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Vinton Councilwoman Resigns

Dear Mayor, Vinton City Council, & residents of Vinton,I have served on the council for just over one year now, & have decided it is time for me to step down. I cannot, & will not agree to decisions that are leading our citizens down the path to total government control. .You may not believe that the decisions you are making are taking us down that road, but that's exactly what is happening.

Vinton-Shellsburg Semester 1 Honor Roll

For the high school students to be recognized as a member of the Honor Roll, they need to have received a 3.0+ GPA. *-Denotes a 4.0 GPA(Scroll down to see ALL the results!)
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No, you cannot have a therapy skunk in town

Blake Hanson, Building Inspector | Code Enforcement Officer | Flood Plain Manager shares information and experiences Blake Hansen wears many hats in Vinton. His official title is Building Inspector|Code Enforcement Officer|Flood Plain Manager. He spoke to area Kiwanis about the progress made in Vinton. Over the last two years, Hansen has been in charge of reminding residents of the ordinances in Vinton. One of the largest successes has been the clean-up of cars in the city.

County Supervisors lower raises by 1.3%

The Benton County Board of Supervisors discussed the elected official's raises that were recommended by the Compensation Board. The Compensation board had recommended that the officials should be awarded an 8.3% increase. Supervisor Rick Primmer made a motion for just a 5% increase. He asked his fellow supervisors if the county can afford to keep raising salaries at the suggested 8.

Benton County 4-H Cloverbuds Starts 2023 Strong

Youth show of their 'Beautiful Oops' artwork after experiencing an Art and Literacy 4-H program. Benton County 4-H hosted a 4-H Cloverbuds Round Up and Winter Workshop on January 13 at the Benton County Extension Office in Vinton. 14 Benton County youth attended the event and experienced an Iowa 4-H educational offering titled “A Beautiful Oops” where they practiced art and literacy while making friends. This event built participants' sense of belonging and excitement around the 4-H program.
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Benton Community School District Special Election March 7, for $48.5M project

The Benton Community School District is seeking the approval of voters in the district to pass a 48.5 million dollar referendum. Property owners would be taxed at $4.04 for each $1,000 of the value of their property. For every $100,000 or assessed value, $405 would be added to the property taxes each year. This amount is in addition toapproximately $10 million insales tax revenue to cover the balance according to the school's website.

Blessed Hope Community Church names new Senior Pastor

 Blessed Hope Community Church. is pleased to announce the naming of David Condry to the position of Senior Pastor. In a statement from the elders of BHCC, they said, "We are in awe at God's good timing, provision, and faithfulness throughout this transition." A graduate of Nazarene Bible College, Condry first left Vinton to serve in the Chillicothe Free Methodist Church in Missouri for six years.

Roadside Chat - Old McDonald clicked his belt E-I-E-I-O

While more than 92 percent of front-seat drivers and passengers in Iowa wear seat belts, it might surprise you to learn that nearly half of those killed on Iowa roadways were not buckled up. In 2022, 114 of our loved ones were not wearing seat belts when they were killed in a crash.Buckling up is so easy. But unfortunately, there are a number of reasons adults give for not wearing seat belts themselves.
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Pedestrian hit by train in Belle Plaine

On Thursday afternoon, a train loaded with coal on the Union Pacific line in Belle Plaine, collided with a pedestrian at a crossing in Belle Plaine. As the Norfolk Southern engine was in the process of stopping the engineer immediately reported the incident at approximately 2:51 p.m. The engineer reported that the pedestrian had been on the north side of the tracks.

Vinton Kiwanis present Dictionaries to 3rd Graders at Tilford Elementary

The longest word in the English Language The Vinton Kiwanis Club continued it's annual tradition of handing out "A Student's Dictionary" to the Vinton-Shellsburg School District's 3rd grade classes. The dictionaries contain definitions of course as well as other important tidbits of information.On Wednesday, Vinton's Kiwanis members delivered the books to the 3rd graders after introducing the children to the Kiwanis organization.
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