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JUST US, to meet March 31st 5:30

JUST US, is a group created as a resource for women of Benton County that are looking for tools to help with networking or advice.  They are hosting their first public event Friday, March 31 at 5:30 at the Revolution Center (formerly Café DeKlos). This is a free event...

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Dr. Oran R. “Doc” Corbett

VINTON – Dr. Oran Robert Corbett, known and loved as Doc, passed away at Virginia Gay Hospital in Vinton on Thursday, March 23, 2017, following a sudden illness. Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 28, 2017, at Bethlehem Evangelical Lutheran...

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2017 Iowa Elementary Principal of the Year: Jim Murray

Vinton-Shellsburg administrators have announced that  Tilford elementary principal Jim Murray has been named the 2017 Iowa Elementary Principal of the Year by the School Administrators of Iowa. There are about 650 elementary principals in Iowa. While this award is...

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FFA Leadership CDE Sub-Districts

By: Brittany Hansen, V-S FFA Co-Reporter On Wednesday, February 22, 2017, our chapter took 15 FFA members and 1 advisor to Sub-District Leadership Career Development Events in Waterloo  at Hawkeye Community College. The contests that took place were program of...

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David “Bert” McAtee

David “Bert” McAtee, 58, died March 19, 2017, at his residence following a sudden illness. A private Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. David was born July 10, 1958, in Cedar Rapids, to Donald and Donna (Poulson) McAtee. Known to family and...

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The City of Lights, at sunset

For years, Vinton has been called The City of Lights, because of the Kersten light display that brings people from all over to see the huge display northwest of town. But today, we show you a different side of the City of Lights: Views from Vinton, and the surrounding...

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Maxine Looney

Maxine Looney, 94, of Vinton, formerly of Solon and North Liberty, passed away Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at the Windsor Manor Assisted Living in Vinton. A memorial service will be held 1:30 Tuesday, March 28th at Blessed Hope Church in Vinton with a time of visitation...

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Stuart Gulick

VINTON:     Stuart Gulick, 94, died Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at Windsor Manor. Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, March 25, 2017 at Phillips Funeral Home Chapel, 212 E. 6th St., in Vinton.  Visitation will be held  at the funeral home from 5-8 PM,...

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Lori A. Smith Simon

VINTON – Lori Ann Smith Simon, 55, died Wednesday, March 22, 2017, in Vinton due to a stroke. Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10:30 a.m. Monday, March 27, 2017, at St. Mary Catholic Church in Vinton with Father Ardel Barta as Celebrant. Visitation will be held...

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