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We just need a few more good men like 41

“He Loved Barbara Very Much.”  Those are the first words that President George H.W. Bush requested to be put on his gravestone, after that, his military service number. Now I suppose there are jokes to be made about marriage and war, but in reality, those two parts of...

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Read my lips: “You look younger than I thought!”

Alright, I want to know who the guilty party is! It's not often that one of our little towns are remembered by a president. But Brandon was. In his memoir, 'Time Goes On and I'm Sitting Here Now Alone': George H.W. Bush in His Own Words Wrote: ‘YOU LOOK YOUNGER THAN I...

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Breast Cancer Survivors to meet Monday, December 10

Breast Cancer Survivors will meet Monday, December 10 at Windsor Manor in the dining room at 5:45 for the annual Christmas get together. Please bring a snack to share and a $10 gift for the exchange, if you like.  Reminder:  Pink Night at the high school girls...

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Robert ‘Bob’ Dean Lutz

VINTON – Robert Dean “Bob” Lutz, 86, went home to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on Tuesday, December 4, 2018. Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m. Friday, December 7, 2018, at Blessed Hope Church in Vinton with Rev. Matt Hantz officiating. Visitation...

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Belva Dake

VINTON --  Belva Delite Tharp Johnson Dake, 98, passed away on Monday, December 3, 2018 at the Vinton Lutheran Home in Vinton, Iowa.   Funeral Services will be held 10:30 Am, Friday, December 7, 2018 at Wesley United Methodist Church in Vinton with Rev. Sue Thomas...

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Benton County Board of Supervisors Meeting Minutes, Nov. 20

November 20, 2018 The Benton County Board of Supervisors met in regular adjourned session with Supervisors Primmer, Wiley and Bierschenk present. The meeting was called to order at 9:00 a.m. Unless otherwise noted, all actions were approved unanimously. (See a list of...

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Heart of Mary Cluster sets Christmas schedule

The Christmas Mass schedule for the Heart of Mary Cluster is as follows: Monday, Dec. 24th - 4:00 p.m. - St. Mary, Vinton Monday, Dec. 24th - 6:30 p.m. - St. Mary, Urbana Tuesday, Dec. 25th - 8:00 a.m. - Sacred Heart, Walker Tuesday, Dec. 25th - 10:00 a.m. - St. Mary,...

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Linda Branscomb

VINTON – Linda Louise Branscomb, 69, died Sunday, December 2, 2018, at Virginia Gay Hospital in Vinton following a brief illness with liver cancer. Linda had a giving spirit and was an organ/tissue donor through the Iowa Lions Eye Bank. A memorial service will be held...

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Susan Hite

Vinton—Susan Hite, 71, died peacefully November 30, 2018 at her residence from liver failure with her daughter at her side. A memorial gathering to celebrate Susan’s life will be held from 4 to 7 pm Saturday, December 8, 2018, at the Vinton American Legion Hall. The...

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Jon Gorski

Jon Gorski, AC0OQ, 71, died Friday, Nov. 30, 2018, at the Hospice House of Mercy in Hiawatha. Memorial services will be held at a later date. Jon was born Feb. 3, 1947, in Milwaukee, Wis., the son of Norbert and Esther Gorski. Jon's life was very active over the...

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Vinton Parks and Recreation Department Board December 13

Vinton Parks and Recreation Department Board overseas the operations of the Parks & Recreation Department. The board makes decisions on the development of recreational opportunities and facilities in the community. Meetings are held at the Vinton Recreation Center...

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