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Published 1:22am Jul 25th

Karley Kenney will represent Benton County at the Iowa State Fair Queen Contest.

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  • Karley Kenney will represent Benton County at the Iowa State Fair Queen Contest.
    Published 1:22am Jul 25th

    Karley Kenney will represent Benton County at the Iowa State Fair Queen Contest.

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  • Aubrey Hantz and Jade Pohlmann hang on as they ride the forward/backward roller coaster.
    Published 10:04am Jul 25th

    Aubrey Hantz and Jade Pohlmann hang on as they ride the forward/backward roller coaster.

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  • Kristen Lowe's photos of sparklers spelling out USA was among projects selected for the State Fair.
    Published 10:44am Jul 23rd

    Kristen Lowe's photos of sparklers spelling out USA was among projects selected for the State Fair.

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  • Brandy Carlson will use this light in her room after the fair.
    Published 10:44am Jul 23rd

    Brandy Carlson will use this light in her room after the fair.

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Three Vikings earn Wamac baseball recognition

By V-S Community School District · 11:22am July 25th, 2014 · 3 hours ago
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.

Salsa contest; 50-foot banana split at Aug. 7 Farmers Market

By Duane Randall, Vinton Parks & Recreation · 10:36am July 25th, 2014 · 4 hours ago
Salsa Contest on August 7th at Vinton Farmers Market! And Blessed Hope Church will be Providing 50 foot Banana Split! The Vinton Parks & Recreation Department Farmer’s market season will once again host the annual Salsa Contest. The contest will be held at the August 7th market but all interested people need to register by August 5th at the VPRD office or call 472-4164 to sign up.

Benton Development Groups seeks citizen input at July 30 meeting

By Dean Close · 10:36am July 25th, 2014 · 4 hours ago
While the Benton Development Group meetings are always open to the public, the BDG board hopes county residents will come to its next meeting to share input about the future of the economic development organization. "The board is asking for help from the public to develop a new image of BDG and what comes to people's minds when they think of Benton County and particularly the Benton Development Group," said BDG Board President Marlyn Jorgensen.

Hang On! Children (and adults) enjoying variety of midway rides at Fair

By Dean Close · 10:04am July 25th, 2014 · 4 hours ago
A small roller coaster, and a similar ride that goes forward and backwards, along with the Ferris Wheel and spinning apples, offer a variety of ways for children (and adults) to enjoy themselves. Many participated in the "four-hour special" wristband night on Thursday, paying $20 for four hours of unlimited rides.

Karley Kenney named 2014 Benton County Fair Queen

By Dean Close · 1:22am July 25th, 2014 · 13 hours ago
In a coronation ceremony shortened just a bit because of the threat of rain, 2014 Vinton- Shellsburg graduate Karley Kenney was crowned the 2014 Benton County Fair Queen. Dorothy Zaugg was crowned Princess. Below is the biographical information the Queen and Princess submitted to the Benton County Fair Board: Karley Kenney Karley joined Clover Buds in 3rd grade and then officially joined her 4-H club in 4th grade where she showed her horse "Trigger" and has been showing horses ever since.

Hill, Lansing Kee earn spot in 1A Softball Championship Game

By Dean Close · 4:22pm July 24th, 2014 · 22 hours ago
Liz Hill's Lansing Kee softball team struggled at times in its Class 1A State semi-final game vs. AGWSR today, but held on for a 3-1 win. The Kee Hawks and Coach Hill will play for the State Championship at 10 a.m. on Friday in Fort Dodge. The Kee Hawks committed three errors and pitcher Kendra Cooper allowed one earned run on five hits.