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Sheryl Kaylee Mason Reynolds

Sheryl Kaylee Reynolds of Des Moines, Iowa passed away on Thursday, October 19, 2017 in Des Moines, Iowa. A visitation for Sheryl will be from 10:00-11:30 AM Wednesday, October 25, 2017 at Peterson Funeral Home in Carlisle. Funeral services for Sheryl will follow...

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Lee and Marlene Overton to Celebrate 60th Anniversary

Lee and Marlene Overton will celebrate 60 years of marriage on November 2nd. They were married at the Dysart Methodist Church in 1957. The couple have four children, Mark (Kathy), Diane (Jeff) Hanft, Ann Overton, and Mary (Mike) Symmonds, as well as 6 grandchildren...

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Board of Supervisor Meeting Agenda 10/24/17

BOARD OF SUPERVISORS MEETING October 24, 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. 9:05 a.m. Approve claims 3....

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Red Ribbon Week

As parents it is easy to feel overwhelmed by all the different things that we are supposed to teach our children. We know we need to talk to our kids about drugs and alcohol, but when is the right time? The National Red Ribbon Campaign is recognized as the...

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BSWCDC to meet 11/15/17 9:00 a.m.

The next regular meeting of the Benton Soil and Water Conservation District Commissioners will be held on Wednesday, November 15, 2017 at 9:00 a.m. at the District Office, 1705 West D Street in Vinton. Agenda items include: approval of minutes from previous meetings,...

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Shellsburg American Legion Fish Fry set for Oct. 27

The Shellsburg American Legion Post 166 will be having their annual Fall Fish Fry on Friday, Oct 27 from 5:00 to 8:00 pm.  The meal includes: All the fish you can eat, baked potato, salad bar, juice and coffee (DINE IN ONLY).  The cost for Adults is $10, Children 5...

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Benton County Supervisors meeting agenda, Oct. 24

BOARD OF SUPERVISORS MEETING October 24, 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. 9:05 a.m. Approve claims 3....

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Tharp, Timmerman lead VS XC teams at WD meet

Senior Cole Tharp and Junior Libbie Timmerman led the Vinton-Shellsburg Cross Country teams at the Oct. 19 state qualifying cross country meet hosted by West Delaware in Manchester. Tharp finished 13th with a time of 17:13 to lead the Vikings. Timmerman led the...

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Union Carolers now taking bookings

The Union High School Vocal Department is currently taking bookings for the Union Carolers for any holiday event in the Northeast/Eastern Iowa area. The Union Carolers is a 16-voiced a capella ensemble that will provide up to 20 minutes of holiday music for any...

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Local youth group members help set up Blue Creek Christmas

Aaron Maue and his family rely on volunteers to help set up the 80,000 or so lights that fill their neighborhood north of Center Point with colors and music each Christmas. That help comes in the form of teenagers, young people who go to school or church with the Maue...

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VSHS Band-Choir butter braid sales under way

By Michala Martin, VSHS Choral Dept. Vinton-Shellsburg High School Choir and Band students have begun their annual Butter Braids sales!  These wonderful pastry treats are the perfect thing for your holiday family gatherings.  With 1 savory and 7 sweet options to...

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