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Vinton-Shellsburg planning for the future

Vinton-Shellsburg Schools are thrilled to announce an exciting new chapter in the development of our school district as we embark on a collaborative journey with Miron Construction and OPN Architects to further refine and implement our long-range facilities master plan. This partnership reflects our commitment to providing top-notch learning environments for our students, teachers, and the entire community.

VS cancels school for second day

I regret to inform you that, due to the ongoing weather conditions, school will be canceled for the second consecutive day on Wednesday, January 10th. I want to express my gratitude to our custodial and maintenance crew for their exceptional hard work today in clearing the snow. They will be at it again tomorrow morning.Please be advised that all city and county plows will be off the roads until morning starting at 5:00 pm, except for the main state highways.
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Compensation Board meets for County Employees

The Compensation Board met to discuss the proposed raises for the county department heads. A seven minute meeting was held. Representing each department and the terms they are serving are listed below:Representing Sheriff Ron Tippett - Lynn Schoenmann, who replaced Anders Norgaard upon his passing in September. This term ended 6/30/23County Supervisors (Tracy Seeman, Rick Primmer, and Gary Bierschenk) - Mike Barnes, term ends 6/30/27 and Mark Zahradnik, term ends 6/30/25County Attorney, Ray Lough - Michael Kirkpatrick.

Cox selected as 2024 Great Iowa Nurse

Katie Cox. of Virginia Gay Hospital, has been selected as a 2024 Great Iowa Nurse. She is being recognized for extraordinary service to patients, leadership through practice, mentoring, serving as a role model for others, and dedication to the nursing profession. CONGRATULATIONS!

Benton County – A Giving Community

Salvation Army has a successful 2023 Red Kettle Campaign. We are grateful for the willingness of folks to ring the bell! We know some days it was cold or drizzling, and yet we often hear people say, “I enjoy doing this. It's actually fun!” The Salvation Army of Benton County received $21,139.49 this Christmas season from the 2023 Red Kettle Campaign.
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4th St. Diner Closed Today 1/8/24

The 4th Street Diner is closed today. There will be no meals. 

Urbana & Atkins Family Clinic Closing Early at 4PM all other clinics open

Update: Van Horne Clinic closing at noon, Atkins Clinic closing at 1pm & Urbana Clinic closing at 1:30PM & Vinton Clinic 3:30 Today.

Staff and Weather Update & Board information

As we prepare for the impending winter storm, I want to inform you of the necessary precautions we are taking to ensure the safety of our students, staff, and community.Due to the anticipated severe weather conditions, all schools within the district will be closed on Tuesday, January 9th. Our buildings and grounds team will be commencing the first round of snow plowing at 7:00 am on Tuesday morning, continuing through the day, with a second round of plowing scheduled for Wednesday morning.
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Garbage pickup to be delayed one day in Vinton

A note from the City of Vinton : S&J Sanitation garbage and recycling pickup scheduled for Tuesday will be delayed ONE day due to the winter storm.

Snow removal reminder for Vinton

It looks like we'll have some significant snow for the first time this winter. Here's a reminder of the city ordinances relating to snow removal. -Snow is NOT to be put on the city streets from driveways or business parking lots. In other words, if it lands on your driveway, you own it and it can only be placed on your property until it melts. -Remember not to leave your car on the streets during snow storms or until the roads have been plowed.
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