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Salvation Army - Active In Serving Benton County

Pastor Brian Reeves, Dave Gleason, Matt Clevenger, Scott Hansen, Julie Hansen Salvation Army - Active In Serving Benton CountyOur local Salvation Army team at times work along side Benton County Social Services, HACAP, Rural Access, Foundation 2, Police, and Sheriffs Dept, and Dispatch to resolve an unfortunate situations, or at least make them better.Here are some of the activities this last year.Firstly, Pastor Brian Reeves, a member of the local Unit, received his full credentials for becoming a Salvation Army Chaplain in October this year.

The City of Shellsburg announces grand opening of new Smith Street Bridge

The City of Shellsburg invites the public to join community leaders for the grand opening of the new Smith Street Bridge. The dedication and ribbon cutting ceremony will take place at 3:30 p.m., Thursday, November 16th. City officials and guests will present information about the bridge; the program will last about 30 minutes and will end with a ceremonial parade of vehicles signifying the decades of service provided by the old bridge and a transition to the future.
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Vinton Police Department Log for Week of October 30 – November 5, 2023

All Charges are subject to review by the Benton County Attorney’s Office. An arrest or criminal charge 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.Six Adult Arrests the week of October 30 – November 5, 2023October 31 John Richard Wagner 52 Vinton, IATrespassingNovember 1 John Richard Wagner 52 Vinton, IATrespassingNovember 1 Michael Alan Floyd 24 Shellsburg, IAOperating While Under the Influence 3rd OffenseNovember 3 Clayton Michael Hook 19 Vinton, IADisorderly Conduct-Fighting/Violent BehaviorNovember 3 Braden Edward Mabe 19 Vinton, IADisorderly Conduct-Fighting/Violent BehaviorNovember 5 John Richard Wagner 52 Vinton, IATrespassingTwo Juvenile Referrals for the week of October 30 – November 5, 2023Six Code Enforcement ViolationsZoning Violations x 2Junk x 2Working Without a Permit x 1 Property Maintenance x 1 Two Traffic Citations for Offenses were issued the week of October 30 – November 5, 2023Three Traffic Warnings for Offenses were issued the week of October 30 – November 5, 2023Zero Reported Motor Vehicle Accidents for the week of October 30 – November 5, 2023For the Week of October 30 – November 5, 2023– 66 complaints/calls for service were handled by the Vinton Police Department.

News Bits: Thanksgiving Dinner and those Blinking Lights

Sometimes I hear news and file it away, forgetting that I should maybe mention it to you, For example...Thanksgiving DinnerUnfortunately, the Baptist Church that has been preparing Thanksgiving Dinner for hundreds of people each year here in Vinton, will NOT be able to do that this year. We do want to thank them for all the years that they have done this for the community.

Salvation Army Red Kettle Campaign Seeks Volunteers to Ring The Bell

Dave Gleason, Lori Gleason, Julie Hansen Generosity may get you a gift card !It's that time of year again ! The Salvation Army Red Kettle Campaign will start Monday November 20th and go through Saturday, December 23rd 2023. Ringing will start at 9:00 am through 8:00 pm.In order to promote community support for the Salvation Army Red Kettle Campaign, there will be opportunities to win some gift cards donated by area businesses.
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Belle Plaine Mayor, Dave Fish Passes Away

 It was announced on the website for Belle Plaine Mayor Dave Fish has passed away. The mayor since 2013, he Fish had been the mayor of Belle Plaine since 2013.In a message on the City’s website, city leaders stated:“It is with a heavy heart that I share the sad news that our mayor, Dave Fish, passed away today. He will be greatly missed.

LaPorte City Woman convicted for possession of Methamphetamine and intent

A woman who possessed over 50 grams of actual (pure) methamphetamine pled guilty today in federal court in Cedar Rapids.Rebecca Ann Rose, age 36, from La Porte City, Iowa, was convicted of possessing at least 50 grams of actual (pure) methamphetamine with the intent to distribute it. Evidence at a prior hearing demonstrated that on December 27, 2022, Rose was driving a vehicle in Tipton, Iowa, when law enforcement officers stopped her.


 Each year we come together as a nation on Veterans Day to honor and celebrate the hundreds of thousands of brave Americans who have served our country in uniform.  Now more than ever, our Veterans need our support. In a time when our country is divided on so many issues, we can all agree that those individuals who risked everything to protect our country and our way of life deserve our support and gratitude.
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Benton County 2023 Unofficial Election Results

Final Unofficial ResultsNotice the results are considered "unofficial" until they have been verified and approved at a later date. Any errors in these are the fault of the typist aka editor.EMS BONDBenton County EMS Public MeasureShall the Benton County Board of Supervisors, upon recommendation by the Benton County EMS Advisory Council, for the purpose of funding Emergency Medical Services in Benton County including, but not limited to, ambulance service, personnel, and equipment be authorized, for a period of fifteen (15) years, to levy and impose an ad valorem tax not exceeding Sixty-Eight Cents ($.

Area residents involved in Accident near Jesup

On Thursday, November 02, 2023 at approximately 6:25 pm, Buchanan County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a report of a motor vehicle accident in the 2200 block Black Hawk-Buchanan Avenue, south of Jesup. According to the investigation, a 2001 Dodge Ram operated by Dawson Brown, 19, of Jesup was traveling eastbound on Young Road when the driver lost control while traversing the curve northbound onto Black Hawk-Buchanan Avenue.
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