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Bear Creek holds Open House

By Valerie Close · December 14th, 2018
The Bear Creek Church held and open house from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Saturday. The Bear Creek Church is located next to the Bear Creek Cemetery on County Road V-71/Brandon Blacktop, about 3 1/2 miles from either south of Brandon or north of Hwy. 150. The committee in charge holds various fund raising events to preserve the church building.

American Legion Fish Fry TONIGHT

By Valerie Close · December 14th, 2018
The American Legion will hold a Fish Fry tonight from 5-7 p.m. The Legion is located at 105 N. R Avenue in Vinton.

Delve into Your DNA

By Valerie Close · December 14th, 2018
By Sharon Happel Have you seen all the news about DNA testing and Family tree building websites? Are you curious how it all works? Come get a first-hand look at how to build your own family tree, find your ancestors historical records and learn the secrets your DNA holds. If you've been thinking about doing a DNA test, this is a great time to try it.

On Monday, December 17, the Vinton-Shellsburg Middle School & High School choirs will be joining forces for a Holiday Choral Extravaganza. The concert will feature all choirs in the VSCSD performing many festive favorites. The high school Chamber Choir has already been out and around our community spreading holiday cheer and we hope you'll join us for a whole evening dedicated to it! The concert starts at 7:00 p.


By Valerie Close · December 8th, 2018
Santa will be at Farmers Savings Bank from 2-5 p.m. today as part of the bank’s annual Holiday Open House. In the “Spirit of Giving”, FSB will be giving away a total of $225 in VU bucks, and will also donate $2 to a church designated by each person who signs up. The open house continues until 5:30 p.

The Riverbottom Ramblers will perform at Farmers Mercantile Hall in Garrison, on Sunday, December 9th from 2:00 pm to 4:30 pm. Farmers Mercantile Hall is located at 100 West Main St. in Garrison. The Riverbottom Ramblers feature traditional and contemporary bluegrass along with a blend of folk, Americana and vintage country.

Heart of Mary Cluster Christmas Schedule

By Valerie Close · December 5th, 2018
The Christmas Mass schedule for the Heart of Mary Cluster is as follows: Monday, Dec. 24th - 4:00 p.m. - St. Mary, Vinton Monday, Dec. 24th - 6:30 p.m. - St. Mary, Urbana Tuesday, Dec. 25th - 8:00 a.m.

Join Wesley United Methodist Church to celebrate Advent

By Valerie Close · November 29th, 2018
Advent is the expectant coming of Jesus, celebrated each year during the four weeks prior to Christmas Day. Join us this year at Wesley UMC as we celebrate. December 2nd — 1st Sunday of Advent- Hanging of the Greens Service - 9:00 am Through many generations we have had reminders of Jesus’ birth in the beautiful symbols of music, customs, and tradition so that we will not forget what our God has done.

Area Christmas Events

By Valerie Close · November 29th, 2018
"The White Elephant in the Room - #checkyourheart" Advent Series- Blessed Hopr Church "The best things in life are free..." You've heard that before right? Of course you have! We all know that money isn't the most important thing in life, but seriously...we'd be lying if we acted like it wasn't pretty important.

Annual Pearl Harbor Day Ceremony December 7

By Valerie Close · November 26th, 2018
The annual Pearl Harbor Day ceremony will be held on Friday, December 7, 2018 at the Vinton-Shellsburg Middle School LMC from 12-1:00 p.m. 8th grade students will help commemorate the 77th anniversary of the US entry into World War II, and the Vinton-Shellsburg Community School District's piece of the battleship USS Arizona will be on display at the ceremony.

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