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By Monkeythis · February 28th, 2021
Small businesses selling locally that couldn't affordably ship their products have a great new opportunity for internet selling. Once upon a time keeps getting shorter and shorter, doesn't it? But let's start with "once upon a time" internet sales were for selling and shipping products. The two went together like smoke and fire; where there was one, the other wasn't far behind.

WFAN Announces Virtual Conservation Meeting for Women

By Vinton Today · February 25th, 2021
The Women, Food & Agriculture Network (WFAN) is excited to announce its Women Caring for the Land program is going virtual. Women who own or manage farmland are invited to participate in this free online conservation meeting focused on soil health on March 3 at 9 a.m. CT.Coordinated by the WFAN and co-sponsored through the Indian Creek Watershed Management Authority, this event is an opportunity for women landowners in Iowa to learn among their peers.

4th St. Diner Menu for March

By 4th St. Diner · February 22nd, 2021
Just a reminder that we are still offering carryout and home-delivered meals Sunday through Friday. March Menu Back pageSome of you may have experienced changes in your life and are no longer interested in receiving the monthly menus. Please feel free to request removal from the list at any time.The March menu is attached for your information.

Regions Bank to close local office in May

By Valerie Close, Editor · February 18th, 2021
Regions Bank has announced that it will be closing the Vinton branch office on May 21. Headquartered in Alabama, the company was founded in 1971 and opened a branch in Vinton shortly after.The bank also said that they will be merging with the larger branch located in Waterloo.  The offices will be open in Vinton through 2:00 p.

Changing Landscape of Farmland Ownership Can Benefit Owners and Community

By Benton County Community Foundation · February 18th, 2021
Farming is the backbone of Iowa and our land is an essential natural resource for our state. However, the people who care for and work the land are changing. Landowners across Iowa are aging. According to a 2017 study by Iowa State University, 95% of Iowa farmland is owned by people age 65 and older, and the farmland has started to change hands with this transfer expected to occur at an increasing rate.

To support customers and communities in Iowa and Wisconsin, Alliant Energy, its Foundation and employees achieved a collective impact of $8.7 million and over 64,000 volunteer hours in 2020. “Helping those in need was more important than ever as our customers faced unprecedented challenges in 2020,” said John Larsen, Chairman, President, and CEO of Alliant Energy.

Remington Seeds to close its doors February 12th

By Valerie Close, Editor · January 30th, 2021
Employees of the Remington Seeds Vinton Plant will now be taking new positions either within the company or in different employment. The local plant announced that it will be closing its doors on February 12th. The business employed 14 individuals.“The Vinton plant has served the seed industry well.

4th St. Diner Menu for February

By 4th St. Diner · January 28th, 2021
To view the back page click here.To view the menu click here.Just a reminder that we are still offering carryout and home-delivered meals Sunday through Friday. The February menu is attached for your information. If you are calling the center to order either carryout or home-delivered meal, please press 1 to be taken to the Dining Room desk.

4th St. Diner to be closed Tuesday, January 26

By 4th St. Diner · January 25th, 2021
Due to the incoming snow storm tonight, the 4th St. Diner to be closed on Tuesday, January 26.

Employee Awards Presented to Virginia Gay Hospital Employees

By Virginia Gay Hospital · January 22nd, 2021
VGH was unable to hold the annual Employee Awards Banquet honoring our employees who have demonstrated their commitment to the health of our communities and Virginia Gay Hospital.  Virginia Gay Hospital is proud to recognize the strong tenure of staff for their years of service. Congratulations! Five Years First Row: Thomas Geiger, Lori Smith, Kelly Henkle, Alison LaGrange, ARNP, Martin Parbs Second Row: Judith Staab, Megan Metz, Barry Dietsch, Rosalie Deal, Kathy Labs Third Row: Alesha Staab, Stephanie Matheny, ...

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