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Vinton Police Department adds Officer Laura Deaton

By Valerie Close, Editor · February 28th, 2020
Starting off the council meeting Thursday evening, Laura Deaton officially joined the Vinton Police Department. A member of the Perry Police Department for 7 years, a couple of those years she spent as a detective.Bubbling over with enthusiasm for her new job the officer shared a bit about herself. Deaton grew up in southern Iowa on a farm and was homeschooled along with her siblings.

Positive Behavioral Interventions & Supports P.B.I.S.

By Vinton Today · February 28th, 2020
If you stopped at Tilford Elementary on Thursday, you weren't dreaming, everyone really did wear their pajamas to school. It happens, sometimes. Well, it happens when about 450 children are challenged to earn 7,500 Viking Spirit tickets, and they do it in around a month.Tilford Elementary works really hard to encourage their children in several different ways.

First Graders Make a trip to the Dentist's Office

By Valerie Close, Editor · February 27th, 2020
Vinton-Shellsburg 1st Graders took their teachers to the dentist's office on Wednesday morning. Visiting with Dr. Sara Stuefen and her staff. The children learned about tooth care, flossing and the equipment used when they make a visit for their regular check-ups. Thanks to one of the Tooth Fairy's helpers for submitting photos.

Special Election to be held on Tuesday

By Valerie Close, Editor · February 27th, 2020
The 2nd Precinct special election will be held next Tuesday at the Vinton Skate Center. Polls will be open at 7:00 a.m. and remain open until 8:00 p.m.Early Voting is also available at the Auditor's Office until 5:00 on both Friday, February 28 and Monday, March 2. Vinton Today asked for a response from all of the candidates to questions that had been submitted by residents.

Virginia Gay Nursing and Rehab receives deficiency free designation

By Virginia Gay Hospital · February 27th, 2020
Virginia Gay Hospital’s Nursing and Rehab has once again achieved compliance ratings for Medicaid and Medicare through the Health Inspection division of Iowa Department of Inspections, the state organization conducting compliance inspections for Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.Passing the inspection for CMS is necessary for long term care facilities to participate in the Medicare or Medicaid programs.


By Benton County Sheriff's Office · February 26th, 2020
On Tuesday, February 25, 2020 at approximately 6:03 PM, Benton County Sheriff’s Deputies [BCSO] along with the Urbana Police Department, Urbana Fire Department and North Benton Ambulance Service were dispatched to a collision involving injuries on Highway 150 at Meadow View Drive in Urbana. Upon emergency personnel’s arrival, they found two vehicles had collided at that location.

Plans are underway for the annual initiative to recognize area students who have beaten the odds to succeed by graduating from high school while living in foster care, living on their own, or facing homelessness. Many of these students would not be able to celebrate their accomplishments without assistance.


By Vinton Police Department · February 26th, 2020
The Vinton Police Department has filed criminal charges against a Vinton woman regarding the ongoing abuse and neglect of a dependent adult. Rachel Kay Bonar, age 41, previously served as guardian for a dependent adult between September 2001 andOctober 2019. An investigation was initiated in February 2019 after Vinton Police were contacted by the Iowa Department of Human Services.

V-S Animal Learning Lab celebrates six years of ag education

By Vinton-Shellsburg Community Schools · February 22nd, 2020
In March 2020, the Animal Learning Lab at the Vinton-Shellsburg High School celebrates its sixth anniversary. The lab provides V-S students with unique curriculum opportunities and stronger learning experiences in animal production and technology. It’s a valuable resource for students to learn more about where agricultural food sources begin and how they arrive in the store.

Karr speaks at 2nd Precinct Candidate Forum

By Valerie Close, Editor · February 21st, 2020
In Vinton Today's third participation in and conducting candidate forums, the special election for Vinton's 2nd was added to the list. The election has had a lot of attention because of the confusion surrounding the filling of the position. A group gathered at the library on Thursday evening to listen to the candidates.

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