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

By Vinton Today · 10:16am April 17th, 2014 · 1 hour 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 · 4 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 · 14 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 · 17 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.

DNR says 'protocol not followed' in rural Vinton fire

By Dean Close · 9:36pm April 15th, 2014
A press release from the Iowa Department of Natural Resources issued Tuesday afternoon places the blame for Friday's fire in rural Vinton on DNR personnel who did not follow the DNR's policies on burning. Below is the complete press release, from the Iowa DNR: An initial review of the prescribed fire in Benton County on April 11 found the National Weather Service was not in any way in error and that certain steps as part of the Iowa Department of Natural Resources internal burn policy were not followed.

VWC to name Woman of the Year on April 22

By Vinton Today · 1:23pm April 15th, 2014
The Vinton Women's Club will honor the 2014 Woman of the Year at its spring dinner on Tuesday, April 22, 2014. The event takes palce at 6:00 p.m. at the Vinton Country club. Call with reservations to Nancy Good by Tuesday, April 15, at 319-472-2647. The honoree will be announced just before dinner.