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School Board October Meeting Agenda includes Superintendent Resignation

By Valerie Close, Editor · October 13th, 2019
Click to view October agendaAmong topics, the resignation of School Superintendent, Mary Jo Hainstock who has served the Vinton Shellsburg Community Schools for over 10 years. Her letter of resignation reads:Dear Vinton-Shellsburg Community School District Board of Directors: It is with mixed emotions that I compose and submit my letter of resignation effective at the end of my 2019-20 contract.

Dollar Jubilee to close its doors in December

By Valerie Close, Editor · October 11th, 2019
According to owner Craig Flickinger, the Dollar Jubilee store will be closing in December. "We just weren't able to generate enough sales," he said.Flickinger took the business over following the closing of the "Everything's $1" franchise. Everything in the store is now currently 20% off and ALL holiday items are 50% off said Flickinger.

V-S to serve foods produced locally on October 11, Iowa Local Food Day

By Valerie Close, Editor · October 9th, 2019
An effort is underway to work with local producers to provide fresh foods from area growers. On Friday, October 11, Iowa Local Food Day the Vinton Shellsburg schools will be serving a selection of foods that have been grown and produced in Iowa. Katherine Stuelke is working with the school to help with sustainability.

Several Memorial Projects Underway in Honor of Mike Betterton

By Valerie Close, Editor · October 9th, 2019
Facebook AlbumThere is a Facebook album page started for anyone that might have captured Mike, #11 on their phones at a game, or if you have him anywhere else and if you don't mind sharing your photos, they can be shared here: Mike Betterton Memorial Album or you can email the photos to Vintontoday@hotmail.

Annual Fundraising Event Benefits Garrison Fire Department ‘Garrison’s Haunted’ is back for more nights of frights and ready to rain more terror on those who dare to cross its threshold than ever before. The annual event is a production by the Garrison Firefighters, First Responders, Auxiliary members and a squad of volunteers.

IN THE PRESENCE OF SUPERHEROES

By Jeff Holmes · October 7th, 2019
I loved superhero comic books when I was kid. I collected lots of them over about 10 or 15 years and my favorites were the Marvel Comics heroes. Unlike DC comics that had people who were pure, virtuous and perfect, the Marvel heroes were fallible, conflicted and — even the mutants — very human. This past Friday, we all went through a loss with the death of Vinton-Shellsburg junior Mike Betterton.

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