Benton County Board of Supervisors
Benton County Auditor
319472-2365

The Board meets on Tuesday mornings (9:00 a.m. to noon) If you want to speak with the board,you are more than welcome. Please contact the Auditor's office to schedule a time. Board agendas are posted by 9:00 a.m. on the Monday immediately prior to the meeting, you must be on their schedule before then.

Benton County Empowerment
Heidi Schminke
319472-4543

The Benton County Early Childhood Area offers services and referrals to families throughout the county with children ages 0-5. The focus of the organization is to ensure that children enter school happy, healthy and ready to learn. As we will be continually updating our site content and links to other pages, we encourage your feedback so we can include the types of information and links that would be most useful to you. For more information on the Benton County Early Childhood Area or the other service resources available in the county.

Benton County Historical Society
P.O. Box 22
Vinton, IA
52349
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Sharon Happel
319533-4524
Preserving The Past, For The Future

Genealogy and local history information is located at the Horridge House at 612 First Ave. Contact Martha Long for hours: 319-472-4465. Ray House, located at 912 First Ave., is available for private and public events, and tours by appointment. The Vinton Depot Museum is open during the Farmers Market on Thursdays from 5-7 pm and other times by appointment. New members and volunteers are always welcome!

Benton County Speedway
2nd Ave
Vinton, IA
52349
Mick Trier
515201-5526

Grandstand Prices:
Adults: $10.00
Kids: $4.00

Prices are for non-special events only.
On nights that we have Late Models,
Adult tickets are $12.00.

Bethlehem Evangelical Lutheran Church
1206 C Avenue
Vinton, IA
52349
Pastor Mark C. Urlaub
319-472-3784
We like to say that every person at Bethlehem Lutheran Church is a “Bethlehem star.” We want to make Jesus known in the world. We invite you to Bethlehem.

The mission of Bethlehem Lutheran Church, a fellowship of Christian believers is
· To worship together and to proclaim the word of God’s love and saving grace
· To receive the forgiveness of sins through the Sacrament of Holy Baptism and Holy Communion
· To share in the joys and in the sufferings of our fellow members exercising patience and forgiveness
· To reach out and intentionally welcome others
· To provide an education program to encourage our spiritual growth
· To serve the Lord by sharing our gifts of time, talent, and treasure
· To do all things in the name of Jesus Christ

Blessed Hope Church
1509 South M. Avenue
Vinton, IA
52349
Pastor Matt Hantz
319472-3995
Our mission at Blessed Hope is to always praise Christ through: drawing people to Him; teaching them to become more Christ-like; and sending them out as His ambassadors.

BLESSED HOPE CORE VALUES (what is important to us) RELATIONSHIPS - everyone is valuable and needs grace WORSHIP - it's all about God EXCELLENCE - if it's worth doing - it's worth doing well RELEVANCE - connecting when/where matters most DISCIPLESHIP - saved people grow BOLDNESS - try it - God is worth the risk BLESSED HOPE VISION (desired outcome resulting from our ministry) "Blessed Hope desires to be a church that is known in the community for making a real difference in the lives of those that are lost, hurting, frustrated, burned, burned-out and confused. We strive to be an authentic church that demonstrates the grace and truth of Jesus Christ to a lost world - showing biblical love, hope, encouragement, and forgiveness to all in His name."

Boy Scouts of America
http://www.troop47.com/
Jay Lash
319360-9575
To prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Law.

Since 1933, Troop 47 of Vinton has helped teenage boys learn values and leadership skills by providing a variety of fun and challenging opportunities. The Troop currently has weekly meetings and monthly campouts, plus a week-long summer camp and a week-long "high adventure" trip each summer. Recent high adventure trips have been to locations such as the Colorado Rocky Mts and the Boundary Waters Canoe Access Wilderness.

Cedar Valley Country Quilters
Donna Thompson
To promote the art of quilting.

Cedar Valley Country Quilters meet the second Wednesday of every month at Windsor Manor. We share our skills with each other by completing various service projects throughout the year. We have made quilts for cancer, Fidget quilts, and to support Virginia Gay Hospital.

Early Arts Study Club
Bev Hilner
319472-3270

The club was formed in September of 1936 to study various art forms. The group meets the 3rd Monday of each month at 2:00 p.m. The area of study various according to the members in the club who present a program according to the topics of interests. Activities include a Fall Trip, as well as a Guest Day in May.

GoVS
PO Box 9,
Vinton, Iowa
52349
http://govs.us/
Duane Fisher
319475-2318
To expand access to higher education by involving and assisting the community in supporting VS graduates with scholarships.

GoVS(Generating Opportunities for Viking Scholars) is a local non-profit organization affiliated with the Vinton-Shellsburg Community School District Foundation which is a 501(c)3 corporation. The purpose of this organization is to support graduates of Vinton-Shellsburg Community School District by providing scholarships through conducting fund raising activities during the year and receiving contributions/donations/endowments to help provide such scholarships.