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Be Bold, Be Brave, Be Brittany

Back left to right: Sam Lundvall, Athena McCauslin, Brittany Steinburg, Qin Stephenson. Front left to right: Victoria Humiston, Rachel Rollinger. Not pictured: LeeAnne Lubbock     A junior at the Vinton-Shellsburg high school has recently been receiving treatment for Hodgkin's lymphoma cancer. Despite having stage-four cancer, this high school student, Brittany Steinberg, continues to excel in her classes and be the bright, passionate, and positive student she is. “It’s just a case of bad luck,” Brittany says about her cancer.

This is for the kids: NEW Riverside Park Equipment is in the works!

At Thursday night's council meeting, Matt Boggess of Vinton Parks & Rec reported on a bid received for the new replacement playground equipment for Riverside Park. The former equipment was vandalized back in May. The new replacement equipment is slated to arrive and be installed in late March or early April.After searching for vendors that could provide new playground equipment, only one vendor could meet the criteria.
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Thank you to our Benton County Veterans

Thomas H. Phillippe is the second from the right in the Iowa Regiment 3rd To our Veterans and their families,Thank you for your service and for your sacrifices. That seems like such a tiny phrase for the monumental service that you've given to our country. As we take today to recognize you, we hope that you know just how much your service has been appreciated by all of us.Cara Martin, of  Benton County Veteran's Affair, located at 811 D Ave, Suite 34 is available to assist all veterans.

Veteran's History Project a Grassroots Project

Q: Can you tell us about the Veterans History Project? A: The Veterans History Project is a collection of oral histories curated and archived at the Library of Congress American Folklife Center. The collection makes accessible to the public the personal accounts of American war veterans to memorialize their stories for generations to come.

Lions Club makes Booster & Cross Country Team Donation at Meeting

Vinton Lions Club thanks everyone who supports our trailer sales during the year. Because of this patronage, the club is able to contribute to the Vinton Shellsburg Boosters with a $3500 check made possible by sales at the home football games. Pictured: Dennis Lausar, Lions Director, Scott Barron, Lions President, Alan Woodhouse Lions Treasurer, Greg Walston, Booster Director, Barb Winsor, Booster President, and Dawn Atkinson, Booster Director.
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Carole O'Deen Daniel A2C inducted into the Military Women's Memorial Registry

The latest Honor Flight included three women who served our country. Rita Curtis, Debra Lee, and local veteran, Carole Daniel. Daniel a 1958 graduate of Washington High School in Vinton, served in the United States Air Force from 1958-1962 as part of the Air Weather Service. All three women were added to the Military Women's Memorial Registry located at Memorial Ave & Schley Drive in Arlington, Virginia.

V-S FFA Shows Appreciation to Farmers

Izzie Birker handing a meal to a farmer as he pulls into the Tama-Benton Co-op. By: Co-Reporter, Grace Schminke On Saturday, October 22nd, the Vinton-Shellsburg FFA Chapter held its second annual Feed the Farmers event. Members began setting up at their locations around 10 A.M. and served until 2 P.M. Members set up stations at both the Tama-Benton Co-op and the Shellsburg Elevator. The Chapter prepared a lunch that consisted of a Hamburger, Baked Beans, Potato Salad, Chips, a Cookie, and Water.

Cottage Garden Society Donates a Sculpture to Evergreen Cemetery

Cindy Elwick, Stan Geiken, Bill Strouf, Jeanne Mann and Ted Mann stand next to the armillary installed at Evergreen Cemetery. A few years ago, before COVID, the Cottage Garden Society was considering how we could contribute some beauty to the community. Several projects were considered, but we voted to make our first offer to the Evergreen Cemetery Board. A committee of Jeanne Mann, Cindy Elwick, Ann Jorgensen, and Marca Hite met and considered several ideas. Ultimately, the idea of an armillary on a concrete pedestal was agreed upon wit the cemetery board.
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1st & Only Woman Supervisor celebrates 50th Election Anniversary, Endorses Lough

Tony, Mary & Hope Rogers in 1972, still involved in politics  In 1972 Hope Rogers of Vinton, Iowa, was elected Benton County's first (and only thus far) woman supervisor. Many thought that it was a fluke, until Hope was re-elected in 1976. According to Hope's daughter Mary, her mother worked very hard! "We never campaigned in Vinton, which is why she flew under the radar. My goodness, that was 50 years ago.

Murder Trial postponed until February 6, 2023

The trial scheduled to begin on Monday for Tacoa Talley, in the murder of Jodie Bevans has been rescheduled until February 6, 2023.The order was issued on Friday after Talley's attorney, Aaron Hawbreaker filed motions to wave the request for a speedy trial and for the continuance late Thursday afternoon. Judge Chad Kepros issued the change after Hawbreaker requested more time to prepare for the defense.
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