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Published 10:57pm Jul 25th

An officer who finished mowing a lawn after a man fell ill while cutting grass has inspired many.

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  • An officer who finished mowing a lawn after a man fell ill while cutting grass has inspired many.
    Published 10:57pm Jul 25th

    An officer who finished mowing a lawn after a man fell ill while cutting grass has inspired many.

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  • Cathie Beatty sells Peppy's Ice Cream treats from a vintage cart during the 32nd Vinton Cruise.
    Published 10:29am Jul 25th

    Cathie Beatty sells Peppy's Ice Cream treats from a vintage cart during the 32nd Vinton Cruise.

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  • A Vinton officer who finished the lawn of a man who became ill while mowing earned praise.
    Published 7:00pm Dec 31st

    A Vinton officer who finished the lawn of a man who became ill while mowing earned praise.


  • This is one of the raffle prizes for the VS alumni softball game on July 30.
    Published 9:58am Jul 12th

    This is one of the raffle prizes for the VS alumni softball game on July 30.

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Vinton officer praised for mowing lawn of man after ambulance call

By Dean Close · 10:57pm July 25th, 2016 · 9 hours ago
An act of kindness above and beyond the call of duty by a Vinton police officer has earned the respect of residents who saw or heard about it. Logan Merchant of Vinton posted a photo, with the following information: "I'm not normally one to post stuff like this, but the way police have been portrayed lately I felt I should.

Rural Vinton woman pleads guilty to federal meth charge

By US Attorney's Office · 7:26pm July 25th, 2016 · 13 hours ago
A rural Vinton woman who possessed methamphetamine with intent to distribute pled guilty today in federal court in Cedar Rapids. Angelika McAtee, age 58, from Vinton, Iowa, was convicted of possessing over 48 grams of pure methamphetamine with intent to distribute it. At the plea hearing, McAtee admitted that she had been selling methamphetamine.

The victims of the July 17 Vinton tornado heard two sets of numbers during a meeting on Friday. The first set of numbers was encouraging – the phone numbers of the several agencies and organizations working together to help the victims recover. The second set of numbers, however, is troubling: The number of households displaced by the storm (estimated at 44) is four times the number of available rental units local officials have been able to identify at this time.

Night-time waterball debuts in Vinton

By Dean Close · 4:42am July 23rd, 2016
A Vinton Fire Department team earned the 2nd place trophy and a team from the Garrison FD won the 4th place trophy in the first-ever night-time waterball fights in Vinton. More than 50 men's teams and 10 women's teams from area fire departments as well as those from other parts of Iowa competed.

Many earn ribbons, trophies and honors at 2016 Benton Co. Fair

By Benton County Extension · 10:50am July 22nd, 2016
Below are the results of the Benton County Fair events and livestock shows. Click on each to see the complete list of winners. Communications Day Beef Rate of Gain Breeding Beef Bucket Bottle Calf Dairy Goat Show Dairy Show Derby and Pen of 3 Dog Show Home Ec Horse Fun Show Horse Show Market Beef Show Meat Goat Show Pet Show Poultry Show Rabbit Show Sheep Show State Fair Exhibits/Alternates Swine Show

32nd Annual Vinton Cruise set for tomorrow

By Dean Close · 9:37am July 22nd, 2016
The 32nd Annual Vinton Cruise will take place tomorrow, July 23. Hundreds of vehicles from all over Iowa and beyond are expected. Owners will begin arriving at around 3 p.m. when registration begins. The cruise will begin at 7 p.m. See the event Facebook page HERE.