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Benton County Speedway hosts IMCA Frostbuster finale

Four early season champions will be crowned when Benton County Speedway hosts the fifth and final night of IMCA Frostbuster Week on April 7. Friesen Performance IMCA Modifieds race for $1,000 to win, IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars for $750 and both Friesen Performance IMCA Northern SportMods and IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks for $500 to win Sunday night at The Bullring.

CLARKONOMICS: $52.3 million Added to the State Economy

CSI Releases New Report Examining the Economic Impact of Caitlin Clark's Extraordinary CareerDES MOINES - Today, Common Sense Institute (CSI) Iowa released Clarkonomics, a detailed analysis of Caitlin Clark's economic impact on the Iowa economy. Authored by Ben Murrey, CSI Director of Policy & Research, the study provides a data-driven approach to quantifying the impact of Iowa women's basketball and Caitlin Clark's extraordinary college career on the economy of the state of Iowa.
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Don Logan awarded Bernie Saggau Award of Merit

Don Logan of Van Horne was honored with the prestigious Bernie Saggau Award of Merit presented by the Iowa High School Athletic Association (IHSAA). Don has devoted his life to making an impact and a difference for students, teachers, coaches and in his community. Don's resume is long and noteworthy (included below).The National High School Basketball Coaches Association said of Don, "As Executive Director, the IBCA has grown from 890 members and a fall clinic of under 400 in 1983 to over 3,300 members and a fall clinic that averages well over one thousand coaches annually.

2024 National Archery in the Schools Program state tournament results and awards

An estimated 2,300 students from more than 140 schools from across Iowa competed in in the 18th National Archery in the Schools Program State Tournament at the Iowa State Fairgrounds over the weekend.Male and female archers who placed in the top 10 within their division as individuals, receive a guaranteed spot to participate in one of the national tournaments.

Vinton-Shellsburg CSD Welcomes Joe Hadachek as New Football Coach

The Vinton-Shellsburg Community School District is thrilled to announce the appointment of Joe Hadachek as the new head coach for the Vinton-Shellsburg football team.With an impressive background in football coaching and a deep commitment to fostering excellence both on and off the field, Coach Hadachek brings a wealth of experience and a passion for student-athlete development to our program.
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🥇 State Champions 🎳

Vann Lessig and Kylee Kirchner State Champion Bowlers We have exciting news to share. Today was the state individual bowling tournament. It is a feat just to qualify for the tournament. Once there, you have to bowl three games and only the top eight scores make the finals bracket. Kylee Kirchner qualified at the 7th seed and Vann Lessig qualified as the 8th seed. Both Kylee and Vann have won the individual title today, they are state champions!🎳 Congratulations to Coach Pattee, Coach Kirchner and all of the bowlers on a historic season.

Vinton-Shellsburg Archery Team sends Two to State

The Vinton-Shellsburg Archery team kicked off their 2023-2024 season in late October of 2023. The archery team is an after-school program, meaning they are not funded by the school and run solely on entry fees and donations. In order for the after school program to be allowed and honored by the National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP), students have to engage in a two-week curriculum during school hours.

Izaak Walton League Red Cedar Chapter to host BB Gun shoot on Saturday

The  Izaak Walton League Red Cedar Chapter will host a BB Gun shoot. The event will take place from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 17. Izaak Walton is located at 5667 24th Ave. Dr. in Vinton.Bring your children and learn the fundamentals of firearms safety in a fun and controlled environment. We will have a certified firearms instructor giving a brief lesson on weapons safety followed by some indoor live fire.
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Vinton-Shellsburg's Lessig earns a place at State

The Vinton-Shellsburg Boys Bowling team completed yesterday to move onto the state tournament.  We gave it everything we had, but the Clark High School squad took home 1st Place.  Our Vinton Shellsburg boys finished second as a team and Vann Lessig finished in 3rd place to earn his spot at State.We are so proud of all our boys for being great young adults even in when things don’t fall into place as they hoped.

Vinton-Shellsburg Girls Bowling State Qualifiers

Individual qualifiers: Tori Richart, Sammie Lundvall, Kylee Kirchner Our tickets are punched!Yesterday, the Girls' bowling team competed in Ames at the state qualifying meet and punched their ticket to compete at the state tournament.Only four individuals at each location have the ability to qualify as individual competitors. Vinton Shellsburg took home three of the four spots!The Boy's team will be competing today in Osceola.
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