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Food replacement assistance available for low income residents

By State Of Iowa · August 15th, 2020
For those that have lost food due to the disaster that affected our area last week, there may be assistance available at this link. According to the DHS website, the application deadline is September 25, 2020."IAGP offers grants to families whose household’s annual income is at 200% or less of the federal poverty level.

V-S to delay the first day of school due to storm damage/Facemasks required

By Vinton-Shellsburg Community Schools · August 15th, 2020
The first day of school will be August 31st. This is due to the storm damage throughout the district.We will utilize the built-in snow days on January 18th, February 15th, April 6th, and Friday, May 28th. The calendar has additional hours already built in to cover the 5th day. We will operate with the plan of any inclement weather days will be continuous learning days.

Individual Disaster Assistance Grant Program Applications Available

By Benton Co. Disaster Recovery Coalition · August 14th, 2020
Benton County residents impacted by the August 10th storm can apply for the Iowa Individual Assistance Grant Program. The grants are for families whose household’s annual income is at 200% or less of the federal poverty level. Each qualifying household MAY receive up to $5,000.00. In Benton County applications are available at HACAP service locations in: ​Vinton – 202 East 4th Street between the hours of 9:00 am to 3:00 pm Monday through Friday.

Benton County Disaster Coalition Seeking Funds to Help Disaster Impacted Familie

By Benton Co. Disaster Recovery Coalition · August 14th, 2020
The Benton County Disaster Recovery Coalition is seeking monetary donations to assist families impacted by the August 10th storm. The Coalition responds to multi-dwelling disasters to assist families in the county who have unmet needs after all other sources of funds have been exhausted. Individual insurance, federal and state assistance would be utilized first and if a family still had unmet needs existing that creates a hardship for the family, then the Coalition will do what they can to provide financial support.

The AMVETS will have their food trailer up and running and will be cooking at Hy-Vee Fresh Friday through Sunday, August 21-23 starting around 10:30 a.m.This is going to be the fundraiser for the Scholarship Program in our area.  As always, it is free will donation.   The menu includes soda, chips, and sandwich – burger, brat,  or hot dog.

Storm Damage continues to affect Benton County Residents (Video Link)

By Valerie Close, Editor · August 13th, 2020
Wednesday evening, I took a trip to Van Horne, Keystone and Newhall to capture the damage to those areas. Devastating. Disastrous.Catastrophic. Any of these words sum up the destruction in the southern parts of Benton County. For the most part the roads are clear enough to drive on throughout the county with powerlines down across the road in some areas.

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