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Vinton Shellsburg Community Schools Release Updated School Calendar

By Vinton Shellsburg School District · February 19th, 2019
Click to view The Vinton-Shellsburg School Board approved an Adjusted 2018-2019 School Calendar at last night's board meeting. This calendar is effective as of February 18, 2019, but is subject change. If you have questions please email the District Superintendent at maryjo.hainstock@vscsd.

Snow Crews continue to clean up, and clean up, and clean up some more!

By Valerie Close, Editor · February 18th, 2019
During winter snowfalls, I know the question on everyone's mind is will there be school and when will they plow the streets. I live in the country so I have taken to staying in town when I know we're about to get hit especially if I need to cover something in town the next day! For the last few weeks, this winter seems like it has been a never-ending round of snowfall.

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.

Merle Roths to be Inducted into the Iowa Wrestling Hall of Fame

By Valerie Close, Editor · February 15th, 2019
In an article from 2000, Merle Roths, one of those Vinton's small town celebrities, said that he dreamed of one day being elected to the Iowa Wrestling Hall of Fame. Saturday night that dream will come true at the Iowa State Wrestling Meet. Roths, 95 who still does his pushups every day, won the 105-pound wrestling championship in 1941.

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.

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.