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Board of Supervisor Agenda 11/21/17

BOARD OF SUPERVISORS MEETING November 21, 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. Approve Claims 3. Approve...

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Lillian Rose Schirm

DYSART:  Lillian Rose Schirm, 94, of Dysart passed away peacefully of natural causes on November 17, 2017 at the Affinity House in Waterloo. Funeral services will be held 10:30 AM, Tuesday, November 21, 2017  at St Mark’s Lutheran Church in Garrison with Rev....

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Kenneth “Kenny” William Fischer

VAN HORNE:  Kenneth “Kenny” William Fischer, 99, died Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017, at the Keystone Nursing Care Center. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 20, at  Salem United Methodist Church in Van Horne with Pastor Crystal Oberheu officiating. Visitation...

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In Depth – Only the Brave

In June of 2013 a team of twenty firefighters from Prescott, Arizona left the safety of their homes to fight a fire. They were known as the Granite Mountain Hotshots. These men were elite firefighters- trained to be the best, and trained to keep their communities...

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Library Gingerbread House Contest to return this year

Virginia Holsten and the rest of the Vinton Public Library staff are again inviting area residents to compete in the gingerbread house contest. Contestants can drop off their houses between Nov. 27 and Dec. 4. The houses will remain on display in the library through...

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Marcie McKenna receives Doctor of Chiropractic degree

Marcie McKenna of Dysart, IA, received a Doctor of Chiropractic degree during the Oct. 20, 2017 commencement ceremony at Palmer College of Chiropractic, Davenport, Iowa. The commencement speaker was Michelle (Barber) Drover, M.S.W., D.C., associate dean for Life...

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The Benton County Fair FFA Barn

By: Franki Evans, Co-Reporter Our first year in the new beef barn was a success, we had a lot of great help and fun! This summer we had 4 different FFA organizations helping in the barn: La Porte-Dysart, Belle Plaine, Benton Community, and the Vinton-Shellsburg FFA....

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Shirley JoAnn Taylor

Shirley JoAnn Taylor, 80, of Toledo, passed away Monday, November 13, 2017 at Unity Point of Marshalltown. It was her wishes to be cremated and there will be a private family gathering. Shirley was born on September 20, 1937, in Vinton, Iowa, the daughter of Emil...

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