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Hello District 75 from the State Capitol!

Monday, January 10th, 2022 was the beginning of the 89th Iowa General Assembly and I could see a lot of enthusiasm and potential for another great year! Monday’s session was predominantly filled with speeches by the leadership of both Republicans and Democrats.Tuesday’s highlight was Governor Reynold’s Condition of the State Address. A few of her highlights were to return the money hard-working Iowans are paying in taxes.

BOARD OF SUPERVISORS MEETING January 18, 2022 at 9:00 a.m.

BOARD OF SUPERVISORS MEETING January 18, 2022 at 9:00 a.m. Benton County Service Center Conference Room 811 D Ave. Vinton, IA ** Agenda is not printed in any particular order; only time specific items will be addressed at certain times 1. 9:00 A.M. Call to Order 2. Approve minutes 3. Approve Recorder’s Quarterly Report 4.
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Vinton Police Department Log for Week of January 3-9, 2022

Vinton Police Department Log for Week of January 3-9, 2022.All Charges are subject to review by The Benton County Attorney’s Office. An arrest or criminalcharge is merely an accusation, and the Defendant is presumed innocent, unless proven guilty. Intrastate Warrants are issued by Law Enforcement Agencies for crimes happening in their jurisdictions.

Weekly Newsletter from Des Moines

Gov. Reynolds signs proclamation that eases transportation rules for propane

Today, Gov. Kim Reynolds signed a proclamation that temporarily suspends regulatory provisions of Iowa law pertaining to hours of service for crews and drivers hauling propane.  The proclamation is effective immediately and expires on February 5, 2022, at 11:59 p.m.  The proclamation can be found here.
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Benton County Deputies involved in Vehicle Pursuit

On Wednesday, January 12, 2022, at approximately 12:44 p,m. Benton County Sheriff's Deputies attempted to stop a 2000 White Ford Mustang in the 1500 block of 70th St., Keystone. The vehicle would fail to yield to law enforcement and increase speeds to 90 mph. The suspect vehicle would fail to negotiate a turn onto a gravel road at 13th Avenue and 70th Street.

Van Horne man placed on probation for June incident in Riverside

In July of 2021, the Benton County Sheriff’s Deputies in conjunction with Washington County worked to arrest 37-year-old Scott Christopher Kirk who was in Vinton at the time. Kirk had a warrant out for his arrest on charges of third-degree burglary from a motor vehicle, fourth-degree theft, and fourth-degree criminal mischief. The thefts occurred in Riverside, Iowa.

Governor Reynolds Announces Iowa Health Careers Registered Apprenticeship Grant

 During the 2022 Condition of the State Address, Gov. Reynolds announced the new Iowa Health Careers Registered Apprenticeship Program aimed at both providing high school students with the opportunity to explore health care careers while getting paid and helping to address the health care workforce shortage.
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Gov. Reynolds Launches New Teacher and Paraeducator Registered Apprenticeship

 Gov. Reynolds announced the launch of a first-in-the-nation Teacher and Paraeducator Registered Apprenticeship Grant Program Tuesday during her annual Condition of the State Address.  The grant program will provide opportunities for current high school students to earn a paraeducator certificate and associates degree and paraeducators to earn their bachelor's degree all while learning and working in the classroom.


CITY OF VINTON COUNCIL WORK SESSION - JANUARY 13, 20226:00 PM or 1-312-626-6799 or 1-646-558-8656Webinar ID: 824 1255 7488AGENDA1. Discussion of schedule of fines for civil citations
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