Kansas State defensive lineman and Vinton native Drew Wiley will forgo an extra year of college eligibility to pursue a career in the National Football League (NFL) Wiley announced on social media Friday afternoon.

Center Point-Urbana’s senior Isabell Kreel, junior Kara Perry, senior Emma Upah and Union junior Sarah Michael have auditioned and have been selected for the 2021 All-Iowa Honor Dance Team, which will learn, rehearse and record their routine on February 22.

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In response to questions we have received regarding availability of the COVID-19 vaccine and access for the general public, we have some updated information.

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Friday saw a steady and curious flow of patrons stop by the brand new Viking Plaza on North K Ave on their grand opening day to check out the new bait and tackle shop and learn more about the collection of businesses already set up in the property.

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Union High School revealed its top five Homecoming King and Queen Candidates for the 2020-21 school year on Friday. Union delayed Homecoming to winter due to concerns over COVID-19.

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Union High School revealed its top five Homecoming King and Queen Candidates for the 2020-21 school year on Friday. Union delayed Homecoming to winter due to concerns over COVID-19.

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Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds on Thursday issued a new proclamation easing limits on spectators at sporting and recreational events, opening the door for high school sports to allow additional spectators and students into events.

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Chris and Kari Enos had a vision for the former home of Bright’s Pianos Sales when they purchased the building in the summer of 2020. As owners of Viking Auto, they wanted to put a car lot on the grounds, but the idea quickly grew into so much more.

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Following the Emergency Use Authorization of both the Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines, the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) is partnering with county public health departments to begin vaccinating Iowans. Both vaccines are currently being administered in Iowa to the Phase 1A prio…

Friday, Feb. 7. Only 24 weeks into her pregnancy, Jodi Junge of Van Horne brought Olivia Jo Housman into the world at St. Luke’s Hospital in Cedar Rapids. After nine months of fighting for her life, Tiny, but Mighty Olivia Jo is home with her family. ‘

Center Point-Urbana senior Emma Upah is one step closer to fulfilling her dream of dancing in college as she signed with Mount Mercy’s dance team on Wednesday inside the high school gym she’s performed in countless times.

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Opening a barnhouse-style wedding venue north of Vinton was not in the original plans for the Kacenas-Alyce (Lynch), Deb and Kevin-but when the plan came together, they fully embraced bringing such a space alive for Benton County.

VINTON — The first request for reimbursement of work done at the Iowa Braille and Sight Saving School (IBSSS) was presented to the City of Vinton during last Thursday’s council meeting.

Gov. Kim Reynolds announced an extension of the state of public health emergency on Thursday that was initially issued March 17 by one additional week, and she ordered more non-essential retail categories to close.

All Charges are subject to review by The Benton County Attorney’s Office. An arrest or criminal charge is merely an accusation and the Defendant is presumed innocent, unless proven guilty. Intrastate Warrants are issued by Law Enforcement Agencies for crimes happening in their jurisdictions.

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Belle Plaine Police arrested Lewis Charles Burns, 36, of Belle Plaine on charges of Assault on Peace Officer (aggravated misdemeanor), Interference With Official Acts (serious misdemeanor), an…

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Nerves, excitement, cheers and tears were all wrapped up into two days of wrestling at the third annual Iowa Wrestling Coaches and Officials Association (IWCOA) Girls State Tournament on Friday and Saturday, drawing over 450 girls to Coralvillle including wrestlers from all four area schools.

1.5 second was all the time Union lead host Benton on Saturday, but it would be those final seconds which gave the Knights a non-conference road win and Benton shy of their first win of the season.

Benton girls basketball closed out a 3-0 week with a 53-27 win over Union on Saturday for a non-conference battle, extending the recent winning streak ahead of the final weeks of the regular season.

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Work began in earnest this past week at the Old School Produce gardens located on the grounds of the Benton County Service Center. By following social distancing guidelines—keeping family members together, spacing groups more than six feet apart—more than 14,000 onions were planted by local …

“The pandemic has worsened stress, as boundaries between home and work have been blurred,” says Dr. Alex Dimitriu, founder of Menlo Park Psychiatry & Sleep Medicine in Menlo Park, California. “Kids, pets, home life and other distractions now interfere with people’s attempts to work. The lack of social contacts or vacations to punctuate our lives have also added stress during COVID. Working remotely, through video visits and little in-person interaction has also significantly limited the multimodal ways we used to work — when we worked in person. For many, COVID had become Groundhog Day, with each day melting into the next, and this is hard.”

Yoga practitioners know that a daily dose of sun can help focus the mind, improve circulation and tone muscles. Now the face can get in on the action, as well, thanks to face yoga, an anti-aging exercise regime for the face.

Muscle pain and muscle aches are part of life and can happen to just about everyone. Whether they’re from tension, stress, a sports injury or a medical condition, everyday living can sometimes be a literal pain in the neck — and exacerbate related bodily aches, too. These aches usually affect the support structures that allow movement in daily life: the bones, the muscles, the ligaments and the tendons.

Winter is the customary cold and flu season, and a time during which many people aren’t as vigilant about maintaining their health as they might be at other times of the year. This winter has the additional variable of the coronavirus pandemic, which surged into 2021 with a second wave of spread and infection.

Barbara Bell knows the importance of medical care and regular visits to the doctor, and why they’re vital for her during the pandemic. Bell, a retired teacher, has rheumatoid arthritis and takes medication that suppresses her immune system.