URBANA – As mayor of the community, Urbana mayor Mitch McDonough shared that one of his duties was to attend a meeting at the Benton County Assessor’s office earlier in the month.

DES MOINES – Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey announced two agribusinesses and two Certified Crop Advisers (CCAs) as recipients of the Iowa Ag Leader Award for outstanding leadership in improving Iowa’s water quality.  Recognized were Farmers Cooperative Society from Sioux Center, …

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DES MOINES – Rep. Dawn Pettengill (R-Mount Auburn) announced today that she will not seek re-election to the Iowa House in 2018.  First elected in 2004, she represents House District 75 which includes Benton County and portions of Iowa County.

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CEDAR RAPIDS - Coming into Thursday night as the No. 1 team in Class 3A and the back to back State Champions, the Cedar Rapids Xavier Saints (16-6, 10-6 Mississippi Valley-Mississippi) hosted a team in the Benton Bobcats (14-8, 8-6 WaMaC West) that was seeking a road upset in order to advanc…

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VINTON – Dan McCann, vice president of Benton County Title Company, has been in a holding pattern of sorts since the fire that started on Feb. 8 in downtown Vinton destroying the nearby businesses of Clingmans Pharmacy and Michael & Dowd.

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VINTON – Work continues today to renovate the building which formerly housed Jessy’s Gems Gallery at 117 W. Fourth St., into a temporary location for the Michael & Dowd Furniture Store.

URBANA – As mayor of the community, Urbana mayor Mitch McDonough shared that one of his duties was to attend a meeting at the Benton County Assessor’s office earlier in the month.

For Christians around the world, this past Wednesday marked the beginning of Lent, a period of 40 days (not counting Sundays) leading up to Easter.   Lent is traditionally a time when Christians place additional focus on the disciplines of prayer, fasting and almsgiving.