The first concert of the year for Vinton-Shellsburg, the Fall Choral Preview, will feature the seventh and eighth grade combined choirs, Treble Choir, and Concert Choir.

KEYSTONE: Tim Pickart, age 60, passed away on Friday October 8, 2021, at his home in Keystone, following a sudden illness.

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Courtney Powell stood inside her former high school gym with hundreds of eyes laser-focused on her. The 2017 Union graduate and current University of Iowa soccer player was candid with her wor…

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The Kurth family of Vinton — Shawna, Kinzley and Kenna — and Kinzley’s boyfriend Javan Andrews were enjoying their summer trip to Cancun like most would imagine: with a swim in the ocean. Kinz…

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. In…

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VINTON – After listening to input from the community and discussion among themselves, a vote of 4 to 3 was declared Monday evening for the Vinton Shellsburg school district to remain mask opti…

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Urbana Town Centre came alive for the first time as Fiber Heart and JAMS Coffee Bar hosted a joint open house on Saturday for the public to come see what the two new businesses are all about.

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In the wake of a temporary restraining order (TRO) issued by a federal judge against enforcement of Iowa’s mask mandate ban for schools, the Vinton-Shellsburg and Union school boards will disc…

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Normally a glow run consists of runners/walkers wearing glow-in-the-dark apparel or accessories. But on October 16, the first-ever Nathan’s Miles Glow Fun Run will be held on America’s longest…

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The derecho of 2020 left Benton County with a truckload of stories. One such story in Newhall features a school roof, a totaled home, a close call, insurance woes, and rebuilding.

Floralia Arrangers Guild, member of National Garden Clubs, Inc., met at the Van Horne Community Center on Sept. 1 with Paula Frazier serving as hostess. Eight members attended and roll call wa…