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Recent Measles Exposures Reported in Des Moines, Ankeny

Benton County Public Health Director, Melissa Smith, RN, BSN is making the following information available from the Iowa Department of Public Health. It contains details the public should be aware of regarding measles exposures in Des Moines and Ankeny. According the...

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Outnumbered Vikettes win golf triangular at S. Tama

Only four VS girls golfers were able to make the trip to the Tama-Toledo Country Club for the triangular against South Tama and Marion, but that was enough, as the Vikettes won the meet on Tuesday afternoon. Coach's Report from Janet Woodhouse: Tama-Toledo Country...

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Benton County Board of Supervisors Minutes 4/17/18

April 17, 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. Wiley...

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Darlene Mae Struve

VINTON:  Darlene Mae Struve, age 73, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, April 24, 2018 at the Vinton Lutheran Home from complications of ovarian cancer.  Family and friends may call from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Friday, April 27, 2018 at the Wesley United Methodist Church...

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Vikettes finish 4th at W Delaware golf tourney

The V-S Vikettes golf team shot a team score of 207 to finish fourth at the West Delaware tournament at Pin Oaks Golf Course on Monday. Coach's summary from Janet Woodhouse: Pin Oaks Golf Course, Manchester par 36 April 23, 2018 Weather:  sunny and 70 Team Scores:...

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Plant Sale Cancelled

Due to mother nature's cold temperatures and some other unforeseen circumstances, Vinton Garden Club will not be having their spring plant sale.  Sorry gardeners. Rosie Boisen, Vinton Garden Club President

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Vinton Police Department Log for Week of April 16-23, 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 are issued by Law Enforcement Agencies for crimes happening...

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Karen Marie Robison

BRANDON – Karen Marie Robison, 73, died Thursday, April 19, 2018, with her sisters by her side at the Vinton Lutheran Home following a long illness. Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10:30 a.m. Saturday, April 28, 2018, at St. Mary Catholic Church in Urbana with...

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Board of Supervisors Meeting Agenda 24, 2018

BOARD OF SUPERVISORS MEETING April 24, 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. 9:00 a.m. Sheriff Re: Appoint...

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VSMS 7th, 8th grade girls win Benton track meet

The Vinton-Shellsburg Middle School Vikette athletes and track coaches Megan Albertson and Annalise Duffy are celebrating Friday's successful track meet at Benton Community, where both the 7th and 8th grade girls finished first in team scoring. Seventh-grader Jade...

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Two fatalities reported in separate Benton County incidents

Two people have been killed in transportation-related incidents in Benton County in the past few days. On Friday evening, April 20, Arlene Erusha, 90, of Cedar Rapids, died in an accident at the intersection of Highway 30 and 32nd Avenue  south of Atkins. The Iowa...

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