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Union Community Schools Closed due to Norovirus

The Union Community School District announced that it will be closed for cleaning after a staff member found out that they had been infected with the Norovirus. The classes are canceled district wide tomorrow, January 18. Norovirus is a highly contagious disease that...

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Elaine Mae (Hennings) Pippert

Elaine Mae (Hennings) Pippert age 88, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, January 16, 2019 at the Keystone Nursing Care Center. Memorial visitation will be held from 3:00 until 5:00 pm Monday, January 21, 2019 at the Phillips Funeral Home in Keystone.  A celebration...

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RECORD NUMBER OF IOWANS GIVE THE GIFT OF LIFE IN 2018

A record number of Iowans are saying "yes" to organ, tissue, and eye donation resulting in hundreds of lives saved in 2018. Iowa Donor Network (IDN) reports that in 2018, Iowa had the highest number of organ donors in the state's history. In total, 74 deceased donors...

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Patrick Lee Kies

Patrick Lee Kies, 63, of Shellsburg, died Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019, surrounded by his family at his home after a hard battle with cancer. Services: 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 19, at Teahen Funeral Home. Friends may visit with the family after 9:30 a.m. Saturday. Lee is...

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Summary of VSCSD Bills and official minutes

SUMMARY OF BILLS-Jan2019 Minutes of the Regular Meeting Board of Directors Vinton-Shellsburg Community Schools January 14, 2019 Call to Order President Rob Levis called the regular meeting to order at 7:18 p.m. in the Tilford Elementary Media Center. Roll Call /...

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V-S Cancels Activities for tomorrow 1/18/19

Activities for tomorrow (Friday, January 18) have been postponed as follows: 9/10/Varsity Boys Basketball vs. Central DeWitt - postponed to Thursday, February 14 JV/V Girls Basketball at Central DeWitt - postponed to Monday, February 4 JV/V Bowling vs. Marion -...

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Mike Riege “Ambushed” by Vinton Unlimited

Mike Riege, Virginia Gay Hospital's Administrator of 29 years was ambushed by Vinton Unlimited on Wednesday afternoon. Riege is retiring at the end of this week, and was honored for his hard work and dedication to quality healthcare in Benton County. Riege is the...

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In Depth: Mary Poppins Returns

No actor in the history of cinema has possessed the indelible screen persona, let alone the pipes, of (the original Mary Poppins)Julie Andrews....Emily Blunt (however)...is a complete delight—sweet, sardonic and more zesty than deadpan. In an era where shot-for-shot...

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