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Sweet Cakes by Kelly: New bakery opens on K Avenue

Sweet-toothed area residents will be happy to learn that a former health food store is now a bakery. Sweet Cakes by Kelly opened last Friday, in time for the Holiday Open House. Kelly Fuchs used to run a similar business in Dysart, and is now baking cakes, cookies and...

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Buddy Bench: Den 3 Scouts donate to Tilford

The members of Pack 47, Den 3 Cub Scouts shared a special gift with their classmates at Tilford Elementary on Tuesday: A Buddy Bench. Working with parents and Scout leaders, the youngsters helped assemble, sand and finish the bench, which soon will find its place near...

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Benton County Board of Supervisors Minutes 11/14/17

November 14, 2017 The Benton County Board of Supervisors met in regular session with Supervisors Wiley, Primmer and Bierschenk present. The meeting was called to order at 9:00 a.m. Unless otherwise noted, all actions were approved unanimously. Bierschenk moved/Primmer...

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Scout camp: Outdoor cooking, life lessons and team-building

Dutch apple pie. (Yes, I typically start with desert first.) Smoked turkey. Ham. Cheesy potatoes. Corn casserole. Squash. Mashed potatoes and gravy. Biscuits. Pumpkin and pecan pie. Sounds like the traditional Thanksgiving dinner, and it is. But on Saturday, at the...

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Annual Kiwanis Park FFA Meeting

By: Franki Evans, Co-Reporter Every year our FFA holds one of our fall meetings at Kiwanis park, and this year it was on October 9th. While we were waiting for sports practices to be over and other members to get to the park we played bags or on the playground...

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Gale M. Barkdoll

VINTON:  Gale M. Barkdoll of Vinton died Sunday, November 19, 2017 at his home in Vinton following an extended illness. Funeral services will be held at 2 PM, Wednesday, November 29, 2017 at Phillips Funeral Home Chapel, 212 East Sixth Street in Vinton with Rev. Mike...

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Stocking Stuffer from the Iowa State Fair

Only 261 days until Opening Day of the 2018 Iowa State Fair and for the first time, you can get Opening Day Admission tickets for only $4! That’s more than a 66% savings off regular admission. A deal this low doesn’t last long, get your $4 Opening Day...

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Turkey Coloring Contest winners Announced

By Brad Barker The Vinton Parks & Recreation Department recently held their annual Turkey Coloring Contest for children in 3rd grade and younger. The top three winners in each division were awarded prizes, presented with their laminated contest entry and also got...

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Board of Supervisor Agenda 11/21/17

BOARD OF SUPERVISORS MEETING November 21, 2017 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 1. 9:00 A.M. Call to Order 2. Approve Claims 3. Approve...

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