VINTON - With state monies in question last fall, the Vinton-Shellsburg Community School District made the decision to offer early retirement to school staff who would be 55 years of age by June 30, 2017 and having 15 years of service with the district.

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BENTON COUNTY, Iowa -- Around 12:00AM, February 15, 2017, Amber Bonlander was arrested in Knox County, Illinois, by the Knox County Sheriff’s Office for Theft in the First Degree.

CEDAR RAPIDS – A woman who illegally provided a rifle to her minor child was sentenced today to almost four years in federal prison.

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CEDAR RAPIDS – A woman who illegally provided a rifle to her minor child was sentenced today to more than three years in federal prison.

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OELWEIN - The Oelwein Police Department is looking into a picture of one of its reserve officers posted on social media on Oct. 11.


Mona Garwood, Vinton Newspapers general manager, presents a $250 donation to Ben Parmater of the Vinton Police Department for the department’s K-9 Program. The money is from proceeds from prin…

At 220 No. 8 Blade Durbala of Benton loses by fall to No. 1 Noah Broderson of Assumption to finish in 4th

At 113 Caleb Fuessley of CPU loses in a 9-1 sudden victory to Hunter Pfantz of State Center to finish in 8th

At 106 Carter Weeks of Vinton wins a 5-0 decision over Brock Beck of Grinnell to finish in 5th at the State tournament.

At 106 Jack Thomsen of Union wins with an 11-7 decision over Bryce Hatten of Winterset to take 7th place

At 220 Blade Durbala of Benton wins by fall in the 2nd over Caleb Ring of Osage in the consolation semis. Will now wrestle for 3rd

To continue our efforts to promote shopping in Vinton, we are again offering the 0 % Holiday Loan Program. This program allows shoppers to borrow money from a Vinton bank at 0 percent interest for up to 6 months to make purchases at participating businesses. The banks participating in this V…

AMES – Start to Farm: New Farmer Learning Networks are for beginning and early-career farmers looking for an edge in managing and growing their farm business.  


VINTON – There’s a new florist in town.

Health teacher innovates to educate

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The American Cancer Society event's participants raised more than $319K

Caffeine might not be all it's cracked up to be. Explore the alternatives

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Gates Chili staff members gain skills and knowledge

Know what to do in a non-emergency

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Demonstrators came together in New York for a "Not My Presidents Day" rally against President Donald Trump to send the message that he does not represent their interests and calling on others to join them in peacefully resisting his presidency. (Feb. 20)

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New President Donald Trump declared on Friday that the balance of power has shifted "from Washington, D.C., and giving it back to you, the American people" in his inaugural address on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol.