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Secretary Pate joins election security partners for Iowa’s 2024 Primary

Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate and state and federal election security partners convened at the Iowa Department of Homeland Security’s Emergency Operation Center to assure voters they are prepared to ensure Iowa’s election integrity throughout the upcoming 2024 Primary Election.Leaders of state and federal agencies came together to discuss their role in keeping Iowa’s elections safe and secure and provide important information on how Iowans can be successful in participating in Iowa’s upcoming election.

County Training in Open Meeting Laws held on Wednesday

As part of a settlement with the Iowa Public Information Board, Benton County held training for open meetings and laws on Wednesday morning and into the afternoon. The group met in the Supervisor's room. The meeting can be seen at the link below. The public can watch and learn as well!(753) 05-29-24 Board of Supervisors Meeting - YouTube
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Family Swim Night

I am sure you have heard; it takes a village to raise a child. It also takes a community to protect a child. This is about creating that community within Benton and Iowa County for the protection of children.CPPC or Community Partnerships for Protecting Children is an approach to prevent child abuse and protect children. I am attaching a link if you would like to read more about it.

American Legion George G Luckey Post 57 & Bear Creek neighbors Honor the Fallen

On Memorial Day, Monday, May 27, the local American Legion George G. Luckey Post 57, held a brief ceremony, The men and women of the legion lowered a wreath into the river in honor of those who paid the ultimate sacrifice in service to their country.A group of about 40 gathered for the ceremony.North of town, the Bear Creek Church community held a service with more than 130 people in attendance.

Benton County Auditor files lawsuit against Benton County Supervisors

Benton County Auditor, Hayley Rippel, has filed a lawsuit against the Board of Supervisors. The lawsuit appears to reflect the same complaints filed to the Iowa Public Board of Information concerning the closed session on October 31, 2023. During the closed session, the Auditor whose job it is to record minutes of all meetings, was asked to leave the room during what was considered a job review.
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Candidate Resume: Ron Tippett for Supervisor

With the primary election just a little over a week away, I want to share some information with you all. I’m originally from LaPorte City and have spent the last 38 years working in Law Enforcement in Benton County. I live in Vinton with my wife, Cindy, and we have 2 grown children and 3 granddaughters. I’m an active member of the Vinton Lions Club, the Benton County Republicans, and the Vinton Presbyterian Church.

Memorial Day Events

UPDATED: The Bear Creek Cemetery will hold its Annual Memorial Day Service at 9:00 a.m. on Memorial Day.Breakfast will be served from 7:30 am-10:30 am at the church for a free will donation.The church and cemetery are located at 5177 26th Ave., Brandon, on V71, or the Brandon blacktop for the locals.Come on out and enjoy the fellowship of friends and neighbors.


BENTON COUNTY POLLING PLACESPrimary ElectionJune 4, 2024Polls open 7:00 A.M. to 8:00 P.M.PRECINCT POLLING PLACESBelle Plaine I Community Center, RSVP Room1309 5th Avenue, Belle Plaine, IABelle Plaine II Community Center, Dining Rm1309 5th Avenue, Belle Plaine, IA*Belle Plaine III *Belle Plaine Fire Station504 13th Street, Belle Plaine, IABenton-Canton-Shellsburg Shellsburg Legion Hall114 Main Street, Shellsburg, IABig Grove-Union-Van Horne Van Horne Community Center508 1st Ave, Van Horne, IA*Bruce-Cedar-Monroe-Mt.
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"Twisty the Fly and I go to a Garage Sale" now available

Waylon Struve, six years old, gave the inspiration for a book written by his aunt Breanna Stephenson. It all started because of an ordinary morning in the Struve home. It began with the birth of a fly that Waylon had named, "Twisty." The story goes, that while Waylon was eating breakfast he noticed a fly in the house and immediately named it. After that, every fly was now, "Twisty.

Candidate Resume: Bruce Volz for Supervisor

 I was born and raised on a family farm west of Norway.  I attended Norway schools and graduated in 1976. I worked for United Airlines for 27 years, that is where I met my wife.  Unfortunately, after 911, the airline industry suffered greatly and we both lost our full time jobs on the same day.  I started a Commercial Janitorial business and ran it for 12 years,  selling it in 2014.
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