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The Early Arts Study Club members and invited guests enjoyed the club’s annual fall trip to The Niche and Three D Kitchens on Sept. 21. The proprietor, Colleen Karrick gave the group a presentation of her new pieces and members viewed all her wonderful merchandise. The club believes this is …

Floralia Arrangers Guild, member of the National Garden Clubs, Inc. met at the Van Horne Community Center with Paula Frazier serving as hostess. Twelve members attended the socially distanced meeting and answered roll call “What kind of flowers did you bring for the workshop today.”

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Belle Plaine Police arrested Lewis Charles Burns, 36, of Belle Plaine on charges of Assault on Peace Officer (aggravated misdemeanor), Interference With Official Acts (serious misdemeanor), and Domestic Abuse Assault (simple misdemeanor).

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For one last Thursday this year, Carla and Renee Brecke of Shellsburg set up shop in Vinton’s Celebration Park for the final farmers market of the season. The mother-daughter duo bring out their wares, with Carla bringing out the packages for food recipes and Renee displaying her hand-sewn f…

VINTON – The transfer of the Iowa Braille and Sight Saving School (IBSSS) from the City of Vinton to the Hobarts will be delayed until the end of October.

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.

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Being a creative problem solver is one tenet of being a good Bobcat. The challenges of 2020 have created a great opportunity for Benton’s yearbook staff to think outside of the box. Last spring, all school activities were abruptly canceled due to the COVID-19 outbreak. This left many empty p…

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Benton County Extension and Outreach sponsored the first-ever County Assistance Fair on Tuesday at the fairgrounds as a way to bring speakers, organizations and resources together in one place for local farmers and county residents affected by the August 10 derecho.

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The 2020 Homecoming Week for Vinton-Shellsburg High School is from September 27th through October 2nd. The activities schedule for the week will be as follows:

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A derecho and a significant amount of recent rainfall were not enough to keep Central Lutheran School (CLS) from welcoming students back on Monday, albeit in a different manner than in previous years.

There are two ways to save money in healthcare. The first is by ramping up preventive care—an ounce of prevention doesn’t cost nearly as much as a pound of cure. The second way is to cut care that has been deemed necessary. I shouldn’t have to say that it is unethical to profit off of Iowans…

Prayer is challenging for many of us. We’ve committed ourselves to incredible levels of busyness and elevate entertainment over substantive conversation with God. The great pastor and theologian Martyn Lloyd-Jones once commented on the struggle of prayer. He said,

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O’Grady Chemical Corp in Van Horne has been sold to Nutrien Ag Solutions, a global agricultural brand, owners Marty and Kris Junge have announced as the transition is currently unfolding.

Many people are experiencing a lot of difficulties right now. We have COVID-19 to navigate and now, many are trying to recover after the Derecho. I have had numerous calls from Veterans whose homes were greatly affected by the storm.

Gov. Kim Reynolds announced an extension of the state of public health emergency on Thursday that was initially issued March 17 by one additional week, and she ordered more non-essential retail categories to close.

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Belle Plaine Police arrested Lewis Charles Burns, 36, of Belle Plaine on charges of Assault on Peace Officer (aggravated misdemeanor), Interference With Official Acts (serious misdemeanor), and Domestic Abuse Assault (simple misdemeanor).

Not one, but TWO albums of Homecoming fun at Benton Community from Friday! Check out photos of the Homecoming Parade, Pep Rally King/Queen Coronations and the Bobcats facing off against the Ti…

The Bobcats got off to a hot start with a 25-23 win in the first set over ranked Marion, yet could not replicate as the Indians took the next three sets to play spoiler on Homecoming Week.

Girls results: Benton 2nd overall (Jaida Lyons, 2nd place), V-S 4th overall (Charlee Johnson, 18th place), Union 6th overall (Ellie Rathe, 12th). Boys results: Benton 4th overall (Trey Schulte…

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Work began in earnest this past week at the Old School Produce gardens located on the grounds of the Benton County Service Center. By following social distancing guidelines—keeping family members together, spacing groups more than six feet apart—more than 14,000 onions were planted by local …

There is an old joke that asks, How do you get to Carnegie Hall?

The American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL), representing more than 14,000 nursing homes and assisted living communities across the country that provide care to approximately five million people each year, has called on Congress to ensure dedicated funding and priority attention is given to long-term care residents and caregivers.

The world is perilous enough for the average senior citizen without a highly contagious, potentially deadly new virus causing a global outbreak of disease.

After four agonizing months with virtually no games to watch, a sports fan’s plate is now full with Major League Baseball, the National Basketball Association and the National Hockey League all returning in late July or early August.

Angela Ballard knows sweat. She is an educator and advocate of hyperhidrosis, in which the sweat glands produce more sweat than usual. She’s also a wife and mother.