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Classical Conversations: Explorers Digital Camp

By Vinton Today · May 29th, 2020
We are so excited to be able to partner with Classical Conversations: Explorers Digital Camp! For those of you who are not familiar with Classical Conversations, it is the world’s largest classical homeschooling organization, which is why the fact that they’re offering such a high-quality, digital camp experience is no surprise to us.

Benton County Shelter In Relay For Life: Sunday, June 7thThe American Cancer Society Relay for Life of Benton County, now Shelter in Relay for Life,will be Sunday, June 7th on National Cancer Survivors Day. With the spread of COVID-19, cancer patients are more vulnerable than ever and in desperate need of our help.

Update on the "Quarantined Twenties" Drive Through Prom

By Vinton Today · May 27th, 2020
Date: June 19, 2020Time: 5:00-7:00 pmDress Code: Semi-Formal to Formal, Students may wear their Prom or favorite "Quarantined Twenties" attire.Invitations: Designed by Eli Powers and printed by Cedar River Ink.Prom Court: Organized by Kyla Jeffery and will be done all online.Local Businesses: Are invited to decorate their windows or store fronts using the theme "Quarantined Twenties" (Originally the theme was "Roarin' Twenties")Locations: Students will start at Farmer's Savings Bank where they will receive a map and instructions for the Drive T...

Church of Grace in Shellsburg to hold outdoor service

By Shellsburg Today · May 22nd, 2020
The Church of Grace is sponsoring An outdoor worship and song service. May 31st. 10:30 AM at 301 1st. Street Shellsburg. Nic Tayor from Drop Inn Ministries will be speaking.Bring your lawn chairs or stay in your car.for this time of worship and song. EVERYONE is invited to attend.Rain location: The Church of Grace, (inside).

The Shellsburg American Legion will be doing a brief Honor Guard ceremony at the Shellsburg Oakwood Cemetery on Memorial Day, May 25 at 11:00 am. The ceremony will honor the 75th Commemoration of the End of World War II. The official date is September 2, 2020. The public is invited and will be asked to stay in their cars to stay safe during this difficult time.

In the midst of this COVID-19 pandemic, data and statistics have become very important. Here are some current statistics from the American Cancer Society: IOWA—AT A GLANCE: **Estimated new cases in 2020–18,460 **Estimated deaths in 2020–6,440 **Of the estimated new cases for 2020, the top five types of cancer in Iowa in order are: breast (female), lung and bronchus, prostate, colorectum, and skin melanoma.

Nancy Baldwin to celebrate Birthday

By Valerie Close, Editor · May 20th, 2020
On Friday, May 22, Nancy Baldwin will be celebrating her 85th birthday with a Drive-by Reception from 6-7 p.m. Be sure to give a honk and wave! (Please follow social distancing guidelines)If you would like to send her a card, you are welcome to send it to 1105 E Avenue, Vinton, 52349. Help spread the word.

Memorial Day Activities Canceled in Vinton

By Vinton American Legion Unit 57 · May 20th, 2020
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the George G. Luckey Post 57 of the American Legion has canceled all events normally held for Memorial Day. The Legion will put up the large flags at the three cemeteries but no services will be held.  Small flags on veteran’s graves will not be placed this year as the State level of the Legion made the decision to not place small flags on veteran’s graves at the veteran’s cemeteries, so we are following their lead in not doing it here as well.

May is Historic Preservation Month.Tired of being cooped up? Take a beautiful Benton County road trip! Get out of the house, hop in the car or pickup, and check out the local historically significant places that matter to us. You could make it a group caravan, practicing safe distancing, and educational for kids craving get out and about.

Boomtown is out, Boom-Fest is in, so far

By Vinton Unlimited · May 14th, 2020
At this point we are continuing to make plans to hold Boom-Fest on Saturday, August 29 as scheduled. We hope you will find this to be great news!This year’s event will definitely include some changes. Some possibilities include spreading vendors out more to allow for more space in between booths, having hand sanitizer stations available, one-way shopper flow and a few other things.

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