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Shellsburg Couple Arrested on Charges of Sexual Abuse and Child Endangerment

The Benton County Sheriff's department made two arrests last week of Jeffrey and Stacy Diveley of Shellsburg. JEFFREY SCOTT DIVELEY was charged with a total of 10 charges in several accounts involving sexual abuse of children. He was charged with two counts each of:SEXUAL ABUSE IN THE SECOND DEGREE, CLASS B FELONY 709.3(1)(b)709.3 Sexual abuse in the second degree.

Ready, Set, GLOW!

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Nathan's Smiles 2nd Annual 5K Glow Fun Run will be held on Saturday, October 22. Last year the run brought in $6,000 which was used for trail improvement and scholarships for Vinton-Shellsburg seniors.We are proud to announce the 2nd Annual Nathan's Miles Glow Fun Run 5K!!! This is a great, affordable family event. Last year there were over 200 participants and Nathan's Miles Foundation was able to give a $2,000 scholarship to a graduating senior from Vinton-Shellsburg through registrations and generous donations!There will be a Kids Glow Run at 6:15 p.
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Vinton-Shellsburg names Haisman and Marzen as 2022 Royalty

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The Coronation Ceremony at Karr Athletic Complex crowned their Vinton-Shellsburg 2022 Homecoming Royalty on Thursday evening. Queen Molly Haisman and King Gabe Marzen were crowned following the Homecoming Parade downtown and Pep Rally at the Karr Athletic Complex.Congratulation! 

Virginia Gay Nursing & Rehab Receives CBJ Innovation Award

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 Jess Henkle, Director of VGH Nursing & Rehab, partnered with Kirkwood Community College for the Certified Nursing Assistant (C.N.A) Registered Apprenticeship Program. VGH was the first nursing home in the region to sign on for the opportunity. Honored at the event were Alyssa Slight, Jess Henkle, Lisa Stein, Cindy Shaver and Jodi Bearbower.

Eastern Iowa Honor Flight 44 recognizes Vinton Lions Club

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Eastern Iowa Honor Flight 44 is now in the books. Each year the Vinton Lions Club has held a chili supper to raise funds for Eastern Iowa Honor Flight and have been doing so for 12 years raising enough money to have a flight named after the Vinton Lions Club. Flight 44 was such a flight. Each shirt issued by EIHF had the Vinton Lions Club name under EIHF logo.
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Virginia Gay Hospital Scholarship Winners Announced

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VGH Awards Tony Anthony Scholarship.Congratulations to Katelyn Hyland for receiving the Tony Anthony Scholarship. This award is given annually to an employee of Virginia Gay Nursing & Rehab who wants to further their education and training. Established in 2012 by Dr. Anthony’s Family to honor his many years of service as a physician in Vinton and in gratitude for the care he received as a resident of VGH Nursing & Rehab.

American Legion George G Luckey Post 57 Tenderloin Dinner, Thursday September 22

On Thursday, September 22, the George G. Lucky American Legion Post will hold a Tenderloin Dinner. The cost is $15.00. The menu includes Tenderloin, French Fries, Cole Slaw and a Dessert. The legion is located at 105 R Ave. in Vinton.

42° North Winery Celebrates its first year with a BIG Party

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David and Mary Paustian are excited to celebrate their first year in business at 42° North Winery. For the next three weeks, the couple will have the winery open on Saturday. On September 24th and October 1st there will be Taste and Take events from 1-4:00 p.m. However, on October 8, they will host their "BIG Party." There will be music by Todd Frank and the Cedar River Whalers, Good Morrows Pizza will be there with pizza and beverages (so bring the kids), cheese from Cinnamon Ridge Farms will be available, and all EIGHT varieties of 42° North Winery's specialty wine will be available to taste and purchase.
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Top 5 King and Queen Homecoming Candidates Announced

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Queen Candidates (L to R): Molly Haisman, Kaelyn Pettyjohn, Annabelle Newton, Abby Davis, Brylee BruceKing Candidates (L to R): Paul Herger, Kail Evans, Gabe Marzen, Reese Truax, Logan WatsonTo watch the nominations click here!

Four Pitbull owners go before Keystone City Council

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The Keystone City Council met in a special session to answer the appeal of several dog owners in town. The meeting announced for 6:00 p.m. began at 5:54 p.m. without the owners in the room. The owners were outside talking with their lawyer. Upon being notified they promptly joined the meeting already in session.All of the dogs in question were "identified" first by a city employee as being pit bulls.
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