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National Commission on Military, National and Public Service

Join the National Commission on Military, National, and Public Service at a public meeting on June 26, 2018, from 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. at the Wesley Methodist Church, 516 2nd Ave, Vinton, IA 52349.  This will be a conversation about how community needs can be addressed...

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Meeting rural community needs through service

By Mark Gearan Iowa is a state known for its commitment to service. It is home to an estimated 11,000 servicemembers, 203,000 veterans, 264,500 government employees and 7,600 national service program participants, like AmeriCorps and Senior Corps. As high school and...

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ATTENTION VINTON-SHELLSBURG GRADUATING CLASS OF 2013

Your school cumulative folder is available for you to pick up at the Central Office located at 1502 C Ave., Vinton, between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Mon.-Thurs. Folders will be available until July 31, 2018, at which time they will be disposed of. Folders...

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CP Friends’ Friends Help Make Annual Book Sale A Success

The Friends of the Center Point Library annual used book sale was held on the Friday and Saturday of Lions Club Pork Days this year. Friends got heavy-duty help for the preparation, sale, and clean-up from: Rich Stephens, Sara Stephens, Paul Wood, Bob Hepker, Rick...

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Duane L. Higgins

Duane L. Higgins, 76, of Dysart (formerly of Belle Plaine) passed away June 19, 2018 at Sunnycrest Nursing Home in Dysart, Iowa. Services will be 10:00 a.m. Saturday, June 23, 2018 at Hrabak-Neuhaus Funeral Service in Belle Plaine, Iowa. Visitation will be one hour...

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Ruby (Jones) Bearbower

BRANDON:  Ruby (Jones) Bearbower, 104 died Sunday, June 17, 2018 at the Virginia Gay Nursing and Rehab Center in Vinton.  Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 AM, Monday, June 25, 2018 at the Brandon United Methodist Church with Rev. Lexie Kirkpatrick officiating. ...

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Benton County Board of Supervisor Minutes 6/12/18

June 12, 2018 The Benton County Board of Supervisors met in regular adjourned session with Supervisors Primmer, Wiley and Bierschenk were present. The meeting was called to order at 9:00 a.m. Unless otherwise noted, all actions were approved unanimously. Bierschenk...

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Card shower for Issac Raue has 50-state goal

Young Isaac Raue continues to recover from burns he suffered in the May fire that claimed the life of his father, Chauncy. Isaac is at the University of Iowa Hospitals in Iowa City. A card drive is under way, with the goal of having Isaac receive at least one card...

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P.E.O. Chapter HG to meet June 25

P.E.O. Chapter HG will meet Monday, June 25th,  at 7:00 P.M. at the home of Ann Williams.  Pam Miller is assistant hostess.  The topic will be about the Vinton Parks and Recreation and it’s programs.  Please note the time...

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Central College Students Named to Dean’s List

More than 320 students earned a spot on the spring 2018 dean's list for Central College. The honor is awarded to full-time students who achieve a 3.5 grade point average or higher on a 4.0 scale while taking 12 or more graded credit hours for the semester. Drew...

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Board of Supervisors Agenda 6/19/18

BOARD OF SUPERVISORS MEETING June 19, 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. 9:05 A.M. Lexa Speidel – Approve...

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