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Farmers Savings Bank & Trust, in conjunction with Community Bankers of Iowa (CBI) is once again sponsoring the CBI Money Smart Week Poster Contest to motivate elementary school students to learn about money. Designed by the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, Money Smart Week’s events were cancelled last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Money Smart Week has returned for 2021 in an all-virtual format.

Card Shower in Honor of Betty Wilson's 90th Birthday

A card shower will be held for Betty Wilson in honor of her 90th birthday. Betty Rundel Wilson was born on March 25, 1931, in La Porte City.  Please feel free to offer memories that you have shared over the years by sending greetings to:Betty Wilson 4326 E. Washburn RoadWashburn IA  50702
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American Legion to host Tenderloin Supper

The Vinton American Legion, George G Luckey Post 57, located at 105 North R Ave. in Vinton, will host a tenderloin dinner on Friday, March 12 from 5-7:00 p.m.For $8.00, you can get a 6 oz Tenderloin on a Kaiser Bun, with French Fries and a Dessert.

Trees: After Derecho 2020, What Now?

Trees: After Derecho 2020, What Now?Last year's derecho storm damaged and destroyed many of our trees. Iowa State Extension and Outreach Benton County is hosting a free virtual event to provide guidance on which trees to bring back and which to replace. Dr. Billy Beck, Assistant Professor and Extension Forestry Specialist, will conduct the free virtual class.

V-S FFA Chapter to hold free-will donation, grab-and-go Spaghetti Dinner

The Vinton-Shellsburg FFA Chapter will be holding a free-will donation, grab-and-go spaghetti dinner on this Friday, February 26th from 5-7 P.M. Drive up by the animal learning lab towards the back of the high school and a student will come out to take your order. Meal includes spaghetti with sauce, a lettuce salad, garlic bread, and a brownie.

Vinton Public Library to host Author Heather Gudenkauf

The Vinton Public Library will host Author Heather Gudenkauf via a Zoom conversation. On Sunday, March 7th, beginning at 3:30 p.m. you are welcome to join the conversation at  the following link:

Vinton Public Library Announces Summer Reading Program activities

The Summer Reading Program will be for all ages and will run from June 7th through July 31st. There will be weekly in-person activities or the activities can be done independently. Watch the Calendar or Facebook for weekly descriptions.On June 25th, from 6:00-9:00 p.m., there will be a 1920’s Mystery Party for the adult and high school program.

Lenten Supper and Bake Sale at Lutheran Church

On Wednesday, February 17, Trinity Lutheran Church will hold a Lenten Supper and Bake Sale at the church, located at 1002 E. 13th St., from 4:30-6:00 p.m. The menu includes a pulled pork sandwich, cheesy potatoes, salads and desserts. There will be carry out boxes available, please call ahead for carry out orders at 472-5571.The supper and bake sale are by freewill offering and will go to support the TLC Preschool.


After having “the football pulled out from under them” last spring by the pandemic, the CPU All School Reunion committee has decided not to trust conditions this spring and will plan the next All School Reunion for 2022.The reunion is sponsored by the Center Point Historical Society. The committee, which started planning in August 2019, has about a dozen members and is chaired by Historical Society treasurer Teresa Scheeler.

Vinton Public Library & BTECI to host Courageous Conversations

The Vinton Public Library and Better Tomorrows Early Childhood Iowa will be hosting a community conversation focused on exploring the extent to which our experiences have exposed us to racial diversity and how it may affect our perspectives.Courageous Conversations are dialogues in which participants commit to engage each other with honesty, open-mindedness, and vulnerability; to listen deeply to better understand each other’s perspective, and to sustain the conversation when it gets uncomfortable or diverted.
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