VINTON – A networking group, Just US, has been working since mid-summer to help local business women develop strategies to succeed.

VINTON – Farmers Savings Bank & Trust, in conjunction with Community Bankers of Iowa (CBI) is once again sponsoring the Money Smart Week Poster Contest to motivate elementary school students to learn about money.


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…

Five players for the Union Knights girls’ basketball team received recognition on the all-North Iowa Cedar League Eastern Division basketball squad for the 2016-17 season.

VINTON - Vinton-Shellsburg High School recently announced that several 2016-17 winter activities have been recognized for their academic achievements.  

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CHARLES CITY – On Saturday, senior state champions and place finishers from all over the state of Iowa came together for one last match of their high school careers.

VINTON – With his family and coaches present, Vinton-Shellsburg senior Tanner Davis made a commitment by signing on to continue his baseball career and educational career with the Mount Mercy …

WAVERLY – Competing against 15 teams, the Union Knights boys’ and girls’ track and field teams combined for 29 top-20 finishes this past Tuesday at the North Iowa Cedar League (NICL) indoor tr…

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.

As Melissa Tucker put it, there is no magic wand she or any of the employees at the Alzheimer’s Association—Greater Illinois Chapter can wave to cure dementia.

Staff members participate in exercises to promote mindfulness

Staff members now have a designated spot to exercise, stretch and unwind 

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Heavy rain, powerful wind and possible tornadoes all tore through North Texas on Tuesday night. Earlier Tuesday in West Texas, three storm chasers died when their vehicles collided. Tornadoes had been reported in the area. (March 29)

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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.