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Nathan's Miles Glow Run - Reminder it's THIS Saturday, October 28

This Saturday, October 28, is the 3rd Annual Nathan's Miles Glow Fun Run 5K!!!This is a great, affordable family event. Last year there were over 200 participants and Nathan's Miles Foundation was able to give TWO $2,000 scholarships to two graduating seniors from Vinton-Shellsburg through registrations and generous donations!!There will be a Kids Glow Run at 6:15 pm, and then the 5K begins at 7:00 pm.

Annual Nathan's Smiles Glow Run October 28

We are proud to announce the 3rd Annual Nathan's Miles Glow Fun Run 5K!!! This is a great, affordable family event. Last year there were over 200 participants and Nathan's Miles Foundation was able to give TWO $2,000 scholarships to two graduating seniors from Vinton-Shellsburg through registrations and generous donations!!There will be a Kids Glow Run at 6:15pm, and then the 5K begins at 7:00pm.
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Girls HS Swimming @ Decorah - Conference Meet 10/14/23

Mac Goodell swimming the 100 Butterfly. Final results attached.Photo by Stacy Stillions: Senior VS swimmer Mac Goodell swimming her 100 Butterfly, in which she finished 10th overall at the North Central Swim Conference meet in Decorah October 14.The North Central Swim Conference consists of 9 girls swim teams across the eastern side of Iowa. It's full of strong swimmers and solid teams from smaller schools, all of whom have cooperative agreements to combine district athletics to form one girls swim team (like Vinton-Shellsburg does with Center Point-Urbana).

Vinton Parks & Rec Announces New Rules for Facility Use

Matt Boggess, Director of the Vinton Parks and Recreation released a statement announcing new rules for participation and consequences in the use of the facilities. Facilities where the new rules apply include the department's three locations the skating rink, pool and recreation center. The new policies will help staff to better manage all of the patrons of the facilities.

Girls Swimming @ Williamsburg 10/9

Brie Carolan swimming her 100 Backstroke Girls swimming was at Williamsburg for an invitational last night, and the Stormin' Vikettes came away with 3rd place overall. The girls had some good times, several setting new PR's. Olivia Schminke had a great night - cutting almost 4 seconds off her previous best time in the 200 IM to take home 1st place. She was also a part of 3 relays that all took home top 3 hardware.
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Girls Swim at Oskaloosa - Results 10/5/23

Top individual finishes in Oskaloosa on Wednesday evening, were Tori Elwick (2nd place in 50 Free) and Olivia Schminke (3rd in 100 Breaststroke). Our A relays placed well. The Medley Relay squeezed in for 3rd place by .7 seconds. The 200 Freestyle Relay took second, and Olivia Schminke had her fastest 100 split of the season to anchor the 400 Freestyle Relay to an exciting second-place finish, touching out third place by .

Iowa Speedway to host NASCAR Cup Series race in 2024

By Robin OpsahlThe Iowa Speedway in Newton will host a NASCAR Cup Series race in 2024, Gov. Kim Reynolds and NASCAR officials announced Tuesday.Reynolds was joined by NASCAR Hall-of-Famer Rusty Wallace, who designed the Iowa Speedway, current Cup Series driver Brad Keselowski and officials with the auto racing company outside the State Capitol in Des Moines for the announcement.

Swim team in the water at Boone this week

Tori Elwick touching the wall (swimmer at top) in a tight finish, taking 3rd place in the 50 Freestyle. The VSU Swim team competed in Boone last night. They faced some strong teams but Vinton-Shellsburg held their own where they could! The team came away with two relays and two individual finishes at 3rd place and some good support points behind those as well. View the results below!
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Girls Swimming 9/19 at Cedar Rapids Kennedy

Tori Elwick (2nd from bottom) pushes hard in the 50 Freestyle on her way to 2nd place finish. The Girls Swim Team did well this week. There is still have some illness circling through the team so we were short-handed again on Tuesday night. In spite of that, the girls still had a strong showing in the events that we did swim!We will be heading to Boone on Tuesday, September 26!

VSU Double Dual with Linn Mar (JV) and Tipton

Vinton-Shellsburg/Union won six events, including all three relays last Thursday night.The 200 Free Relay had their fastest time of the season at 1:58.41. Olivia Schminke had some fantastic splits, going 27.15 in her 50 yard leg of the 200 Free Relay,  1:01.52 in her 100 leg of the 400 Free Relay and 36.20 in her 50 Breaststroke leg of the 200 Medley Relay.
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