On what would have been Brennen Still's 14th birthday, May 4th, the middle school students and the Still family gathered to plant a Sycamore tree in memory of Brennen. Brennen was the young man who courageously fought a battle with cancer and passed away earlier in the school year on September 29, 2020.In honor of his life, the students gathered as the principal, Shelly Peterson spoke about Brennan.
In a letter to area residents, Next Era Energy out of Florida has notified several Linn and Benton County landowners that they plan to construct three solar energy generation projects, totaling 3500 acres, at and around the Duane Arnold Nuclear Station in Palo.This plan would generate 690 megawatts of energy.In a letter to the residents, the company said that landowner participation is "voluntary.
The Vinton Shellsburg High School Drama Department will be presenting The Shows Goes On: Songs and Scenes From Broadway this weekend. Performances are Friday and Saturday evening at 7 p.m. in the high school auditorium. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. with general admission seating. Masks will be required for the audience and we will follow social distancing guidelines. Tickets are $6 for adults, $5 for students, no passes accepted.
Vinton’s new telecommunication service experienced some outages recently but they weren’t caused by problems with the iVinton system, according to Matt Storm, iVinton’s interim general manager. “We had some unusual events that occurred within a couple of days of each other, and unfortunately, many of the same people experienced interruptions in service.
I just need to face it. I'm getting soft in my old-er age. If I were sitting and talking to my friends I'd add on, "that or I've just had the crap kicked out of me enough that now I cry over everything." This of course would trigger someone in the group to say, "You need counseling!" I wouldn't disagree, but then, don't we all? Anyway, I just about turned into a blubbering old idiot in front of the post office tonight.
Tada! WELCOME to the new look of Vinton Today!This is the first in a few steps to getting Vinton Today to where we want it. The next thing to happen, won't affect you, you won't see it, you'll only notice it if something goes wrong. Next the "back end," the place where I spend all of my time loading stories, and ads, and "fixing things" will be reconstructed.
On Saturday, May 8th, from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon there will be a puzzle and boar game swap held at the Vinton Public Library. Do you have board games or puzzles that you played several times in the past year? Are you ready to try some new ones? Bring them to the library and swap them for a new to you game.Only bring games and puzzles that have all of their pieces and parts.