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…

CENTER POINT – With post-season basketball beginning for several teams all across Iowa on Monday, the Center Point-Urbana Stormin’ Pointers were one of those teams, opening up the first round of Districts at home against the Williamsburg Raiders.


WEST DELAWARE - The Benton Community Bobcats kicked off their post-season play on Monday taking on the Marion Indians at West Delaware High School.


CENTER POINT – The Vinton-Shellsburg boys’ basketball team opened up their post-season play Monday night taking on the South Tama Trojans. Playing on a somewhat neutral site, Center Point-Urba…

VAN HORNE – Benton Community High School was the site for the class 3A regional finals between No. 6 Union (21-2) and No. 7 Davenport Assumption (15-7).

WILLIAMSBURG – The Center Point-Urbana Stormin’ Pointers girls’ basketball team was in action Saturday playing for trip to State against Mid-Prairie in the 3A Regional finals at Williamsburg.

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.

New Castle's Terry Grosetti stays true to core values

When it’s difficult to fit your job title on a business card, that immediately suggests you have an unusual job. I was the Manager of University-Owned Small Residences at Cornell University and that was the most challenging job of my entire career. The small residences I managed were university-owned fraternities, sororities and cooperatives.

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Dr. Tracy Vitale was nominated for the ATHENA Leadership Award for her community contributions and role as mentor

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Health teacher innovates to educate

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

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Here are the top stories for Sunday, February 26: Suspected drunk driver plows into New Orleans crowd; Thousands of civilians flee Western Mosul; Transgender teenage boy wins Texas girls wrestling title; Amateur luge fans celebrate Russian holiday.

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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.