If you missed the announcement before Thanksgiving, Vinton has been selected to be an overnight stop for Iowa’s Ride. The inaugural Iowa’s Ride will go from Dubuque to Rock Rapids on its 416-mile journey across the state. The ride will take place July 12-18, 2020.

On 01-15-2020, at about 2:00 PM, the Benton County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a motor vehicle accident on 77th St, east of 26th Ave in Benton County, about 4 miles west of Norway IA.

Areas Affected: Benton; Buchanan; Cedar; Clinton; Delaware; Dubuque; Iowa; Jackson; Johnson; Jones; Keokuk; Linn; Louisa; Muscatine; Scott; Washington


Congratulations to Rhonda Barron, Vinton, $100 prize winner of the Vinton Newspapers “Santa and Me” online photo contest. Look for our “Cutest Baby” Contest on our website and enter for your chance to win!


Meet Marilyn Katcher, a Vinton resident who spends a good portion of her days volunteering throughout the community.


The Center Point Historical Society runs a history museum in the renovated Linn-County Conservation community complex located at 700 Washington Street near the Cedar Valley Nature Trail, now listed on the National Register of Historic Places.


The Vinton-Shellsburg bowling team was in action Tuesday night against Waverly-Shell Rock in a dual meet at Berry’s Lanes. Members of both the JV and varsity squads took to the hardwood in fro…

Almost immediately after birth a child begins to imitate their parents. They mimic mannerisms and behaviors such as smiling when their parents smile, make similar noises and, when they are old enough to talk, they repeat what parents say.

Vaping controversy has been front and center lately, with the recent news that the CEO of Juul, Kevin Burns, had resigned in September, as an increasing number of deaths related to vaping and threats of federal regulation are presenting a massive challenge for the e-cigarette company.

Whether it’s by car, train or plane, it can sometimes be tough to get a good night’s sleep when traveling. You’re away from the comfort of your own bed, and you could be traveling with people who cry, sneeze, talk loudly or watch a movie without headphones. But you can still sleep well while traveling. Learn how traveling across time zones impacts your sleep, what causes jet lag, and how you can feel rested the next time you travel across the country.

The American Society for the Positive Care of Children estimates that child abuse reports involve 7.5 million children, and child abuse crosses all socioeconomic and educational levels, religions, ethnic and cultural groups. The National Children’s Alliance has reported that nearly 700,000 children are abused in the U.S annually. Childhelp.org, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the prevention and treatment of child abuse, found that a report of child abuse is made every 10 seconds.

It is healthy for the bodies to take probiotics. They cleanse the body and the gut system. The “good bacteria” helps keep the gut healthy. Instead of buying expensive probiotic products, nature offers some organic choices for you that you can use daily for a better gut health. The name itself is derived from the Latin 'pro-' 'for' and the Greek '-biotic' 'life. The discovery of the probiotics came in the early 20th century and was found in Bulgaria where the bacteria Bacillus Bulgarikus was found in milk.