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· 7:30pm July 25th, 2016 · 20 hours ago
John Yundt and Jon Clingman – two Vinton area businessmen and music lovers from the 1960’s and 1970’s, thought it would be nice to bring an Iowa musician to Vinton to perform for the public. Craig Erickson and his band will perform at no cost to the community on Thursday August 11, 2016 from 7-10 p.
· 10:40am July 25th, 2016
George Henry Nielsen, 86, of Central City, was called home Saturday, July 23, 2016, at the Monticello Nursing Home, Monticello. Visitation: 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, July 26, 2016, at Murdoch Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Central City. Funeral Service: 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 27, 2016, at Jordan’s Grove Baptist Church conducted by Reverend Steve Russell.
· 10:29am July 25th, 2016
Breast Cancer Survivors Will meet Monday August 8 at 5:30 p.m. for dinner and conversation at Windsor Manor in the dining room. Fiver dollar donation for the meal. Reservations not required.
· 10:22pm July 24th, 2016
Blessed Hope Church will be holding their annual Sweetcorn Sale at Hummel Park featuring the Lutz Farm Sweetcorn...the park is located across from McDowell's. Corn will be $4 for a baker's dozen, funds go to sponsor the in town missions projects. Corn will be available Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, beginning at 9:00 a.
· 9:37am July 22nd, 2016
The 32nd Annual Vinton Cruise will take place tomorrow, July 23. Hundreds of vehicles from all over Iowa and beyond are expected. Owners will begin arriving at around 3 p.m. when registration begins. The cruise will begin at 7 p.m. See the event Facebook page HERE.
· 7:51pm July 21st, 2016
Vinton firefighter Dennis Bramow is organizing the Vinton Fire Department's first-ever "Waterball at Night" event. The contests will take place on 4th Street, in front of the Benton County Courthouse. Registration begins at 5:30 p.m.; the contests begin at 7. The public is invited to come watch.
· 9:47am July 21st, 2016
The Blue Creek Blue Creek Springtime Monarchs (an affiliate of the National Wild Turkey Foundation) is inviting all area youth to its annual JAKES (Juniors Acquiring Knowledge, Ethics and Sportsmanship) Day at the Izaak Walton League facility north of Vinton. Children age 17 and under are invited to this free event on Saturday, Aug.
· 4:11pm July 19th, 2016
Benton County Conservation is hosting a 5K trail run/walk on Saturday, July 23rd at 8:00 am. Registration for the race is $25! The race will begin at the Nature Center, and will end at Rodgers Park. To register, please contact Scott Bahmann via email at email@example.com, or via phone at 319-560-9803.
· 9:35pm July 17th, 2016
The Benton County Community Foundation invites the community to attend their annual Grant Awards Ceremony. The ceremony will be held on July 26 at the Van Horne Community Center from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. The Community Foundation will be distributing 31 grants totaling $106,700 to organizations. Grants will be awarded to nonprofits and government entities with projects positively impacting Benton County.
· 9:33pm July 17th, 2016
A blood drive will be held on Monday, July 18, at the Vinton Shellsburg High School from 1-6 p.m. Take a few minutes out of your day, and make a donation if possible! If enough donations are received the Health Careers class has a potential to receive scholarships from the American Red Cross.