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Published 11:56am Jun 24th

The 4th annual Evergreen Cemetery Flea Market takes place today and Saturday.

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  • The 4th annual Evergreen Cemetery Flea Market takes place today and Saturday.
    Published 11:56am Jun 24th

    The 4th annual Evergreen Cemetery Flea Market takes place today and Saturday.

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  • The Sheriff Fry Memorial Committee is telling his story and raising funds at the flea market.
    Published 11:56am Jun 24th

    The Sheriff Fry Memorial Committee is telling his story and raising funds at the flea market.

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  • Area children celebrated the 25th Anniversary of Party in the Park on Thursday.
    Published 12:09pm Jun 24th

    Area children celebrated the 25th Anniversary of Party in the Park on Thursday.

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  • Ron Geiger points to the 38th Parallel on the new Korean War monument at Veterans Park.
    Published 2:13am Jun 23rd

    Ron Geiger points to the 38th Parallel on the new Korean War monument at Veterans Park.

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Vinton Police Department seeks ID of hit-and-run driver

By Vinton Police Department · 8:06pm June 24th, 2016
The Vinton Police Department is investigating a vehicle/pedestrian collision that injured a 6 year old child in the area of West 3rd St. and Hwy. 218. in Vinton at around 3:00 p.m. on Friday June 24, 2016. The vehicle involved was reportedly a silver Chevrolet pickup with a dual real wheels that was pulling a white enclosed trailer southbound on Hwy 218.

Party in the Park under way!

By Dean Close · 12:09pm June 24th, 2016
The Farmers Savings Bank parking lot and courthouse lawn were filled on Thursday with youngsters and their families who gathered to begin the annual Party in the Park celebration. After the traditional hot dog supper in the bank parking lot, the children biked, skated or rode other small vehicles to the courthouse, where activities and music were waiting.

Veterans Park now honors Korea vets, Medal of Honor recipient

By Dean Close · 2:13am June 23rd, 2016
Those attending the recent Memorial Day ceremony at Veterans Park in Vinton may have noticed two new memorials – one for all Korean War Veterans and a small plaque honoring the Medal of Honor recipient who was born in Vinton. VFW and AMVETS member Ron Geiger, who lives across the street from the park, has been working with his wife, Carol, and other veterans on adding memorials to the park for a few years.

Phelps named Benton County Conservation Exectutive Director

By Benton County Conservation · 5:56pm June 22nd, 2016
The Benton County Conservation Board is pleased to announce the hiring of Karen Phelps as the Executive Director of Benton County Conservation (BCC). She will officially start this position July 1, 2016. Karen began serving BCC in 2002 as Director’s Assistant/Naturalist and within a short time became a full-time Naturalist.

Top Male Bowler: Nick Stein honored at first All-Iowa Sports Banquet

By Dean Close · 11:51am June 22nd, 2016
The Vinton-Shellsborg bowler who won the Class 1A state individual title with his best tournament performance ever (a two-game total of 513) has earned one more award. Nick Stein was honored as the Top Male Bowler at the first ever All-Iowa Sports Banquet, organized by the Des Moines Register. "Going to Des Moines for an All-Iowa Sport Awards banquet was a cool thing; being among the top three finalists was even cooler," said Nick.

Lightning likely cause of major house fire, says Chief

By Dean Close · 10:19am June 22nd, 2016
Jerry and Julia Meadows of Vinton were in Maryland following the funeral of Jerry's brother, when their home was mostly destroyed by a fire overnight on East 13th Street in Vinton. Fire Chief Gary McKenna said the cause is most likely lightning, although investigators will sort through the damaged home looking for more clues.