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Published 2:32pm Jul 3rd

Local photographer Brendan Turner took the first overhead photo of the new VS athletic turf.

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  • Local photographer Brendan Turner took the first overhead photo of the new VS athletic turf.
    Published 2:32pm Jul 3rd

    Local photographer Brendan Turner took the first overhead photo of the new VS athletic turf.

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  • Freedom Rock: Group has set up Go Fund Me page to help with project.
    Published 10:17am Jul 3rd

    Freedom Rock: Group has set up Go Fund Me page to help with project.

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  • Party in the Park: Several young people attempted their skill with the giant soccer ball.
    Published 12:06pm Jul 1st

    Party in the Park: Several young people attempted their skill with the giant soccer ball.

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  • The popular trailer races are part of the July 25 Night of Destruction at the B.C. Fair.
    Published 12:12pm Jul 3rd

    The popular trailer races are part of the July 25 Night of Destruction at the B.C. Fair.

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VS turf work continues; drone cameras offer first full view

By Dean Close · 2:32pm July 3rd, 2015
Thanks to two drone photographers, Brendan Turner of Vinton and Nikone Sysouchanh, Vinton-Shellsburg fans can see a full view of the new football turf for the first time. Turner, the owner of Aerial Advantage of Vinton, shared his overhead photo. School officials say the project is on schedule; the Vikings will play their first game on the new turf on Sept.

Make plans to celebrate the 4th in Dysart

By Vinton Today · 12:13pm July 3rd, 2015
Click to view a flyer with activities happeing in Dysart this weekend for the 4th of July. The annual three-day Dysart July 4 celebration takes place beginning Friday, July 3 and wraps up Sunday, July 5. Events include a Kiddie and Grand Parade, a 5K run, a dance as well as various events and concessions throughout the weekend.

Night of Destruction to return to Benton County Fair, July 24

By Dean Close · 12:12pm July 3rd, 2015
One of the new favorites at the Benton County Fair will return again this year. The Night of Destruction, with walls of fire and the very popular trailer races (demolition derbies involving trucks pulling trailers around the race track) will take place on Friday, July 24. The next night, Saturday, July 25, is the demolition derby and the roll-over contest.

Freedom Rock Committee sets up Go Fund Me page

By Dean Close · 10:17am July 3rd, 2015
Along with seeking donations from veterans organizations and others, the Benton County Freedom Rock Committee has set up a Go Fund Me page to reach more potential donors. The rock has been put in place just west of the Shellsburg Legion Hall, and will honor all of the Benton County veterans. Kaye Bonesteel of the group says more input and donations are always welcome.

River R.A.T.S. readying plans for Aug. 8 clean-up

By Tami Stark · 10:04am July 3rd, 2015
In just over 1 month, the Cedar River R.A.T.S. will take to the Cedar in one big pack and make one big impact on our Cedar River! Mark your calendar and make plans to join us on Saturday, August 8 @ 9:00 AM at the Vinton Park Boat Ramp…we’ll meet there and have a brief safety discussion, pass out your supplies, and hit the water! Our route this year will take us down almost 12 miles of the Cedar from Vinton to Wildcat, we’ll stop @ Benton City Park/Campground for a homemade lunch served by some of the best “Landsha...

Act 1 announces 'Oliver' cast; show to open September

By ACT I · 9:49am July 2nd, 2015
Steve Arnold, the director of the Act 1 production of Oliver, has announced the cast. The musical, based on the Charles Dickens novel, Oliver Twist, will open on the Palace stage Sept. 11. It was previously presented by ACT I in 1997 as the opening fundraiser to acquire the Palace Theatre. Cast members include: Oliver Twist Tucker Mensen Mr.