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Planning in Early Stages for Iowa’s Ride

By Vinton Unlimited · January 17th, 2020
If you missed the announcement before Thanksgiving, Vinton has been chosen to be an overnight stop for Iowa’s Ride. The inaugural Iowa's Ride will go from Dubuque to Rock Rapids on its 416-mile journey across the state. The ride will take place July 12-18, 2020.The riders will begin arriving in Vinton on the afternoon of Monday, July 13 and will depart throughout the morning on Tuesday, July 14th.

Vinton-Shellsburg Clarifies Goals of the Farm To School Program

By Vinton-Shellsburg Community Schools · January 17th, 2020
The Farm-To-School (F2S) program was created to provide healthy options for students and to achieve that goal by sourcing food locally, and by training school staff to use recipes that include scratch cooking. During a recent training for food service staff, the representative from an organization providing training for scratch meal preparation in institutional foodservice made statements to area media that do not reflect the current policies or intent of Vinton-Shellsburg’s F2S program.

City Council Agenda 1/16/19

By City Of Vinton · January 15th, 2020
City of Vinton, Special Council Meeting AgendaCity Hall5:00 p.m.1. Call to Order and Roll Call2. Pledge of Allegiance3. Approve/disapprove a resolution for a special election to fill the 2nd Ward council seat4. Approve/disapprove intention to appoint the 2nd Ward council seat.5. Adjournment

One dead, second injured in near head on collision on Wednesday

By Benton County Sheriff's Office · January 15th, 2020
On 01-15-2020, at about 2:00 PM, the Benton County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a motor vehicle accident on 77th St, east of 26th Ave in Benton County, about 4 miles west of Norway IA. Deputies found a near head on collision between 2 vehicles. One of the drivers, a 21-year-old male from Blairstown IA, was found to be deceased due to injuries sustained in the collision.

Vinton Shellsburg to hold a Band Soup Supper January 24

By Vinton-Shellsburg Community Schools · January 15th, 2020
The Vinton-Shellsburg Band Department's Annual Soup Supper has been postponed to Friday, January 24th! Come grab a bowl of Chili, Chicken Noodle Soup and pie for $6, and come back for seconds (and thirds)! It's all you can eat!This would be a perfect way to prepare to cheer on the Vinton-Shellsburg Girls Basketball team as they take on Central DeWitt at 7:30.

I have completely given up on writing a traditional article to try to explain the 2nd Precinct election situation, which was explained pretty well by Lu Karr at the very beginning of the City Council Meeting.The clip you will want to watch is at the very beginning click here. and at the 43:48 mark where the council, attorney, auditor all address this issue.

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