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Fields of Faith event to be held at Union High School

The annual Fields of Faith event will be held at the Union High School on October 3rd at 7:00 p.m. There will be three impact stories from two UNI  swimmers and a call to action with a former arena football players. This will be an amazing night of change for many....

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Robert Arnold

Robert Arnold, 96, of Cedar Rapids, passed away Saturday, September 22, 2018 at the Vinton Lutheran Home. Services will be held Wednesday, September 26, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. at the Cedar Memorial Park Chapel of Memories. Visitation will be held at 1:00 p.m. prior to the...

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LPC Garden Club Beautifies Welcome Sign in La Porte City

"The welcome sign and garden on the north side of La Porte City are a lovely asset to our community. The original garden was planted by the LPC Garden Club. When that club disbanded Ann Starr took over this garden." said Kathy Turner  of the LPC Women's Club This year...

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Flooding again: Still minor, short-lived

The Cedar River is officially at flood level again, and Henkle Creek is also surging to higher-than-normal levels. But the National Weather Service/USGS monitoring system predicts that the Cedar, currently at 17.33 feet (minor flooding stage) will crest overnight at...

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Morningside College awards degrees to summer graduates

Morningside College conferred 29 bachelor's degrees and 121 master's degrees in August. Among them were Meredith Zuspann, Master of Arts in Teaching,  of Vinton. Morningside College is a private college in Sioux City, Iowa, with a total enrollment of 2,800 students....

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Megan Papesh

CEDAR RAPIDS:  Megan Papesh, 28, the daughter of Claude and Deborah Papesh, died Sunday, September 23, 2018.  Phillips Funeral Home – Vinton.

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Kelly Marie Loveless

Kelly Marie Loveless, 69, of Center Point, Iowa, went home to be with the Lord Sept. 22, 2018, after a lengthy battle with hydrocephalus and dementia. She was surrounded in her home by her husband of 51 years, Ronald Robert Loveless, and her daughters, Rachel Marie...

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Board of Supervisor Agenda 9/25/18

BOARD OF SUPERVISORS MEETING September 25, 2018 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. 9:15 A.M. Marc Greenlee;...

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Vinton Police Department Log 9/24/18

Vinton Police Department Log for Week of September 17 – September 23, 2018 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....

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Van K. Miller

VINTON - Van K. Miller, 66, died peacefully Sunday, September 23, 2018, at his residence following a lengthy illness. Memorial visitation will be held from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. Friday, September 28, 2018, at First Christian Church in Vinton. Funeral services will be held...

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LLOYDENE ‘DEANIE’ SMOCK 

Lloydene "Deanie" Smock was born June 10, 1953, to Lloyd and Maxine Stern. She and Bret Smock were united in marriage on May 7, 1983, in Vinton. Deanie passed in her sleep on Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018. She is survived by her husband, Bret; children, Ty (Brenda) Deppe...

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Woosley Tours to arrive in Vinton September 27

"Last year the first Woosley Tours arrived in Vinton for a noon time meal event and it was, indeed, very successful. So much so, that they are returning on September 27, for a second dining/meeting/entertainment experience" said Frank Kruse, Event Coordinator Lavanda...

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