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Vinton motorcyclist injured in an accident Friday evening

By Valerie Close, Editor · September 26th, 2020
Larry Eckhart of Vinton was injured in a motorcycle versus truck accident on Friday night. The accident occurred around 5:00 p.m. near Walker.A truck driven by a juvenile backed into the motorcycle's path causing the crash.Neither the driver of the truck nor a passenger on the motorcycle were injured.

Virginia Gay Hospital’s Sam Jirak receives 2020 All Star Award

By Virginia Gay Hospital · September 25th, 2020
Congratulations to Virginia Gay Hospital's Sam Jirak, ARNP for receiving a 2020 All Star Award! The All Star Award is in conjunction with the ICR Iowa Sector Board Partnerships and Kirkwood Community College working to raise awareness of career opportunities and workforce development in the ICR seven-county region (Benton, Cedar, Iowa, Johnson, Jones, Linn and Washington counties).

Man jailed following attack on Belle Plaine Officer

By Belle Plain Police Department · September 25th, 2020
Belle Plaine Police arrested Lewis Charles Burns, 36, of Belle Plaine on charges of Assault on Peace Officer (aggravated misdemeanor), Interference With Official Acts (serious misdemeanor), and Domestic Abuse Assault (simple misdemeanor). At about 10:21 PM on 09-23-2020, Belle Plaine Police Officer Austin Wille was investigating a report that Burns had assaulted his adult sister with whom he resides at a residence in Belle Plaine.

Updated: Homecoming Week Activities

By Vinton-Shellsburg Community Schools · September 23rd, 2020
The 2020 Homecoming Week activities for Vinton-Shellsburg High School are taking place during September 27th- October 2nd. The students at VSHS are very excited for their theme days and to show their team spirit this whole week and come together to have a great time. The activities schedule for the exciting week will be as follows:Sunday, September 27th: Senior Whitewash Event at 5:30 PM in High School parking lot.

4th COVID Case in Vinton-Shellsburg Community School District

By Vinton-Shellsburg Community Schools · September 22nd, 2020
Information released from Vinton-Shellsburg's Superintendent Kyle Koeppen notified the community of a fourth case of COVID. So far all cases contracted by students have not come from contact with other students at school but rather from outside the school setting. The Superintendent released the following statement, "We had an individual from the middle school test positive for COVID over the weekend.

You loved them the past 16 years and they’re back again...17th Annual Commemorative Homecoming 2020 T-Shirt will be available thru Cameron’s. Choose from adult or youth sizes and show your school spirit!. Order these limited edition t-shirts NOW for HOMECOMING WEEK delivery!The Homecoming T-Shirt will have the Varsity Football Roster, Cheerleaders and Top 10 King and Queen Candidates on the back.

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