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One Juvenile killed when struck by Stolen Car they were driving

The Linn County Sheriff's department released the following information concerning a high speed chase ending in Benton County. "On 5/31/21 at approximately 8:56 p.m. a Linn County Deputy located a vehicle that had been reported stolen out of Cedar Rapids on I-380 northbound south of Center Point. The Deputy activated his emergency lights and siren to initiate a traffic stop and the vehicle failed to pull over and led the Deputy on a pursuit.

V-S Boasts two schools in the top 50 in Iowa for the Kids Heart Challenge

Top Fundraiser for Tilford Elementary's Jump Rope For Heart Health Braedon Enos Every year, students from Vinton-Shellsburg Elementary students raise money for "Jump Rope for Heart" in an annual fundraising effort for elementary and middle school across the country. Thousands of schools and millions of kids participate each year.  The program has raised over $1.2 billion since it began in 1978.Jump Rope for Heart has four simple goals:Get kids active by having them jump rope.
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Benton County Fair Queen Candidate: Emma Wiley

Emma WileyMy name is Emma Jo Wiley. I am the daughter of Todd and Denise Wiley and sister to Drew, Isaac, and Josh Wiley. We live on a family farm in northeast Benton County. I will be graduating from Vinton Shellsburg High School in May and plan to attend DMACC in Ankeny this fall, pursuing an AAS degree in Business. My community involvement includes being a member of the Harrison Willing Workers 4-H club for 9 years, as well as being an active member of the Wesley United Methodist Church in Vinton where I have been involved in youth group, Sunday morning services, and Wednesday night meals.

Benton County Fair Queen Candidate: Emma Arnold

Emma Arnold Emma ArnoldMy name is Emma Arnold, daughter of David Arnold and Sara Yedlik. I live on an acreage apart of my family’s farm outside of Vinton. I am a Senior at the Vinton-Shellsburg High School and I will be graduating at the end of May. My plans after high school is to attend Hawkeye community college majoring in Agriculture Business Management. I plan to transfer to Iowa State to major in Agriculture Education.

Benton County Fair Queen Candidate: Julia Schultis

Julia SchultisMy name is Julia Shutlis. I am the daughter of Robert and Kristine Shultis of Shellsburg. I have an older sister who attends Iowa State in Ames. I attend Vinton-Shellsburg High School and will graduate in May.Participating in a wide variety of activities and learning new things has been especially important to me. I have been involved in band for 6 years, Benton County Youth Council for 2 years, and choir for 1 year.

Benton County Fair Queen Candidate: Rylee Sash

Rylee SashRylee Sash is the daughter of Kevin and MaryJo Sash and has two older sisters, Payton and Olivia Sash. She lives on a small farm outside of LaPorte City and currently attends Union High School. After high school, she plans on going to Iowa State to double major in Event Management and Hospitality Management.In school, she is involved in the fall play, spring musical, dance team, group speech, individual speech, Mentors in Violence Prevention (MVP), band, choir, color guard, FFA, National Honors Society, and the volunteer program.

Benton County Fair Queen Candidate: Annabelle Newton

Annabelle NewtonMy name is Annabelle Newton, and I am the daughter of Chad and Kim Newton, and have one sister Sophia (12). I am a sophomore at the Vinton-Shellsburg High School where I am involved in Track, Cross Country, Student Senate, and FFA. I have served the Vinton-Shellsburg FFA Chapter as Co-Reporter and will be serving it as President this upcoming school year.

Benton County Fair Queen Candidate: Emily Ingalls

Emily IngallsEmily Ingalls is the daughter of Loren and Patricia Ingalls. She has two older brothers, Aaron and Tristan and her older sister Machaela. She lives outside of Van Horne and attends Benton Community. Emily is 17 and will be a Senior in the Fall.Emily is actively involved in 4-H and FFA. In FFA she has participated in several CareerDevelopment Events with her favorite being Conduct of Meetings where she received Gold at SubDistricts and Districts and received Silver at state.

Benton County Fair Queen Candidate: Harlyn Heitshusen

Harlyn HeitshusenMy name is Harlyn Heithusen. Daughter of Willis and Cindy Heitshuen. I live outside of Urbana, Iowa, on a horse and cattle ranch with my parents and my two siblings, Hadley and Kendall. I attend Center Point-Urbana Highschool. Once I graduate I plan to attend Iowa State University, to study Biomedical Engineering, with a minor in Criminal Justice and coach a volleyball team.

Benton County Fair Queen Candidate: Kailey Bahmann

Kailey BahmannHey Benton County, my name is Kailey Bahmann. My parents are Scott and Amy Bahmann along with my younger brother Alex Bahmann. I currently live in Vinton and just currently graduated from Vinton-Shellsburg High School. I will be attending Iowa State University in the fall of 2021 and will be going after my animal science degree. Throughout high school though, I was active in the Vinton-Shellsburg FFA chapter, the VS Red Cedar Shooters, the National Honor Society, and much more! I have been a part of 4H for 9 years now and was [sel]ed to be on the 4H youth council which I have been on for 3 years.
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