The Shellsburg Area Community Group (SACG) obtained a grant from the Benton County Community Foundation for some upgrades to the city park. This spring a “funnel ball” game was installed behind the gazebo and a smaller version of a basket game was placed in the mulched playground area. The funnel ball game at the school playground had been very popular, but the balls tended to get stuck so when researching the games, we made sure to get one that would accommodate a basketball.
Everyone who owns property in Benton County received a notice concerning their new tax amount for this year. Below is a statement from the Benton County Assessor's office which explains how the amount is determined. ---After a record year of home sales, spikes in construction costs, a mix of low-interest rates and a seller’s market, Benton County homeowners can expect to see their assessed property values increase this year.
Matt Boggess, Director of the Vinton Parks and Recreation, spoke to those gathered on Sunday to dedicate the new shelter at Kiwanis park. He said, "I was sitting in my office and thinking about someone who has had a long legacy serving with the Kiwanis for over 60 years, and as President of the club twice, and we decided rather than to rededicate the shelter, to rename this shelter the Keith Ervin Shelter.
Annabelle Newton became the 1st Runner-Up at the Iowa State Fair Queen Pageant on Saturday night. The 1st Runner Up will serve if for some reason the 2022 Iowa State Fair Queen, Mary Ann Fox of Mitchell County is unable to serve. "Wow what a night! Annabelle is the first one from Benton County in the 21 years I have coordinated the Benton County Fair Queen Contest to place at the top!" said Angie Becker.
At approximately 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 11, 2022, a 2011 Dodge Ram pickup driven by Marion Schminke, 90 of Shellsburg pulled away from the stop sign heading south on 30th Ave. and into the path Nathan Harrelson, 21 of Vinton. Harrelson was traveling west on 61st St. Lane (known as County Home Road) in a 2013 Chevrolet Camaro.The pickup was struck by the Camero and after the impact both vehicles came to rest in the southwest ditch landing on their top.
Stop out at Celebration Park for Farmers Market from 5-7:00 p.m. tonight!The Lions Club will be there and set up ready to serve the community.Tonight there will be a salsa competition and free salsa will be available once the competition is finished.There will be all kinds of veggies, and baked goods and who knows what else will be available from t
The American Legion George G Luckey Post 57 will be holding a fish fry on Friday at 5:00 p.m. The Post is located at 105 N R Ave Vinton.The menu includes:Fish Fillet, Baked Potato, Coleslaw, Baked Beans and a DessertAdults: $12.00Children 5 to 12: $6.00Children under 5: Free
On November 20, 1947, a group of local residents chartered the Kiwanis Club of Vinton with the help of the Cedar Rapids Kiwanis Club. Thirty five charter members chose Ernest Kammerer, who at the time was manager of the Vinton Palace Theatre and had worked to organize the group, as its first president. Most of the early charter members were local businessman such as: Nicholas Gavalas, Don Lane, Robert Mahood Sr.
A Clow vintage fire hydrant with 3 outlets, made is Oskaloosa, painted red with yellow outlets was stolen last Wednesday, August 3. Please return or pay for it. The value of the hydrant is $160.00 or return it, no questions asked. The hydrant went missing from 58th Street (County road E16) If you have information on the location of the hydra
With fewer than 100 days to go to the November election, retired 3-star Admiral and candidate for U.S. Senate Michael Franken made a stop in Vinton. He plans to hit the milestone of holding at least one public meeting in each of Iowa’s 99 counties. A little more than 20 area residents stopped at Celebration Park to visit with Franken and ask questions and share experiences with the candidate.
Join us for a Sunday afternoon of music with the Bucktown Revue, featuring Old Time, Bluegrass and Americana, from the cast of Bucktown Revue & Friends. Rachel Dedrick & John Berinobis will open the show with a few songs.This will be a good show, click here for a sample of their music!The concert will be held on August 21st, from 2:00 pm to 4:30 pm.