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7 year old endangered person missing

This is an endangered person advisory on behalf of the Tama Police Department and the Meskwaki Nation Police Department.An endangered person advisory is being issued for seven-year-old Milla Keahna. Milla was reported missing to the Meskwaki Nation Police Department. Milla was reportedly last seen with her mother, Starla Mae Marie Lincoln, or possibly her father, Redmond Keahna.

V-S March Lunch Menu

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Egg Your Yard for Easter!

Surprise your kids, neighbors or friends with pre-filled eggs hidden in their yard.Complete the form below to book your spot!Upon completing the form, please mail your payment to:Vinton-Shellsburg High SchoolAttn: Wrestling Cheer/Egg My Yard210 21st St Vinton, IA 52349*Make checks payable to VSHS Wrestling Cheer The VSHS Wrestling Cheer Squad is again this Easter taking orders to Egg Your Yard.

Leaplings will be Celebrating their Quadrennial Birthdays Today!

Michelle Erickson officially turned 11 this year! For some of us, we WISH we didn't have a birthday every year which reminds us of how old we are. But for those having a Leap Year Birthday is a big deal to get to celebrate ON your birthday.She was only four years old when she graduated from Washington High School in 1998. She also learned to drive and wanted a car for her birthday. On her seventh birthday, she celebrated with a Spongebob Squarepants theme.

Vinton Police Department Log for Week of February 19-25, 2024

All Charges are subject to review by the Benton County Attorney’s Office. An arrest or criminal charge is merely an accusation, and the Defendant is presumed innocent, unless proven guilty. Intrastate Warrants are issued by Law Enforcement Agencies for crimes happening in their jurisdictions.Two Adult Arrests the week of February 19-25, 2024February 20 Ryan Mahlon Mather, 27, Vinton, IAIntrastate Warrant ArrestFailure to AppearTheft 5th DegreeFebruary 24 Nathan Zachary Lovel, 32, Vinton, IAIntrastate Warrant ArrestViolation of ProbationZero Juvenile Referrals Five Code Enforcement ViolationsJunk x 3, Property Maintenance x 1Junk Vehicle x 1 Four Traffic Citations for Offenses were issuedNine Traffic Warnings for Offenses were issued Zero Reported Motor Vehicle Accidents71 complaints/calls for service were handled by the Vinton Police Department.
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Benton Community School District to hold Special Election

The Benton Community School District will be holding its second special election vote on Tuesday to improve the Benton Community School District. The vote will be to decide if voters want to pass a Physical Plant and Equipment Levy (PPEL). Last year a vote to pass a $48 million dollar bond measure failed in the district.The district hopes that changing the goal of the measure will bring different results for the school district.

Celebrating Jennifer Melvin, PA-C

 Jennifer Melvin, PA-C Jennifer provides care for our community in the VGH Emergency Department. Recently Jennifer was honored by the University of Nebraska Medical Center as the UNMC PA Class of 2023 New Preceptor of the Year (unanimously selected)! The student who nominated Jennifer stated "She was the BEST preceptor by far" and "she was a true inspiration." Jennifer received her Physician’s Assistant degree from the UNMC PA Program in Omaha, NE.

Send in your Easter Activities!

Can you believe that it's almost time to celebrate Easter? Please email all of your Easter Activities to and I'll put together a list!
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A bicycle powered bookmobile?

To help us better provide literary outreach for youth in our community, our library is in the planning stages of creating a bicycle-powered bookmobile.  We’ve developed a survey to help us gauge the interest/need in our community.Take a few minutes to fill out the survey!Click here!

Avoid Mis- and Dis-Information, Turn to County Auditors for Trusted Info

Secretary of State Paul Pate is encouraging Iowans to turn to the Office of the Iowa Secretary of State and local election officials as the official trusted sources for election information leading up to the 2024 elections.Secretary Pate joins his colleagues across the nation and fellow members of the National Association of Secretaries of State (NASS) in participating in NASS’s #TrustedInfo2024 educational effort.
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