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Lawrence ‘Larry’ Jensen

Lawrence “Larry” Kenneth Jensen, beloved husband, father, brother, and friend left this world for his next journey on March 27, 2017. Larry was born in Waterloo, IA, on October 9th, 1948, to Gloria Mae (Thompson) Jensen and Warren “Donnie” Jensen. He graduated from...

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The pelicans, briefly

A pod of pelicans stopped briefly at a pond in Iowa’s scenic Baja Brandon area Wednesday morning. A few geese also sharing the pond began honking warnings, and the pelicans flew away while the photographer was behind a row of trees, and disappeared, heading to...

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AREA STUDENTS NAMED TO DEAN’S LIST AT DRAKE UNIVERSITY

The following local students were named to the Dean’s List at Drake University. This academic honor is achieved by earning a GPA of 3.5 or higher for the Fall 2016 semester. From Vinton,  Katherine Dick and Nicholas Gardner and from Walford, David Meyers. Drake...

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Spring concert season begins at Tilford

The Tilford Elementary spring concerts have begun. The second graders performed on Tuesday night in the school auditorium, using a variety of instruments — even a horn from an antique automobile that Mr. Gib Ziemer’s uncle passed on to him. See more...

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North Eden Willing Workers Minutes for January and March

January Minutes The meeting of the North Eden Willing Workers was held January 8, 2017, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Vinton, Iowa.   The meeting started at 5:00 pm and ended at 5:15.  22 members attended along with parents.   The new club T-shirt design was...

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Benton County Board of Supervisors Minutes 3/21/17

March 21, 2017 The Benton County Board of Supervisors met in regular adjourned session with Supervisors Wiley, Primmer, and Bierschenk present. The meeting was called to order at 9:00 a.m. Unless otherwise noted, all actions were approved unanimously. Bierschenk...

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First Rugby Game this Friday, March 31, 6:00 p.m.

By Joe Hadechek There will be eight teams playing including two teams that just started this spring, Waverly Shell Rock and Osage.   Wolf Creek plays the opening game at 6:30pm vs. Waverly and then again plays at 8:30pm vs. Osage.    In addition teams from Waterloo,...

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VINTON GARDEN CLUB

VINTON GARDEN CLUB FEBURARY 22, 2017 The Vinton Garden Club member of National Garden Clubs, Inc; District II and Central Region met at Benton County Extension Office at 1:00 pm, with Sharen and Fran Stueck as Hostesses. The program and the meeting was open to public....

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“Farmers and FFA helping Neighbors”

By Al Schafbuch    Benton County Farm Bureau and the Benton County Corn Growers donated to the fund raising event to take fencing supplies and financial assistance to farmers who were affected by the wildfires sweeping across the central and southwest regions of the...

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Dwayne Elliott Ebel

Dwayne Elliott Ebel, 71 of Shellsburg, died Sunday, March 26, 2017 at his home. Celebration of life service will be 11:00 a.m. Thursday, March 30, 2017 at Brosh Chapel and The Avacentre in Cedar Rapids, located at 2121 Bowling Street SW. Visitation will be from 4 to 7...

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