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Angel Tree Assists families through the efforts of many and dedication of one

By Valerie Close, Editor · December 24th, 2019
Angel Tree once again gave Santa a helping hand this Christmas through the generous support of the community. From the lending of office space in the Governor Sherman Building by Mike Elwick to the several hundred donations of gifts via Arnold Motor Supply, the organization provided gifts to families this Christmas season.

Faces of Benton County: Destiny and John VanHauen

By Vinton Today · December 24th, 2019
MEET DESTINY & JOHN VAN HAUEN, Belle Plaine residents striving every day to foster a nurturing environment for their four children!Destiny and John Van Hauen are the fifth nomination to the Family Nurturing Council’s Faces of Benton County campaign. Destiny and John were nominated by Pastor Kate West.

Vinton Presbyterian Church to hold 6th Annual Christmas Dinner

By Jeff Holmes · December 24th, 2019
    The Vinton Presbyterian Church will hold its sixth-annual free Christmas dinner from 12-2 PM  in what has become a tradition for both the church and the community.    It all began in 2014 after a then-new Pastor Jessica Crane-Munoz saw a need in the area to help serve people who might ind themselves alone at the holidays.

Santa Claus comes to the Courthouse

By Valerie Close, Editor · December 23rd, 2019
The Benton County Courthouse held its annual Christmas party last week. Jolly St Nick stopped in to visit with the employees and posed for pictures with the people responsible for keeping the county functioning throughout the year. With all kinds of goodies, including cookie for Santa the crew took few minutes, to enjoy the food and have a laugh with Santa.

The Polar Express arrives at Tilford Elementary

By Valerie Close, Editor · December 23rd, 2019
A Christmas tradition at Tilford Elementary took place last week as the Kindergarteners got to enjoy a pajama day before beginning their Christmas vacation. As part of the Christmas fun, the children wore their pajamas to school and watched slides of the Polar Express book which was read by their Principal Mr.

Identity thieves captured thanks to car dealership

By Benton County Sheriff's Office · December 21st, 2019
On 12-19-19, at about 3:44 PM, the Benton County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a possible Identity Theft at Van Horn Motor Company on Hwy 30 near Newhall IA. An employee reported that they had a customer trying to purchase a vehicle using a false Upon the arrival of the responding Deputy, a brief foot chase ensued, where suspect, Ronnie William Hill, age 32, from Cedar Rapids IA, fled from the Deputy and got into a white 2018 Chevrolet Cruze, driven by Torrance Terrett, age 29, from Chicago IL.

Appointment stands, Gender Equality once again Ignored

By Valerie Close, Editor · December 20th, 2019
Following the meeting last week, video here, the council met in a special session. According to the agenda it was to appoint a member to the VMEU (Vinton Municipal Electric Utilities) Board.The agenda read as follows:CITY OF VINTONSPECIAL COUNCIL MEETING AGENDAVINTON CITY HALLDECEMBER 19, 2019 6:00 PM1.

Week 2 & 3 Punch Card Winners

By Vinton Unlimited · December 19th, 2019
Vinton Unlimited is happy to announce that Jeremy Koopman is the week 2 winner and Ann Fry Gordon is the week 3 winner in the ‘Holiday Lights’ punch card drawing! Both have won Vinton Value Dollars.The ‘Holiday Lights’ punch card program officially ends on December 24th. We will draw our final weekly winner next week and then one grand prize winner will be drawn as well.

$30,000+ Grants Available in Anderson Creek Estates

By Cedar Valley Bank & Trust · December 19th, 2019
Anderson Creek Estates is filling up fast as 13 of the original 33 lots available have been sold with strong interest on another 3-5. Projects of all types are underway including 10 lots set aside for low-to-moderate income households and providing them with 20% down-payment assistance in the form of a 5-year forgivable mortgage.

Kwik Star to begin construction in March

By Valerie Close, Editor · December 19th, 2019
A representative of Kwik Star has confirmed that construction on the new store will begin in March of 2020. The company plans to have the new store completed by the end of August 2020.Kwik Star will be located next to Theisen's along Hwy 218 and 13th St.

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