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Benton Co. Board of Supervisors Agenda, July 18

BOARD OF SUPERVISORS MEETING July 17, 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. 9:03 a.m. Barb Greenlee Re: Set...

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Changes in times for Mass

Effective 7/7/2018, are the new times for Mass. Please note the current changes. From July 7/8 through December 31: Saturday 4 pm-IC, Van Horne 6 pm-St. Paul, Newhall Sunday 8 am-St. John, Blairstown OR St. Patrick, Watkins (alternating every other week) 10 am-St....

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Vinton Police Log, July 9-15

Vinton Police Department Log for Week of July 9 - 15, 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. Intrastate Warrants...

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Mary Jean Miller

Mary Jean Miller, 59, died Friday, July 13, 2018, at her home in Vinton following a sudden illness. A memorial service is being planned and a service update will be posted in the next month. Mary was born January 27, 1959, in Oelwein, Iowa, the daughter of Loraine...

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Esther Von Ahsen

NEWHALL:  Esther Bernice Von Ahsen, 93 died Friday, July 13, 2018 at the Keystone Nursing Care Center. Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 AM, Friday, July 20, 2018 at St. John Lutheran Church in Newhall with Rev. Steven Rempfer officiating.  Interment will be in...

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Harold E. Klug

BLAIRSTOWN:  Harold E. Klug, age 77, died at his home, Friday July 13, 2018 following an extended illness. Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 AM, Wednesday, July 18, 2018 at Cedar Hills Community Church, 6455 E Ave NW, Cedar Rapids.  Visitation will be held from...

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Clarke University awards degree to Higdon

Clarke University in Dubuque, Iowa, awarded degrees and honors at its 175th Commencement Ceremony on May 19, 2018. The following area student was honored at the ceremony: Tammy M Higdon, Bachelor of Science in Nursing Clarke University is a Catholic, liberal arts and...

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Boomtown’s NEW Online Store – With More!

Boomtown, presented by Veridian Credit Union, is set to light up the sky for the 12th annual celebration on Saturday evening, August 25, 2018, at the Benton County Fairgrounds in Vinton, Iowa. Boom-fest will take place in Downtown Vinton starting at 10am, with gates...

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Monarch and Pollinator Habitat Field Day

On August 15th at 10:00am across the street from 1173 55th St., Dysart, IA    The USDA and Pheasants Forever will be hosting a Monarch and Pollinator Habitat Field day. Anyone interested in prairie habitat is welcome. We will be covering topics such as establishing...

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Vinton Lions Club Installs New Officers

The Vinton Lions Club held our officer installation yesterday.  Matt Johnson was installed as our new President. Pictured from L to R: Director Sherry Peterson, Director Nate Hesson, Director Larry Druschel, Vice President Nathan Edwards, Secretary Lynn Montgomery,...

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