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Mary Jo Hainstock, Vinton Shellsburg School Superintendent, has been appointed to fulfil an unexpired term on the School Budget Review Committee. Her term would end in April of 2022, this is a three year term normally. While Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds has appointed Hainstock, the Senate will still need to confirm her appointment to the Committee.

Iowa Senate candidate Ivy Schuster is visiting Blairstown and Shellsburg and wants to hear from you. This is an opportunity to meet face to face with your future state senator, learn about her, and discuss what she can do for your community.When: Saturday, March 29 Where: 10 a.m. Blairstown Cafe & Pizzeria 318 Locust St NE, Blairstownand 1 p.

Kapucian's Korner

By Senator Tim Kapucian · February 21st, 2020
February 21, 2020Subcommittee and committee work took up most, if not all, of our time during the sixth week because the end of the week is the first legislative deadline of the year, nicknamed ‘funnel week.’ This deadline requires most legislation be passed out of committee in its originating chamber – Senate bills need to be out of Senate committees, and House bills need to be out of House committees – in order to continue to be considered this session.

Graham, Democratic candidate for the United States Senate to make stop in Vinton

By Benton County Democrats · February 21st, 2020
Kimberely Graham candidate for the United States Senate, will be at La Reyna Restaurant in downtown Vinton on Saturday at Noon as part of her 99 county tour. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Benton County Board of Supervisor Minutes 2/13/20

By Hayley Rippel, Benton County Auditor · February 18th, 2020
February 13, 2020                  The Benton County Board of Supervisors met in special session at 6:00 p.m. at the Farm Bureau Office Building in Vinton.  Supervisor Primmer called the meeting to order with Supervisor’s Primmer and Seeman present. Bierschenk arrived later.                Discussion was held on the FY21 county budget.

Benton County Vendor Publication Report

By Hayley Rippel, Benton County Auditor · February 18th, 2020
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Benton County Board of Supervisor Minutes 2/11/20

By Hayley Rippel, Benton County Auditor · February 18th, 2020
February 11, 2020                 The Benton County Board of Supervisors met in regular session with Supervisors Primmer, Bierschenk and Seeman  were all present.  The meeting was called to order at 9:00 a.m.   Unless otherwise noted, all actions were approved unanimously.                Seeman moved/Bierschenk seconded: To approve the minutes of February 4, 2020.

VMCU and VMEU Agenda for 2/18/20

By City Of Vinton · February 18th, 2020
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Hello Iowa House district 75! Week 5

By State Representative, Thomas Gerhold · February 18th, 2020
Hello everyone! During week 5, a few of the highlights were the House passed the K-12 Education funding bill, and continue to work on many other bills in subcommittees and committees.Math Remains a Tricky Subject as House Increases School Funding Once AgainMath. It’s a hard subject for many students regardless of their grade level.

More creeks added to water quality improvement projects happening in Benton, Black Hawk, Clayton, Winneshiek and Washington counties Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig announced today that five Soil & Water Conservation Districts (SWCD) located in Eastern Iowa have been awarded grant money to increase the scope of ongoing water quality improvement projects.

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