VINTON – Grace Petrzelka earned the crown of Miss Vinton 150 Sesquicentennial over three other contestants during judging Saturday at the annual Party in the Park.
VINTON — Rain earlier in the day did not dampen the enthusiasm of nearly 400 participants for this year’s Party in Pink 5K Walk/Run on Friday, June 21. Registrants represented seven states including Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Missouri, Wisconsin and, of course, Iowa.
The Vinton Guild of Fine Art has special events planned during the Vinton 150 Sesquicentennial celebration, including an art contest.
How do we show that we truly believe the things we preach? How do we show a skeptical world that we truly believe Jesus died for our sins? How do we show our love for a God who cares for us in a personal way? How do we reflect the work of the Holy Spirit that joins our individual spirit with…
VINTON – Another attempt was made Tuesday afternoon to gain support – financial and in sweat equity – to help save the Ray House from further deterioration.
VINTON – Party in the Park kicked off on Thursday night with its traditional line up of events and weather predictions of a higher than average prediction of rain.
VINTON – When the midway fills the air next week at the Benton County Fairgrounds, many will stroll along eating cotton candy, chilling themselves with an ice cream from the dairy booth and occasionally step around a cow pie or two.
NEWHALL – Sundays are good days to go to church, and we can’t forget the meal after church. Sometimes there’s pot lucks, sometimes we go out to eat with the family. Well, here’s a change for you. Sunday June 23rd, the Newhall American Legion is doing a pork roast. Its from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.…
Chiropractic care has been used by professional athletes for quite some time now, and almost all professional sports teams have a chiropractor on their health team. But the benefits of chiropractic care aren’t just for athletes like Michael Jordan or Usain Bolt. Golfers like Tiger Woods, Ror…
Here we go again! The calendar turns…seasons change…and summer is here. Kids are out of school. The weather is getting warmer and summer activities are falling into place. In just a matter of 2 weeks – it seems that kids have already moved from excited to bored and back and forth again a doz…
I had this great idea to take the kids to the Relay for Life on Friday in Van Horne. I felt it was part of my job as a parent to help my children be more aware and also understand that cancer affects many people. Richard Hayes, the kids’ grandfather, died with two kinds of cancer. It broke h…
MOUNT VERNON, Iowa – Cornell College named 227 students to its Dean’s List for the spring 2019 semester, including: Bailey Barnard of Keystone with Honors.
VINTON – More than 500 citizens have requested a site survey for their property, and we’ve received quite a few questions along with all the sign-ups. We have answered most questions by responding to the individual who asked it, and we’ve expanded our website’s FAQ section so everyone can se…
NEW YORK CITY – As the Vinton-Shellsburg Music Department experienced the music and entertaining scene at the Big Apple last week, they also visited some moving historical sites.
VINTON – As temperatures finally begin to rise and melt the winter snow, some are beginning to express concern about another flood of the Cedar River.
CEDAR FALLS – Taylor Wheeler thought about new hairstyles on Friday afternoon. She had to since her long blond locks would be cut off the next evening.
VINTON – A nurse who lives in Benton County has been recognized for their contributions to the profession.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla.– When Tyler Reddick takes the green flag for his first NASCAR Monster Cup race, the experienced eyes of Garrison native Steve Barkdoll wilk talk him around the track from h…
Travel anywhere in Benton County is being discouraged because of the blowing snow and wind chills.
INDEPENDENCE — Sentencing of reality-TV celebrity Christopher Soules was again delayed after a district court judge struck from the process three victim impact statements and ordered the draft…
Vinton Police Department Log for Week of May 13-19, 2019
Becca Steffen creeped to the front edge of the batter’s box. With one out in the bottom of the seventh, all she had to do was avoid the double play.
Ian Rupp stood behind the Benton dugout in his uniform pants and a blue T-shirt. He expected a delivery.
Vinton-Shellsburg High School and Middle School Red Cedar Shooters, as well as the Red Cedar Shooters Rookies, had several individuals and teams compete in the 2019 Trap Shooting Championships…
Oelwein head coach Jason Gearhart stood behind third base and preached a simple message to 17 of the 18 Huskies batters who came to the plate in the fifth inning: “Patience.”
Katelyn Buscher was Benton’s workhorse Monday night. The sophomore right-hander tossed 207 pitches in a doubleheader against Williamsburg while allowing just three earned runs.
VINTON – Benton County Supervisors took no action Tuesday on in initiating a review of the three decade old land use ordinance.
VINTON — Coots Materials Company employees were recognized at the Iowa Limestone Producer’s Association’s 74th Annual Convention recently held in Iowa City.
Johnson Real Estate changes location
Press Release – Ideal Industries, Inc., ABCO Manufacturing, Inc.
By Faith Ann Brown
If you’ve ever been a pet parent you know animals love to explore and taste just about everything in their path. Unfortunately, there are things at home that our furry friends shouldn’t eat. In fact, according to the ASPCA in 2018, the Animal Poison Control Center (APCC) received an average of 1,200 calls daily and assisted 266,554 animals.
Once again, millennials — anyone born between 1981 and 1996 — are in the news. This time, unbeknownst to them, it’s a plea for help.
According to the Oxford Dictionary, a boundary is defined as “a line that marks the limits of an area.” In more straightforward terms, it’s the line you clearly draw so that others know not to cross it. Boundaries are essential to healthy relationships, whether that’s among friends, within the workplace or in a romantic partnership.
Root canals and comedy clubs. It’s true that one is significantly more pleasant than the other, but they share the same goal: To put a smile on your face. There is another commonality. Both are among the patient services at Brockport Smiles, a dental office with a fresh approach to patient care and oral health.
What do Sigmund Freud, Prince, Janis Joplin and Pennsylvania-bred rapper Mac Miller all have in common? They all died from an opioid overdose.
MONTEZUMA — Authorities have announced Tuesday afternoon that a man has been charged with first-degree murder in connection with the disappearance of Mollie Tibbetts.