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Published 9:59pm Apr 16th

John Betterton takes aim as the rest of the Cedar Shooters 'Black Team' waits their turn.

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  • John Betterton takes aim as the rest of the Cedar Shooters 'Black Team' waits their turn.
    Published 9:59pm Apr 16th

    John Betterton takes aim as the rest of the Cedar Shooters 'Black Team' waits their turn.

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  • Jody Wood Nelson will run again in Boston Marathon; she heard the blast from bombs in 2013.
    Published 8:02am Apr 17th

    Jody Wood Nelson will run again in Boston Marathon; she heard the blast from bombs in 2013.

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  • Riley Davis, Collin Henry, Charley Cooling & Max Vasquez were among Cooling Dancers to win recently.
    Published 12:09pm Apr 16th

    Riley Davis, Collin Henry, Charley Cooling & Max Vasquez were among Cooling Dancers to win recently.

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  • Ryan Lane celebrates one of his first place awards at the Special Olympics Regional event.
    Published 10:37am Apr 15th

    Ryan Lane celebrates one of his first place awards at the Special Olympics Regional event.

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Task force continues pursuing grants, donations for courthouse clock repair

By Rusty K. · 12:33pm April 17th, 2014 · 5 hours ago
By Robert Spangler The Benton County Historical Preservation Commission has established a Courthouse Clock Restoration Task Force. Since December, 2013, this task force has been exploring the restoration of the Courthouse clock. Proposals were requested and three proposals we're received from clocksmiths beginning in early January, 2014.

Vinton Today crosses the 9 MILLION mark!

By Valerie Close · 11:52am April 17th, 2014 · 6 hours ago
It's breaking news! Vinton Today, a tiny website operating out of tiny Vinton, Iowa, has just had our 9 MILLIONTH visit! Yes, you read that right, our 9 MILLIONTH visit! We just celebrated our 4th year in business, we've gotten to the point that the "big guys" are now watching our website for their news, something that all of you already knew! Thank you, thank you, thank YOU, for the wonderful 4 years, for all of your attention given to our stories, our advertisers and especially to our dear community.

Easter Bunny to arrive at Riverside Park Saturday at 10 a.m.

By Vinton Today · 10:16am April 17th, 2014 · 7 hours ago
The Kiwanis Easter Egg Hunt will be held THIS Saturday, April 19th @ 10.00 a.m. at Riverside Park for ages 10 & under. The Easter Bunny will also be at this park, so bring your camera. In case of bad weather, location will be the Vinton Skate Center. The Kiwanis members have been busy filling thousands of plastic eggs with candy.

Vinton native Nelson expects 'only a happy memory' from 2014 Boston Marathon

By Dean Close · 8:02am April 17th, 2014 · 9 hours ago
Competing in the Boston Marathon this Monday will certainly be an emotional experience, said Vinton native Jody Wood Nelson. For Nelson, the daughter of Joe and the late Judy Wood of Vinton, running in -- and finishing -- last year's Marathon had been a celebration of healing and an important part of her grieving process, after her mother's death of cancer, followed by her father's diagnosis of lymphoma.

Red Cedar Shooters host Xavier in first home trap meet of season

By Jeff Tilson, Red Cedar Shooters · 9:59pm April 16th, 2014 · 20 hours ago
The V-S Red Cedar Shooters hosted C.R. Xavier in their first home meet of the season on Saturday, April 12. Overall squad finishes: 1st Xavier #2 with 217/250 2nd Red Cedar Black Squad (Drake Tilson, Nick Stein, Sara Jorgensen, Wyatt Lebeda and John Betterton) with 199/250 3rd Red Cedar Gold Squad (Hunter Martin, Caleb Svoboda, Jake Reisch, Cole Garwood and Jacob Patrilla) with 182/250 4th Red Cedar “Cedar” Squad (Dalton Nelson, Kyle Jorgensen, Shane Monaghan, Jay Lovell and Alex Dick) with 179/250 5th Xavie...

Teen arrested for making threat at Benton Community High School

By Randy Forsyth, Benton County Sheriff · 6:59pm April 16th, 2014 · 23 hours ago
The Benton County Sheriff’s Office has referred a 17-year-old juvenile from the Atkins area to Benton County Juvenile Court after a two day investigation. The male juvenile was referred with two counts of Harassment in the First Degree, which are aggravated misdemeanors. This first count resulted from threats made towards staff at the Benton Community School in Van Horne earlier this week.