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AMVETS seek community support during fundraising event Friday thru Sunday

By Valerie Close, Editor · August 7th, 2020
The AMVETS will have their food trailer up and running and will be cooking at Theisen’s Friday through Sunday, August 7-9 starting around 10:30 a.m.The following week the AMVETS can be found at the HyVee Farm Fresh, August 14-16.This is going to be the fundraiser for the Scholarship Program in our area.

COVID-19 Case update, 46 Active cases in Benton County

By Valerie Close, Editor · August 7th, 2020
IIn the U.S. to date, there have been 4,823,890 cases, with 158,250 deaths with a rate of 48.37 per 100,000 people, or a 3.3% case fatality according to John Hopkins as of Friday, August 7, 2020 at 12:11 a.m.Benton County cases of COVID has reached 146 total cases since March.Of the 146, 100 have recovered, leaving 46 active cases in the county (there has been one death of an 83 year old man from Blairstown in early April.

Road Construction to close road between Vinton and County Road W26

By Benton County Engineer · August 5th, 2020
A project to replace a deteriorated twin reinforced concrete box culvert located approximately 6 miles east of Vinton will begin on Thursday, August 6 on County Road E24. This road will be closed to through traffic between Vinton and County Road W26. There is a marked detour along IA Highway 150, US Highway 218 and County Roads E36 and W26.

MAN ARRESTED ON DRUG AND ASSAULT CHARGES

By Vinton Police Department · August 5th, 2020
On August 4th, 2020, at approximately 10:16 p.m., Vinton Police were dispatched to 1306 H Avenue in Vinton for a report of a fight in progress. Officers subsequently arrested Donald Arthur Kading, age 42, of Van Horne, for an assault that had injured another adult male. A search of Kading’s vehicle was conducted after a positive indication of the presence of drugs by the Vinton Police Department’s K-9, “Gino”.

City adds Nuisance Complaint Form to Website

By Valerie Close, Editor · July 31st, 2020
Vinton Residents will now be able to report a nuisance to the City of Vinton directly. Before now, residents contacted a council member or the Mayor to voice complaints. Neither the council nor the Mayor is in charge of taking care of these issues. The city introduced a new form that can be filled out online and submitted making it easier for residents to have their complaints heard.

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