FFA welcomed many to its Open House in The Barn on Friday.
    Published 11:36am Mar 27th

    The FFA welcomed many to its Open House in The Barn on Friday.

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  • A weekend benefit is planned this weekend at Jimberly's in Newhall for the family of Emma Redlinger.
    Published 3:16pm Mar 27th

    A weekend benefit is planned this weekend at Jimberly's in Newhall for the family of Emma Redlinger.

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Shellsburg writer earns 2nd in Statewide VFW essay contest

By Dean Close · 8:57pm March 27th, 2015 · 3 hours ago
Shellsburg 4th-grader Clayton Johnson received a special gift on Friday, in honor of his 2nd place in the Iowa VFW essay class. A student in Mrs. Walker's class, Johnson had his essay chosen as the best among fourth grade entries in the V-S contest, and later in the District judging. His essay advanced to state, where he brought home the silver medal, and a few prizes from the VFW.

Jimberly's Newhall plans two-day benefit in memory of Emma Redlinger

By Dean Close · 3:16pm March 27th, 2015 · 9 hours ago
A Baltimore Colts jersey signed by former NFL player (and Iowa Hawkeye) Bob Sanders and an autographed Danica Patrick jacket are among dozens of items donated for the two-day benefit in memory of Emma Redlinger that begins at 2 p.m. Saturday at Jimberly's Newhall. Many items and gift certificates from area businesses will be offered via silent auction.

FFA Open House today

By Dean Close · 11:36am March 27th, 2015 · 12 hours ago
The VS FFA Open House begins at 11 a.m. today in the new Animal Learning Laboratory (commonly called "The Barn.") From 11:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M., the Vinton-Shellsburg High School will showcase a rather unique Animal Learning Laboratory. This open house and field day, themed “Education through Experience,” will take place in the new learning lab located off the east end of the high school.

Easter Egg Hunt set for March 30, at Garrison library

By Vinton Today · 10:18pm March 26th, 2015
The Garrison Library Board is organizing an Easter Egg Hunt and Bake Sale on Monday, March 30th @ 6:00 pm. It will be held rain or shine at the new library.

To passers by, it may look like Josh Mulder is simply another guy playing with his dog in the yard. But those who know Josh and his story know just how important it is for Josh to have Traveler at his side, day and night. When Mulder goes with Traveler to Waverly to participate in this weekend’s Retrieving Freedom, Inc.

Ken Schrader to join IMCA Modifieds at April 2 Frostbuster in Vinton

By Bill Martin, IMCA · 10:11am March 26th, 2015
VINTON – Ken Schrader plans to join the IMCA Modified field for the Thursday, April 2 Frostbuster special at Benton County Speedway. The popular NASCAR driver, along with top IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modified regulars from across the Midwest, will chase a top prize of $1,000. Also on the card at Vinton are IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars running for $500 to win, Karl Chevrolet North­ern SportMods for $400 to win and IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks for $250 to win.