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Absentee Ballots are now available as well as Absentee Voting

By Gina Edler, Benton County Deputy Auditor · October 8th, 2019
Click for information about absentee voting and hours.**NOTICE TO VOTERS**CITY/SCHOOL ELECTION NOVEMBER 5, 2019ABSENTEE VOTING IN THE AUDITOR’S OFFICE: Absentee ballots are available, at the Benton County Auditor’s Office and may be voted in the office until 5:00 p.m., Monday, November 4, 2019.ABSENTEE BALLOTS BY MAIL: A ballot may be mailed to you upon your request.

The worst brings out the best in us

By Valerie Close, Editor · October 8th, 2019
Over the last three decades of newspapering, the blur of news is always overshadowed by the worst and most terrible of times in the timeline of my corner of the world. This week will go down as one of those. At the same time, the overwhelming love that was shown to one of our own families, and those that love them, also brings tears to my eyes.

Dr. Jill Biden stops in Vinton as part of Campaign stop

By Valerie Close, Editor · October 7th, 2019
Friday found the Vinton area residents stopping in at LaReyna as part of the campaign stop for Vice President Joe Biden's Campaign. Biden's wife Jill visited Vinton sharing with a crowd the vision that her husband Joe has for moving forward in his campaign.The crowd enjoyed the visit with questions, comments and a time of picture taking with Jill following her speech to the crowd.

Q and U renew their vows for another year

By Valerie Close, Editor · October 7th, 2019
The annual Q and U Wedding was held last week at Tilford Elementary. The first graders celebrate the joining of the two letters for eternity. The girls dress up in their prettiest clothes and can wear a little veil while the boys donned the Viking jerseys for the event. Following the "ceremony" that is filled with all kinds of Qu words, the children celebrate with cake and a bit of dancing to celebrate the day!

National Cybersecurity Awareness Month: Telemarketing Fraud

By Cedar Valley Bank & Trust · October 7th, 2019
Brought to you byWhen you send money to people you do not know personally or give personal or financial information to unknown callers, you increase your chances of becoming a victim of telemarketing fraud.Here are some warning signs of telemarketing fraud—what a caller may tell you:§ “You must act ‘now’ or the offer won’t be good.

Benton County Attorney Press Release Concerning Fowler Sentencing

By Benton County Attorney's Office · October 5th, 2019
The Benton County Attorney’s Office announces the following: On September 26, 2019, Lyle Arthur Fowler, II, age 44 of Vinton, Iowa appeared for joint Sentencing on two different Benton County District Court cases, SRCR013785 and FECR013889. In case SRCR013785 Fowler appeared in Court for Sentencing having previously pleading guilty to two charges of Telephone Dissemination of Obscene Materials to a Minor, both aggravated misdemeanors.

Fowler Sentenced in September 2018 Shooting

By Valerie Close, Editor · October 3rd, 2019
Lyle Arthur Fowler II was sentenced on the latest charges filed against him in Benton County as a result of the September 7, 2018 shooting incident in which Fowler was arrested after firing several shots in the direction of Vinton Officers Ben Parmater and Katlyn Schimerowski.The officers were responding to a request for a welfare check of Fowler who lived at 705 C Ave.

Do you have holiday spirit to spare?

By Virginia Gay Hospital · October 3rd, 2019
It may only be October, but for the Respiratory and Human Resources Departments at Virginia Gay Hospital, it’s time to think about trimming holiday trees! As the event organizers, those departments are now planning and preparing for the 11th Annual Holiday Tree. This year’s event will again be sponsored by Vinton’s Farmers Savings Bank and Trust.

Vinton Unlimited Plans October 21 Grant Workshop

By Vinton Unlimited · October 2nd, 2019
To introduce Vinton’s new Hotel Occupancy Tax (HOT) Grant, Vinton Unlimited is holding an introductory workshop for potential applicants. Attendees will have the opportunity to preview the application and ask specific questions. The workshop will be Monday, October 21st at 6:15 pm in City Hall.Groups that hold community events, work to promote the City of Vinton or encourage people to visit Vinton are encouraged to attend.

Virginia Gay Hospital welcomes David Lane, PA-C

By Virginia Gay Hospital · October 2nd, 2019
Virginia Gay Hospital is pleased to announce the addition of David Lane, PA-C as an Emergency Room/Hospitalists. David recently completed a residency in emergency medicine at the University of Iowa. He joins Matt Wilden, Tammy Madsen, Trevor Nelson, and Jill Reese as a member of the emergency medical care team caring for patients treated in the emergency department.

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