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V-S School Board leaves masking decision to parents

Vinton-Shellsburg School Board grappled with masking decision at last night's meeting At Monday night's School Board meeting the choice to leave mask-wearing decisions to the parents passed by a 4-3 vote. Voting in favor of parental control were Rob Levis, Tom Burke, Sue Gates and Jake Fish. Voting in favor of masking were Mike Timmerman, Kathy VanSteenhuyse and Becky Williams.The meeting opened with an explanation to the attendees about how the public comment time would work.

Benton County Board of Supervisor Minutes 9/14/21

September 14, 2021The Benton County Board of Supervisors met in regular session with Supervisors Seeman, Bierschenk, and Primmer present. The meeting was called to order at 9:00 a.m. at the conference room at the Benton County Service Center. Members of the public were provided the zoom access capability to join in during open session and livestream at https://www.
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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING September 22

A public hearing will be held at 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, September 22, 2021, via Zoom, on the question of the adoption of proposed amended soil loss limit regulations for the lands in the Benton County Soil and Water Conservation District. All persons who are likely to be affected by the amended regulations may attend and will be given an opportunity to present their views concerning the amendments.

Benton County Board of Supervisors Minutes 9/14/21

September 14, 2021The Benton County Board of Supervisors met in regular session with Supervisors Seeman, Bierschenk, and Primmer present. The meeting was called to order at 9:00 a.m. at the conference room at the Benton County Service Center. Members of the public were provided the zoom access capability to join in during open session and livestream at https://www.

Benton County Board of Supervisors Minutes 8/17/21

August 17, 2021The Benton County Board of Supervisors met in regular session with Supervisors Seeman, Bierschenk, and Primmer present. The meeting was called to order at 9:00 a.m. at the conference room at the Benton County Service Center. Members of the public were provided the zoom access capability to join in during open session and livestream at https://www.

School Board will make Masking Decision at tonight's meeting

The last three years the Vinton Shellsburg School Board has been caught between a rock and a hard place when it comes to making decisions concerning mask-wearing in the schools. For the most part, the board followed the recommendations of the State of Iowa. Then Iowa Code Section 280.31, was signed into law on May 20, 2021, prohibited public school districts from requiring masks or face coverings for employees, students, or visitors.

Board of Supervisor Meeting Agenda 9/21/21

BOARD OF SUPERVISORS MEETING September 21, 2021 at 9:00 a.m. Benton County Board of Supervisors Room ** Agenda is not printed in any particular order; only time specific items will be addressed at certain times https://www.youtube.com/bentoncountyiowa 1. 9:00 A.M. Call to Order 2. Approve minutes 3. Approve Claims 4. Approve Class C Native Wine Permit for 42 North Winery LLC 5.

Candidate Listing by Jurisdiction and Office for the November 2, 2021 Election

*incumbent AtkinsMayor -Bruce Visser, running unopposedCouncil - Vote for 3 - James Koehn, EJ Bell, Samantha PetersenCouncil-Vacancy - *Julie DeMeulenaere, Michael StewartBelle PlaineCouncil at Large - Mitch Malcolm unopposedCouncil Ward 1 - Lyle Morrow, Jacki McDermottCouncil Ward 3 - Judy Schlesselman unopposedPark Board Commissioner - Tracy Papesh unopposedBlairstownMayor-No candidateCouncil-Vote for 3- Brad Davidson, Brian HagenGarrisonMayor-Garrett Flickinger unopposedCouncil-Vote for 3Robert Decker, Tina Rommann, Allan Ray Lindsey, Danielle Auen, Alex J.

Vinton Police Department Log for Week September 6 - 12, 2021

Vinton Police Department Log for Week September 6 - 12, 2021.All Charges are subject to review by The Benton County Attorney's Office. An arrest or criminalcharge is merely an accusation, and the Defendant is presumed innocent, unless proven guilty. Intrastate Warrants are issued by Law Enforcement Agencies for crimes happening in their jurisdictions.

IOWA STATE PATROL & LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT TO CONDUCT SPECIAL ENFORCEMENT

The Iowa State Patrol is leading Iowa's statewide Traffic Fatality Reduction Task Force in an effort to reduce deaths on Iowa roadways. As part of that effort the Patrol will be conducting a special enforcement initiative geared toward reduction of speeding drivers on Thursday, September 16. This time period is one of the most deadly in the state according to the past 10 years of crash data.
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