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Published 12:39pm Aug 28th

Cowboy Randy will bring his rope and music routine to Vinton Boomfest.

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  • Cowboy Randy will bring his rope and music routine to Vinton Boomfest.
    Published 12:39pm Aug 28th

    Cowboy Randy will bring his rope and music routine to Vinton Boomfest.

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  • VGH Ice Bucket Challenge: Cyndi Stueck disappears under a pitcher of water dumped by Maria Davis.
    Published 6:05pm Aug 26th

    VGH Ice Bucket Challenge: Cyndi Stueck disappears under a pitcher of water dumped by Maria Davis.

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  • Three Mikes: Reifenstahl, Riege and Timmermans, had an extra Ice Bucket Challenge surprise at VGH.
    Published 6:05pm Aug 26th

    Three Mikes: Reifenstahl, Riege and Timmermans, had an extra Ice Bucket Challenge surprise at VGH.

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  • VSU Special Olympians pose for a photo during the Benefit Ride.
    Published 8:54am Aug 26th

    VSU Special Olympians pose for a photo during the Benefit Ride.

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Boomfest to include dozens of vendors, cowboy act, steel drums

By Vinton Today · 12:39pm August 28th, 2014 · 15 hours ago
Vinton Boomfest takes place in just two days, beginning at 10 a.m. Saturday in downtown Vinton Entertainment includes Cowboy Randy and a U of I steel drum band, as well as inflatable games for the kids to enjoy. See the complete schedule HERE.

Julia Meadows to Retire from Virginia Gay Hospital

By Virginia Gay Hospital · 11:02am August 28th, 2014 · 17 hours ago
It’s uncommon these days for someone to work within a business or institution for more than a few years, and even more remarkable for a person rise within the ranks to one of the top positions. After 30 years Julia Meadows, Chief Financial Officer of Virginia Gay Hospital and Clinics, is retiring.

Candidates listed for 2014 General Election

By Benton County Auditor's Office · 10:08am August 28th, 2014 · 18 hours ago
The filing deadline for candidates for the Nov. 4 election was yesterday. The Benton County ballots for federal, state, county and township offices will include the following names. Benton County Candidate Listing General Election November 4, 2014 County Filing Deadline August 27, 2014 Federal Offices US Senator Bruce Braley-Dem Joni Ernst-Rep Bob Quast-Bob Quast for Term Limits Rick Stewart-Ind Douglas Butzier-Lib Ruth Smith US Representative Dis.

Wisconsin man dies in cycle accident on Highway 30

By Dean Close · 6:51pm August 27th, 2014
The Iowa State Patrol and the Benton County Sheriff's Department continue to investigate a motorcycle accident that claimed the life of 63-year-old Charles Bonikowske of Ogdensburg, Wis. at around 5 p.m. Tuesday. According to the ISP, the cycle was westbound on Highway 30 near 18th Avenue south of Keystone when the driver lost control while attempting to pass another vehicle.

Bring the Noise 5K set for Saturday

By Dean Close · 10:13am August 27th, 2014
The annual Vinton Kiwanis Club 'Bring the Noise' 5K race will take place Saturday, Aug. 30. The event takes place the morning of the annual Boomtown fireworks event. All runners and walkers are invited to participate. Click HERE for details and to register on-line.

VS teams take third in first cross country meet of season

By Dean Close · 9:28am August 27th, 2014
Junior Lily Horst finished second for the girls, and senior Derek Dinderman finished third in the boys event, as the Vinton-Shellsburg cross country teams both placed third in the Mount Vernon-Lisbon invitational Tuesday in Mount Vernon. Vikette Senior Payton Leonard, who has been a leader of the girls track team, joined cross country this year and finished fifth in her first race.