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Rail car enthusiasts ride again in Vinton

As a young boy, Paul Johnson loved to watch the small, four-wheeled maintenance rolling along the tracks as he walked to school in Murray, a small town south of Des Moines. Now, Johnson owns one of those cars, and has traveled some of the most scenic roadways in...

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Norway girl wins Region 7 Conservation Poster Contest

Emma Bange of Norway Elementary received the Conservation Districts of Iowa (CDI) Region 7 Conservation Poster Contest Award in the Division 3, Grades 4-6 category. She was awarded $35 sponsored by Grinnell Mutual in addition to the $25 local award she received in May...

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Special Olympics Benefit Ride set for Aug. 26

The 8th Annual Vinton Shellsburg United Special Olympics Benefit Ride will take place next Saturday, Aug. 26. Motorcylists will leave from Ron-Da-Voo in Vinton at 11 a.m. and return to the American Legion in Vinton, where there will be a live auction and other...

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Boomtown/Boomfest coming next weekend!

The annual fireworks celebration that fills Vinton with lights and noise and visitors takes place next weekend, with the big show set for Saturday night. Along with the Boomtown event, the annual Boomfest celebration will take place downtown on Saturday morning and...

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When Ancestry becomes the Nut in the Family Tree

I admit it, most of my news comes from Facebook. Why? Because you can sum up local new and what ABC, NBC and CBS all think in about 30 minutes. They all agree. If you watch one, you get the gist. Even the local guys are now rehashing what the “big guys” in...

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Dolores Mary Van Eschen

VINTON: Dolores Mary Van Eschen, age 89, died Wednesday, August 16, 2017 at St. Luke’s Hospital in Cedar Rapids. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 AM, Tuesday, August 22, 2017 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Vinton with Father Ardel Barta...

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Fall Blowout tonight; to include all VSHS/VSMS fall teams

The 2017 Fall Sports Blowout will be held on Thursday, August 17, at the High School Gym and the Karr Athletic Complex. Note the change to Thursday, instead of Friday. The schedule of events is as follows: HIGH SCHOOL GYM: 3:30 –  F/S Volleyball Scrimmage 4:00...

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VSMS welcomes several new teachers

New teacher orientation took place on Wednesday, as Superintendent Mary Jo Hainstock welcomed several new educators, including some first-time teachers. The new teachers at Vinton-Shellsburg include: Middle School Chad Anderson, Industrial Tech. Comes from Cedar...

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Ideal Industries Named to Inc. 5000 List for Second Year

Ideal, Industries, Inc., headquartered in Vinton, Iowa, has been named to the 2017 Inc. 5000 list, marking the second-consecutive year it’s been recognized as one of the fastest growing companies in America. According to Inc. President and Editor in Chief Eric...

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September WOW Newsletter

By Rachel Wall Attached you will find your edition of the September WOW newsletter. This edition features: ·       Boxed Meals: A Healthier Alternative ·       Recipe for Ramen Noodle Skillet ·       Are you at Risk for Listeriosis? ·       Love Them to Health Click...

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VS Fall Blowout set for Thursday, Aug. 17

The 2017 Fall Sports Blowout will be held on Thursday, August 17, at the High School Gym and the Karr Athletic Complex. Note the change to Thursday, instead of Friday. The schedule of events is as follows: HIGH SCHOOL GYM: 3:30 –  F/S Volleyball Scrimmage 4:00...

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2017 Anthony Scholarship awarded to Alyssa Bahr

Alyssa Bahr, Certified Nursing Assistant at Virginia Gay Nursing & Rehab, was awarded the Dr. Tony Anthony Scholarship on Tuesday, August 15. Dottie Anderson, Don Eells and Robin Martin were all on hand for the presentation of the $500 award. The Anthony...

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Kaestner Seeds team wins VPRD softball tourney

The 2017 Vinton Parks and Recreation slow-pitch softball league has come and gone. There were a total of eight teams from Vinton and surrounding communities this year. The league was a fun and competitive environment for all who participated with Clickstop winning the...

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