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Published 9:21pm Jul 28th

Ty Lillibridge relaxes in a comfortable, leather-covered recliner at the Fair.

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  • Ty Lillibridge relaxes in a comfortable, leather-covered recliner at the Fair.
    Published 9:21pm Jul 28th

    Ty Lillibridge relaxes in a comfortable, leather-covered recliner at the Fair.

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  • Cowgirl, up! Sadie Novotny prepares for one of the weekend horse events during the Fair.
    Published 9:21pm Jul 28th

    Cowgirl, up! Sadie Novotny prepares for one of the weekend horse events during the Fair.

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  • Favorite Fair photos: Caralina and Myla Mefford sit behind the wheel of one of the tractors.
    Published 9:21pm Jul 28th

    Favorite Fair photos: Caralina and Myla Mefford sit behind the wheel of one of the tractors.

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  • Hazel Senft celebrates her 103rd birthday today!
    Published 3:29pm Jul 28th

    Hazel Senft celebrates her 103rd birthday today!

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The Fair, in pictures

By Dean Close · 9:21pm July 28th, 2014 · 22 hours ago
Soon, we will receive the information about who won what ribbons and trophies at the 2014 Benton County Fair. But today, we are happy just to share with you some of our favorite photos from last week.

While the school lunch program helps children from needy families to have healthy lunches during the school day, many of those families struggle on weekends to have enough to eat. To help fill in part of that gap, two Vinton-Shellsburg High School students are leading the effort to bring “Operation Backpack” to Vinton and Shellsburg.

5 days to Opening Night of Mary Ingalls - Her Journey‏

By Nancy Beckman · 12:09pm July 28th, 2014
It is less than a week to Opening Night for "Mary Ingalls - Her Journey" the world premier play of Mary Ingalls' transition from sightless girl to independent and capable woman. The cast is working hard to put the finishing touches on their performances. They have all put a lot of time and effort into this project, and we believe you will be both moved and delighted.

Garrett Paustian’s barn quilt was so good that his grandfather wants him to make one just like for his barn. He spent about sixty hours creating its multi-colored star design, using the favorite colors of his mom, Mary. Kaylie Bahmann made a cage for her first rabbit, which will be named Ellie – a rabbit she now may have to wait until after the Iowa State Fair to obtain.

Local stuntmen Steven Stinson and Shawn Fisher simultaneously crashed their vehicles through the Wall of Fire on Friday night at the Benton County Fair, as part of the Night of Destruction. The popular new tradition at the Benton County Fair (and many other venues in the Midwest) filled the grandstands, as local drivers showed their daring and skill in a variety of events.

Three Vikings earn Wamac baseball recognition

By V-S Community School District · 11:22am July 25th, 2014
Senior Luke Moen led the Vinton-Shellsburg Vikings on the Wamac West All-Conference team; Moen, who also pitched for the Vikings, was named to the second team. Sophomore pitcher Tyler Rippel and junior catcher Aaron Henderson were among the Vikings earning Honorable Mention. See a complete summary of the Wamac Conference, with standings and complete All-Conferrence lists, HERE.