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At Vinton Today, we are proud of the long history of our communities support of the visually impaired. We are dedicated to providing news to all of Benton County residents, including the sight impaired community. We provide this page, free of the distractions of advertising, and other features that might hinder your reading experience.  You can use the search bar below this text or the Category list at the bottom of this page to help find the articles you are looking for.

The Women’s Movement: Hypocrisy and Hillary

I am one that sits back and pondered this whole “Women's Movement.” There's been “pussy” hats, vagina costumes, women declaring they are “nasty women” and marches throughout the year. I'm appalled and embarrassed by all of it. Mostly because I'm one that wishes our...

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Don’t be left out of the communications survey

The Center for Decision Making at the University of Northern Iowa has received hundreds of communications surveys from Vinton. If you still haven’t completed your survey, it’s not too late. Click Vinton communications survey to take it online. It only...

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Jeffrey Jon Jacobs

Jeffrey Jon Jacobs, 51, of Atkins, Iowa, passed away suddenly on Tuesday, May 22, 2018, at St. Luke's Hospital, Cedar Rapids. Visitation: 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, May 27, 2018, at Murdoch-Linwood Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Cedar Rapids. Jeffrey was born May 26,...

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Mount Mercy University celebrates Class of 2018

The students listed below graduated from Mount Mercy University this May. A commencement ceremony was held Sunday, May 20, 2018, at the U.S. Cellular Center in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. For 90 years, Mount Mercy has grown in size and reputation, adapting to meet the...

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A graduation message from (not to) the Class of 2018

To the Class of 2018: Graduation season seems to inspire in the adults in your world the need to offer you unsolicited advice about the future. Politicians, entertainers, sports stars, and even newspaper people – I have, on several occasions, shared things that at the...

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Fire damages one of two units of B Avenue duplex

The Vinton  Fire Department was called out to a duplex in the 600 block of B Ave. in Vinton Thursday night. Fire broke out in the southwest corner of one of the units; firemen were able to contain damage to that area. The property is owned by Hesson properties; Nate...

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Vinton pool to open Saturday; Tilford students swim first

The Vinton pool opens at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 26, with a schedule similar to that of previous years. Tilford 2nd, 3rd and 4th grade students visited the pool for their annual swimming party on Thursday See more photos of Tilford swimmers HERE. Pool Hours: General...

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R.A.T.S. on the River Aug. 11th

By Tamara Stark For 10 years, a small group of local volunteers has organized a clean up of the Cedar River in Benton County. This project has been a success from its very first year and continues to improve with the help and skills of repeat volunteers and the new...

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The Picket Fence Gift Store to Hold Open House

Back by Popular Demand, The Picket Fence Gift Store will open at it's location, 113 Pearl St SE, Shellsburg. There will be a Sneek Peek Open House on Saturday, June 30,  10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Be sure to check out our varied selection of the follow items: Handcrafted...

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