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Good Neighbors continue to make Vinton a wonderful place

Greg and Patricia Wardenburg Vinton Unlimited and the Palace Theatre recognize Greg and Patricia Wardenburg, Ryan Tresnak, Greg Walston, the Old School Produce Partners Board, and their volunteers as “Good Neighbors”.Vinton Unlimited and the Palace Theatre established the Vinton Good Neighbor Award in an effort to recognize those whose good deeds may go unnoticed, to encourage people to look for the positive things in our community, and hopefully, prompt fellow Vintonians to participate and become “Good Neighbors” themselves.

High Five Friday with the Vinton Kiwanis

Over 20 members of the Kiwanis Club of Vinton participated in High Five Friday at Tilford Elementary today welcoming students and staff to school.
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Extension Fruit Specialist Discusses Iowa Apple Harvest

Drought and heat had an impact on the 2023 Iowa apple cropAs the days shorten and the chill of autumn enters the air, many look to local apple orchards for a classic crisp and sweet Iowa treat. Suzanne Slack, assistant professor and extension fruit crop specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, discusses the Iowa apple harvest, highlights unique cultivars to try and provides recommendations for storing apples and supporting local farmers.

Belle Plaine Volunteers bring VGH Home Health the gift of Quilts

The Belle Plaine Project Group of Benton County Volunteer Center in collaboration with Connie’s Quilters of Brandon finished 67 lap quilts. The quilts will be distributed by Virginia Gay Hospital Home Health to clients for the holidays. Afghans were donated by those that do not quilt. The Benton County Volunteer Center of United Way of East Central Iowa (UWECI) is new by name but not by their history of work.

V-S FFA Local Greenhands Get Fired Up

Alana Fleming and Cooper McClintock teach Greenhands about Official FFA Dress By: Co-Reporter, Juliana LuisOn Tuesday, September 5th, the V-S FFA had their annual Local Greenhand Fire-Up. With anticipation for extending the scope of the chapter, FFA Officers and advisors prepared for the first-ever Local Greenhand Fire-Up with the addition of the middle school students. They planned activities for the Greenhands such as ice breakers, food quality, official dress relays, communication games, FFA trivia, and many more.
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Re-Discovering Iowa’s Fall Treasures

By Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike NaigEach season holds its own treasures, waiting to be re-discovered each year.With the official arrival of fall, I am reminded how much I enjoy the season and its charm. From the crisp air and Friday night football to the colorful leaves and, of course, harvest.Many of Iowa’s hardworking farm families fill autumn days – and often nights – hustling to safely harvest and haul their corn and soybeans while caring for their livestock.

Pate & Auditor Advisory Group urge Iowans to turn to trusted sources for info

Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate and his Auditor Advisory Group are once again working together to serve as trusted sources for information leading into the 2023 City-School Election. Together, the election officials are preparing to dispel election misinformation and disinformation ahead of the election this November and are urging Iowans to turn to trusted sources for election information.

Vinton Kiwanis Shares results of 5K Fundraiser with the Community

Vinton Kiwanis present a check to Operation Backpack for $1,250 The Vinton Kiwanis held the annual Boomtown 5K Run/Walk and a 1 Mile Kid run/walk on August 26th. The race collected food donations for the Wesley United Methodist Church's food pantry with the help of the local Fareway Store and their employee Ryan Tresnak. Tresnak ran with a cart weighted down according to how many carts full of groceries which were donated before the race.
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Benton County Extension Program holds annual Farm Safety Day

Another successful Farm Saftey Day was held last Saturday at the Benton County Fairgrounds. Working with several area organizations, the day brought several workshops for area children to have a little bit of fun while learning safety. The children learned a vast variety of information from hidden hazards around the farm, and things like combine safety, lawn mower safety, ATV, and chemical safety to learning about 911 and what happens when you call.

Vinton Fall Cleanup Days Details - October 7-8

This year the City of Vinton is partnering with S&J Sanitation to offer two options to help residents take advantage of this weekend. Friendly reminder, this weekend is intended for residential homes/apartments only, not businesses.   The “You Take” option is the same program as previous years.  Saturday, October 7 & Sunday, October 8 7:00 AM to 3:00 PM Old City Brush Dump (First right north of river bridge) Entrance Fee - $10 per load Electronics & TVs - $5 per item Propane grill tanks - $5 each Appliances - $15 each CASH ONLY  ITEMS NOT ACCEPTED shingles batteries hazardous waste tires waste Construction debris must be separated.
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