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Benton County Prepares for COVID-19

By Vinton Today · February 27th, 2020
By Benton County Public HealthBenton County Public Health is advising residents about what they can do now to prepare for the potential spread of the novel coronavirus known as COVID-19. To date, no one in Iowa has tested positive for COVID-19.“Since the start of this outbreak, Benton County Public Health has worked closely with the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) to monitor potential cases of COVID-19,” said Benton County Public Health Director Katie Cox BSN, RN.

Special Election to be held on Tuesday

By Valerie Close, Editor · February 27th, 2020
The 2nd Precinct special election will be held next Tuesday at the Vinton Skate Center. Polls will be open at 7:00 a.m. and remain open until 8:00 p.m.Early Voting is also available at the Auditor's Office until 5:00 on both Friday, February 28 and Monday, March 2. Vinton Today asked for a response from all of the candidates to questions that had been submitted by residents.

VEHICLE ACCIDENT RESULTING IN INJURY

By Benton County Sheriff's Office · February 26th, 2020
On Tuesday, February 25, 2020 at approximately 6:03 PM, Benton County Sheriff’s Deputies [BCSO] along with the Urbana Police Department, Urbana Fire Department and North Benton Ambulance Service were dispatched to a collision involving injuries on Highway 150 at Meadow View Drive in Urbana. Upon emergency personnel’s arrival, they found two vehicles had collided at that location.

Plans are underway for the annual initiative to recognize area students who have beaten the odds to succeed by graduating from high school while living in foster care, living on their own, or facing homelessness. Many of these students would not be able to celebrate their accomplishments without assistance.

VINTON WOMAN CHARGED WITH NEGLECT AND NONSUPPORT OF A DEPENDENT ADULT

By Vinton Police Department · February 26th, 2020
The Vinton Police Department has filed criminal charges against a Vinton woman regarding the ongoing abuse and neglect of a dependent adult. Rachel Kay Bonar, age 41, previously served as guardian for a dependent adult between September 2001 andOctober 2019. An investigation was initiated in February 2019 after Vinton Police were contacted by the Iowa Department of Human Services.

Mary Jo Hainstock, Vinton Shellsburg School Superintendent, has been appointed to fulfil an unexpired term on the School Budget Review Committee. Her term would end in April of 2022, this is a three year term normally. While Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds has appointed Hainstock, the Senate will still need to confirm her appointment to the Committee.

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