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Benton County township residents filed into polling locations March 12 to select candidates for leadership positions for a dozen townships. According to 2024 township election results provided …

When Bryn Greenwaldt came to a halt at the end of the 100-yard freestyle event and took a glance at the SPIRE Institute scoreboard, two thoughts immediately entered her mind: the 49.57 next to her …

Now retired after 42 years as a dairy farmer, Lawrence Thell is a third-generation Benton County resident who passed his family’s milking operation to his son. Lawrence said his …

Crow River Quail Farm owner Shane Smeby’s preference for quail eggs has been transformed into a passion for raising the gentle fowl. The Great River Regional Library branch in Foley will …

The Foley City Council recently gave city staff the go-ahead to purchase $5,200 worth of Christmas decorations that will be placed on light poles around the Highway 23 roundabout. Foley Public …

Crime & Safety

FOLEY — An April 10 remote omnibus hearing is set for Karl Thomas Holmberg, the 64-year-old Glendorado Township man who is accused of shooting five officers Oct. 12, 2023, during a knock and …

Foley city leaders are preparing to crack down on landlords who do not comply with the Crime Free Housing Program Certification ordinance. During the March 12 Foley council meeting, city …

It takes a village

Despite a thick white beard and Harley-Davidson motorcycle that his daughters say paint their dad as a “grumpy old man,” Richard “Dick” Bruggenthies has a reputation for …

The Foley Fun Days Parade is a summertime tradition aimed at uniting community members for an evening of celebration that historically attracts thousands of participants and spectators. This …

A guide to garage sales

Garage sales provide an opportunity to find one-of-a-kind items and diamonds in the rough priced at a fraction of their value, according to Foley Vintage owner Louisa Greenstock. Foley concluded …

Foley, start your engines

The Benton County Board made short work March 5 of a resolution opposing a new state flag and seal. Commissioners unanimously voted to model their response to a contentious issue along the lines …

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