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Published 7:02am May 22nd

Rebecca Steffen helps Mr. Vazquez demonstrate Civil War firing protocols Thursday.

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  • Rebecca Steffen helps Mr. Vazquez demonstrate Civil War firing protocols Thursday.
    Published 7:02am May 22nd

    Rebecca Steffen helps Mr. Vazquez demonstrate Civil War firing protocols Thursday.

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  • Grace Petzrelka helps Mr. Vasquez demonstrate how Civil War soldiers stood in two rows to fire.
    Published 7:02am May 22nd

    Grace Petzrelka helps Mr. Vasquez demonstrate how Civil War soldiers stood in two rows to fire.

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  • Vikette state track qualifiers met at Ehlinger's to paint windows before leaving for D.M.
    Published 10:15pm May 20th

    Vikette state track qualifiers met at Ehlinger's to paint windows before leaving for D.M.

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  • State track: Vikings attended an event in their honor at Ehlinger's on Tuesday evening.
    Published 10:15am May 20th

    State track: Vikings attended an event in their honor at Ehlinger's on Tuesday evening.

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Youth Action Award: VS seniors Ries, Miracle honored for Operation Backpack

By V-S Community School District · 11:11am May 22nd, 2015 · 53 minutes ago
Vinton-Shellsburg seniors Kylie Miracle and Riley Ries will receive recognition from Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad during the 2015 Iowa State Fair in honor of the work they did for Operation Backpack, the program designed to send food home each weekend for students from needy families. Nearly 100 families participated in the program which Ries and Miracle began.

Throwback Thursday: Civil War camp lessons cover marching, rifles and baseball

By Dean Close · 7:02am May 22nd, 2015 · 5 hours ago
One of the lessons that Vinton-Shellsburg Middle School 8th graders most eagerly anticipate each year took place on Thursday, when history teacher Alex Vasquez again put on his Civil War uniform. Each year, Mr. Vasquez wraps up his Civil War unit with an outdoor marching demonstration. He teaches the students how a century and a half ago, new enlistees learned how to stand shoulder-to-shoulder, from tallest to shortest.

8th grade girl track successes include Wamac meet title, many school records

By V-S Community School District · 2:10pm May 21st, 2015 · 22 hours ago
The 8th grade girls track team ended their season with their home meet on May 12, finishing second in the team scoring. For the season they brought home 4 team championships, including the WaMaC championship, and two second place finishes with one meet being cancelled. The meets consisted of 8 teams competing in 4 field events, 3 hurdle events, 6 relays and 5 individual running events.

We need your help in honoring our Veterans

By Valerie Close · 12:35pm May 21st, 2015 · 23 hours ago
We are adding more Veterans to our list of those who have served this great country of ours. If you would take a moment to see if we have missed any Veterans that you know of, and let us know of any corrections and additions, we would REALLY appreciate it! Click the link below, thanks! Veterans of Benton County If you would like to submit a photo of your Veteran as well, feel free to send that to VintonToday@hotmail.

Yessak among state qualifiers in 3200 run

By Vinton Today · 9:32pm May 20th, 2015
Jordan Yessak, the son of Jason and Anita Yessak, of Vinton is among the qualifiers for the State Track Meet which begins Thursday. Jordan qualified for the Class 1A 3200 run as a member of the Dunkerton track team; his father is the Activities Director as well as varsity girls basketball and assistant varsity baseball coach for that district; Jordan open-enrolls there.

Veterans plan Memorial Day tributes Monday

By Brad Anderson, American Legion Post 57 · 8:37pm May 20th, 2015
Area veterans invite all local residents to celebrate Memorial Day with them this Monday, May 25. The schedule of events are: 8:00 AM Military Honors at Maplewood Cemetery, in honor of the veterans buried there. 8:15 AM Military Honors at St Mary's Cemetery, in honor of the veterans buried there.