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Events And Activities


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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Notice to changes in Mass Service Times

The following changes in Mass ServIce times will begin on January 2nd and 3rd, 2021.Saturday  4 pm - St. Paul, Newhall  6 pm - St. Michael, NorwaySunday  8 am - Immaculate Conception, Van Horne10 am - St. John, Blairstown OR St. Patrick, WatkinsTo visit the website go to

Area Christmas Services

Wesley United Methodist ChurchBlue Christmas Service - Sunday, December 20Blue Christmas Service will be hosted on Facebook Live this Sunday, December 20, at 7:00 P.M. to honor those who are grieving during the holidays. As we all know this time of year can be especially difficult for those who grieve and so we're hoping this service encourages and lifts those who watch it.

Shellsburg American Legion Breakfast

Shellsburg American Legion BreakfastThe Shellsburg American Legion is holding Saturday morning breakfast. The hours are the same, 8 - 10 am. We ask people to social distant at the tables (families of course can sit together) and wear masks if you choose.  The breakfast will be served to keep handling items to a minimum. MenuEvery SaturdayPancakes, Scrambled Eggs & SausageWeekly Specials:1st Sat: Sausage Gravy & Biscuits2nd Sat: Sausage Gravy & Biscuits3rd Sat: Omelets4th Sat: NO Waffles (this weekend)We appreciate the past support for all the community does for the American Legion.

Christmas Dinner Changes Plans But Not Mission

Starting in 2014, the Presbyterian Church of Vinton began providing meals for the community on Christmas day.  The mission was simple:  give a good meal to those who would otherwise be alone or without on Christmas day.  With the realities of Covid-19, the church is not able to do its usual social, sit-down dinner.  However, it is still sending out meals for pickup and delivery.

Presbyterian Church to Hold Christmas Dinner using Pickup or Delivery only

The Vinton Presbyterian Church is getting ready for its Annual Christmas Dinner on Friday, December 25, 2020. This year the meal will be held via pickup or delivery only. You must RSVP by December 23rd by calling 319-472-3766 or you can click here to register.If you are home-bound, the church will be happy to bring a meal to you.​Call the church office Monday-Friday between the hours of 8:30-12:30.

Cast your ballot for Vinton's 2020 Deck the House Contest

Bundle up, grab your loved ones and check out Vinton's finest light displays! While you're at it, might as well vote for your favorite! There are ballot copies at the Rec Center. If you would like a PDF copy Click here to download a ballotThe deadline for voting is Wednesday, December 16 at 7:00 p.m. and winners will be announced on Friday. 

Johns Qwik Stop to hold Post Prom/Kiwanis Fundraising Event

This Saturday from 10:00 to 1:00, John Ketchen and John's Qwik Stop will continue their history of generously supporting Vinton-Shellsburg school activities and community groups with a car wash fundraiser for the Vinton-Shellsburg Post Prom events and the Vinton Kiwanis Club. Ketchen has kicked off the event with a $1,000 donation to the Post Prom Committee.

VFW New Post to host Coffee Break for area Veterans

This Saturday at our VFW Post 8884 Home 5999 25th Ave Trail Vinton (Old Animal Shelter) are welcoming all Veterans to come out for coffee and rolls.See what improvements have been made while remolding of our Post.The door will be open At 8:00 a.m.We hope to see all the Veterans!!
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