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The Benton County Salvation Army needs you!

By Vinton Today · November 27th, 2020
Take a turn at ringing the bell this year!The Benton County Salvation Army Red Kettle Bell ringing campaign will kick off on Friday, November 20th this year. We will have opportunities for ringing the bell at the following 2 sites:Vinton Fareway Grocery Store – now through December 24th, from 8 am – 8 pm.

Easton Lindeman gets a visit from the Pink Fire Truck

By Valerie Close, Editor · November 24th, 2020
This past February, Easton Lindeman then age 2, son of Corey and Samantha was diagnosed with high-risk neuroblastoma, a type of cancer that affects his adrenal glands, spinal column, and bone marrow. Neuroblastoma is a cancer that develops from immature nerve cells found in several areas of the body.

COVID Numbers in Benton County 11/24/20

By Valerie Close, Editor · November 24th, 2020
Remember if you have had the virus, consider donating plasma to help someone who might be ill, you could save up to four lives! Click for information on how to do that.Benton County has had a total of 1,613 cases since March.                                                                           11/24Positive cases since March -  Benton Co.

Vinton Fire Department Thanks Community

By Vinton Fire Department · November 24th, 2020
As we near Thanksgiving and a time to reflect on the blessings we all enjoy in our lives (and despite 2020, most of us have far more to be thankful for than we may admit at first), VFD wants to offer the deepest thanks to those who attended and supported our Vinton Fire Department Chili Supper - 2020 Special Edition!This was our only fundraising opportunity of 2020 after having to cancel both our primary fundraisers (Fish Fry and Pancake Breakfast) and we truly had no idea what to expect.

Kersten Light Display to continue, but in need of Electrical Expertise

By Valerie Close, Editor · November 24th, 2020
Thanksgiving night you will again, for the 55th year, be able to enjoy the Kersten Christmas light display. The lights will be on Monday-Friday 5:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. and on the weekends you can see them at 5:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. The last day to see the lights this year will be December 27th. Heidi Kersten, said that there are a lot of repairs needed on the lights this year, thanks to a squirrel.

Dear Santa, putting a little normal in a not so normal year

By Valerie Close, Editor · November 23rd, 2020
One of my favorite things to do is to capture Santa with all of the kids at Christmas. It is always fun to watch the mouths drop open as Santa addresses a lot of the kids by name. The kids often comment to their mom or dad, "He knows my name!" It's even funnier when the adults aren't sure who he is and have to ask.

Santa‘s Mailbox has been delivered

By Valerie Close, Editor · November 23rd, 2020
Hey kids!If you would like to send Santa a letter, there is a mailbox located in front of LaGrange Pharmacy. Letters will be delivered directly to the North Pole for Santa and Mrs. Claus to read. Feel free to drop off your letter and be sure to include your address in case one of the elves would like to contact you!

Do you need to boost your Year End Giving? Help the Legion

By Valerie Close, Editor · November 23rd, 2020
The local American Legion George G. Luckey Post 57 would like to ask you to consider a donation to the post. Like everyone else, because of COVID-19, the Post has had to curb their fundraising efforts this past year affecting their budget, no, to put it bluntly, they are struggling. For over 100 years the Legion has been in the area, serving where they can, and teaching others the importance of patriotism.

NEED FOR CONVALESCENT PLASMA CRITICAL

By Vinton Today · November 20th, 2020
LifeServe Blood Center, the sole provider of blood to more than 120 hospitals across Iowa, Nebraska, and South Dakota, is seeking community members who have tested positive for COVID-19 or have COVID-19 antibodies to donate convalescent plasma to meet the dramatically rising plasma needs of local hospitals.

Vinton Fire Department serves Chili supper

By Valerie Close, Editor · November 20th, 2020
Vinton pulls out all the stops when it comes to supporting our own. Well, all of the stops that we can in the midst of shutdowns, COVID, quarantines, face masks and social distancing. The Vinton Fire Department held a fundraiser on Thursday night providing a chili supper to residents for a freewill donation.

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