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Candidate Resume: Bruce Volz for Supervisor

 I was born and raised on a family farm west of Norway.  I attended Norway schools and graduated in 1976. I worked for United Airlines for 27 years, that is where I met my wife.  Unfortunately, after 911, the airline industry suffered greatly and we both lost our full time jobs on the same day.  I started a Commercial Janitorial business and ran it for 12 years,  selling it in 2014.

Severe Weather expected Today (Friday) and Sunday

Map for Friday Afternoon Weather (Scroll to the right for more images) Key Messages ● Severe weather is possible this morning and again this afternoon and evening. Damaging winds to 70 mph, large hail to the size of quarters, and tornadoes are possible. ● Severe thunderstorms are possible Sunday as well. There is less certainty on location of storms.A Line of Storms This AM Tornadoes Large Hail Damaging Winds Severe Threats A complex of showers and storms is forecast to move into eastern Iowa and northwest Illinois this AM but may not reach eastern sections until around midday.
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Candidate Resume: Kellie VanRee for Supervisor

Since I submitted my background information in a prior article, I would like to take the opportunity to explain why I am the best candidate for Benton County Supervisor. My goals are simple and are answers to the highest priority problems I feel Benton County is currently experiencing.1. Honesty, Transparency, and Trust. Unfortunately, the current Supervisors have lost the trust of Benton County citizens by their actions.

No Email on May 27 and 28

Due to Memorial Day, there will be no outbound email on Monday or Tuesday, May 27th and 28th. However, there will be posts added I'm sure on those days, but not as many as there usually are. Anything urgent or important will be put on the Home page and shared on the Vinton Today Facebook page. If you aren't following, Vinton Today on Facebook&

Volunteer Auction Funds V-S FFA Activities

The auctioneer kept the night moving with 44 members participating! By: Co-Reporter, Izzie BirkerOn Monday, April 8th the Vinton-Shellsburg FFA Chapter held their annual Volunteer Auction. At this event, members can sign up to volunteer their time within the community doing a variety of tasks including basic chores like mowing or cooking, babysitting, working concession stands, picking rock, and gardening just to name a few.
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Some of our beautiful Dahlias at the plant sales!

Some of our beautiful Dahlias at the plant sales! By: Co-Reporter, Izzie BirkerThis year plant sales took place on April 23rd, 26th, 27th, 30th, May 3rd, 4th, 7th, 10th, 11th, 14th, 15th, and 16th. In the greenhouse this year, there were many different varieties of flowers, hanging baskets, planter boxes and so much more! During the sale, the High School Greenhouse Management students and FFA members came in to work the sales to enhance the customer experience.

Storm damage and flooding impact some Iowa state parks for Memorial Day weekend

Storm damage and flooding impact some Iowa state parks for Memorial Day weekendSeveral Iowa state parks have been impacted by recent heavy rains and storms, causing closures in some areas. Visitors are urged to plan in advance heading into the holiday weekend in case a park activity or location is affected. Impacted parks include:Backbone State Park (Delaware County) - The north gate entrance is currently closed.

Local churches are calling for volunteers to help staff summer lunch program

 The Vinton Area Ministerial Association, on behalf of the Vinton Shellsburg Community School District summer lunch program is calling for volunteers! Starting June 3rdon Monday through Friday, volunteers are needed at Tilford Elementary and Shellsburg Elementary from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm. Those who volunteer will be taking part in a program that invites all children to a free lunch Monday through Friday.
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V-S FFA Shows Skills at District Ag Mechanics

Dallas Fairbanks, Jacob Dudley, and Wes McKenna received By: Co-Reporter, Izzie BirkerOn Wednesday, April 24th members of the Vinton-Shellsburg FFA Chapter traveled to Calmar for the annual District Ag Mechanics Career Development Event. Two teams of three were able to compete including Dallas Fairbanks, Evan Lopata, Jacob Dudley, Andrew Allsup, Ben McGowan, and Wes McKenna. These students used their skills to stand out in the Northeast District by being tough competitors.

Food Pantry thanks Postal Carriers

The Benton County Pantry and Wesley Church Pantry would like to extend a HUGE THANK YOU for the generous donations of shelf-stable food. A BIG THANK YOU to the postal carriers who sponsored it and worked extra hard to deliver it. The donations and the extra work is much appreciated!
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