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VAN HORNE – Dr. Pam Ewell sits in the organized confusion that is registration day at the Benton Community High School talking with a young couple concerned about their child’s first days of school.

Dr. Mangold and Virginia Gay Hospital are excited to now offer a medically supervised weight management program beginning on September 5th. The clinic will be held on Thursdays at the Vinton Family Medical Clinic, 504 N. 9th Avenue, Vinton. There is a one-time enrollment fee of $399, payable…

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We are thrilled to announce that the 150 Women books are now available! The books highlight the 150+ women that have been submitted as the women making a difference. Short biographies and photos of almost all of the women are included in the publication.

Keep Iowa Beautiful received a $7,500 grant from ITC Midwest to encourage student volunteerism for community service throughout Iowa. The grant will be used to support the Keep Iowa Beautiful (KIB) programming to connect community service needs with the personal interests and values of students.

DES MOINES — Grand Champion honors were awarded Thursday in the FFA Market and Carcass Lamb shows at the 2019 Iowa State Fair.

DES MOINES – David Paustain of Vinton placed second in the Speciality Craft Brewing competition at the Iowa State Fair. Amateur brewers from across the state competed for top honors in the 2019 Iowa State Fair Oenology – Beer competition.

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…

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…

The long march through the summer sports season has come to a screeching halt. The state baseball tournament finals on Aug. 3 marks the end of a season of rain delays, muggy nights and one particularly noisy night at the Benton County Fair that agitated one sports editor and possibly one Vin…

There are several well-known factors that contribute to aging: smoking, stress, sun exposure and genetics, among them. But what you may not realize is what you put on your plate can also cause you to look beyond your year. 

It can sometimes be difficult to get kids outdoors for exercise when the weather is harsh, says Jennifer Jewell, a physical therapist in Jefferson Township. That’s one of the main reasons she enrolled her three children in the iXL Rehab, Exercise and Wellness Center’s Excel Sports Performance youth camp.

Summer vacation is well under way, and with a lack of recess and physical education, parents may be looking for different ways to get kids outside and staying active. A great way to keep children from becoming couch potatoes for three months is to go for a hike.

Post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, is caused when an individual witnesses or experiences a tragic event. Though they may not surface for months or years, symptoms include sleeplessness, depression, a heightened state of anxiety, flashbacks to the event and avoidance of places, people or activities that are reminders of the trauma. According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA), 7.7 million adults in the U.S. live with PTSD, though women are more likely to develop this condition.