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Additional COVID-19 cases in Iowa, additional deaths confirmedThe Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) has been notified of 52 additional positive cases of Iowans with COVID-19, for a total of 549 positive cases. According to IDPH, 2 additional deaths were reported; one elderly adult (81+) in Polk County, and one elderly adult (81+) in Washington County.

The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) has been notified of 73 additional positive cases of Iowans with COVID-19, for a total of 497 positive cases. One death was reported in Muscatine County, a middle-aged (41-60) resident. There have been a total of 6,888 negative tests to date, which includes testing reported by the State Hygienic Lab and other labs.

Covid-19 how it's affecting news coverage

By Valerie Close, Editor · March 31st, 2020
There is so much information streaming in here, that just sorting through it all is mentally exhausting. Trying to figure out all of the government releases and if they apply to Vinton, or if it's some branch of government that doesn't apply to most of us. Then there's the continual "You need to write about THIS!" Okay let me address all of those topics:This will be news that I COULD drag out into lengthy stories, but this is how I will get caught up here.

Benton County Public Health to Residents: Together We’re Stronger

By Virginia Gay Hospital · March 30th, 2020
The Benton County Public Health Department reminds residents that although they are spending more time away from friends and family because of social distancing, state, county and local leaders recognize and appreciate the vital role they serve in stopping the spread of COVID-19.“This unprecedented time is not easy,” said Benton County Public Health Director Katie Cox “We want everyone to know that the actions they are taking - staying away from groups of people and keeping a 6-foot distance from other individuals – are important and ma...

LaGrange offers Easter bundles

By Vinton Today · March 30th, 2020
Celebrate with $10 bundles of Easter candy available for curbside pick up at La Grange Pharmacy. $5 Of EVERY PURCHASE IS DONATED TO VGH FOUNDATION TO FIGHT COVID. All bundles are unique and contain a variety of Easter candy. To purchase your bundle park in front of La Grange pharmacy and call 319-472-2100 with your credit card information and to receive your bundle.

Amy Edison, Vinton resident, has been appointed to the Early Childhood Iowa (ECI) State Board as a citizen member. Edison’s term will begin in June 2020 and lasts three years.Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds appointed Edison to the board; she was confirmed by the Iowa Senate. The ECI Board consists of 21 voting members—fifteen citizen members and six state agency members.

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