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4th St. Diner Menu for May

By 4th St. Diner · April 20th, 2020
Click to view the menu for the month of May and the information on the back.

4th St. Diner Reminder

By 4th St. Diner · April 17th, 2020
I need to remind everyone who wants a carryout or a Home Delivered Meal that we need your order no later than 10:00 am on the day that you want it. Starting today (4/18/2020) any requests for a meal after 10:00 will require staff to double check with the kitchen to insure there are adequate servings for the people who made their reservation before 10:00 am.

Jessy's Gems limits in person contact

By Vinton Today · April 16th, 2020
Due to COVID 19, we are closed to customers coming into the store. These are very trying times and certainly, there is a lot to worry about besides gifts. Mother's Day is coming and in case you need a gift, we are offering our version of takeout. Feel free to look at our website,, call or email if you don't see what you need 319 472-3573, jessysgems12@gmail.

Do I need Flood Insurance?

By Tressa Walton · April 16th, 2020
There is a proposal for a new flood map that will affect a lot of people who in the past may not have needed flood insurance. If you are in a flood zone, you are not required to have flood insurance unless you have a mortgage on your home, the BANK can require that you have flood insurance.Flood insurance covers things such as flash flood or run off, water through the walls (not through a drain or sump pump as that is covered under water/sewer backup) and the obvious creek and river overflow.

Nature's Corner Re-opened in a Limited Capacity

By Valerie Close, Editor · April 16th, 2020
Nature's Corner is back up and running as much as they can be since being shut down by the governor. Customers can contact Nature's Corner, and make a purchase with their credit card, by calling 472- 3093 or by placing an order at The store will be open Monday-Friday from 9:00 a.

Dedication to helping client/members in her community with their insurance and financial planning needs, as well as a commitment to providing excellent customer service, have contributed to Teresa Meyer’s, CLU, ChFC, LUTCF, membership into the 2020 Million Dollar Round Table. An Agent with Farm Bureau Financial Services in Vinton, Meyer was given this special honor for achieving business success and adhering to strict ethical standards.

FOTSI donate toward pet food for those in need

By Vinton Today · April 11th, 2020
On March 31, the Vinton Food Pantry Facebook post said that due to lack of donations that Cedar Valley Humane Society was suspending the once a month pet food distribution until further notice. They have since dropped off a couple of totes but not nearly enough especially now. Friends of the Shelter, Inc.

Forgivable Loan Opportunity for Child Care Providers

By Vinton Today · April 4th, 2020
Child care providers (including nonprofits) will be eligible for the SBA’s new partially forgivable loan program – the Paycheck Protection Program. This program should be available beginning today through local banks and credit unions. Funds are limited and available on a first come first serve basis.

Iowa Health Care Association encourages businesses to donate Personal Protective Equipment to long-term care providers(April 3, 2020) - The Iowa Health Care Association (IHCA) recognizes Iowa trade associations who are encouraging businesses that may have excess personal protective equipment (PPE) supplies - face masks, gloves and gowns - to donate or sell those supplies to Iowa's long-term care providers.

Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig announced today that the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship is offering regulatory relief to help first-time pesticide applicators get certified during the 2020 growing season. This comes after the Department and its testing partners canceled several large, in-person testing sessions based on the COVID-19 social distancing guidelines provided by the CDC.

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