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Letter to the Editor: Good use of VPD time or City resources?

Dear Editor, We lent our van to a friend who was moving. Our van was parked on the street at his Dad's. I am unsure as to how long it was parked in one spot and the ticket isn't what we are questioning.On the 12th of March, which would be the 30th day(please read the bottom of the ticket, 2nd picture), a Vinton Police Officer hand-delivered the letter pictured above.

In the Middle of a Pandemic? Laugh

I'm a gal that has waaay too many surgeries to mention. The upside is that I got to be a professional on how to go under anesthesia and come out on the other side better. Go under laughing. Before going under one of those times, it was a stressful, serious, life-threatening time. If you know me, I can find humor in just about any situation and this was no different.
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Tips for staying at home, the fun stuff

Tuesday, on the verge of everything closing down, I went to the Supervisors meeting like I do every week. The street was humming a little quieter and there was less chatter on the streets. Coming out of the meeting I noticed that there was even less traffic and even fewer people to be seen. Driving through town last night it was an oddly unsettling sight as the town had closed down except for a few cars out in the area.

Trying to function with a cold nose

I've noticed that life can go from a dull and boring pace to warp speed in no time flat. Right now I'm in the warp speed pattern and missing the dull and boring. I stumbled in the door after a 12 hour day and collapsed into bed on Friday, vaguely thinking that it felt a little chilly in the house, but I had just come in, and was too tired to ponder it further.

Letter to the Editor: VMEU board vacancies and appointments

Dear Editor:I understand that there are now two vacancies on the VMEU Board of Trustees, so I have written to Mayor Maynard to urge him to appoint Amy Edison to one of those seats. Ms Edison previously applied to serve on the board and is not only qualified to do so, but she brings unique actuarial expertise to the table.Over the course of several meetings this past fall and winter, I watched as the mayor and council moved to (re)appoint someone to the board contrary to state nepotism and gender balance laws.

Letter to the Editor: Threats and Intimidation Unacceptable in Vinton

Dear Editor, Recently a member of the community was threatened with violence for providing a service to the citizens of Vinton. On the surface, it may appear Ms. Valerie Close misinterpreted the intent of the comment. No city wants negative publicity. Having meetings recorded could be unsettling to board members as they may feel under a microscope.

All you need is love

Today is the day that all of the sweethearts take a day to show their love for their mates and sweeties. It's a day for the rest of us to look on and cheer you on as you continue your journey together to your happily ever after.Marriage isn't a piece of cake, even though it often starts with one. It has it's ups and downs and hopefully, there are more ups than downs.

Saying goodbye to a giant of a man

I suppose there is in the memory of every former child a teacher that will stand out to you as you think back on your childhood. My kids don't have much variety in that department. One of my sons filled out the Facebook "fill in the blank" form that was going around about your teacher in Kindergarten, 1st Grade, 2nd Grade....for every grade he filled in the same thing, "Mrs.

Letter to the Editor: Threat to the Editor

Dear Editor, I am having a hard time with the statements made by a Marion police officer about threats (during a TV story which included an interview with VT editor). Did he mean that the police officers decide if the threat is credible? If the threat was said in the heat of the moment? If the person that made the threat is sorry that they did? (More than likely if a police officer is asking if they meant it-the answer will be NO!) I was arrested for telling a police officer "I'm not going to let you take my truck!" That was said in the heat of the moment.

Letter to the Editor: Requesting the City to do the right thing

Dear Editor,I have been wondering if any of the City Council members took the time to read the papers that we gave them?I understand that they passed it off to the City Attorney. Passing the papers off is not what we asked for, that isn’t what we asked for, And we explained that in the very beginning of the letter! And as I stated before, It doesn't take a scholar to figure out that neither the City’s ordinance or The Iowa Code were followed in their entirety.
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