Operation Backpack: Two VHSH students leading effort to feed needy kids
While the school lunch program helps children from needy families to have healthy lunches during the school day, many of those families struggle on weekends to have enough to eat.
Fri Jul 25, 2014
The Dysart Reporter
Farm Bureau Cookout Contest July 26
The 7th Annual Benton County Farm Bureau Cookout Contest is set for Saturday July 26th at the fairgrounds in Vinton.
Tue Jul 22, 2014
'Little House' legacy continues: IBSSS hosts visitors from Japan, Australia
And because Mary Ingalls, the sister of the famous author, attended the Iowa Braille and Sight-Saving School in the late 19th Century, many of the people who participate in "Little House" tours of places that were important in the life of the author also come to Vinton.
Mon Jul 21, 2014
Did you know this about the American Legion: Family Support
Editor's Note: This is the first article in a series from Brad Anderson, the Commander of the George G. Luckey Post 57 American Legion Post in Vinton.
Drivers bring vehicles, stories to Vinton for 30th Annual Cruise.
The 30th annual Vinton Cruise brought more than 450 cars from throughout Iowa and beyond, and included cars that owners have had in their families for decades, and those which they had recently acquired.
Mon Jul 14, 2014
20th Hogan Memorial brings racers, fans, community together
In the summer of 1995, former Vinton newspaper publisher and dirt track racing enthusiast Dick Hogan died while watching his son, Scott, race in Independence.
Sat Jul 12, 2014
Kings plan 'No More Chemo' Party for Amillianna
After 913 days of cancer and treatment, Amillianna King, the daughter of Mike and Stephanie King of Vinton, finally had her last doses of chemotherapy on Wednesday and Thursday of this week.
Fri Jul 11, 2014
Vinton council hears storm shelter concerns
With the recent tornado warnings that affected the Vinton and Benton County areas, there have been more residents using the storm shelter on Q Avenue.
Thu Jul 10, 2014
Vinton beekeeper asks residents to look for missing insects
Vinton area residents are being asked to look for something that usually doesn't show up on a "missing" list: A couple thousand honey bees.
Council vacancy, police chief on Vinton council's meeting agenda tonight
The Vinton City Council will discuss replacing one of its members as well as the process of hiring a new police chief during its meeting tonight.
Mon Jul 07, 2014
Vinton veteran Hilner finally receives WWII discharge
Clarence was too young to join the regular military when the war began, so at age 16 he joined the Merchant Marines and was sent to the South Pacific to deliver much needed supplies to US Troops.
Sat Jul 05, 2014
One dead, one injured in Benton County crash
Deputies say a car driven by 22-year-old Lucas Mather of Vinton went into the ditch, then rolled over.
Benton County authorities investigating fatal accident southeast of Vinton
The Benton County Sheriff's Office is investigating a fatal accident that took place on V61 southeast of Vinton early this morning.
Thu Jul 03, 2014
Street work means new route for 2014 Vinton Cruise
The downtown event will take place Saturday, July 19, at the traditional time and place.
Mon Jun 30, 2014
Grant will aid Benton County clock restoration
A state grant should help pay for repairs to a Benton County Courthouse clock that has been frozen in time for years.
Storms cause damage throughout county
While Vinton residents were apparently spared any major damage in this afternoon's storms, other areas of Benton County were not so fortunate.
Success of Arts in the Park continues to inspire local artists
The success of the first-ever Arts in the Park event has inspired local artists to keep displaying their work.
Combine Solicitation - Internet and Cable Services for Vinton, IA
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Heavy rains mean river to rise again; 'minor' flooding expected
A week after the Cedar River crested in Vinton at 17.81 feet, heavy rains throughout central Iowa have caused the National Weather Service to predict another round of minor flooding for those living near the river.