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Today's Sesquicentennial activities include...

By Valerie Close, Editor · August 22nd, 2019
The Wall Dogs are in town refreshing and creating the murals downtown. So take a minute to observe the creativity happening.Around town there is a display of historical items at the Sherman Building and John's Tire, so pop in there as well!Celebration ParkFrom 5-7 p.m. there will be the Iowa History Mobile Museum a great place to bring the kids!The Farmer's Market will be held at the same time, bringing all of Benton County's best produce, fruits, vegetables, jams and baked goods.

NOTICE OF SPECIAL SCHOOL ELECTION

By Hayley Rippel, Benton County Auditor · August 21st, 2019
NOTICE OF SPECIAL SCHOOL ELECTIONPUBLIC NOTICE is given that a Special School Election of the Vinton-Shellsburg Community School District in the Counties of Benton, Black Hawk and Buchanan, State of Iowa, will be held on Tuesday, September 10, 2019, to be submitted to the qualified electors of Vinton-Shellsburg School Community School District for the election of:Public Measure A: Shall the Board of Directors of the Vinton-Shellsburg Community School District, in the Counties of Benton, Black Hawk, and Buchanan, State of Iowa, for the purpose o...

Fields of Faith October 2

By Vinton Today · August 20th, 2019
Fields of Faith will hold their annual event on Wednesday, October 2, 7:00 p.m. at the Union Football field.Come out to hear the Curtis Fry story who went from an athlete to a convict in a matter of seconds. Please bring a canned food item for the NEI food bank.Food will be available for purchase. $5.

Tuesday Evening Events include Lantern Glow and Giant Bubbles

By Vinton Unlimited · August 19th, 2019
The celebration events for Tuesday evening include: • LANTERN GLOW & GIANT BUBBLES!Held at the area behind TILFORD ELEMENTARY'S playground equipment during ”Back to School“ Night. Put your dreams in the air! Assorted color paper lanterns will be available for sale at $3 each. Add your wish or a personal message and let it take flight.

Virginia Gay Hospital begins weight management clinic

By Virginia Gay Hospital · August 16th, 2019
Dr. Mangold and Virginia Gay Hospital are excited to now offer a medically supervised weight management program beginning on September 5th. The clinic will be held on Thursdays at the Vinton Family Medical Clinic, 504 N. 9th Avenue, Vinton. There is a one-time enrollment fee of $399, payable in two installments, for the program that is not covered by insurance.

Area children tour the youth gardens

By Valerie Close, Editor · August 16th, 2019
On Thursday morning a group of area children visited the Community Youth Gardens on the north end of Vinton. Children from the school as well as Happy Time children took a field trip to the gardens ending the tour with a slice of watermelon grown in the garden.Created following the flooding in Vinton in the area along the river, the gardens have been the site of learning gardening skills and rewards of the effort of area children.

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