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Vinton kicks off 2023 Community Visioning Program

Vinton is participating in the 2023 Iowa’s Living Roadways Community Visioning Program. Community Visioning is a transportation enhancement planning process that serves Iowa communities under 10,000 in population.The program helps community volunteers envision aesthetic and ecological improvements along roadsides and related landscapes by blending environmental stewardship with community improvement projects.

SPECIAL BENTON COMMUNITY SCHOOL ELECTION MARCH 7, 2023

**NOTICE TO VOTERS**SPECIAL BENTON COMMUNITY SCHOOL ELECTION MARCH 7, 2023SPECIAL COLLEGE COMMUNITY SCHOOL ELECTION MARCH 7, 2023SPECIAL HAWKEYE COMMUNITY COLLEGE SCHOOL ELECTION MARCH 7, 2023Polling Place Hours: 7:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.ABSENTEE VOTING IN THE AUDITOR’S OFFICE: Absentee ballots will be available on, Wednesday, February 15, 2023, at the Benton County Auditor’s Office and may be voted in the office until 5:00 p.
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Gov. Reynolds Announces Funding to Clear Veterans Trust Fund Backlog

  Gov. Reynolds has approved more than $440,000 to cover a backlog of Iowa Veterans Trust Fund (IVTF) grants that were approved by the Iowa Commission of Veterans Affairs between March 3, 2021, and November 3, 2022, before the program was temporarily suspended due to insufficient funds. The funds are from the state’s allocation of Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds, through the American Rescue Plan Act.

State Auditor reminds School Districts to properly handle Student Activity Funds

Over the span of a decade, the State Auditor's office has found more than a quarter of a million dollars of mismanaged student activity funds in 15 school districts. Below is a reminder from the State Auditor:

Chili Cook Off Sunday, February 5 in Shellsburg

Fire up your tastebuds and bring your friends!The American Legion Riders Shellsburg Chapter 166 will hold a fundraiser to support the Benton County Freedom Rock Fund. A Chili Cook Off will be held on Sunday, February 5, at the Pearl St. Social Club in Shellsburg. 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Entries arrive and register12-2:30 p.m. sampling, tasting and voting2:30 p.
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Estate Planning this Thursday at the Vinton Public Library 5:00 p.m.

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The Vinton Public Library will host an Estate Planning session with the Mossman Law Firm. The event will take place on Thursday, February 2. The session will begin at 5:00 p.m.Bring your questions and a friend!

SNAP Nourishes Iowa

This will be a two-part series concerning food insecurity.The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is the most effective anti-hunger program in the United States and our communities’ first line of defense against hunger, providing food benefits that are timely, targeted, and temporary to households in need. See the information below.

42° North Winery to make presentation at the Library, Tuesday, January 31st 5 pm

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Next Tuesday, January 31st 42° North Winery will hold a presentation along with a "taste and take" event at the Vinton Public Library. David and Mary Paustian owners of the winery, will begin at 5:00 p.m. and the event runs until 6:00 p.m.
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Janssen to perform at Farmers Mercantile Hall February 19

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Marc Janssen & the Locals will be at Farmers Mercantlie Hall in Garrison for a Sunday afternoon performance on February 19th. Come join us for an afternoon of original music from the Great Midwest! Hope to see you there!https://www.facebook.com/events/736592454354492/?ref=newsfeedRefreshments by the Garrison Library!Sunday, February 19th2:00

Work release escape of Alexander Carman

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The Iowa Department of Corrections will occasionally send out notices of escapees, deaths, or other bits of news to area news media. If it is a notice concerning anyone within a few miles of Vinton, the information will be published. WATERLOO – Alexander Joseph Carman, convicted of Intimidation with a Dangerous Weapon and other charges in Dubuque County, failed to report to the Waterloo Residential Correctional Facility as required Friday.
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