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Local churches are calling for volunteers to help staff summer lunch program

 The Vinton Area Ministerial Association, on behalf of the Vinton Shellsburg Community School District summer lunch program is calling for volunteers! Starting June 3rdon Monday through Friday, volunteers are needed at Tilford Elementary and Shellsburg Elementary from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm. Those who volunteer will be taking part in a program that invites all children to a free lunch Monday through Friday.

Candidate Resume: Lance Lillibridge for Supervisor

Leadership. Integrity. Trust.Four years ago, I was asked by many people if I would consider running for Benton County Supervisor. My answer was.  "No." I had committed my time to the Iowa Corn Growers Association and I wanted to finish my term by giving my full attention to the organization. My term ends in a few short months. I have been asked again if I would please consider this cycle for supervisor.
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Iowa State Patrol releases statement in wake of devastating tornado

May 21, 2024At 8:30 p.m. on May 21, 2024, Sgt. Alex Dinkla, the Iowa State Patrol public information officer, held a press conference in Adair County in the wake of a devastating tornado: "Earlier today, the town of Greenfield was struck by a devastating tornado. Local, county, and state emergency responders quickly initiated search and rescue operations once the tornado passed through the area.

Dysart to Celebrate ZIP Code Day!

Dysart would like to invite you to Celebrate ZIP Code Day on Wednesday, May 22, 2024 from 4pm to 8pm. The event will be held at the Dysart City Park located at Sherman & South Main Street in Dysart. A once-in-a-century event is unfolding in Dysart, Iowa on Wednesday. It's the day when the calendar date, 5/22/24 corresponds with the city's ZIP Code - 52224.

Candidate Resume: Ted Paxton for Sheriff

Experience and Qualifications· 28/29 years of Law Enforcement Experience – Albion, Eldora, Vinton· 17 years as a Chief of Police· 23 years of Volunteer Fire Fighter - combined· Fiscally responsible with tax dollars· Benton County Resident since 2014· Husband and Father of 6 children – Wife BeAnn, Mitchell 28, Stephen 25, Nicolas 21, Haedon 11, Korban 10, Lyndon 6Priorities and Goals· Enhance community engagement in rural Benton Countyo Assign a deputy to our townships, get to know their trustees and clerks.
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Party in Pink Friday, June 28, 2024

Vinton Public Library June Activities

If you love your family, remind them to buckle up!

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"The Governor’s Traffic Safety Bureau (GTSB) is partnering with law enforcement across Iowa to support the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) Click It, Don’t Risk It high-visibility enforcement effort. The national seat belt campaign, which coincides with the Memorial Day holiday, is May 20-June 2, 2024. It is perceived everyone wears a seat belt, but data shows that’s not true.
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Jury finds Samantha Bevans guilty of First Degree Murder

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Last week a jury was seated in the Samantha Bevans First Degree Murder trial for the murder of her stepmother, Jodie Bevans. Following a week of testimony from family members all speaking to the kindness of Jodie in extending a second chance opportunity to Samantha, moving her back home in hopes of changing her life and making it better, the family also had to testify to the terrible mistake that was.

Chaplain Reeves assists with Disaster in Nebraska

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When you think of our local Salvation Army service unit, you may think about financial assistance, providing meals for the homeless, providing snacks and hydration for first responders at a scene, or the Bell Ringing Campaign around the holidays. Those things are what most people think of about the Salvation Army. But the local Salvation Army does more than those things.
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