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VS FFA Member Runs For Iowa FFA State Officer

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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VINTON POLICE DEPARTMENT’S K-9 GINO TO GET BODY ARMOR

By Captain Eric Dickinson The Vinton Police Department’s K9 Gino will receive a bullet and stab resistant protective vest thanks to a charitable donation from the non-profit organization, Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. K9 Gino’s vest will be embroidered with the...

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Area health officials issue reminder of danger of ticks

Virginia Gay Hospital and the Benton County Department of Public Health are recommending increased vigilance against tick bites. The Iowa Department of Public Health has issued new alerts for tick-borne diseases in Iowa as a result of increases in tick-related disease...

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VS FFA members compete in District Ag Mechanics event

By: Brittany Hansen, Co-Reporter On Tuesday April 25, 2017 the VS FFA chapter took 5 FFA members up to Calmar, to the John Deere building at Northeast Iowa Community College (NICC) to compete in the District Ag Mechanics. There were five different practicums members...

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Ethel V. Milbrath Moen

VINTON – Ethel Vivian Milbrath Moen, 95, died Sunday, May 21, 2017, at the Vinton Lutheran Home. The family will greet friends and relatives from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, May 25, 2017, at Bethany Lutheran Church, 307 3rd St. NE, Elkader, followed by the funeral...

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Eastern Iowa Honor Flight #28

On Wednesday, May 24, 2017, the Eastern Iowa Honor Flight will launch EIHF Flight #28. Since we began operations in 2009, to date, we have transported 2309 Veterans, plus their guardians to Washington, DC to visit the memorials dedicated to their service and...

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Board of Supervisor Agenda 5/23/17

BOARD OF SUPERVISORS MEETING May 23, 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. Approve minutes 3. Approve Claims...

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Benton Co. Supervisors meeting agenda, May 23

BOARD OF SUPERVISORS MEETING May 23, 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. Approve minutes 3. Approve Claims...

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Extension announces Summer Discovery Camp schedule

The them of the 2017 Extension Summer Discovery Camp is: “No Bones About It….Biomechanical Engineering for Young Scientists” Students will learn to “Think Like a Biomedical Engineer”..by using engineering design and applying it to biology...

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