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Vinton kicks off 2023 Community Visioning Program

Vinton is participating in the 2023 Iowa’s Living Roadways Community Visioning Program. Community Visioning is a transportation enhancement planning process that serves Iowa communities under 10,000 in population.The program helps community volunteers envision aesthetic and ecological improvements along roadsides and related landscapes by blending environmental stewardship with community improvement projects.

Gov. Reynolds Announces Funding to Clear Veterans Trust Fund Backlog

  Gov. Reynolds has approved more than $440,000 to cover a backlog of Iowa Veterans Trust Fund (IVTF) grants that were approved by the Iowa Commission of Veterans Affairs between March 3, 2021, and November 3, 2022, before the program was temporarily suspended due to insufficient funds. The funds are from the state’s allocation of Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds, through the American Rescue Plan Act.
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Iowa Chapter of American Public Works Assn Recognizes Vinton for Nathan's Miles

Nathan's Smiles Glow Trail brings awards and recognition to Vinton At Thursday night's City Council meeting, Matt Boggess was on hand to accept a plaque in recognition of the Nathan's Miles glow-in-the-dark trail project's unique design.  The trail won "Project of the Year Award in Transportation in the $500,000 to $1 Million" category for both Vinton and Baker Enterprises for their construction of the trail.

Supervisors set wage for new hire

The Benton County Supervisors met in another special session to approve a new hire for the Benton County Attorney's Office in the collections department. The meeting opened with an attempt to go into a closed session, by Supervisor Rick Primmer citing Iowa Code 21.5 i.  "To evaluate the professional competency of an individual whose appointment, hiring, performance or discharge is being considered when necessary to prevent needless and irreparable injury to that individual's reputation and that individual requests a closed session.

Work release escape of Alexander Carman

The Iowa Department of Corrections will occasionally send out notices of escapees, deaths, or other bits of news to area news media. If it is a notice concerning anyone within a few miles of Vinton, the information will be published. WATERLOO – Alexander Joseph Carman, convicted of Intimidation with a Dangerous Weapon and other charges in Dubuque County, failed to report to the Waterloo Residential Correctional Facility as required Friday.
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Vinton Councilwoman Resigns

Dear Mayor, Vinton City Council, & residents of Vinton,I have served on the council for just over one year now, & have decided it is time for me to step down. I cannot, & will not agree to decisions that are leading our citizens down the path to total government control. .You may not believe that the decisions you are making are taking us down that road, but that's exactly what is happening.

Vinton-Shellsburg Semester 1 Honor Roll

For the high school students to be recognized as a member of the Honor Roll, they need to have received a 3.0+ GPA. *-Denotes a 4.0 GPA(Scroll down to see ALL the results!)

No, you cannot have a therapy skunk in town

Blake Hanson, Building Inspector | Code Enforcement Officer | Flood Plain Manager shares information and experiences Blake Hansen wears many hats in Vinton. His official title is Building Inspector|Code Enforcement Officer|Flood Plain Manager. He spoke to area Kiwanis about the progress made in Vinton. Over the last two years, Hansen has been in charge of reminding residents of the ordinances in Vinton. One of the largest successes has been the clean-up of cars in the city.
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County Supervisors lower raises by 1.3%

The Benton County Board of Supervisors discussed the elected official's raises that were recommended by the Compensation Board. The Compensation board had recommended that the officials should be awarded an 8.3% increase. Supervisor Rick Primmer made a motion for just a 5% increase. He asked his fellow supervisors if the county can afford to keep raising salaries at the suggested 8.

Benton County 4-H Cloverbuds Starts 2023 Strong

Youth show of their 'Beautiful Oops' artwork after experiencing an Art and Literacy 4-H program. Benton County 4-H hosted a 4-H Cloverbuds Round Up and Winter Workshop on January 13 at the Benton County Extension Office in Vinton. 14 Benton County youth attended the event and experienced an Iowa 4-H educational offering titled “A Beautiful Oops” where they practiced art and literacy while making friends. This event built participants' sense of belonging and excitement around the 4-H program.
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