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Published 11:16pm Jul 25th
Wall of Fire: Stephen Stinson and Shawn Fisher entertain the 'Night of Destruction' crowd Friday.read article »
Published 1:22am Jul 25th
Karley Kenney will represent Benton County at the Iowa State Fair Queen Contest.read article »
Published 10:04am Jul 25th
Aubrey Hantz and Jade Pohlmann hang on as they ride the forward/backward roller coaster.read article »
Published 10:44am Jul 23rd
Kristen Lowe's photos of sparklers spelling out USA was among projects selected for the State Fair.read article »
· 11:16pm July 25th, 2014
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.
· 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.
· 10:36am July 25th, 2014
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.
· 10:36am July 25th, 2014
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.
· 10:04am July 25th, 2014
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.
· 1:22am July 25th, 2014
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.