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VINTON – Helping with growth of business in Benton County, the Benton County Board of Supervisors approved tax exemptions for three businesses that are expanding in Benton County. Benton Development Group (BDG) visited the board July 21, regarding tax incentives for expansion project, authorizing the chairman to sign sponsorship. Supervisor Don Frese signed the documents […]

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The Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA) board last month awarded direct financial assistance and tax benefits to seven companies for job creation and expansion projects. The awards will assist in the creation of 194 jobs and will result in $81 million in new capital investment for the state. The board approved assistance for planned or […]

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Belle Plaine Mayor’s Newsletter – July/August 2015

July 29, 2015 Star Press Union

From The Desk Of The Mayor By Dave Fish Belle Plaine Mayor GREAT JOB BELLE PLAINE! What a great Fourth of July! I’m not sure we could have had better weather, even if we custom ordered it. The entire weekend went off without a hitch with only a few minor problems. I definitely want to […]

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OBITUARY: Robert “Bob” McNulty

July 28, 2015 Benton County obituaries

WATKINS – Robert “Bob” McNulty, 69, passed away Monday, July 27, 2015 at Mercy Medical Center in Cedar Rapids after a courageous battle with cancer. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m., Friday, July 31, 2015 at St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Newhall with Father Craig Steimel as Celebrant. Interment will […]

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Van Horne Newsletter – August

July 28, 2015 Star Press Union

Greetings Van Horne area residents! The heat of July has arrived and with it the humidity. One by itself isn’t bad, but when they both come together it can become unbearable. Congratulations to the Benton girls’ softball team on their trip to the state tournament, by the time you read this they will have played […]

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Lady Bobcats win first round at state

July 22, 2015 Benton Community Sports

Benton 5, Mount Vernon 2 Benton Community held off WaMaC rival Mount Vernon in the first round of the state tournament in Class 3A action, winning, 5-2, at Harlan Rogers Park, Fort Dodge. Winning pitcher Amber Fiser allowed three hits, two runs, one earned run, walked three and struck out 10 of the 27 batters […]

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Bobcats lose to Vinton-Shellsburg in tourney

July 22, 2015 Benton Community Sports

Vinton-Shellsburg 1, Benton 0 It was a defensive struggle as Benton Community was edged by Vinton-Shellsburg, 1-0, Monday, July 20, in regional baseball action at Van Horne. Bobcat Brandon Lewis took the loss on the mound, allowing just two hits, one earned run, walking four and striking out three. Benton had three hits. Cale Jamesson […]

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BC girls win first round at state

July 22, 2015 Benton Community Sports

Benton 5, Mount Vernon 2 Benton Community held off WaMaC rival Mount Vernon in the first round of the state tournament in Class 3A action, winning, 5-2, at Harlan Rogers Park, Fort Dodge. Winning pitcher Amber Fiser allowed three hits, two runs, one earned run, walked three and struck out 10 of the 27 batters […]

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BC girls win in substate final, advance to state

July 15, 2015 Benton Community Sports

Benton 4, Iowa Falls-Alden 0 Benton Community put itself into the state softball tournament with a 4-0 win on Monday, July 13, at Marshalltown, in Class 3A softball action. The win put Benton up against Mount Vernon on Tuesday, July 21, at Harlan Rogers Sports Complex, Fort Dodge, in the first round of 3A action. […]

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WaMaC Softball Team announced

July 15, 2015 Journal Tribune

WaMaC West All-Conference Softball First Team Pitcher Amber Fiser – Jr. Benton Lexi Kinnaird – Sr. Clear Creek Amana Catcher Jess Miller – Sr. Williamsburg Infield Megan Croghan – So. Center Point-Urbana Alyssa Wiebel – Jr. Benton Lea Brunssen – Jr. Benton Lauren Stopko – Sr. Clear Creek Amana Outfield Maddie Karr – Fr. Center […]

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