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4th St. Diner in search of Rhubarb

The 4th Street Diner is looking for local donations of fresh rhubarb for the meal program.  For more information please call 319-472-4761 ext 2008.

Information about Memorial Day Services

VintonThe Vinton American Legion George G. Luckey Post would like to invite everyone to a ceremony at the American Legion building in Vinton on Memorial Day, May 30 at 9:00 a.m. The Legion will be taking time to pay tribute to all our fallen Brothers and Sisters that have paid the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom. There will be a short program with a salute to the dead, with refreshments afterward.
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Vinton Red Cross Blood Drive Thursday, May 26

The Vinton Red Cross Blood Drive will be held on Thursday, May 26, at the Vinton Skate and Activities Center, 1703 C Ave., from 1:00-6:00 p.m. Appointments can be made by going online at redcrossblood.org, or by calling Kristie at (319) 472-4292. Appointments are recommended, but walk-ins will be accepted. All donors will receive an aluminum water bottle.

Bacon Buddies comes to the Benton County Fair

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Bacon Buddies are coming to the Benton County Fair!Click for a short video about Bacon Buddies. If you are interested in becoming a Benton County Bacon Buddies Participant and would like to join us for the Bacon Buddies Show at the Benton County Fair, keep reading the details below!ParticipantsWHO: Persons with an intellectual and/or developmental disability age of 10 years and older.

Two Juveniles taken into custody in Arson Case

May 21, 2022, two male juveniles were taken into custody by Vinton Police Officers on several charges after an investigation of several fires that was set in the early hours of May 14th.On May 14, 2022, at around 02:54AM, The Vinton Fire Department and the Vinton Police Department responded to a report of a fire north of the swimming pool. One of the Vinton Parks and Recreation vehicles was fully engulfed with fire as well as the main playground equipment at the Riverside Park “ninja park”.
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Scam Alerts: Receiving Unwanted Phone Calls Appearing to be from VGH?

We have had reports of VGH phone numbers being “spoofed”—that is, someone has disguised their phone number as a VGH phone number and is calling people for addresses or possible personal information. Even though the number appears to be a VGH number, these calls are not from the VGH. When VGH does call, VGH staff will: give their first names, provide department and provide a call-back number if you are questioning the validity of the call.

Wrecked-In Reunion Tour

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According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration in 2020, there were 10,893 unbuckled passenger vehicle occupants killed in crashes in the United States. In that same year, 58% of crash victims killed at night (6 PM – 5:59 AM) were not wearing their seatbelts.  According to the Iowa DOT, 94 people were killed in 2021 on Iowa’s roadways who were not wearing their seatbelts.

Wiretap Lands Vinton man in Federal Prison for nearly four years

             A man who conspired to distribute heroin, fentanyl, and other synthetic opioids was sentenced today to more than three years in federal prison.             Ryan Rick Schlitter, age 39, from Vinton, Iowa, received the prison term after a January 14, 2022 guilty plea to one count of conspiracy to distribute heroin.
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Early Voting for the Iowa Primaries began Wednesday, May 18

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*Below you will find a link to locate your ballot sample for the Primary Election.  Early Voting began on Wednesday, May 18, and runs through the Monday before the Primary, June 6th. You can vote at the Auditor's Office on the second floor of the courthouse any time you are nearby.Today, Wednesday, May 18 is also the first day to mail out requested ballots.

Grandparents Night at the Bullring Lil Racer Car Club this Sunday!

Kids coming to the Benton County Speedway Bullring are asked to bring their grandparents down to the Lil Racer Car Clubhouse when they stop to register for this week’s giveaways. When you introduce your grandparents to Crew Chief Mitch will give THEM a ticket, good for a chance to WIN one of TWO 50.00 Gas cards from a local gas station in Vinton.
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