Wednesday Apr 16
Teen arrested for making threat at Benton Community High School
The Benton County Sheriff's Office has referred a 17-year-old juvenile from the Atkins area to Benton County Juvenile Court after a two day investigation.
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Mon Apr 14, 2014
DNR Burn Damages Barn Buildings & Nearby Properties
A controlled burn got out of hand in Benton County on Friday, causing damage to properties nearby.
2 Iowans die after car collides with ag sprayer
Authorities say two Iowa City residents have died after their car collided with an agricultural sprayer in east-central Iowa.
Sun Apr 13, 2014
Benton County authorities investigating hit and run south of Urbana
The Benton County Sheriff's Office is investigating a report of a woman who was hit by a car on Saturday, on 32nd Avenue near the Cedar River bridge between Urbana and Shellsburg.
Sat Apr 12, 2014
Benton County accident kills two, injures one
Two people are dead after a two-vehicle accident in Benton County. It happened just before 7 p.m. Friday on 70th street, just west of Van Horne.
Fri Apr 11, 2014
2 Dead After Car Collides With Ag Sprayer
Two people are dead after their car collided with an agricultural boom sprayer, according to a Benton County Sheriff's news release.
Nuclear plant drill in Palo helps prepare for all emergencies
This week, employees at the Duane Arnold Energy Center in Palo went through a drill to make sure they're prepared for an emergency, like a security issue or faulty piece of equipment.
Mon Apr 07, 2014
Stolen Blairstown car found in Benton County lake
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Vinton natives join celebration for Borlaug statue unveiling
A year ago, Vinton native Jess Rundlett helped unload a statue of Norman Borlaug, and witnessed its completion in her job at the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs.
Vehicle found in Hannen Lake after theft reported
The Benton County Sheriff's Office received a report of a vehicle taken from a residence in Blairstown on Sunday April 6, 2014 at 8:00 a.m. At approximately 4:40 p.m. fisherman at Hannen Lake SE of Blairstown reported a submerged vehicle near the beach area.
Sun Apr 06, 2014
Deputies Investigate Stolen Car in Benton Co. Pond
Sheriff's deputies are investigating how a stolen car wound up in a Benton County lake Sunday.
Thu Apr 03, 2014
Vinton Railroad Depot Receives Heritage Area Designation
Silos & Smokestacks National Heritage Area is proud to recognize Vinton Railroad Depot, as the most recent addition to the Heritage Area.
Tue Apr 01, 2014
Car show unites dirt track race drivers, fans
Although cold wet weather delayed this weekend's scheduled Frostbuster at the Benton County Speedway, the sun was shining Sunday afternoon when several of the drivers brought their machines to First Avenue in Vinton.
Sun Mar 30, 2014
Council tables Social Host Ordinance
After hearing a request to approve "Social Host Ordinance" aimed at curbing under age use of alcohol and other drugs, the Vinton City Council agreed to "tweak" the ordinance before considering approving it.
Thu Mar 27, 2014
Council okays changes for car show, Celebration Park event, PIP, Flaughless 5K
First Avenue between Fourth and Fifth Street will be closed this Sunday, March 30, for the Benton County Speedway car show, which will feature several dirt track cars and the drivers who will race them in Vinton each Sunday evening throughout the racing season.
Benton County Farm Bureau leads local Ag Day celebration
Farmers put food on our plate, produce fiber, fuel and renewable resources, while protecting our land, air and water.