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Vinton Community Foundation Accepting Grant Applications

By Therese Foth  One hundred percent of your tax deductible contribution is used for the betterment of the Vinton community. The Vinton Community Foundation board members are pleased to announce they are now accepting grant applications from non-profit Vinton area...

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Letter to the Editor: Fake News

FAKE NEWS!! That is what our Liar-in-Chief President says when new reports come out that he doesn’t like. But guess who is the biggest purveyor of FAKE NEWS? It is Trump himself. He would rather take the unsubstaniated word of a conspiracy theorist and Tweet out...

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Viking Smith to play in Eastern Iowa All-Star Game March 22

A week after leading the WaMac West team to victory in the annual Senior Shootout, Cole Smith will represent the Vinton-Shellsburg Vikings in the annual Eastern Iowa All-Star Game on March 22nd at Kirkwood Community College in Cedar Rapids. The event is a girls/boys...

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Hidden Figures now showing at the Palace

Oscar-nominated Hidden Figures playing the Palace! Come see this fantastic movie about how female mathematicians contributed to the Space Race in the 1960’s on Friday, March 17 through Thursday, March 23 at 7 pm, and in our regular Monday matinee at 2 pm. The...

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Benton Co. Supervisors Meeting Agenda, March 21

BOARD OF SUPERVISORS MEETING March 21, 2017 at 9:00 a.m. Benton County Board of Supervisors Room ** Agenda is not printed in any particular order, only time specific items will be addressed at certain times 1. 9:00 A.M. Call to Order 2. 9:15 a.m. Marc Greenlee Re:...

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Robot project encourages VSHS engineering students

Learning how to make a robot that can sort a variety of marbles is one of the reasons the students in the VSHS Principals of Engineering class look forward to going to school each day Using a variety of methods, the students in Marsha Furlong’s class recently...

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Ron Clemens

Vinton—Ron Clemens, 74, died peacefully at his home, Saturday, March 18, 2017 from natural causes.  A memorial visitation will be held from 3 to 6 pm Sunday, March 26, at Van Steenhuyse-Russell Funeral Home with a Celebration of Ron’s life at 6 pm led by Rev. Lexie...

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Blessed Hope Church Spaghetti Supper & Parent’s Day Out

Blessed Hope Church will hold two fundraising events to support a group of 20 traveling to Haiti in June.  The group will will be partnering with World Wide Village as they travel. The first event is the Annual Spaghetti Supper and Pie Auction Saturday, April 8 from 5...

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