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Vinton-Shellsburg Girls Golf Dual with Benton Community

By Janet Woodhouse April 20, 2017 Vinton-Shellsburg Girls Golf, Dual with Benton Community at the Tara Hills Golf Course, Van Horne par 36 Weather: low 50s, overcast, blustery and cold Team Scores: Vinton-Shellsburg 190 Benton Comm. 198 Medalist: Halie Engler V-S 45...

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Tenderloins served by area Veterans

How does a 6 oz Tenderloin on a Kaiser Bun with French Fries and Coleslaw, sound to you? If it sounds good, come on out to the Vinton American Legion, 105 North R Ave, Thursday April 27 from 5 to 7 PM. The cost is only $8.00. Thank you, for your support of our...

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WHY does my car insurance keep going UP?

By Tressa Walton, Wilson-Hite Insurance We see the envelope in the mail and open it up only to see that our car insurance rates have yet again gone up!  YOU haven’t had any speeding tickets, no accidents and yet the rate goes up!  Why?  Distracted driving is a big...

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Vinton Garden Club Annual Plant and Bake Sale

By Rosie Boisen , Vinton Garden Club president The Vinton Garden Club will hold their annual Plant and Bake sale on Friday, April 28th from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m. at  the Benton County Fairgrounds.  Our club members will be digging up their own perennials for the public to...

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Grantham University Congratulates Local Graduates

Grantham University is proud to announce its March local graduates of the university’s online degree and certificate programs. “We are so proud to congratulate these graduates on trusting our team with their dreams.  What an accomplishment!” said Dr....

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Tony Earl Olsen

Tony Earl Olsen, age 71, of Greeneville, passed away Wednesday, April 19, 2017 at his home. He was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in December of 2016. The VA and Amedisys Hospice helped him greatly in his last four months. Tony was born on Mother’s Day, May 13,...

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Garden Club Minutes 3/29/17

The Vinton Garden Club, a member of National Garden Clubs, Inc. District II and Central Region met on March 29, 2017, at the Benton County Extension Office. Meeting held at 1 p.m. Ted and Fran Stueck gave a presentation on “how beneficial bats are”. Ted showed the bat...

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Vinton-Shellsburg Retirees and Award Winners to be honored

Vinton-Shellsburg Retirees and Award Winners will be honored at a public reception Wednesday, May 17, 2017 from 4:00 to 5:30 p.m. at the Vinton Skate and Activity Center. 2017 Retirees Don Lyle – 46 yrs. Herb McNeill – 42 yrs. Lynette Voss – 34 yrs. Kim Isbell – 32...

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Barbara Ann (Butterfield) Sumner

VINTON:  Barbara Ann (Butterfield) Sumner, 80 of Vinton and formerly of Newhall died at her home Tuesday, April 18, 2017. Funeral services will be held 11 AM, Monday, April 24, 2017 at St. John Lutheran Church in Newhall with Rev. Steven W. Rempfer officiating. ...

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Virginia B. (Brehm) Bistline

BRANDON:  Virginia B. (Brehm) Bistline, 90 of Brandon died Wednesday, April 19, 2017 at the Hospice House of Mercy in Hiawatha. Funeral Services will be held at 11 AM, Monday, April 24, 2017 at Phillips Funeral Home Chapel, 212 East Sixth Street in Vinton with Pastor...

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