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Anna Bauer Named to Mercy College of Health Sciences President's List

Anna Bauer of Newhall, IA has been named to the President's List for the Spring 2022 semester at Mercy College of Health Sciences in Des Moines, Iowa. To qualify for this academic recognition, students must attain a grade point average (GPA) at least 3.75, in their most recent semester, for a minimum of six credit hours.  To learn more about the health science programs offered at Mercy College, visit our website at http://www.

FFA Member and Newcomer of the Month

Member of the Month-Jerry Lee Member of the Month-Jerry LeeAs a Sophomore, Jerry has been very involved in the chapter, specifically through the Healthy Lifestyles Committee. Jerry has done a great job planning food and activities for all members to enjoy! He has competed in Conduct of Meetings and Chapter Display along with always being willing to lend a hand at local level activities.
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2022 Dream Big Scholarship Recipients

Chase Rippel, VSCSD Clickstop owes much of its success to the support of its community.With gratitude, we continue to pay it forward by supporting the growth and development of local high school students through the Dream Big Scholarship.Now in its fifth year, this scholarship recognizes students who align with Clickstop’s Core Values, actively contribute to their community, and enjoy life along the way.

Area Students recognized by Governor Reynolds for Academic Excellence

Olivia Bohlen, Belle Plaine Community School The following students were recognized by Gov. Kim Reynolds and Lt. Governor Adam Gregg for outstanding academic achievement at the 20th Annual Governor’s Scholar Recognition Ceremony on May 1st at Hy-Vee Hall in Des Moines.The statewide program, sponsored by the Iowa Governor’s Office, Iowa High School Athletic Association (IHSAA) and its title sponsor the Iowa Farm Bureau Federation (IFBF), honored 419 high school seniors from across Iowa.

Don Alden celebrates 95th Birthday

Shellsburg American Legion member Don Alden is turning 95 on May 8! Don has the honor of being our last WW II member and is doing great.His family is asking if you want to call or send a  message in the next few weeks, here are the details:Rev. Don Alden6607 30th Ave. Dr.Shellsburg, IA 52332Home phone: (319)
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Five Financial Literacy Tips for Parents

By Tammy BramleyIowa Student Loan Liquidity Corporation board member (May 2, 2022) - It's a great time to figure out or revisit your family's financial plan. Parents with K-12 students should include financial planning for education or training after high school as an integral part of any such plan. These tips from the experts at Iowa Student Loan Liquidity Corporation, which offers college financing under the name ISL Education Lending, can help.

Vinton Unlimited is looking for a PART-TIME Intern/ambassador.

Are you friendly, self-motivated, responsible, creative, social media savvy, love Vinton and want to see others fall in love with your hometown as well? Vinton Unlimited, a chamber of commerce and economic development group, is looking for someone who fits this bill! We are hiring a PART-TIME person as an intern/ambassador.This position will pay $10/hour and consist of 5 hours a week, year-round.

Dr. (Rev.) Lyle and Marilyn Dake Celebrate 65th Anniversary

Dr.(Rev) Lyle Dake and Marilyn (White) Dake of Lawrenceville IL will celebrate their 65th anniversary on Monday, April 25th. Lyle is a 1956 graduate of the Vinton High School and Marilyn graduated from Urbana High School in 1957 The couple were married at the Little Brown Church in Nashua IA and have been blessed with 4 children, 3 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.
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North Eden Willing Workers Minutes 4/10/22

North Eden Willing WorkersApril 10, 2022The North Eden Willing Workers met at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Vinton. The meeting was called to order and roll call was answered with your favorite Easter candy. The secretary and treasurer’s reports were read. The club has a balance of $1,508.34. The birthday officer recognized birthdays in March and April.

East-Central Iowa REC Awards 12 Students $1,000 Scholarships

East-Central Iowa REC is proud to announce it has awarded $1,000 scholarships to one young man who plans to further his education in the Powerline Technician program and 11 graduating seniors who plan to further their education in a diverse range of programs. Congratulations to these deserving students! 1. Alex Ludeking, Benton Community High School - Parents: George and Theresa Ludeking, Norway, a.
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