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Carlson's to celebrate 60th Anniversary

Robert (Bob) and Betty (Noe) Carlson will be celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary on Sunday, October 3, 2021 at the Farmers Mercantile Hall, 100 W Main St., Garrison, Iowa at 2 PM. Their children; Brian (LeAnn), Cedar Rapids, IA; Nancy (Carl), Colorado Springs, CO; and Melinda, Marion, IA; grand-children; Max (Macy); Kelsey, Brianna, Cora and Robert; and great-granddaughter Flora; invite friends and family to attend! Bob and Betty were married October 8, 1961 at the United Methodist Church in Garrison, Iowa.

Toney of Blairstown among Iowa State University summer graduates

Iowa State University awarded degrees to 802 graduates this summer. Students earning degrees have the opportunity to participate in fall or spring commencement ceremonies. The following are graduates from your area:Blairstown, IADawn Toney, Bachelor of Arts, Advertising, Cum Laude
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ATTENTION VINTON-SHELLSBURG GRADUATING CLASS OF 2016

Your school cumulative folder is available for you to pick up at the Central Office located at 1502 C Ave., Vinton, between the hours of 9:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Mon.- Thur. At this time we are limiting the traffic flow so we ask that you please email or call to [st] up an appointment to come get your folder. Folders will be available from September 1 - October 1, 2021, at which time they will be disposed of.

Dr. Tony Anthony Scholarship and Dottie Anderson Donation Gives to VGH Employees

Dottie Anderson - Thank you for your generous donation supporting VGH! Congratulations to: Christina Harrelson and Marita Perez! In 2008, Dottie Anderson established the Dr. Tony Anthony Scholarship which supports an annual $500 scholarship for staff of VGH Nursing & Rehab. Christina Harrelson and Marita Perez are the 2021 recipients.Dottie recently made another $30,000 donation to this scholarship.

Puppy Treats sold in Iowa Recalled

The following products were released in Iowa and have issued a recall due to visible mold on the product.Recall Number: V-0148-2021 Product name: Pup-peroni Original Beef Flavor 25oz, 38oz, 50oz 25oz Product recall code numbers include: 7910072026, 7910099150, 7910083052 Best By Dates: 09/28/22, 09/30/222, 10/06/22, 10/08/22, 10/19/22, 10/21/22, 10

Thomas awarded scholarship from Arnold Motor Supply

Amy Thomas of Brandon, received a $1,000 scholarship presented to her by Arnold Motor Supply. She is the daughter or Brian and Kelly Thomas. Brian owns and operate Thomas Repair in Brandon. The scholarship is awarded based on an essay written by those applicants who are related to an Arnold Service Center employee. She was one of 7 that were chosen

Fleshner receives IFAA Scholarship

Tyson Fleshner of La Porte City, IA was awarded the $1,250 Rain and Hail Insurance Services Scholarship by the Iowa Foundation for Agricultural Advancement (IFAA) during the Iowa State Fair Sale of Champions on Saturday August 21, 2021. Tyson's parents are Travis and Stacy Fleshner.The IFAA established the Winner's Circle Scholarship Program in 1990 to provide incentives for college-bound youth seeking post-secondary education in an area of agriculture.

IFAA Scholarship Winner Isaac Whiley Announced

Isaac Wiley of Walker, IA was awarded the $5,000 Sinclair Tractor Ag Business Scholarship by the Iowa Foundation for Agricultural Advancement (IFAA) during the Iowa State Fair Sale of Champions on Saturday August 21, 2021. Isaac’s parents are Todd and Denise Wiley.The IFAA established the Winner's Circle Scholarship Program in 1990 to provide incentives for college-bound youth seeking post-secondary education in an area of agriculture.

State Fair Competition Wins in Creative Arts: Photography

Nine entries from Benton County brought home ribbons in this category with 7 blue ribbon entries by Jenna Grovert, Courtney Chambers, Emily Ingalls, William Kroneman, Caleigh Lewis, Braden Martin and Alivia Sweeney. Nora Grovert and Caleigh Lewis brought home the red.North Eden Willing WorkersJenna Grovert, 8×10 photograph of red cracked barn paint, matted in black.

Benton County State Fair Creative Arts: Various Categories

Visual Arts/Original ArtLeroy LuckiesCaitlin Atwood, Red Ribbon - Still life charcoal drawing of a bass clarinet, metronome, and a pair of glasses.Emily Ingalls, Red Ribbon - A painting of a sun and a moon with faces on them.Bruce BoostersAdrianna Hinebaugh - Blue Ribbon - Green and Blue Pour Acrylic Painting on 16” x 20” canvasFlorence HawkeyesQuintin Volesky - Blue Ribbon -  A shop stool created out of tractor parts painted red, silver and black.
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