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Shooting Saturday morning results in one fatality and one hospitalized

On Saturday, December 30, 2023, at about 10:24 PM, the Benton County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call reporting that a 59-year-old female had been shot and was being transported to a local hospital by private vehicle.Deputies responded to a rural residence about 2 miles south of Vinton in Benton County. Deputies would locate an 89-year-old male at the residence, who also had been shot.

Vinton Lions Club Year in Review

Lions Club 2024 Officers Lions Club Officers Pictured:Left to Right: Dennis Lauser-DirectorLynn Montgomery-Secretary Teri Wehage-3rd Vice-President Tanner Davis-Vice-President Phil Borleske-Lion TamerCharlie Garwood-Tail Twister Bethany Gates-2nd Vice-President Scott Barron-DirectorAlan Woodhouse-TreasurerDan McCann-DirectorLarry Andreesen-DirectorMatt Johnson-PresidentThe Vinton Lions Club (VLC) was founded in 1921 and is one of the oldest service organizations in Benton County.

Certain Nutramigen Hypoallergenic Powdered Infant Formula Products recalled

On Saturday, December 31, 2023, FDA published a Constituent Update entitled Reckitt/Mead Johnson Nutrition Voluntarily Recalls Certain Nutramigen Hypoallergenic Powdered Infant Formula Products related to the voluntarily recalled certain Nutramigen Hypoallergenic Infant Formula Powder company notice. Related social media posts: ·        U.

Vinton Today - Lite next Week

This is just a reminder that there will NOT be a daily email on Monday or Tuesday of next week due to the New Year's Day holiday.HOWEVER, if something urgent comes up, I'll post it to the Vinton Today Facebook page, so be sure to follow that...it's FREE too! :)As always, if you have any news that you would like to share or have any news tips, zap them to me at vintontoday@hotmail.

Angel Tree wrapped up the season bringing gifts to 332 area children

It's another year in the books for the Angel Tree program. The small contingent of elves behind Angel Tree was able to assist our Benton County area children.LaNette Parker has been in charge of making sure that area children have had a merry Christmas for the last quarter of a century. Looking back on stories about the Angel Tree program, the number of children who benefit from the program have continued to grow each year.

Iowa DOT seeks community input on Highway 150 (from Urbana to Oelwein)

IDOT asks for input on proposed changes to Hwy 150 in Benton County An online presentation called "Iowa Super - Vision" about the segment of Highway 150 that runs from Urbana to Oelwein can be seen at the following link: https://www.news.iowadot.gov/newsandinfo/2023/12/information-on-the-future-of-iowa-150-from-urbana-to-oelwein-now-online.html.While watching the video, you can make comments or suggestions about this segment of the highway.

Penny Wars at Shellsburg Elementary benefit Aiming for a Cure

Every penny counts and the students at Shellsburg Elementary did a lot of counting! Penny Wars were held between the classes to raise money for Aiming for a Cure Foundation. This organization collects funds to help find cures for pediatric cancers.The children were able to help other kids in need. Through the work of the students and staff (and of course the parents), the students were able to raise a total of $1,137.

Week #4 Vinton Unlimited Punch Card Winner

Week #4 winner in Vinton Unlimited's Holiday Lights Punch Card drawing is Lexa Speidel! Lexa's name was drawn out of a total of 1,715 cards for the week.Punches could be earned through Sunday, Christmas Eve.The 35 participating businesses and the locations were: Brickside Brew-n-Chew, Cameron’s Clothing, CarQuest, Casey’s, Clipper Corner, Dollar Fresh, Echo Vision-US Cellular, Ehlinger’s Express, Ervin Motor Company, Fareway, Flowers by Nature’s Corner, Henkle Creek Mercantile, Koop’s Sales & Service, Kromminga Motors, Kwik Star, LaGrange Pharmacy, Las Lomitas Mexican Grill, McDowell’s Building Materials, Michael & Dowd Furniture & Appliances, New Beginnings Salon, Pizza Ranch, Pourville Art Studio & Gallery, S & B Tack Shack, Simply Blooming Too, Stark Strength, Tactical Creations, The Bridal Garden, The Niche, Theisen’s, Tootsies Ice Cream & More, Total Balance, Viking Sewing Center, Winsor CBD, Yappy Hour Pet sPaw.

Shellsburg Public Library visited by Santa and Mrs. Claus

Santa visits with his youngest child at the Shellsburg Public Library. Noel Crawford was the youngest to visit Santa this week. Arriving at only 2 days old she had her picture taken with mom and dad along with Santa and Mrs. Claus.Santa and Mrs. Claus made their travel plans with Greg and Lylelene Svoboda to be at the Shellsburg Public Library on Friday.The library was bursting at the seams with excitement as the children gathered to color and some pictures, and wait for Santa to appear.

Wishing everyone the Merriest of Christmases

The business part...Because Christmas lands on Monday, there will be no outbound email on that day...and honestly, probably not on Tuesday. The same will be true on New Year's week. Mostly because you folks think you should enjoy the holidays and not much will be happening outside your respective homes, during the holidays and good for you!(UNLESS something urgent comes up…in that case I will zap out an email and post the info on the Vinton Today page!)From me.
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