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New Opening on the VMEU Board, Anyone interested is encouraged to apply

By Valerie Close, Editor · June 13th, 2019
The Mayor, Bud Maynard, as well as the VMEU board received a notice of resignation from Jon Kremer a long time member of the VMEU board. Kremer will be relocating to the Cedar Rapids area, so will no longer qualify to serve on the City of Vinton's Electric Board. Many thanks were given to Kremer after the announcement at the meeting Tuesday night.

Arch Allies will be at the Benton County Fairgrounds this Saturday, June 15th featuring some of the hits by Bon Jovi, Journey, Boston, Reo, Styx...Tickets are available to at John's, Casey's and Theisens in Vinton, Caseys in Urbana, Vinton, Belle Plaine. They can also be purchased online. You can also contact Jackie or Kevin Schlarbaum or Teresa Lindsey.

More than 500 citizens have requested a site survey for their property, and we’ve received quite a few questions along with all the sign-ups. We have answered most questions by responding to the individual who asked it, and we’ve expanded our website’s FAQ section so everyone can see both the questions we’ve received and the answers.

Young Eagles take flight from Vinton's Municipal Airport

By Valerie Close, Editor · June 13th, 2019
The EAA Young Eagles event held on Saturday at the airport."Young Eagles is a program through the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) through which kids ages 8-17 are given free rides in aircraft our own aircraft to introduce them to general aviation and flying. Since 1993 EAA has flown over 2 million kids worldwide.

VMEU (Vinton Municipal Electric Utility) continues to move forward into the planning and approval stages of the iVinton project. During the meeting the total sign ups were 479 people through the www.iVinton.com. These residents have agreed to have the conduit (think of it like pipes) run to your house so that if later you decide to sign up for the broadband services that will be offered in approximately July-August, they will simply be able to slide the fiber right into the conduit and connect it to your house.

VSHS Band and Choir return from New York

By Valerie Close, Editor · June 11th, 2019
It was quite a week for the Vinton Shellsburg High School Band and Choir. Returning from New York, the group has spent the last several days touring and performing in the Big Apple. The choirs performed at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in Harlem on Thursday, Following their performance, they saw Columbia University and the Apollo Theater which was followed by a stop at Ellen's Stardust Diner.

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