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BLOOD DONORS EARN GRATITUDE, COOL GEAR

When a blood donor makes a lifesaving donation with LifeServe Blood Center, they’re not just receiving the immediate gratification of saving three local lives. LifeServe Blood Center blood donors earn online store points for each unit of blood donated. From t-shirts...

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Mayor Thanks Area Fire Departments

On behalf of the City of Vinton, I would like to thank you for your assistance with the Fire of February 8th that devastated three, decades-old businesses and affected several others. Had it not been for the tremendous efforts of everyone involved, the damage could...

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Dean Edward Donels

SHELLSBURG:  Dean Edward Donels, 73 died Monday, February 12, 2018 following a brief illness, at Martin Medical Center in Stuart, Florida.  Funeral Services will be held at 10:00 AM, Monday, February 19, 2018 at Phillips Funeral Home Chapel, 212 East Sixth Street in...

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Benton County Supervisors 2/8/18

February 8, 2018 The Benton County Board of Supervisors met in special session at 6:20 p.m. at the Farm Bureau Office Building in Vinton. Supervisor Wiley called the meeting to order with Supervisor’s Wiley and Bierschenk present, Primmer was absent. Discussion was...

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Benton County Supervisor Minutes 2/6/18

February 6, 2018 The Benton County Board of Supervisors met in regular adjourned session with Supervisors, Wiley and Bierschenk present. Primmer was absent in person but called in during closed sessions. The meeting was called to order by Co-Chairman Wiley at 8:30...

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Benton County Title Company Says Thank You

The Benton County Title Company would like to express our deepest gratitude to the Vinton Fire Department, area Fire Departments, Benton County officials and the many volunteers and community members that have aided our business and served our town during this time....

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In Depth: The Greatest Showman & The Post

Our weekend audiences loved this movie, many seeing it for the second or even third time. Don’t miss this chance to watch it on the big screen it for only $3! The Siamese twins, the tattooed man, a juggler, the bearded lady. All of these people, whose names are...

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Mangold becomes 2nd cross country head coach in VS history

The Vinton-Shellsburg School Board made official Monday evening the choice that retiring Cross Country Coach John Frazier said last fall that he hoped they would make: Hiring Jeff Mangold as head coach. Mangold, who was the only freshman on the first Frazier-coached...

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Four Viking wrestlers advance to State

Four Vinton Shellsburg wrestlers, Mike Betterton (106), and Scott Betterton (145) , Luke Radeke (132) and Carter Weeks (126), have earned a spot in this week’s State Wrestling Tournament. Radeke was the District champion on Saturday; the other three VS wrestlers...

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