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Vinton Emergency Services share Distracted/Drunk Driving Simulation w/ Students

If you saw an ambulance, fire truck, and miscellaneous police and sheriff's cars at the Vinton-Shellsburg high school this morning, it's okay. There was NOT an emergency! The local emergency services provide a bit of a reality check to area high school students on distracted and drunk driving. The department brought two cars and simulated a head-on collision, complete with injuries and deaths.

Lawyer's license revoked over theft

Vinton lawyer, John K. Fischer, has had his law license revoked by the Iowa Supreme Court for misappropriation of client funds. The court found an "intentional act of theft," warranted the move. Last year the Attorney Disciplinary Board accused Fischer of numerous ethics rule violations. The Grievance Commission also found several rules of professional conduct had been violated.
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The Easter Bunny arrives at Kiwanis Park

Tom Pingenot creates a bubble show for the children while they wait for the Easter Egg Hunt to begin The Easter Bunny arrived with a basket of candy and piles and piles of eggs on the grounds of Kiwanis Park on Saturday. To kick off the fun Tom and Eunice Pingenot created bubbles for the kids to enjoy. The easter egg hunt as usual lasted just a few minutes as the children gathered all of the eggs from the ground. The 34° temperature didn't s

No Vinton Today Email on Good Friday

There will be no email on Good Friday, April 14, 2022. If there is any time-sensitive news that comes in, it will be shared on the Vinton Today Facebook page.Wishing you all a Happy Easter weekend!

VFW & VFW Auxiliary 8884 Attend Tilford Elementary Essay Awards Day April 11

Our VFW Auxiliary hosts our Elementary essay contest each year at Tilford and Shellsburg Elementary Schools.  Last week we went to Shellsburg to present the students with their essay awards.  This week we went to Tilford to finish handing them out to students.  The fourth-grade theme this year was "MY FAVORITE PATRIOTIC HOLIDAY"   We had four classes of fourth-graders at Tilford and three fourth grade classes at Shellsburg.
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2022 V-S PROM DANCE ITINERARY When: Saturday, April 30, 2022 Time: 8:00pm - 11:30pm (doors open 7:45pm) Where: Vinton Skate & Activity Center Who: V -S Seniors & Juniors & Invited Guests Tickets: ● $15 - VS SENIORS ● $20 - VS JUNIORS ● $20 - GUESTS of a VS Senior or Junior (including VS Sophomores or Freshmen) Prom Public Viewing ● Saturday, April 30th 4:00pm-6:00pm Valet Parking at Skate Center ● Post Prom has this set up ● Students need to follow the signs for pulling into the Skate Center ● Pull up to the doors UNDER the Awning and put car in PARK ● Driver and guest(s) get out at the door and enter Prom venue ● Valet attendants will park car and bring keys to the Skate Center Entertainment/DJ: 7:45pm-11:30pm ● Center Stage Productions - Cedar Rapids IA ○ Max Johnson - DJ ○ Will be able to submit song request list 2 weeks before Prom date (watch Campus email) ○ Interactive app & URL for requesting songs (there will be a list of songs not allowed by VS Administration) Senior & Junior Group Pictures: **NOTE: If you want to be included in these group pictures arrive to the picture area 5 minutes ahead of time.

Eastern Iowa Honor Flight announces flight to Washington DC. Flight #42

Eastern Iowa Honor Flight announces flight to Washington DC. Flight #42 to include 89 veterans.On Tuesday, April 19, 2022, the Eastern Iowa Honor Flight will launch Flight #42. The mission of this non-profit organization is to provide veterans with a “once in a lifetime” opportunity to visit monuments and memorials built in honor of their service and sacrifice.

The Easter Bunny visits Shellsburg

Shellsburg children welcomed the Easter Bunny this past weekend The Easter Bunny has a lot of stops to make over the Easter season. The first appearance was at the Shellsburg City Park on Saturday. A little more than 100 children were on hand to collect the thousands of Easter eggs that were there for the taking. In each age category there was a gold coin placed in one of the eggs, the price winner cashed it in for a chocolate bunny, courtesy of the Easter bunny.
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Vinton-Shellsburg Community School District Newsletter

Shellsburg Man Pleads Guilty to Heroin Conspiracy

             Three individuals who were caught conspiring to distribute heroin during a wiretap investigation pled guilty recently in federal court in Cedar Rapids.             Cody Scott Deklotz, age 31, from Shellsburg, Iowa, Andrew James Lehman, 29, from Marion, Iowa, and Jerry Dwayne Banghart, age 20, from Cedar Rapids, Iowa, were all convicted of conspiring to distribute heroin.
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