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Oct 18-24 is National Estate Planning Awareness Week

October 18-24 is National Estate Planning Awareness Week, a time to call awareness to what estate planning is and why it is an important part of a personal financial plan. According to Gallop's spring 2021 poll findings, 46% of U.S. adults have a will that indicates plans for their money and estate after their death. This number has hovered at around the half mark since 1990.

Thank you to the Vinton Fire Department

The Vinton Fire Department went above and beyond again. Rani Hopkins, mom to LyRick (in red) and his cousin Chris (in the gray) were able to have their own visit to the fire station.  LyRick has Spinal Muscular Atrophy Type 1 and can't attend school due to the dangers of exposure. The family wishes to send a very special thank you to the Vinto
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North Eden Willing Workers Minutes October 17

October 17, 2021The North Eden Willing Workers met at Hanson's Hallow, LaPorte City pumpkin farm on October 17, 2021 at 4:30 P.M. The secretary gave roll call. Roll call was answered with what is your favorite fall activity. 17 of 24 members were present. Two new members (Addison Ollinger and Gina Lutgen) attended the meeting. The treasurer's report was a balance of $1,266.

Kirkwood Community College announces Dean's List honors

Kirkwood Community College has released its Dean's List for the summer 2021 semester. These students have achieved a 3.3 grade point average or higher after completing 12 or more credit hours at the college. Kirkwood students from the area earning this distinction are listed below. HOMETOWN, STATE; NAME, COUNTY Atkins, IA Thaddeus Barger, Benton C

Carlson's to celebrate 60th Anniversary

Robert (Bob) and Betty (Noe) Carlson will be celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary on Sunday, October 3, 2021 at the Farmers Mercantile Hall, 100 W Main St., Garrison, Iowa at 2 PM. Their children; Brian (LeAnn), Cedar Rapids, IA; Nancy (Carl), Colorado Springs, CO; and Melinda, Marion, IA; grand-children; Max (Macy); Kelsey, Brianna, Cora and Robert; and great-granddaughter Flora; invite friends and family to attend! Bob and Betty were married October 8, 1961 at the United Methodist Church in Garrison, Iowa.
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Regular, small savings deposits add up for college

By Adam Voigts Iowa Student Loan Board Member (September 27, 2021) - For many families the plan of how to pay for college is uncertain. And trying to figure out that plan can be intimidating.But college is within reach, even for those with modest incomes, as long as saving begins early. Reasonable, small monthly savings, if started when kids are young, can benefit from compound interest and earnings.

Toney of Blairstown among Iowa State University summer graduates

Iowa State University awarded degrees to 802 graduates this summer. Students earning degrees have the opportunity to participate in fall or spring commencement ceremonies. The following are graduates from your area:Blairstown, IADawn Toney, Bachelor of Arts, Advertising, Cum Laude


Your school cumulative folder is available for you to pick up at the Central Office located at 1502 C Ave., Vinton, between the hours of 9:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Mon.- Thur. At this time we are limiting the traffic flow so we ask that you please email or call to [st] up an appointment to come get your folder. Folders will be available from September 1 - October 1, 2021, at which time they will be disposed of.
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Dr. Tony Anthony Scholarship and Dottie Anderson Donation Gives to VGH Employees

Dottie Anderson - Thank you for your generous donation supporting VGH! Congratulations to: Christina Harrelson and Marita Perez! In 2008, Dottie Anderson established the Dr. Tony Anthony Scholarship which supports an annual $500 scholarship for staff of VGH Nursing & Rehab. Christina Harrelson and Marita Perez are the 2021 recipients.Dottie recently made another $30,000 donation to this scholarship.

Puppy Treats sold in Iowa Recalled

The following products were released in Iowa and have issued a recall due to visible mold on the product.Recall Number: V-0148-2021 Product name: Pup-peroni Original Beef Flavor 25oz, 38oz, 50oz 25oz Product recall code numbers include: 7910072026, 7910099150, 7910083052 Best By Dates: 09/28/22, 09/30/222, 10/06/22, 10/08/22, 10/19/22, 10/21/22, 10
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