Benton County Community Foundation Distributes $296,589 to Local Nonprofits

The Benton County Community Foundation (BCCF) is announcing the distribution of $296,589 to 30 projects of organizations serving Benton County through its 2023 grant cycle.“Benton County is very fortunate to have these organizations striving to better our community and the Benton County Community Foundation is proud to support them,” said Brian McNulty, chair of the BCCF impact committee.

Water/Sewer Rates set to Increase

The Vinton City Council has had to make some hard decisions over the last few months. Replacing the sewer plant has been at the top of the discussion as well as upgrades to the water treatment plant as well. "These 2 facilities are ones that no one thinks about until they don’t have water pressure or can’t flush the toilet. The new designs also are taking into account the safety of our employees in the day-to-day operations of the plant," said Mayor Bud Maynard.

It's safe to assume that everything is closed tonight and tomorrow

It is safe to say, everything will be closing down shortly in Vinton. In Benton County, the plows will be pulled off the roads for the day. The 4th St. Diner will be closed on Sunday.It would be safe to say that church is canceled tomorrow, for everyone.The phrase, stay safe, stay warm is no joke this coming week. Hunker down and enjoy time with the family.

Winter has definitely arrived!

This is how much snow we've had in Vinton, a truckload! Vinton residents haven't lost their humor when it comes to this storm! For example, this post was made by Scott Eggnick: "Anyone need some snow? I have a whole truckload. There's more if you need it. Give your lawn that winter wonderland look. Plus, the kids love it! And, I'm willing to part with it for FREE. Because, you know, we're friends."Meanwhile, this photo taken by Hunter Jones in Newhall is unbelievable.

Monday's Email

Because Monday is a holiday, normally there would be no daily email. However, because it is also caucus day. I will send out an email with that information as well as any pertinent information. There will not be the usual lengthy email. Hunker down in this weather and stay safe!

Retirement Announcement: Jim Womochil, Educator and Coach

Mr. Jim Womochil  to retire January 15 from  Vinton Shellsburg School District After a remarkable career of dedicated service, Vinton-Shellsburg Community School District announces the retirement of one of its esteemed staff members, Mr. Jim Womochil at the end of the fall semester on January 15th. A Vinton graduate, 1985 Viking of the Year, and a Vinton-Shellsburg Hall of Fame inductee, Mr. Womochil has been an integral part of the Vinton-Shellsburg family since 2012.

4th St. Diner closed today 1/12/24

The 4th Street Diner is closed today, Friday 1-12-24. 

Benton County Courthouse closed until Tuesday, January 16, 2024

Friday, January 12, 2024 Benton County courthouse and county offices will be closed to the public. The courthouse will be open for one hearing that is scheduled in the morning, the doors will be locked at the conclusion of the hearing.Monday is a holiday for County employees. The Benton County courthouse and county offices will reopen on Tuesday, January 18, 2024.

Updated: Urbana, Van Horne Vinton Clinic to be closed on Friday, Jan. 12, 2024

Updated last 1/12/24 1:10 p.m.Urbana and the Van Horne Clinics will be closed on Friday, Jan. 12, 2024 due to inclement weather.Vinton Family Medical Clinic will be closing at noon today, Jan. 12, 2024.VGH Physical Therapy and Atkins Physical Therapy closing at noon today.Atkins Family Medical Clinic closing at 10am.Vinton Family Medical Clinic will be closed on Saturday.

Vinton-Shellsburg closed Friday

Due to inclement weather conditions, Vinton-Shellsburg schools will be closed on Friday, January 12th. This closure includes the cancellation of all activities and practices Friday.
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