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AMERICORPS NCCC WELCOMES NEW FEMA CORPS CLASS

By Valerie Close · October 16th, 2018
By: Angela Sarrels Expect to start seeing some new faces in Vinton. AmeriCorps NCCC welcomed 100 FEMA Corps members on Tuesday, July 25. They came in from all over the country arriving via car and airplane. They came as far as Puerto Rico, California, Washington, Rhode Island and as close as Cedar Rapids.

Union Carolers now taking bookings

By Valerie Close · October 16th, 2018
The Union High School Vocal Department is currently taking bookings for the Union Carolers for any holiday event in the Northeast/Eastern Iowa area. The Union Carolers is a 16-voiced acapella ensemble that will provide up to 20 minutes of holiday music for any festive event. This group was the featured choir with the Waterloo/Cedar Falls Symphony on their Holiday Pops concert in Dec.

Pine 10 Assisting Hurrican Maria Recovery Efforts

By Valerie Close · October 16th, 2018
By: Shelby Wiedenfeld and Chanda Dennis FEMA Corps team Pine 10 is assisting in the recovery of Hurricane Maria. They were sent to work at the Joint Recovery Office that was recently switched to a Caribbean Area Division (CAD), due to the longevity of the mission. In the beginning weeks of their first round, they have worked with a variety of sectors through the Continuous Improvement Program (CIP).

By: Margaret Godwin AmeriCorps NCCC team Oak 10 is serving in Elkhart, Indiana with the Elkhart Environmental Center (EEC) whose mission is to preserve, protect, and restore the environment to promote environmental responsibility to the public. The team is building and restoring walking trails and removing invasive species around the EEC property.

MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa - An AmeriCorps NCCC (National Civilian Community Corps) team is supporting Central Iowa RSVP (Retired and Senior Volunteer Program) and the Marshalltown Long Term Family Recovery Committee from September 18 through October 9 with a community assessment to assist in the recovery efforts for Marshalltown.

Morningside College awards degrees to summer graduates

By Vinton Today · September 24th, 2018
Morningside College conferred 29 bachelor's degrees and 121 master's degrees in August. Among them were Meredith Zuspann, Master of Arts in Teaching,  of Vinton. Morningside College is a private college in Sioux City, Iowa, with a total enrollment of 2,800 students. Morningside offers over 65 majors and pre-professional programs.

The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Iowa State University has awarded nearly $3.5 million in scholarships to students for the 2018-19 academic year. Since 2005, scholarship totals for incoming freshmen and current students have tripled, thanks to gifts from donors. The college's study abroad program is an example of the benefits these gifts provide students.

VSHS students receive academic awards

By Vinton Today · September 21st, 2018
[caption id="attachment_24168" align="alignleft" width="300"] Sonnie Evans receives her Academic Award from Mr. Islas Thursday.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_24169" align="alignright" width="300"] Fayth Plower is one of several seniors honored for having at least a 3.5 GPA during her junior year.

School Spirit: Homecoming celebrations include all VS buildings

By Vinton Today · September 16th, 2018
[caption id="attachment_24004" align="alignleft" width="300"] Shellsburg teacher Nathanael Brandt tries his hand at cheerleading during the pep rally there on Friday.[/caption] While most of the Homecoming events focus on Vinton-Shellburg High School, the celebration also includes middle school and elementary students.

Top 5 named: Homecoming King, Queen to be crowned Thursday

By Vinton Today · September 12th, 2018
The Vinton Shellsburg Hgh School Homecoming King and Queen will be chosen from among these students pictured here, the Top 5 after the second round of voting at VSHS. King candidates, from left: Scott Betterton, Axl Hoepner, Coleston Neilson, Weston Powers, Alex Pladsen. Queen candidates: Maddie Erhardt, Olivia Coder, Erin Cox, Katelyn Noren, Cassie McClain The coronation will take place at the pep rally, following the parade and before the Powder Puff game.

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