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Stars over 70 Accepting Nominations

Just a reminder that you still have plenty of time (till March 25) to nominate for Stars Over 70! If you know anyone who is a role model, mentor, or leader to others and is over 70 years of age, Stars Over 70 is a great way to honor their contributions!  It's fast and easy to nominate someone. All you need to do is take a few minutes to visit our site (https://www.

Member of the Month

Charlee Johnson Member of the Month - Charlee JohnsonAs a Senior, Charlee has attended many activities in her time in FFA, including National Convention, Spaghetti Dinner, and helping with Trash Barrels. This year, she has increased her involvement and as a result, will be receiving her Iowa Degree this Spring at State Convention. Her SAE project has her working with pigs and her horse.
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Community Foundation of Northeast Iowa’s 2022 Scholarship Deadline is March 9

 The Community Foundation of Northeast Iowa’s 2022 scholarship application deadline is 8:00 p.m. on March 9, 2022. The online application can be found on the Community Foundation’s website at www.cfneia.org/scholarships. CFNEIA awarded $526,960 in scholarships to high school, college, and adult students in 2021. A total of 271 scholarships were awarded to students pursuing higher education opportunities and the average amount awarded was $1,976.

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 www.bentonccf.org. 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.
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