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By Vinton-Shellsburg Community Schools · April 15th, 2021
Do you love working with the youth? Are you a fan of the theater? Have you always wanted to direct your own play?Vinton-Shellsburg Middle School is looking for a Drama Coach for the 2021-22 school year.Application available at http://www.vscsd.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/non-certified-app.pdfSend application to Mrs.

JUNIOR ACHIEVEMENT OF EASTERN IOWA CONGRATULATES THE 2021 REGIONAL JA TITAN® CHALLENGE SCHOLARSHIP WINNERSThe regional JA Titan® Challenge, presented by TrueNorth Companies, took place virtually on Wednesday, April 7th from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. This competition placed 48 high school juniors and seniors in the CEO seat to help increase their understanding of business while competing for college scholarships.

East-Central Iowa REC is proud to announce it has awarded $1,000 scholarships to ten graduating seniors who plan to further their education in a diverse range of programs. Congratulations to these deserving students!· Samantha Adams, North Linn High School – Parents: Michelle and Ted Adams, Walkero Kirkwood Community College, Surgical Tech· Amanda Becker, Starmont High School – Parent: Janet Becker, Dundeeo University of Wisconsin Platteville, Agriculture Education/Business· Rachel Clayberg, Jesup High School – Parents: Kelly and Nate ...

Warmer weather and thawed ground means that Iowa homeowners, contractors and government workers are digging into more outside projects. Many Iowa property owners are likely eager to repair trees, mailboxes, fences, decks and other structures damaged by last summer’s derecho. Alliant Energy urges Iowans to call 811 before they dig to avoid having to call 911 due to injury.

City of Vinton offering garden plot reservations

By City Of Vinton · April 9th, 2021
The City of Vinton is now accepting reservations for garden plots at the Third on 3rd Gardens. Two bed sizes are available – 4’x12’ and 4’x8’. Plots are $20. Please contact City Hall for more information and to reserve your space today! 472-4707

Wanted: Mudpuppies!

By Iowa Department Of Natural Resources · April 5th, 2021
“Is it a Mudpuppy?” This is a common question when someone finds a strange tadpole-like creature with legs in a pond or wetland. When they describe a creature with external gills, small legs, a large paddle-like tail and large mouth it usually means they have found a Tiger Salamander larva, especially when the habitat was standing water like a pond or pothole wetland.

Child Abuse Prevention Month Recognizes Every Community’s Role

By Better Tomorrows ECI · April 1st, 2021
Prevent Child Abuse Iowa recognizes the importance of community-based support for all children and families during National Child Abuse Prevention (CAP) Month in April. The theme of this year’s awareness and impact campaign is “Growing a Better Tomorrow for All Children, Together.”“We can build healthier, safer, and thriving communities if we take the same approach to raise families that we do to tending a community garden on a shared piece of land,” said Mackenzie Ford, LSI Family Support Worker.

Nominations Accepted for Stars Over 70

By Vinton Today · April 1st, 2021
The Wallace and Beverly Winkie Foundation announces nominations are now being accepted for Stars Over 70, a celebration of those individuals in the Belle Plaine area who are at least 70 years of age and contributing to their communities through volunteering, working, or serving as role models.The nomination window opened on April 1 and will remain open through April 24.

Bev Winkie was posthumously awarded the 2020 Betty Grandquist Lifetime Achievement Award from the Iowa Commission on Aging, the policy-making body for the Iowa Department on Aging. The prestigious award is intended to recognize Iowans who have dedicated a portion of their personal or professional lives to achieving excellence in the fields of aging and/or disability or have made significant contributions to promoting independence and enhancing quality of life among older Iowans and Iowans with disabilities.

Diamond Vogel and Keep Iowa Beautiful announced the grant awards for the 2021 Paint Iowa Beautiful program. The program provides free paint to a wide variety of public service projects throughout Iowa."Governor Reynolds will be signing a proclamation designating April as Keep Iowa Beautiful month and we are pleased to do our part by awarding paint to 132 community projects in Iowa," said Doug Vogel, Vice-President, Marketing, of the Iowa based company.

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