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Veteran Program to be held at 1:15 today

By Valerie Close, Editor · November 11th, 2019
The Annual Veteran's Day Program that was to be held this morning was delayed due to the weather and will now be held at 1:15 p.m. at the Vinton Shellsburg Middle School gymnasium. Feel free to come out to share your appreciation for our Veterans!

Iowa Department of Public Safety issues warning of Phone Scam

By Vinton Today · November 11th, 2019
The Iowa Department of Public Safety’s Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) is warning of a phone scam involving callers who target citizens by misrepresenting themselves as DCI staff. The DCI has received reports from citizens that scammers are attempting to extort money related to the citizen’s access to a website.

Saying thank you to our Veterans

By Valerie Close, Editor · November 9th, 2019
Most years as I write a piece trying to thank our veterans, trying really, really hard to say, "Thank you" to the men and women that have fought for us. This year, I was honored to attend the funeral of a WWII veteran that never had the chance to make it home from war. He will forever be 28. As I sat at his funeral, I was saddened for the family that was there, most whom had never met him.

The Benton County Board of Supervisors made plans on Friday to begin the process of appointing a replacement to fill the remaining term of Kelly Geater, Benton County's Treasurer. Geater announced unofficially to the board on Tuesday of her intentions to step down. The appointee would then fulfill the position until the next general election when the position will appear on the ballot.

Braille School Campus is very close to becoming official Vinton Property

By Valerie Close, Editor · November 6th, 2019
The Board of Regents will consider the transfer of the Braille School Campus, at next week's meeting in Cedar Falls. The transfer is considering the total amount of 48 acres of land and buildings to the city of Vinton. If approved, the land would transfer for the sum of $1. The Board meetings are live video streamed, and the link will be activated and located on the front page of www.

Unofficial Election Results for Benton County 2019 Election

By Gina Edler, Benton County Deputy Auditor · November 5th, 2019
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