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I’m Bruce Adams, and I’m very appreciative of the opportunity to run for the State Senate in District 38.My wife , Janie, works at the Highland Ridge Care Center in Williamsburg. We have two sons. Brett, who lives in San Diego, recently completed five years in the Marines, and is finishing a college degree this month.

Gov. Reynolds signs new proclamation continuing the State Public Health Emergency DeclarationOn Wednesday, Governor Reynolds signed a new proclamation continuing the Public Health Disaster Emergency. The proclamation permits summer school activities, including baseball and softball, to resume on June 1.

Area Campgrounds now OPEN, with restrictions

By Valerie Close, Editor · May 21st, 2020
Benton County was open for camping as of 8:00 a.m. on Wednesday morning. Modern restrooms and shower houses remain closed. Pit toilets are open. Cabins, shelters, offices, nature centers remain closed."Campsites are designed with enough separation between camping units, so we are not enforcing patrons using every other site," said Karen Phelps, Executive Director of Benton County Conservation.

Benton County Vendor Publication Report 5/12/20

By Hayley Rippel, Benton County Auditor · May 20th, 2020
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By Gina Edler, Benton County Deputy Auditor · May 19th, 2020
BOARD OF SUPERVISORS MEETINGMay 19, 2020 at 9:00 a.m.Benton County Board of Supervisors Room** Agenda is not printed in any particular order, only time specific items will be addressed atcertain times1. 9:00 A.M. Call to Order2. Approve Minutes3. Approve Cigarette Permit for Kimm’s Mini-Mart4. 9:05 A.

Benton County Board of Supervisors Minutes May 12,2020

By Hayley Rippel, Benton County Auditor · May 19th, 2020
​May 12, 2020The Benton County Board of Supervisors met in regular session with Supervisors Bierschenk and Seeman present, Primmer participated via zoom, and Bierschenk acted as Chair and called the meeting to order at 9:00 a.m. Members of the public were provided the zoom access capability to join in during open session and watch live at the county’s YouTube channel.

To order internet/video/voice, you simply need to request services, This can be made via website or by calling iVinton office (472-3255). After the date/time is set, Patriot will make the equipment installation in the home. This requires the homeowner to be present. With COVID-19 present, limited instruction is provided on the system workings.

Vinton Police Department Log for Week of May 11 – May 17, 2020

By Vinton Police Department · May 19th, 2020
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.Adult ArrestsNoneJuvenile Referrals12-year-old Male Juvenile Referral for Consumption of Alcohol in Public Place by a Minor.

Greetings from Under the Golden Dome

By Senator Tim Kapucian · May 19th, 2020
The governor signed a new proclamation to allow salons, barbershops, and massage and tattoo establishments to partially reopen throughout the whole state starting on Friday, May 15. Restaurants, fitness centers, libraries, campgrounds, and race tracks can also open in those counties that had previously been closed.

Editor's Note: Vinton Today invited candidates to introduce themselves to the voters and to share a little bit with you about their stance on the issues. We will publish these as they arrive.I’m Ivy Schuster and I am running for Iowa Senate in District 38 to represent Benton, Iowa, and Poweshiek counties.

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