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Lori King & Junction 63 are Coming to Garrison!

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Come hear one of the best bluegrass bands in the Midwest! Lori King and Junction 63 bring a wealth of hard-driving originals, heartwarming gospels, sing-along country grass and, of course, bluegrass! Rachel Dedrick and John Berinobis will start things off with a round of swing blues numbers. Come join the fun!On October 23 there will be a concert from 2:00 pm to 4:30 pm at the Farmers Mercantile Hall in Garrison.

Vinton Public Library Book Review: The Woman in the Library

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The Vinton Public Library has begun to share book reviews. This is the first in the series. ---The Woman in the LibraryBy Sulari GentillReviewed by Connie Bennett, Vinton Public Library ClerkMystery/RomanceSome Raw LanguageIn the Boston Public Library, four people choose to sit at a large table. One, a writer, tells the story from her point of view.
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Bevans Trial rescheduled to a later date

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A trial in the case of a Benton County woman's death has been postponed. Samantha Bevans' defense has requested a delay for the beginning of the trial. Originally scheduled for November 7, the Benton County Attorney had no issues with the request. A new date will be set. Bevans is being accused of killing her stepmother, Jodie Bevans last July. An accomplice Tacoa Talley, is also being accused of the murder.

Third-Parties Charging for Military Records

Benton County, Iowa - The Iowa County Recorders Association wants to make all veterans aware that recording or requesting military records is always free of charge for a veteran. In recent weeks it has been reported that a third-party company has been charging veterans to record these documents. Please review the Iowa Code chapter and information regarding submitting copies of DD214 documents below.

Vinton Public Library Holds 31 Days of Reading Challenge

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The Vinton Public Library will be holding a 31 Day Reading challenge for kids. Stop in to pick up your activity page!The Library is located at 510 2nd Ave, in Vinton.
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Salem Methodist Church, Van Horne hold Soup Luncheon October 9

Salem Methodist Church, Van Horne, will serve a soup luncheon from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sunday, October 9.Join us for homemade soup, bread & desserts! Your choice of Chili, Potato or Chicken Noodle!Free-will offerings support Salem UMC's missions & ministries. All are welcome!The church is located at 205 3rd Ave. in Van Horne.

Newhall American Legion & Auxiliary to hold Smorgasbord October 9

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The Newhall American Legion and Auxiliary will have a smorgasbord and salad bar. The event will be held Sunday, October 9, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Newhall American Legion Hall.The menu includes Roast beef, Old fashioned ham, and a salad bar.Adults $12.00Children 5-12 $6.00under 5 free.

Academic Award Winners Announced for V-S 21-22 School Year

Vinton-Shellsburg announced the Academic Award winners last night for the 21-22 School Year. These students received a yearly cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher.Class of 2025 Isabel Birker Lucas Birker Sadie Burke Ayden Butler Addyson Chvala Dakota Cornell Isabelle Dahlstrom Jacob Dudley Broden Farrell Alana Fleming Adysen Frieden Rylee Grimm Haylee Karr Zachary Klopping* Evan Lopata Miles Neblung Cade Oldfather Andrew Pingenot Olivia Primrose Tori Richart* Wesley Salter Megan Schlitter Olivia Schminke Ryan Sivola Maliah Stout Dana Terc Brenna Trinkle Brody Waters Molly Zearley Class of 2024 Easton Almquist* Kelcie Appleby Aliza Brummer Peytin Clemensen Emmett Colsch* Dillon Conrad Margaret Elwick Tess EricksonLevi Ferguson Carmen Henkle* Victoria Humiston Thomas Jessen Julia Johnson Paige Kelley Klarisa Kerkman McKenna Kingsbury Brodee Klein Kennacie Kurth Carter Lamont Lee Anne Lubbock Aubrey Lund* Dominick Lund Athena McCauslin Grayce McClintock* Ashlyn Murray Eli Page* Sarah Phelps Luke Redlinger Rachel Rollinger Elise Smith Grace Stephenson Aldin Swanson Bree Swenson Sophia Vasquez Sydney Walton Tory Wash Aleric Weber* Jordyn Williams Shai Williams Tyler Wood Class of 2023 Aspen Ahrenholz Ian Allsup Brylee Bruce* Kalinda Burke Mason Coder* Lillia Dahlstrom Abigail Davis Cameron Dawson-Fink* Gracie Drury* Curtis Erickson Alyssa Griffith* Molly Haisman Karli Hanson Paul Herger Ellery Johnson Patience Kies Maya Lapan-Islas* Autumn McGowan Noel McKenna Annabelle Newton* Elizabeth Noe Kaelyn Pettyjohn Benett Rickels Jaxson Rule Blake Soquet Faith Thompson Bryce Walker Baylee Wheeler Joshua Wiley *4.
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**NOTICE TO VOTERS**

**NOTICE TO VOTERS**GENERAL ELECTION NOVEMBER 8, 2022Polling Place Hours: 7:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.ABSENTEE VOTING IN THE AUDITOR’S OFFICE: Absentee ballots will be available on, Wednesday, October 19, 2022, at the Benton County Auditor’s Office and may be voted in the office until 5:00 p.m., Monday, November 7, 2022.ABSENTEE BALLOTS BY MAIL: A ballot may be mailed to you upon your request.

Shellsburg Couple Arrested on Charges of Sexual Abuse and Child Endangerment

The Benton County Sheriff's department made two arrests last week of Jeffrey and Stacy Diveley of Shellsburg. JEFFREY SCOTT DIVELEY was charged with a total of 10 charges in several accounts involving sexual abuse of children. He was charged with two counts each of:SEXUAL ABUSE IN THE SECOND DEGREE, CLASS B FELONY 709.3(1)(b)709.3 Sexual abuse in the second degree.
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