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12 hrs ago | Vinton Today

Area youth describe projects which will represent Benton Co. at Iowa State Fair

Garrett Paustian's barn quilt was so good that his grandfather wants him to make one just like for his barn.

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Related Topix: Watkins, IA

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.

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Related Topix: Vinton, IA

Mon Jul 21, 2014

Vinton Today

Flower Show! County residents invited to bring their favorites to fair

It is that time again the Benton County Fair open class Flower Show! Everyone received a fair book containing the open class departments in the mail the first week in July..

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Related Topix: Home Gardening, Home, Van Horne, IA, Blairstown, IA

Tue Jul 15, 2014

Vinton Today

Council considers appointment of Vermedahl to fill vacancy until election

Former Vinton City Council member and one-time Mayor Dave Vermedahl has offered to serve on the Vinton City Council until a replacement for Dave Redlinger can be elected in November.

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Fri Jul 11, 2014

Vinton Today

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.

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Related Topix: Vinton, IA, Weather

Mon Jul 07, 2014

Vinton Today

Benton County escapes tornado damage

Despite another round of thunderstorms and tornado warnings in Benton County, there was no reported damage from the Saturday night storm that damaged other part of Iowa before passing over the area.

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Related Topix: Weather, Van Horne, IA, Garrison, IA, Dysart, IA

Sat Jul 05, 2014

KWWL-TV Waterloo

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.

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Related Topix: Vinton, IA

Vinton Today

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.

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Related Topix: Vinton, IA

Mon Jun 30, 2014

Vinton Today

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.

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Related Topix: Vinton, IA, Urbana, IA, Tornado, Natural Disasters, Home Listing, Home, Shellsburg, IA

KWWL-TV Waterloo

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.

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Related Topix: Cedar Falls, IA, Vinton, IA

Vinton Today

BCVP drivers are available to help with transportation to medical appointments

Who has traveled nearly 18,000 miles, made over 560 one-way trips to medical appointments serving over 65 Benton County residents in one year's timethe Benton County Volunteer Program Medical Transportation Assistance Volunteersthat's who! On June 14 volunteers came from Urbana, Vinton, Van Horne, Keystone, Watkins, Norway, Luzerne and Belle Plaine ... (more)

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Related Topix: Urbana, IA, Van Horne, IA, Watkins, IA, Belle Plaine, IA, Luzerne, IA

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