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Benton County Community Foundation’s Grant Application Deadline is March 15

The deadline to submit grant applications to the Benton County Community Foundation’s 2022 grant cycle is 5:00 p.m. on March 15. The online grant application can be found on the Community Foundation’s website at Grants are awarded to projects within the program areas of arts and culture, community betterment, education and youth development, environment and animal welfare, health and human service.

North Eden Willing Workers Minutes, February 20, 2022

North Eden Willing WorkersFebruary 20, 2022The North Eden Willing Workers met at Barry’s Lanes in Vinton. Before the meeting, club members participated in the countywide bowling tournament. The meeting was called to order and roll call was answered with your favorite animal. The secretary and treasurer’s reports were read. The club has a balance of $1,598.
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University of Dubuque Fall 2021 Academic Dean's List

The University of Dubuque congratulates Brock Radeke and Bryce Radeke both of Vinton on being appointed to the Fall Semester 2021 Academic Dean's List. To be named to the dean's list, a student must earn a grade point average of 3.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale for that semester. The University of Dubuque is a private university offering undergraduate, graduate, and theological seminary degrees as well as other educational opportunities with the intention of educating and forming the whole person.

FFA Member of the Month

By Gabby PowerMember of the Month: Anabelle HernandezAs a Sophomore, Anabelle's time in FFA has looked a little different. After starting in the Spring last year, Anabelle attended a few events to get her feet wet and even tried a contest. This year, she has increased her involvement by becoming a committee chair and planning a school-wide turkey bowling event.

Understanding financial aid offers

If a student in your household applied for college financial aid for the 2022-2023 year, financial aid offers should arrive soon.You may receive a standardized College Financial Plan, which can help your family understand the different types of aid offered. Use the tips below to make sense of financial aid offers:1. Understand exactly what makes up the cost of attendance.
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Vinton Public Library Thanks Dean Schminke

The Library Board and staff at Vinton Public Library are sincerely grateful for the service of Board Member, Dean Schminke. Dean was a vibrant go-getter who took particular interest in the maintenance and care of the library building and yard. His energetic attitude and infectious smile will be missed by all at the library. We will honor Dean by carrying on his goals for our beautiful library.

Vinton Police Department Log for Week of January 31-February 6, 2022.

Vinton Police Department Log for Week of January 31-February 6, 2022.All Charges are subject to review by The Benton County Attorney’s Office. An arrest or criminalcharge is merely an accusation, and the Defendant is presumed innocent, unless proven guilty. Intrastate Warrants are issued by Law Enforcement Agencies for crimes happening in their jurisdictions.


The following local students have been named to the Deans' and President's Lists at Drake University. To be eligible for the Deans' List, students must have earned a GPA of 3.5 or higher during the Fall 2021 semester at Drake. To be eligible for the President's List, students must have earned a perfect 4.0 GPA during the Fall 2021 semester at Drake.
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Tips for reducing student loans

Chances are, you and your student will rely on multiple sources of funding for a college education. Common funding sources are your own savings and earnings, your student's savings and earnings, scholarships and loans. Make a resolution to reduce the amount of future student loans with these tips.1. Estimate how much your student will need.Your student's choice of institution and type of education will greatly influence the total cost.

College Scholarships Available to College-Bound Iowa Seniors

Program Focuses on College Financing and Planning Tips Iowa high school seniors have a chance to earn much-needed funds for college while they learn ways to reduce college loan debt through a scholarship program open through March 11.Iowa high school seniors may register for the Iowa Financial Know-How Challenge: Senior Scholarship at www.
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