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Letter to the Editor: Investing in Iowa

Dear Editor, We Iowans need to invest in Iowa if we expect to get anything profitable and  satisfying back. The 40 acres of the former Braille School now being offered by the State of Iowa to the  City of Vinton for one dollar  is enough to build an NFL football ...

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Patrice Marie (Pickart) Strellner

VAN HORNE:      Patrice Marie (Pickart) Strellner, 50 died Wednesday, May 24, 2017 at Mercy Medical Center in Cedar Rapids. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 AM, Saturday, May 27, 2017 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Van Horne with Father...

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VS schools to begin free breakfast/lunch program, June 5

From June 5-August 11, children ages 1-18 (under age 5 must be accompanied by an adult) are invited for breakfast and lunch at the Tilford and Shellsburg Lunch Rooms. Meals are provided free of charge. Adults must pay $3.00. Shellsburg & Tilford Schedule Breakfast...

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Bear Creek Church to hold Memorial Day Weekend Events

Sunday, May 28th, from 1-3 p.m, Bear Creek Church will hold an open house, refreshments served. Monday, Memorial Day, Coffee, Juice, Assorted Rolls, will be served from 7:30-10:30 a.m. A Memorial Day Service will be held at the Bear Creek Cemetery at 9:00...

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8th grade football players sign HS Letters of Intent

Although the first games of the 2017 high school football season are still more than three months away, the 8th graders who plan to play for the VSHS freshman team have already begun the process of becoming introduced to Viking coaches and the program. On Tuesday,...

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The second-best graduation speech for the Class of 2017

To the members of the Vinton-Shellsburg (and every other school, everywhere): “Congratulations! Today is your day!” No, wait. That is someone else’s graduation speech, the best one ever written or shared during a commencement ceremony. Dr. Seuss...

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VS FFA member describes experience of seeking state office

By: Brittany Hansen, Co-Reporter On April 5th and 6th, Erin Cantrell, currently a senior and serving as the 2016-2017 Treasurer for the Vinton-Shellsburg FFA Chapter and a VS FFA officer team went down to Ankeny, Iowa to run for State Office. A State FFA officer is a...

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Celia Turner joins VU as summer intern

By Melissa Schwan, VU Vinton Unlimited is excited to announce the addition of Celia Turner to the office for the summer. Celia will organize the Annual Vinton Unlimited Golf Tournament, assist with Boom-Fest preparations and various other projects throughout the...

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