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Events And Activities

Benton County Conservation ECO-Extravaganza April 22

ECO- Extravaganza: Art in NatureApril 22nd, 12PM - 3PM at Benton County Nature CenterCelebrate Earth Day and World Art Day! Family fun with hands-on activities & games suitable for all ages. Volunteers will be selling baked goods with proceeds going to Benton County Conservation Foundation. At 1PM, there will be an Artistry with Aaron program painting Iowa wildflowers with a $10 suggested donation per painting.

Mark Harrison Cancer Foundation Pepper Tournament Saturday, April 1

Save the Date! Mark Harrison Cancer Foundation Pepper Tournament Saturday, April 1, 2023 beginning at 1:00 pm at the Wildcat Golf Course Club House in Shellsburg.The purpose of the Mark Harrison Cancer Foundation is to provide financial assistance to cancer patients and families in their daily struggles throughout the cancer journey. We are again hosting the Pepper Tournament to continue providing financial support to those who need it.
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This is a test story to see if the "File Not Found" issue is corrected

Every once in a while, there are computer issues that drive Wes and me batty. Well, I'm really not sure if drives HIM batty but it does me! For a few weeks, we were getting messages about a "File Not Found" error for some of the stories. The problem is that I needed to sit down and spend a few hours just comparing all the notes, the stories and other information to see if I could figure out where EXACTLY the problem was coming from.


The Church of Grace is having a Tenderloin Tuesday (March 28) from 5:00 to 7:00 pm. The church will also be serving French Fries. The meal is Dine In or Drive Through. FREE WILL DONATION.

Shellsburg American Legion Breakfast this Saturday, 8-10 a.m.

The Shellsburg American Legion Saturday morning breakfast is held each Saturday. The hours are 8 - 10 am. This Saturday, Waffles are on the menu!Never forget that at every minute of every day, there are members of our Armed Forces in harm's way and we need to pray for their safety and return home soonWe appreciate the past support for all the community does for the American Legion.
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Benton County Conservation Toddler Time: Mama's & Babies April 7

Toddler Time: Mama’s & BabiesApril 7th, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM at Benton County Nature CenterCome on out to the Nature Center to learn about Iowa animals! This program will include a book and puppets. Mama’s & Babies is suitable for kids under the age of 5. Registration is required by visiting:

Vinton Fire Department Fish Fry Fundraiser tonight 4-7 p.m.

The Vinton Fire Department Fish Fry Fundraiser will be held tonight 4-7 p.m. at the fire station. A freewill donation will be accepted for this event. These events help to cover equipment and protective gear for our firemen. These expenses run into the hundreds of thousands of dollars each year to keep our departments operating. Let the guys do the cooking after a long work-week.

Benton County Extention Open House & Information Fair April 20

There will be an Open House and Information Fair on April 20, from 4:30-6:30 p,m. in recognition of Benton County Extension and Outreach Week is April 17-22. Join us at the Benton County Fairgrounds to learn more about how Benton County ISUEO, our county partners and local organizations are helping in our community with services and resources available to you.
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It's a Masquerade Ball May 19

On May 19th there will be a Masquerade Ball held at the American Legion located at 105 North R Ave. in Vinton. This is an adult prom for anyone over the age of 21. The Ball begins at 8:00 p.m. and goes until 12:00 a.m.The event is sponsored by Sweet Sounds Karaoke, Ron-Da-Voo and Wacha Racing.Tickets are available for $5 each if you get them now, or it is $8 at the door.


American Lutheran Church will host a Rise Up With Jesus Easter event for families Wednesday evening, April 5. During this 1-1/2 hour interactive program, kids and grown-ups alike will experience loads of memorable Easter fun and excitement—all while they discover the true events surrounding Jesus’ death and resurrection. Families will explore the wonderful “puzzle” of Easter at each station through challenging games, unique experiences, and fun gizmos designed to remind families that Jesus is alive!Rise Up With Jesus is a free event that takes place from 6 pm to 7:30 pm on April 5 and includes a potluck style meal.
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