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Bailey Weeks, a 10th Grade student at Vinton-Shellsburg High School, has earned a position on the Iowa State National High School rodeo team and will be traveling with fellow teammates to Lincoln, Nebraska, July 19-25 to compete at the 72nd annual National High School Finals Rodeo (NHSFT) in the Cutting Horse competition.

Vinton, Iowa: May 31st will be an open practice session for all racers from 4:00 pm to 7 pm. Pit gates will open at 3 pm at the “Bullring” located on the Benton County Fairgrounds in Vinton.The point racing season will open on June 7th with fans being allowed to attend the races. The racing action will get underway on June 7th with warm ups slated to take to the track at 4:30 pm with racing to follow at 5 pm.

Vinton Parks and Recreation Department Opens Pool For 2020 Season

By Vinton Parks & Recreation · May 25th, 2020
The Vinton Parks and Recreation Department along with Staff voted Tuesday night to open the Vinton Community Pool for the 2020 season.The pool season will begin on Monday, June 15, 2020. There will be some restrictions that are in place at the beginning of the pool season. The first three weeks will heavily be geared toward lessons and private swim instruction.

Benton County Speedway Opens This Sunday, May 24

By Vinton Today · May 22nd, 2020
The long-awaited season opener at the Benton County Speedway, “The Bullring”, will be held this Sunday, May 24th. The season has been delayed due to the Covid-19 Pandemic, still under Governor Reynolds restrictions, the racing season can begin but the grandstands will remain closed.The Dripps family will begin their first season as promoters of the “Bullring” and have come up with a very unique experience for the race fans.

Play Ball!

By Vinton Today · May 21st, 2020
By IHSAAIowa Governor Kim Reynolds announced Wednesday that summer athletic seasons may be conducted for high school baseball and softball following a two-month activities suspension due to COVID-19.The announcement approved the reopening of school facilities and the start of practices for Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union and Iowa High School Athletic Association sanctioned summer sports starting on Monday, June 1.

Benton County Speedway to run 1st race May 24

By Vinton Today · May 19th, 2020
LET THE SEASON BEGIN! SUNDAY, MAY 24TH Benton County Speedway, Vinton, IowaCLASSES: IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sport Mods, IMCA Stock Cars, IMCA Hobby Stocks, Sport Compacts, Micro Mod/Mini Late ModelsIMCA Modified Feature Winner Qualifies for the Fast Shaft All-Star Invitational$1,000.00 to Win $100.00 to Start IMCA Modifieds $30.

Want to go on a 75-mile bicycle ride on Memorial Day? One Iowa veteran plans to do just that. Larry Ritland, a Vietnam Veteran and 38-year member of American Legion Post 307 in Roland, Iowa, will honor veterans this Memorial Day in a unique way.“Having most Memorial Day observances canceled or drastically scaled back is heartbreaking,” said Ritland.

We were able to meet for a little bit this morning with Vinton-Shellsburg seniors and VGH CNAs Carli Lang and Lillie Lamont to talk about their work in New Jersey, visiting New York City, the end of the school year and hotel breakfasts.This morning's video!

Vinton-Shellsburg Soccer Shirts Available

By Vinton Today · May 11th, 2020
Vinton-Shellsburg Socer is on hold like all other activities. However, commemorating the season are shirts that can be seen at the link below.Click to orderOrders accepted until Wednesday, May 20.

An evening meeting with Carli and Lillie

By Jeff Holmes · May 7th, 2020
We had a great talk tonight with Vinton-Shellsburg's Jersey Girls, Carli Lang and Lillie Lamont. We covered patient care, PPE, golf, bedtimes and the fire department.Tonight's video

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