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Macy Arbuckle Awarded 1st Ever Chuck McDonald Aviation Training Scholarship

Chuck McDonald, whom the scholarship is named in honor of and Macy Arbuckle In 2022, IAPG established the first-ever scholarship solely to assist aspiring students in obtaining their pilot’s license. Appropriately, at Fly Iowa, for the first time, the CHUCK McDONALD AVIATION TRAINING SCHOLARSHIP was awarded to Vinton resident, Macy Arbuckle.Macy’s application paints a picture of a student pilot aspiring to pursue a career in aviation.

Vinton Park & Recreation provides fun for all ages - all year!

If you don't have your kids plugged into the Vinton Parks and Recreation Department, they are missing out on a ton of fun activities! Of course, it's NOT just for kids, there are plenty of activities for adults as well.Click for programs for adults, youth sports, youth enrichment (activities throughout the year) The adults have Pickleball, Softball and Volleyball leagues throughout the year.
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Reynolds issues proclamation to ease access to fuel for heating during blizzard

Today, Governor Kim Reynolds issued a proclamation to ease restrictions for transportation of and access to fuel used for heat during the extremely frigid temperatures during the blizzard.  The proclamation is effective immediately and continues through 11:59 p.m. on January 1, 2023. The proclamation suspends the regulatory provisions of Iowa Code pertaining to hours of service for crews and drivers delivering propane, diesel, natural gas, and other fuels used for residential, agricultural, and commercial heating purposes during the duration of the blizzard.

City Council holds final meeting for the last meeting of 2022

The Vinton City Council met in a short session on Thursday night amidst the blizzard warnings. General business was attended to with receiving and filing minutes, communications, petitions, remonstrances, and approving invoices.There was no input from any citizen at this meeting. The city approved and adopted Ordinance 1079 about utility vehicles. An error was made in the agendas labeling it the second reading but it was indeed the third reading and approval of the ordinance.

VGH Medical Clinic Hour update - Closed 12/22-23/2022

Urbana, Atkins and Van Horne Family Medical Clinics are closed today, Friday, December 23rd due to weather.Vinton Family Medical Clinic is open December 23rd until 5PM.We wish all a very safe and Happy Holiday!
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Cancellations and Delays as of Thursday, December 22

Fareway will be closing at 5:00 p.m. today December 22No School today for:Belle Plaine Community Schools Benton Community Schools & Central LutheranUnion School DistrictVinton-Shellsburg Community SchoolsCity of Atkins - Alert Through 12/24 - Snow EmergencyCity of Belle Plaine - Alert Through the 23rd - Snow EmergencyBenton Co. Transportation - Closed Thursday 12/22City of Center Point - Alert Through 12/24 - Even/Odd parking in effectCity of La Porte City - Alert Through 12/23 - Snow EmergencyCity of Newhall - Alert Through Saturday - Snow EmergencyCity of Shellsburg - Alert Through the 24th - Snow EmergencyCity of Urbana - Alert Through 12/24 -Snow EmergencyCity of Van Horne - Alert Through 12/24 - Garbage ONLY pickup on SaturdayCity of Walker - Alert Through 12/26 - Snow EmergencyHACAP Head Start - Vinton - Closed Thursday - DaycareHACAP Meals on Wheels - Belle Plaine, Marengo, VictorClosed ThursdayHACAP Vinton Meal Site - Closed Thursday (4th St.

Angel Tree assists 300 area children

It's another year in the books for the Angel Tree program. The small contingent of elves behind Angel Tree was able to assist around 300 area children. The event is organized specifically for Benton County. This year they also lent a hand to a couple of families outside the county who needed some help this Christmas.The generous donations from area businesses and their customers filled the office space of the Angel Tree headquarters.

Santa makes an early stop to the Vinton Kiwanis

Santa Claus stopped in to visit with area children at Pizza Ranch during the Tuesday Kiwanis meeting. Apparently, he was in the neighborhood when he heard children singing, "Jingle Bells," and that's Santa's favorite song, so he stopped by and had presents for all of the children.Once a year the Vinton Kiwanis club provides lunch to several area children and teachers as part of their Christmas Party.
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Two LaPorte men injured in Minnesota Accident

Three local men were injured after their car collided with a semi in Minnesota just north of Zumbrota at 8:23 p.m. on Thursday, December 15, 2022.A southbound 2018 Toyota Avalon was traveling on Goodhue County Road 7 and a 2023 Kenworth semi headed northbound on U.S. Highway 52. According to the Minnesota State Patrol crash report, the Toyota failed to stop at the stop sign and the vehicles collided.

Vinton Snow Removal Reminder

It looks like we'll have snow for Christmas this year...along with the first official snowfall with any accumulation. Here's a reminder of the city ordinances relating to snow removal. A reminder for snow removal during the upcoming storm, snow is NOT to be put on the city streets from driveways or business parking lots. In other words, if it lands on your driveway, you own it and it can only be placed on your property until it melts.
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