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Vinton Popcorn Company selling T-Shirts

By Vinton Today · February 21st, 2020
Support the Vinton Popcorn Company by ordering a t-shirt! The online store, through Tharp Design, will be open until Friday, February 28th.Click below toOrder a T-Shirt!Vinton popcorn was started in the 1940s and was sold several times before the end of operation in 1998. It was not until 2011 that several community leaders and the Vinton-Shellsburg Community School District came together to bring the business back to life.

Produce Safety Alliance courses offered across the state

By Benton County Extension · February 20th, 2020
Produce Safety Alliance courses will be held across the state during Fall 2019 and Winter 2020Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will host eleven Produce Safety Alliance Grower Training meetings through March 2020. The training sessions are for fruit and vegetable growers and others interested in learning about produce safety, the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Produce Safety Rule, and Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs).

Webster recognized at Agribusiness Showcase

By Vinton Today · February 14th, 2020
Stephen Eschenbach, Jim Webster, AgVantage FS Receive Secretary’s Iowa Ag Leader Awards Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig honored three outstanding agriculture leaders today at the Iowa Agribusiness Showcase. Naig presented the Secretary’s Iowa Ag Leader Award for Conservation to AgVantage FS of Waverly, Certified Crop Advisor Stephen Eschenbach of Red Oak and Jim Webster of Dysart.

Benton County Dairy Wins Conservation Award

By Benton SWCD · February 14th, 2020
The Benton County Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) has named the Schulte Dairy of Norway Price Creek Watershed Cooperator of the Year. The award recognizes farmers in the Price Creek Watershed who have implemented conservation practices that help protect water quality.“Austin Schulte has been partnering with the Price Creek Project since it began and we’re pleased with the work he’s done to improve manure management and to reduce the impacts on those downstream,” said Hank Wehrman of the Benton County Soil and Water Conservat...

TIPS FROM TRESSA: Car Facts You Should Know

By Tressa Walton, Wilson-Hite Insurance · February 11th, 2020
In the Market for a New or Different Car? Before you switch vehicles, here is what you should know….The common rules are below but there are certain companies that vary from this.-You have FOUR days to add a vehicle to your policy if you want full coverage and have no other vehicles currently with full coverage on your policy.

Local Storey Kenworthy office presents check to Pink Heals

By Vinton Today · February 5th, 2020
As a way of giving back to our local communities, Storey Kenworthy team members across the state are encouraged to nominate qualified non-profits and five organizations are selected on an annual basis as a featured non-profit. Instead of choosing a free gift as a thank you for a large order, customers may choose to have Storey Kenworthy donate to the featured non-profit organization.

Christianson retires after 50 years

By Valerie Close, Editor · February 3rd, 2020
In 1969 there was a young lady starting her career on main street in Vinton. Deb Albert began her career in insurance at the Shreeves-Francis Abstract and Insurance Agency located at 118 E. 4th St. 50 years later, she left the office of Three Rivers Insurance next door at 120 E. 4th St. She's now known in the community as Deb Christianson.

Department urges USDA to revise harvest timelines and negligent violation caps Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig announced that the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship has submitted comments to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service on the Establishment of a Domestic Hemp Production Program interim final rule (IFR).

Business Improvement Grant (BIG) program announced

By Vinton Unlimited · January 30th, 2020
In partnership with the City of Vinton, Vinton Unlimited is excited to introduce the Business Improvement Grant (BIG) program. The BIG Program is made possible by funds received through the Hotel Occupancy Tax program within the City of Vinton.The objectives of the program are 1) to support rehabilitation and preservation of commercial property; 2) encourage new business; and 3) retain, revitalize and expand existing business in Vinton.

February 4th St. Diner Menu

By 4th St. Diner · January 30th, 2020
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