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Center Point Urbana Kindergarteners take a field trip to the 1850s

Center Point Historical Society President Andersen helped to teach the CPU children this fine art of hanging out clothes on a clothesline. The Kindergarteners from Center Point-Urbana elementary school took a field trip to the Center Point Historical Society on May 16. The children were given an opportunity to experience life in the 1850s at the Strait Log Cabin. The children "washed clothes" in a wash tub using a washboard and learned how to hang them on a clothesline with clothes pins during a field trip to the cabin with the help of the Center Point Historical Society President Andersen.

Bacon Buddies comes to the Benton County Fair

Bacon Buddies are coming to the Benton County Fair!Click for a short video about Bacon Buddies. If you are interested in becoming a Benton County Bacon Buddies Participant and would like to join us for the Bacon Buddies Show at the Benton County Fair, keep reading the details below!ParticipantsWHO: Persons with an intellectual and/or developmental disability age of 10 years and older.
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Flag and Rock Dedicated at Izaak Walton

The local VFW sponsors the Red Cedar Shooters Trap Team and have an ongoing relationship with the team.  The team asked the local VFW Post 8884 if they would help get a flag pole and flag on the grounds of Izaak Walton in Vinton.  When they have their trap shooting meets the team wants to display the flag for their opening ceremonies.  The team dug the hole for the flag pole and Dale and Jeanette Henry went out and set the pole and cemented it in the ground.

Two Juveniles taken into custody in Arson Case

May 21, 2022, two male juveniles were taken into custody by Vinton Police Officers on several charges after an investigation of several fires that was set in the early hours of May 14th.On May 14, 2022, at around 02:54AM, The Vinton Fire Department and the Vinton Police Department responded to a report of a fire north of the swimming pool. One of the Vinton Parks and Recreation vehicles was fully engulfed with fire as well as the main playground equipment at the Riverside Park “ninja park”.

2022 Post Prom Committee says, "Thank You!"

2022 Post Prom Committee would like to thank the following donors for their generosity in making the event possible. It was a fantastic experience for the kids, and everyone was a winner for Casino Night Prom 2022!ARNOLD MOTOR SUPPLYBETTERTON CHIROPRACTICBRICKSIDE BREW & CHEWBRUCE, BART & NIKKICAMERON'SCASEY'SCEDAR VALLEY BANK & TRUSTCOOTS, SCOTT & HOLLIECRANKY HANK'S PIZZA BANKDAVID HAPPEL ATTORNEY AT LAWECHOVISION-US CELLULARELWICK ELECTRICERVIN MOTOR COMPANYFAREWAYFARMERS MUTUAL TELEPHONE COOPFARMERS SAVINGS BANK & TRUSTFIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCHFRINGE ON FOURTHGEORGE G LUCKEY NO.
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Scam Alerts: Receiving Unwanted Phone Calls Appearing to be from VGH?

We have had reports of VGH phone numbers being “spoofed”—that is, someone has disguised their phone number as a VGH phone number and is calling people for addresses or possible personal information. Even though the number appears to be a VGH number, these calls are not from the VGH. When VGH does call, VGH staff will: give their first names, provide department and provide a call-back number if you are questioning the validity of the call.

Monsters take over Tilford Elementary

A monster of an idea was hatched by some creative geniuses who had the foresight to connect two special groups of people. The 2nd grade students at Tilford Elementary, along with the help of teachers Mr. Larson and Mrs. Sturtz were given the assignment to have students draw a picture of a monster. Any kind of monster. The students had no idea why. Their drawings were collected and secretly sent off to the Vinton-Shellsburg's High School Family and Consumer Sciences class.

Update on Riverside Park and B.L. Anderson Park Improvements

On Tuesday, Matt Boggess, Director of Vinton Parks and Recreation Department, shared an update on the situation at Riverside Park. Damage to the park equipment itself. The total cost to replace the structure is going to be a little over $200,000. Insurance will be covering 100% of the replacement costs. The cost to replace the burned truck has not yet been determined.
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VGH Employees Recognized for their Service Awards Celebration!

James Frentress, Anna Sojka Sharon Dieter celebrating 30 Years! Michele Schoonover stated, "Sharon has been at VGH her entire nursing career. She has been a preceptor to Kirkwood nursing students, as well as many "new nurses". It's not surprising Sharon chose this occupation as she comes from a family of deep faith and belief in providing service to others!"Teresa Buelow, Denise Evans, Sherri Isbell and Dr.

May is Crisis Intervention Awareness Month

Benton County Critical Incident Stress Management Team (BCCISM) The Benton County Board of Supervisors declared the Month of May as Crisis Intervention Awareness Month!  Nationally, May is Mental Health Awareness Month. In support of that, and the enormous increase, utility, and importance of teams and services that provide crisis intervention.The Benton County Critical Incident Stress Management Team (BCCISM) assists our first responders’; Fire, law enforcement, emergency medical services, and 911 dispatchers after they have experienced a critical incident.
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