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Knights of Columbus Free Throw Contest

The Knights of Columbus free throw contest was held on Sunday, February 4th at the V/S Middle School. The contest is for ages 9 to 14  boys and girls.Pictured are the local winners.Pictured first row left to right: Karah Richart, Bliss Roster, Liam Winsor, Hayden Laughridge, Elliot Whalensecond row - L to R  Oliver Whalen, Reid MangoldThese winners are eligible to represent Vinton-Shellsburg  at the district Knights of Columbus contest on Saturday, March 2, 11:30 am at Regis Middle School in Cedar Rapids.

Community Foundation of Northeast Iowa Scholarship Application Deadline Extended

The Community Foundation of Northeast Iowa (CFNEIA) is extending the submission deadline for its scholarship application process to April 10, 2024. This change is due to continued delays of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The deadline extension prioritizes students and allows them to provide this important information used in determining financial need as part of the selection process for some Community Foundation scholarships.
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Veterans of Foreign Wars 8884 recognize Grovert

The Veterans of Foreign Wars 8884 presented Jenna Grovert with a 3rd place District 2 certificate and a check for the winner. Grovert is in 8th grade and attends Central Lutheran School in Newhall.She also won first place in the local Voice of Democracy competition receiving that award earlier.  She received a certificate and check for both contests.

Van Ree Offers A Fresh Start for Benton County

Kellie Van Ree, a lifetime Benton County resident is excited to announce her candidacy for Benton County Supervisor. Kellie is a 2001 graduate of Vinton-Shellsburg Highschool and attended Kirkwood Community College majoring in Nursing. In 2010, Kellie graduated with her Bachelor’s degree in long-term care administration. Serving in various health care roles for more than 20 years, Kellie now is the Director of Clinical Services for LeadingAge Iowa, a trade association who advocates for non-profit long-term care providers across the State.

V-S Student and Director to Perform at ACD Assoc. Midwestern Conference

Michala Martin Vinton-Shellsburg Choir Student and Director Selected to Perform at the American Choral Directors Association Midwestern Conference VSHS senior Samuel Glynn was selected to participate in the Tenor/Bass High School Honor Choir at the 2024 American Choral Directors Association (ACDA) Midwestern Conference in Omaha, Nebraska from Feb. 7-10, 2024. Choir Director, Ms.
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Bethlehem Lutheran Church Welcomes Everyone...Just one request

Church splits are nothing new. But this one could be seen AND it's the easiest kind to fix. The only disagreement that Bethlehem Lutheran Church might have with attendees might be the appropriate way to enter the building. They prefer that people enter through the doors. Vehicles, well, they have to stay outside, even if they are housebroken, even if it is a support vehicle, that's where they simply nust draw the line! Other than that, Bethlehem Lutheran Church would like to assure everyone that they really do have an open-door policy.

Stars Over 70 Open for Nominations

  Now is your opportunity to honor your mentors and role models! The Wallace and Beverly Winkie Foundation is accepting nominations for Stars Over 70, a celebration of those individuals in the Belle Plaine area who are at least 70 years of age and are leaders in their community through volunteering, working, or serving as role models.

Veterans of Foreign Wars 8884 Voice of Democracy Winner Announced

Grace Stephenson recognized for her Voice of Democracy Essay The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8884 "Voice of Democracy" winner has been named from the Vinton-Shellsburg High School. Grace Stephenson received her local award from Post 8884. She has also received her District 2 third-place award for her "Voice of Democracy" essay. She received and check and certificate for each contest.Grace has participated several times and has written a great essay each time.
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Better Together offers T-Shirts and Sweatshirts to help support Rescue Efforts

Get them before they’re gone! Thank you to everyone who has ordered Better Together apparel thus far! We have shirts available of every size remaining, so it’s not too late to place your order! T-shirts come in charcoal or maroon, unisex adult sizes small-XXL, $12 each Crewneck sweatshirts come in lavender or charcoal, unisex sizes small-XXL, $

Benton County Conservation receives donation from a local business

Tony Bedard presents check to Benton County Conservation on behalf of of Frontier Co-op Benton County Conservation received a donation of $25,000 towards the Wildcat Bluff Expansion from Frontier Co-op. Tony Bedard, CEO of Frontier Co-op stated, “Frontier Co-op has been deeply invested in our communities in rural Iowa since our founding back in 1976. Today, Benton County is home to many of our employees and three of our four facilities here in Iowa.
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