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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.
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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.
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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.

VS evening events cancelled for 1/11/24

Due to unfavorable road conditions and the possibility of refreezing as the evening progresses, all competitions scheduled for Thursday have been postponed. This was a difficult decision to make as tonight is senior night for those involved with wrestling. We are working diligently to reschedule these competitions. In light of these circumstances, we want to provide our high school teams with an opportunity to maintain their training.

Day 3- No school

Unfortunately, due to road conditions, it has become necessary to transition from our previously announced two hour delay to complete closure for Thursday, January 11.The decision to close schools is made with the utmost consideration for the safety of our students, staff, and their families. Road conditions and the forecast indicate a significant deterioration in weather conditions that could compromise the well-being of those traveling to and from school.
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Snow Angels in Vinton and Beyond

With a simple offer to help the elderly or anyone else that can't remove snow, Dakoda Sellers made an offer to help out those in town. There were 263 responses to his post. Some simply to say thank you and others were requests from as far away as Marion, Atkins and Urbana, some not understanding that he has limited capability. 2,300 people liked or loved his post.

Urbana Family Medical Clinic to be closed Wednesday, January 10th

The Urbana Family Medical Clinic will be closed Wednesday, January 10th due to weather.
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