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VINTON – Orthopedic surgeon Dr. Benjamin Torrez, D.O., MPH, is now seeing patients and performing surgeries at Virginia Gay Hospital on the third Thursday of the month. Mary Nading PA-C will be holding clinic on Friday afternoons at Virginia Gay Hospital. Appointments to see Dr. Torrez or Ma…

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DES MOINES – A delegation from Benton County attended the 3rd Annual Iowa Rural Development Summit in Grinnell on April 10th and 12th. Governor Kim Reynolds and Lieutenant Governor Adam Gregg were on hand for the Iowa Economic Development Agency’s Community Catalyst Awards.

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There are a group of volunteer citizens in our community that comprise the Foster Care Review Board. The members of this board are from all walks of life and share in the belief that all children in the child welfare system deserve a safe, permanent home as quickly as the law allows, so that…

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The annual Easter Egg Hunt at the Garrison Public Library with everyone in search of the golden eggs

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VINTON – When Lauren (Reierson) Wittmer, was a young girl in Elgin, she and her mother, Debra, would spend their days crafting and sewing. The duo would spend their Saturdays meticulously cutting squares, tying quilts, or shopping for more fabric.

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The Vinton-Shellsburg High School Speech and Drama Departments had their annual Showcase at the Palace Theatre on Sunday afternoon.

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URBANA –Dozens of children searched Wildcat Bluff Recreation Area Saturday morning for Easter Eggs at the Benton County Conservation hunt. Each child could pick up 13 eggs while they were searching for the golden eggs which provided special prizes.

VINTON, Iowa - Benton County Public Health Director and Virginia Gay Hospital Director of Home Health, Melissa Smith, RN, BSN is making the public aware of information recently released regarding a measles case in the state of Iowa.

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VINTON — As part of his ongoing commitment to providing valued service to Farm Bureau Financial Services clients & members, Randy Stein, CLU, ChFC, LUTCF, AFIS, a Farm Bureau agent in Vinton, recently received the AgWise Master Certified Award. This is the highest award level for Farm Bu…

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The excellent weather Saturday night helped bring out a record number of spaghetti fans to the Garrison Fire Station. The line quickly formed to the door quickly and stayed there more than an hour, snaking around the silent auction items. After the live auction had ended, enough money was ra…

DES MOINES - Lt. Gov. Adam Gregg will present the Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) Governor’s Cup ROTC Award for outstanding achievement to one student from each of the following ROTC programs: Buena Vista University; Iowa State University; University of Dubuque; University of Iowa; and…

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WEST UNION, Iowa — Linn County authorities have arrested a Center Point man accused of armed robbery in Oelwein that started as internet commerce.

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Employees learned of decision Tuesday; Liquidation sale being planned

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VINTON – Orthopedic surgeon Dr. Benjamin Torrez, D.O., MPH, is now seeing patients and performing surgeries at Virginia Gay Hospital on the third Thursday of the month. Mary Nading PA-C will be holding clinic on Friday afternoons at Virginia Gay Hospital. Appointments to see Dr. Torrez or Ma…

VINTON, Iowa - Benton County Public Health Director and Virginia Gay Hospital Director of Home Health, Melissa Smith, RN, BSN is making the public aware of information recently released regarding a measles case in the state of Iowa.

Speech ­— even in this age of social media — is still humanity's most important means of communication. The spoken word is the way the vast majority of people on our planet express their wants and needs.

The mass-shootings at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, and schools around the nation last year ignited a debate on mental health and the need to prevent young people from slipping through the cracks.