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Virginia Gay Nursing & Rehab receives National Recognition

By Virginia Gay Hospital · February 15th, 2019
Virginia Gay Nursing & Rehab is proud to announce that it is on the Iowa National Nursing Home Quality Care Collaborative (NNHQCC) Honor Roll for 2019. They have also been recognized by Telligen QIN-QIO as a National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) Trailblazer. The (NNHQCC) Honor Roll recognizes Virginia Gay Nursing & Rehabs performance on the Nursing Home Compare long-stay quality measures.

Semester 1 transcripts available

By Valerie Close, Editor · February 15th, 2019
The Semester 1 transcripts are now completed and available on your PS parent portal. Log-in to your account, select "Document Vault" from the left menu and choose Semester 1 Transcript. You can download this transcript for insurance purposes and for electronic submission when requested. If an "official" transcript is required for a college, scholarship, etc.

Local FFA Chapters Visit the State Capitol

By State Representative, Tom Gerhold · February 15th, 2019
This week, Rep. Tom Gerhold (R-Atkins) welcomed members of the Benton Community, Vinton Shellsburg, and Belle Plaine FFA Chapters to the Iowa House of Representatives. They were visiting the Capitol to talk with legislators during FFA Day on the Hill.

Americorp Adds New Members to the Vinton Campus

By Valerie Close, Editor · February 15th, 2019
Americorp and Vinton welcomed a new class of almost 200 members who arrived this week at the former Braille School/Americorp Campus. A large group arrived from the airport of about 80 and were processed at the school gym in the afternoon on Wednesday. The procedure for registration of the new arrivals is a took place throughout the day.

VMEU Votes to Begin Construction of Broadband Project

By Valerie Close, Editor · February 13th, 2019
In the midst of whiteout conditions, close to 40 people made it to the Vinton City Hall to show their support of the Broadband Project. Ironically, the use of electronic devices assisted in all of the board being able to "attend" the meeting. Board Member Alan Woodhouse was available for the meeting via speaker phone and the company in charge of planning the project Farr Technologies was also available via an iPad so that they could answer any questions that arose.

Vinton Shellsburg Community School District Closed Today 2/13/19

By Vinton Shellsburg School District · February 12th, 2019
Due to road conditions, there will be no school on Wednesday, February 13th.

Sheriff's Office travel advisory for all of Benton County

By Benton County Sheriff's Office · February 12th, 2019
Travel in Benton County is not advised, Highway 218 from Vinton to Highway 30 is closed, Highway 218 from La Porte City to Vinton, also numerous large snow drifts on most hard surface roads, travel is strongly discouraged throughout the entire county.

100th Day of School Celebration at Tilford Elementary

By Valerie Close, Editor · February 11th, 2019
Every year Tilford celebrates the 100th day of school with the children and teachers dressing up as 100 year olds.This year they students might be a bit off for their hundredth day thanks to the winter weather, but it doesn't lessen the fun.The first graders celebrated their hundredth day on Monday while the 3rd graders celebrated last Friday.

V-S Announces No School on Tuesday February 12

By Valerie Close, Editor · February 11th, 2019
Vinton Shellsburg has announced that due to inclement weather, there will be no school on Tuesday, February 11, 2019.

Father Daughter Dance Making Memories

By Valerie Close, Editor · February 10th, 2019
The Annual Father Daughter Dance at the Vinton Skate Center was held on Saturday evening. Little girls dressed up in their ruffles and bows with dads in their dress shirts and ties were a sight to warm the heart. Dad's accompanied by the little ladies in their lives were good sports as they did the Chicken Dance as well as the Hokey Pokey.

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