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This BT-13 WWII trainer plane made a fuel stop in Vinton on Friday.

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  • This BT-13 WWII trainer plane made a fuel stop in Vinton on Friday.
    Published 6:43pm Aug 1st

    This BT-13 WWII trainer plane made a fuel stop in Vinton on Friday.

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  • A close up of the front of Angie Wittmer's First Place 'Iowa' concrete painting project.
    Published 8:39pm Aug 1st

    A close up of the front of Angie Wittmer's First Place 'Iowa' concrete painting project.

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  • The story of Mary Ingalls will come alive at IBSSS tonight.
    Published 1:11pm Aug 1st

    The story of Mary Ingalls will come alive at IBSSS tonight.

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  • I think I can, I think I can...Cameron Schulte was one of the children who enjoyed the pedal tractor
    Published 9:21pm Jul 28th

    I think I can, I think I can...Cameron Schulte was one of the children who enjoyed the pedal tractor

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Vinton artist Wittmer wins State Fair Concrete Painting Contest

By Dean Close · 8:39pm August 1st, 2014 · 2 hours ago
After earning Second Place honors in the Iowa State Fair Concrete Statue Painting Contest in both 2012 and 2013, Angie Wittmer of rural Vinton won first place in the novice division with her Iowa-shaped project. Angie and about 40 other artists painted Iowa-shaped concrete with whatever design they felt inspired to paint.

Fair Results: Ribbon recipients, champions listed

By Benton County Extension · 7:59pm August 1st, 2014 · 3 hours ago
The Benton County Extension Office has completed compiling the results of the 2014 Benton County Fair. Click on the links below for complete results for each event: Communications Day Breeding Beef Show Breeding Sheep Show Bucket Bottle Show Dairy Cattle Show Dairy Goat Show Derby Sheep Show Dog Show Home Ec/S.

Rare WWII-era plane makes stop in Vinton

By Dean Close · 6:43pm August 1st, 2014 · 4 hours ago
With the Oshkosh, Wisc., air show winding down this weekend, the Vinton airport has been a re-fueling site for pilots heading to or from that popular event. On Friday, at least two planes refueled in Vinton; one heading to Osh Kosh and one departing. The plane heading to the show for its final weekend included a man who flew a plane with his son and grandson as passengers.

'Mary Ingalls - Her Journey' opens tonight

By Nancy Beckman · 1:11pm August 1st, 2014 · 9 hours ago
It's finally here - the night Mary Ingalls' story unfolds. Come, join us. We promise you an evening of entertainment and enlightenment. There will be artifacts on display and, of course, items for sale. There will be a graduation reception of cake and lemonade following the performance.

Benton County Recorder warns of deed record scam targeting Iowans

By Dean Close · 9:30am August 1st, 2014 · 13 hours ago
Creative crooks are constantly looking for new ways to separate honest Americans, including Iowans, from their money. The latest attempt – which has affected parts of Iowa but has not yet been reported in Benton County – deals with property records. Some Iowa property owners have reported receiving letters in the mail, implying that there has been “deed activity” affecting their property and offering them copies of deeds and property assessments for $83.

Home Health Agency Moves to VGH

By Virginia Gay Hospital · 9:07am August 1st, 2014 · 14 hours ago
The Home Health Agency has moved from their downtown location back to the main campus of the Virginia Gay Hospital (502 N 9th Ave, Vinton, IA 52349). Contact Home Health at 319-472-6360. About Home Health: Whether it’s maintaining an independent lifestyle at home, assisting the recovery of a patient post-hospitalization, or providing preventative health information, Virginia Gay Hospital Home Health Agency is an important community resource for people of all ages.