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Growing up there was a fireplace in my home. It wasn’t one that was built into the wall but instead was a free-standing fireplace with metal doors into which we threw logs, old school papers, and the occasional ‘decorative log’ that they used to sell in the grocery stores around the holidays…

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A team of four FFA members, Josh Wiley, Christopher Fleming, Clayton McKenna, and Haley Swanson, went to the Linn-Mar Livestock Judging event on October 15th, 2019. After school, the group took a van to Kirkwood Community College’s Tippe Beef Center. The FFA members judged two classes of hei…

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VINTON – The local Adult Handbell Choir is ringing in the holidays. On Dec. 15, the handbell ensemble, under the direction of Allison Hicks, will perform Christmas music during a 10:30 a.m. service at the Presbyterian Church of Vinton, 608 1st Ave. The 14 year old variety of bells currently …

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Vinton will be one of the overnight stops for the inaugural Iowa’s ride which takes a July 12-18 across northern Iowa. Riders will stay overnight in Vinton on July 13, arriving from Monticello and departing the next morning for Eldora..

Cedar Rapids – The Boy Scouts of America, Hawkeye Area Council has officially wrapped up its Annual Scouting for Food Campaign. The Scouts took to the streets collecting donations in their neighborhoods for the needy. Citizens wishing to donate placed bags full of non-perishable food on thei…

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VINTON – Virginia Gay Hospital and the Urbana Family Medical Clinic celebrated the recent completion of an expansion project at the Urbana clinic with a ribbon-cutting and open house on Thursday, November 21. The community was invited to tour the updated facility with the notable enhancement…

Vinton Police Department Log for Week of November 11-17, 2019 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 Enf…

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. Int…

If you’re like most adults, you might have a hard time falling or staying asleep. In fact, a 2018 Consumer Report found that 68 percent of Americans struggle with their sleeping patterns at least once a week. That accounts for 164 million Americans. If you’re included in that number, you may want to try the phenomenon of “clean sleep.”

While eating meatless has an array of health benefits and even significantly reduces your carbon footprint, there is undoubtedly a price you pay cutting out meat. Vegetarians and vegans commonly struggle with making up these crucial nutrients and vitamins

In the wake of the recent opioid crisis, cannabidiol appears to have become a promising super drug that may lower opioid dependence. Now, CBD, the nonpsychoactive molecule in the cannabis plant and one of the two main components in marijuana has garnered several advocates in other industries, including the world of sports.

An estimated 5.8 million people in the United States are living with Alzheimer’s dementia in 2019, according to the Alzheimer’s Association. This includes an estimated 5.6 million people age 65 and older and 200,000 people younger than 65 who have younger-onset Alzheimer’s. One in 10 people age 65 and older (10 percent) has Alzheimer’s dementia. It’s a disease that Amy Losak of Teaneck, New Jersey, knows all too well.

One of the most commonly searched questions about breastfeeding is, “What medicines can you take?” Since everything you consume makes its way into your baby’s milk supply, it’s a valid concern. Sure, we know to pump and dump after a couple glasses of wine, but what about medications?