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Wednesday Apr 16 | Vinton Today

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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Related Topix: Atkins, IA, Van Horne, IA

Mon Apr 14, 2014

KCRG

DNR Burn Damages Barn Buildings & Nearby Properties

A controlled burn got out of hand in Benton County on Friday, causing damage to properties nearby.

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Related Topix: Vinton, IA, Fire, Weather

KWWL-TV Waterloo

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.

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Related Topix: Iowa, Van Horne, IA

Sun Apr 13, 2014

Vinton Today

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.

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Related Topix: Urbana, IA, Shellsburg, IA

Sat Apr 12, 2014

KWWL-TV Waterloo

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.

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Related Topix: Van Horne, IA, Keystone, IA

Fri Apr 11, 2014

KCRG

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.

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Related Topix: Van Horne, IA

KWWL-TV Waterloo

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.

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Related Topix: Palo, IA, Nuclear Energy, Linn County, IA

Mon Apr 07, 2014

KWWL-TV Waterloo

Stolen Blairstown car found in Benton County lake

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Related Topix: Blairstown, IA

Vinton Today

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.

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Related Topix: Iowa, Iowa Government, Vinton, IA, Terry Branstad, US Governors, Des Moines, IA

Vinton Today

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.

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Related Topix: Blairstown, IA

Sun Apr 06, 2014

KCRG

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.

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Related Topix: Blairstown, IA

Thu Apr 03, 2014

Vinton Today

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.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, Vinton, IA

Tue Apr 01, 2014

Vinton Today

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.

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Related Topix: Weather, Vinton, IA

Sun Mar 30, 2014

Vinton Today

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.

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Related Topix: Shellsburg, IA, Criminal Defense Law, Law

Thu Mar 27, 2014

Vinton Today

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.

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Related Topix: Vinton, IA

Vinton Today

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.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, Vinton, IA

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