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Stars Over 70 Open for Nominations

  Now is your opportunity to honor your mentors and role models! The Wallace and Beverly Winkie Foundation is accepting nominations for Stars Over 70, a celebration of those individuals in the Belle Plaine area who are at least 70 years of age and are leaders in their community through volunteering, working, or serving as role models.

Veterans of Foreign Wars 8884 Voice of Democracy Winner Announced

Grace Stephenson recognized for her Voice of Democracy Essay The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8884 "Voice of Democracy" winner has been named from the Vinton-Shellsburg High School. Grace Stephenson received her local award from Post 8884. She has also received her District 2 third-place award for her "Voice of Democracy" essay. She received and check and certificate for each contest.Grace has participated several times and has written a great essay each time.

Better Together offers T-Shirts and Sweatshirts to help support Rescue Efforts

Get them before they’re gone! Thank you to everyone who has ordered Better Together apparel thus far! We have shirts available of every size remaining, so it’s not too late to place your order! T-shirts come in charcoal or maroon, unisex adult sizes small-XXL, $12 each Crewneck sweatshirts come in lavender or charcoal, unisex sizes small-XXL, $

Benton County Conservation receives donation from a local business

Tony Bedard presents check to Benton County Conservation on behalf of of Frontier Co-op Benton County Conservation received a donation of $25,000 towards the Wildcat Bluff Expansion from Frontier Co-op. Tony Bedard, CEO of Frontier Co-op stated, “Frontier Co-op has been deeply invested in our communities in rural Iowa since our founding back in 1976. Today, Benton County is home to many of our employees and three of our four facilities here in Iowa.

It's a bird, it's a plane, nope, it's just the law..."

So, should we keep recapping the Board of Health debacle? Oh, why not?Iowa law states that on boards, you must have gender balance when appointing members to the board. Who's going to break it to the Benton County Supervisors?                                                 69.

Benton County Conservation thrilled with continued support!

John Beerbower offers challenge to utilize the Myers’s Family Conservation Fund challenge to double your impact. In the ongoing efforts to raise money to acquire the Wildcat Addition, Benton County Conservation has received another commitment as part of the Meyers’ Family Conservation Fund. Benton County Conservation is more than halfway toward their fundraising goal for the Wildcat Bluff Expansion which will more than double the size of the existing park.

Pourville brings a Black Light Splatter Room to downtown for paint flying fun

Do you need a fun idea for the kids, something that they can do that will be memorable? You might take a trip to Pourville Art Studio and Gallery. Dandeena Schadle has created a new space in the Gallery for budding artists to enjoy. She has a "Black Light Splatter Room." Art is created in the room under a black light. Donning protective gear and goggles, the artists are invited to take a canvas into the room.

Volunteers needed for V-S Concession Stand

Vinton Shellsburg students are going to be busy over the next couple of months playing their hearts out to bring wins to their teams. Adult help is needed to manage the concession stand. Contact Barb Winsor at 319-270-2166 or brwgarf@gmail.com to Volunteer in the Concessions!Monday, January 29, 20244:15pm Basketball: Boys 7th Game vs Mount Vernon @ Vinton-Shellsburg Middle School4:15pm Basketball: Boys 8th Game @ Mount Vernon Middle School4:15pm Wrestling: Girls MS Meet @ West Delaware Middle School6:00pm Basketball: Girls Junior Varsity Game @ Center Point-Urbana High School6:45pm Basketball: Girls Varsity Game @ Center Point-Urbana High SchoolTuesday, January 30, 20248:00am L egislative Symposium @ Des Moines4:15pm Basketball: Girls Junior Varsity Game @ Benton Community High School4:15pm Basketball: Boys 7th Game @ Independence West Elementary School4:15pm Basketball: Boys 8th Game vs.

Urbana Man Sentenced to 30 Years in Federal Prison for Sexually Exploiting Child

Michael  Heinitz, Urbana sentenced to 30 years in prison for sexual exploitation of a child              A man who sexually exploited a child was sentenced January 25, 2024, to 30 years in federal prison.             Michael Heinitz, age 20, of Urbana, received the sentence after an August 4, 2023, guilty plea to one count of sexual exploitation of a child.  At the plea hearing, Heinitz admitted that, between August and September 2022, he recorded sexually explicit videos of a four-year-old girl.

Water and Sewer Rate Questions Answered

In a document loaded onto the City of Vinton's website, an explanation is given for the increased water rates and what those proposed rates will look like.Please take a few moments to read through the document. If you have any other questions, there is a phone number located at the bottom of the form that you can call and ask your questions.The doc
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