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VINTON – The Vinton First Christian Church hosted its first annual Fall Festival Saturday and members were pleased with the results. Despite a cold wind, many people showed up.

VINTON – The neighborhood iVinton office got an update this week with the installation of its logo on the building front at 412 1st Avenue. The office has been open for a couple of weeks with hours of 8 am-5 pm on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday; 8 am-7 pm on Thursday and 8-11 am on S…

WASHINGTON D.C. – U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Deputy Under Secretary for Rural Development Donald “DJ” LaVoy today announced that USDA is investing $251 million (PDF, 120 KB) to upgrade rural electric systems in 13 states. The funding includes $38.2 million to finance smart grid te…

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VINTON – Audra Piotti graduated from college in 2005 with a degree in applied economics and no desire to do anything with it. Then she learned about AmeriCorps from a friend and it led ultimately to a husband and a life on the prairies of Iowa.

I’m sure many of you have seen the publicity surrounding Private Laurel W. Ebert of Blairstown, IA. Private Ebert was last seen on 26 November 1942 in what is now known as Papua New Guinea. He was on a mission with a small squad of peers, and only a few returned. His parents received a teleg…

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.

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…

Vinton-Shellsburg High School athletes, parents and friends turned out for the Fall Sports Blowout on Friday. Spectators were treated to an afternoon of getting to know each team, from volleyb…

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 par…

Vaping has come of age in the most perfect of social conditions. Smoking cigarettes is falling out of favor socially and even among nicotine users, and is wholly rejected by many young people today. To get their fix they're turning to what is marketed as a cleaner and safer method of ingestion. Enticing flavors, edgy technology and social media are empowering the tobacco industry to ensnare a new generation with nicotine addiction
by way of vaping. And it’s working. In 2016, 43.8% of high schoolers in New York state tried vaping, more than double the total two years prior. This trend has Ontario County officials deeply concerned.

We’ve all experienced sticker shock. It’s one thing to gasp over the cost of a new dishwasher, but sticker shock for those who need to purchase medications for a chronic disease such as diabetes is a serious issue.