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Parade of Champions honors top winners of 2015 Fair

By Benton County Extension · 9:22am July 31st, 2015
The 2015 Benton County Fair crowned champions in several livestock categories, and judges awarded hundreds of ribbons and other honors to participants from throughout Benton County. Those honored in the 2015 Benton County Fair Parade of Champions (see photos HERE) include: Poultry: Junior Skill-A-Thon Champion- Merritt Bodeker Intermediate Skill-A-Thon Champion- Jacob Lowe Senior Skill-A-Thon Champion- Wes Haefner Rabbit: Grand Champion Rabbit Overall- Lydia Radeke Reserve Grand Champion Rabbit Overall- Dakota Henry ...

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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By Kurt Karr · 3:50pm July 30th, 2015
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Thanks to all who made RAGBRAI ride-through a success in Vinton

By Melissa Schwan, Director, VU · 11:53am July 30th, 2015
It’s been one week since RAGBRAI rolled through Vinton and still can’t thank our volunteers enough! We have heard extremely positive comments about our community and I know this may not have been the result if we didn’t have such dedicated members of the community! I hope I am not forgetting anybody but THANK YOU to · John’s Qwik Stop & Casey’s for the donations to the entertainment committee · Dan Engledow for designing the billboard on 4th Street · Kromminga Motors for the...

Eden Aid members gather for century celebration

By Dean Close · 9:48am July 30th, 2015
One hundred years of Eden Township history filled the Newhall City Park pavilion on Wednesday, as the current and former members of Eden Aid and their family gathered to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the club. They discussed the history of the township, the schools they attended, 4-H clubs they joined and neighbors they remembered.

2015 Benton County 4-H Show Results

By Benton County Extension · 3:48am July 30th, 2015
Simpy Click on the results you would like to view! Congratulations Everyone! Dairy and Dairy Goat Show Results Derby Swine Show Results Dog Show Results Herdsmanship Township Results Horse and Pony Fun Show Results Meat Goat Show Results Rate of Gain Sheep Results Horse and Pony Judged Show Results Market Barrow Show Results Statistics Exhibits Results Market Swine Pen of 3 Show Results Communications Event Results Rabbit Show Results Breeding Beef Show Results Parade of Champions ...

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.

FFA shares another successful week at the Benton County Fair

By Jessica Alderson · 10:05am July 29th, 2015
On Wednesday, June 22nd 2015, the Benton County Fair started with animals being brought in between the times of 3 pm and 8 pm, but that isn’t when the Vinton-Shellsburg FFA Chapter started the fair. The Vinton-Shellsburg FFA Chapter started working for fair early in the summer, planning out everything that they can do to make the FFA Barn even better than the previous year.

For VS FFA, Fair planning begin early in summer

By Jessica Alderson, FFA Co-Reporter · 9:35am July 29th, 2015
On Wednesday, June 22nd 2015, the Benton County Fair started with animals being brought in between the times of 3 pm and 8 pm, but that isn’t when the Vinton-Shellsburg FFA Chapter started the fair. The Vinton-Shellsburg FFA Chapter started working for fair early in the summer, planning out everything that they can do to make the FFA Barn even better than the previous year.

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