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The First Bacon Buddies Pig Show arrived at the 2022 Benton County Fair

Article Thumbnail. Bacon Buddies Pig Show was a hit among participants and attendees at the Benton County Fair
The Bacon Buddies arrived at the Benton County Fair on Friday bringing participants from the area. Bacon Buddies was actually first held at the Iowa State Fair. Local students Clayton and Will McKenna applied to be Mentors for the program last year and were among several hundred that had applied. Seeing that this was a great idea, their mom Nichole took the idea and ran with it bringing it to the Benton County Fair for the fist time this year.

Vinton-Shellsburg Summer Meal Menu for July

All of the details about the meal program can be seen here.
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District 42 Race won by Two Votes - But the Race goes to Another

Article Thumbnail. Charlie McClintock the official candidate on the Republican ticket for District 42, by two votes
After all of the votes were counted in the Primary Election on June 7, Colman Silbernagel won the election on the Republican ticket in District 42 by only two votes beating out Charlie McClintock. As expected, McClintock requested a recount of all the ballots. Recounts were held in both Linn and Benton County which the district covers.Upon recounting the ballots, McClintock gained three votes in each of Benton and Linn County putting him ahead by four votes.

VSU Special Olympics Fundraiser at the Benton County Fair

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A fundraiser for the VSU Special Olympics will be held at the Benton County Fair. Next to the beer tank, you can come and dunk the following people to raise money for VSU Special Olympics at The Benton County Fair!Friday, June 24th2-3 pm- Sheriff Ron Tippett 3-4 pm- Allan Merchant 4-5 pm- Tammy Zimmerman 5-6 pm- Zach Kramer 6- 6:30 pm- Bryce Laton6:30-7 pm- Jason Laton Saturday, June 25th 2-2:30 pm- Chief Kris Hudson 2:30-3 pm Darien Smothers 3-4 pm- Jeremy Koopman4-5 pm- Blake Hansen5-6 pm Deputy Justin Coshow6-7 pm- Officer Josh WestThis event is Sponsored by:Johns Qwik Stop Edwards Plumbing and HeatingElwick ElectricKurts EnterprisesCedar Valley BankJohnson Real Estate Koop's Sales and Service Each business is going to donate $1 for every ball purchased at the dunk tank! This means you spend $2 for a ball to dunk whoever and the Special Olympics gets $9.

Farmer's Market Superhero Night Tonight! (June 23)

Farmers Market, Thursday, June 23 from 5 - 7 pm at Celebration Park! The theme is Super Hero's Night. Bring out the kids and stop by the VPRD table to pick up a free superhero mask, put your Spidey senses to work at our guessing game, and test your strength at Thor's Hammer challenge! Don't forget to grab some dinner or a snack from the Lions Cl
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VSHS Receives National Recognition for Commitment to Empowering Students

Vinton-Shellsburg High School announced today that it has been recognized as a 2021-22 Project Lead The Way (PLTW) Distinguished School. It is one of just 78 high schools across the U.S., and one of 6 high schools in the state to receive this honor for providing broad access to transformative learning experiences for students through Project Lead The Way.

Wednesday Night is 4H Night at the Fair

Stop in at the Grandstand on Wednesday night, June 22 at 6:00 p.m. Join the crowd at 4H Night in the Grandstands!Legionnaires from all across Benton County will be in attendance, 4H awards will be given, and the 2022 Fair Queen will be crowned! Share the FUN!The Fair Board is celebrating its 150th Anniversary and will be giving out free gifts

Benton County Fair Book

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Click below to View:Welcome page marking the Fair's 150th YearClick here to viewTable of Contents Department P Photography, Junior Division, ages 5-10 year oldsClick here to see the following:Judging time for Department P - Photography Rules and RegulationsGeneral Rules and RegulationsClick here to see the following:Midway InformationDepartment G -
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Hope Runs Pink in Benton County for a tenth year!

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Organizers are pleased to announce that the 2022 Party in Pink 5K held this past weekend raised over $10,000. The beneficiary of these donations is the Gifts of Hope Program, which offers financial support for breast cancer prevention, diagnosis, and treatment. The event brought 302 registered participants to Vinton’s Riverside Park on Friday evening for the in-person event.

Party in the Park is all about the Kids (well on Thursday night)

Article Thumbnail. Party in the Park officially began with the Kiddie Parade!
At a mere 90+ degrees the annual Party in the Park kicked off with the community meal provided by Farmers Savings Bank. Followed by the kiddie parade through downtown Vinton. The parade ended on the courthouse lawn where music was provided by Tyler Sean Entertainment, and games along with bouncy toys and balloon making and several other games and entertainment for kids were provided.
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