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City adds Nuisance Complaint Form to Website

By Valerie Close, Editor · July 31st, 2020
Vinton Residents will now be able to report a nuisance to the City of Vinton directly. Before now, residents contacted a council member or the Mayor to voice complaints. Neither the council nor the Mayor is in charge of taking care of these issues. The city introduced a new form that can be filled out online and submitted making it easier for residents to have their complaints heard.

8th Annual Party in Pink 5K Run/Walk This Friday, July 31

By Virginia Gay Hospital · July 30th, 2020
This year, the Party in Pink 5k has been delayed until Friday, July 31 with a start time of 6 pm. The theme chosen is “A Little Bit Wild” as it reflects new participation options compared to years past.Individuals may choose to participate in the annual 5K event in person. The format planned is similar to past years.

Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig confirmed today that the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship is aware that individuals in Iowa have received unsolicited seed shipments from China and other countries.The Department is asking anyone who receives unlabeled seed from an unknown origin to retain the original packaging and report it immediately at 515-281-5321.

Iowa Department of Ag Warns of Seeds from China

By Valerie Close, Editor · July 28th, 2020
Just when you think you can't take any more weird events this year, apparently now we have to watch our mail. Seed packets from China have begun to arrive in mailboxes across the country. No one has given a reason for them or has a clue about why we are receiving them. The Iowa Department of Agriculture has put out a statement to Iowans which says, "We are aware that people in Iowa and other states have received unsolicited packages of seed from China and other countries.

North Iowa Tractor Ride brings Iowa to Vinton

By Valerie Close, Editor · July 27th, 2020
140 tractors rolled into Vinton on Thursday evening in preparation for the North Iowa Tractor ride. The ride covered parts of Benton, Buchanan, Black Hawk, Tama and Linn Counties. This is the 13th Annual ride for the group. The vintage and restored tractors were headquartered at the Benton County Fairgrounds for their overnight stay, and headed out to Brandon on Friday morning to see the "World's Largest Frying Pan.

Return to Learn discussion Monday, July 27, 7:00 p.m.

By Vinton-Shellsburg Community Schools · July 26th, 2020
An in-person session to discuss the new school year and its reopening will be held on Monday, July 27 at 7:00 p.m. in the Vinton-Shellsburg High School auditorium.For those interested in an evening time slot, we added an additional Zoom meeting to the schedule! Please join us for an informational meeting and question/answer session via Zoom on Thursday, July 30 at 7 pm.

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