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Ellie Karr leads her champion dairy goat in the Parade of Champions.

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  • Ellie Karr leads her champion dairy goat in the Parade of Champions.
    Published 9:22am Jul 31st

    Ellie Karr leads her champion dairy goat in the Parade of Champions.

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  • 100 years of Eden Aid: Members celebrated in Newhall Wednesday.
    Published 9:48am Jul 30th

    100 years of Eden Aid: Members celebrated in Newhall Wednesday.

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  • Firefighters from several local communities responded to the fire at the Vinton Kerry facility.
    Published 11:09pm Jul 29th

    Firefighters from several local communities responded to the fire at the Vinton Kerry facility.

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  • Viking baseball players met with fans and family members before heading to DM on Monday.
    Published 11:42pm Jul 27th

    Viking baseball players met with fans and family members before heading to DM on Monday.

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Birthday party for Emma Redlinger, Aug. 4, at Celebration Park

By Dean Close · 1:20pm July 31st, 2015
Emma Redlinger would have celebrated her 15th birthday on Tuesday, Aug. 4. To celebrate her life, her family is organizing a "Happy Birthday Emma Grace" party at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 4, at Celebration Park in Vinton. "It's going to be big," says Emma's mom, Aimee. At least 20 miniature hot air lanterns will be lit and released in Emma's memory.

Family tradition: Fair Queen's mom once wore crown

By Dean Close · 9:10am July 31st, 2015
Sarah Kreutner, the 2015 Fair Queen, is the second generation in her family to have earned that title. Sarah, the daughter of Brian and Jen (Peterson) Kreutner, was crowned Queen on Thursday, July 23. Her mom had been the Story County Fair Queen in 1989. "So far, I’ve had a wonderful time as Queen," says Sarah.

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Area departments respond to fire at Kerry facility in Vinton

By Dean Close · 11:09pm July 29th, 2015
Firefighters from Vinton, Garrison and Urbana were sent to the Kerry facility on West First Street in Vinton to battle a fire on Wednesday night. Vinton firemen used their aerial ladder to access the roof, which they cut before spraying with the aerial nozzle. Vinton Fire Chief Gary McKenna estimated the damage at several hundred thousand dollars.

Dawn Richards is BC Farm Bureau Cookout Champ

By Benton County Farm Bureau Federation · 1:34pm July 29th, 2015
The 8th Annual Benton County Farm Bureau Cookout Contest was held Saturday July 25 at the fairgrounds in Vinton during the Benton County Fair. Ten people competed for Grand Champion of the event, with Dawn Richards winning the title with her Flat Iron Steak recipe in the Beef category. Bill Newton, contest coordinator, was on hand to run the event, along with Teddi Newton, Al Schafbuch and Robert Ritscher to assist with the Farm Bureau sponsored Cookout.

The VS Vikings arrived in Des Moines Monday afternoon to prepare for their 11 a.m. game vs. Waverly-Shell Rock in the State Tournament. Nate Forsyth, a member of the VS 1998 State Championship Team, visited the Vikings on Monday before they boarded the school vans for the two-hour trip to the state capital.