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Vinton Garden Club does their part for Arbor Day

By Rosa Boisen Annually, our club plants a tree in our community. This year, we chose to help the Benton County Fairgrounds replace a few trees that the July 2016 tornado destroyed. We purchased 2 flowering pear , Chanticleer trees.  The trees were purchased from...

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When handed a lemon, make a pie

A little over 7 years ago, life handed us what we thought was the biggest lemon. Then someone handed us a cookbook. You can make run of the mill lemonade if you want, but as we looked at the lemon we thought perhaps, just maybe, we could make the best lemon meringue....

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Dr. (Rev) Lyle and Marilyn Dake Celebrate 60th Anniversary

Dr. (Rev) Lyle and Marilyn Dake of Lawrenceville IL will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary on April 25th. Lyle and Marilyn were married in the Little Brown Church in the Vale in Nashua, Iowa. (This church was made famous by the well-known old hymn by Dr....

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BOARD OF SUPERVISORS MEETING Agenda 4/25/17

BOARD OF SUPERVISORS MEETING April 25, 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. 9:05 Barbara Greenlee set land...

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Vikette golfers finish 4th at Benton Invite

Vinton-Shellsburg Vikette golfers competed in the 18-hole Benton Community Invitational on Saturday, finishing in 4th place. Brandi Gerber led the Vikettes with a 97. Coach’s summary from Mrs. Woodhouse: April 22, 2017 V-S Girls Golf Benton Community...

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Karen C. (Schulte) Martin

VINTON:  Karen C. (Schulte) Martin, age 66, passed away Saturday, April 22, 2017 at Sunnycrest Nursing Center in Dysart with her twin sister by her side. Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 26, 2017 at the Phillips Funeral Home Chapel (212 E....

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Earth Day vs. Arbor Day

For most  people, Earth Day has replaced Arbor Day as the day dedicated to reminding us that how we live and take care of our terrestrial home matters. At first glance, there is no difference between the two: Both are days set aside for events to remind us to take...

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Vikings, Vikettes to represent VS at Drake Relays

Seven Vinton-Shellsburg Vikings and four VS Vikettes will be among hundreds of Iowa high school athletes representing their schools at the Drake Relays this year. “We are going back to Drake!” exclaims Vikette Coach Heather Kalous. “After not...

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To the Editor: Legislature, Governor are misguided

To the Editor: With lack of federal funding and revenue shortfalls the legislature looks ONLY to make deep cuts to vital services, from public education and mental health to healthcare, public safety, senior and human services including courts, and survivor programs,...

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Join Benton SWCD in celebrating Stewardship Week

As a part of the Benton County community for 72 years, the Benton Soil & Water Conservation District (Benton SWCD) wants to remind you that each of us has a connection to natural resources. It joins the National Association of Conservation Districts (NACD) in...

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Benton SWCD will be hosting their first photo contest

By Shelby Williams The Benton County Soil and Water Conservation District (Benton SWCD) will be hosting their first photo contest! The Benton SWCD, in partnership with the Benton/Tama Nutrient Reduction Demonstration Project, is looking for Benton County agricultural...

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