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You will need a REAL ID or Passport to fly after October 1, 2020

By Valerie Close, Editor · February 23rd, 2019
According to the TSA website, you can now fly with any of the following Identity Documents: Adult passengers 18 and over must show valid identification at the airport checkpoint in order to travel. Driver's licenses or other state photo identity cards issued by Department of Motor Vehicles (or equivalent) U.

The Email is BACK!!!

By Valerie Close · February 22nd, 2019
Hopefully, all of you that wanted it, have been receiving the daily email. Yes, folks, that's news. If you haven't been receiving the email you will need to subscribe. It's been a long time coming, but it feels so good to be back. Thank you, thank you, thank you, Wesley, I still don't understand how you do it, but I'm so glad that you do! It feels like we are now up and running like Vinton Today should be.

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.