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FDIC Quarterly Results Show Banking Industry Ended 2018 Strong

By Vinton Today · February 22nd, 2019
Iowa-chartered banks provided $62.0 billion in total loans to Iowa businesses, farmers and consumers in 2018, up 5.05 percent from the prior year, according to results released by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) this afternoon. Loan quality at Iowa banks remains strong. Net loan charge-offs were at 0.

How many of you have kids that post on Social Media?

By Tressa Walton · February 5th, 2019
Are you monitoring their posts? Do you know if your child is posting something dangerous on Social Media that is going to get them in trouble? Is your child bullying someone? Do you know you could be one tweet away from a lawsuit? There is an endorsement you can add to your homeowner's policy that will help protect YOU again something like that.

4th St. Diner Menu and News

By Valerie Close, Editor · January 24th, 2019
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Two Advanced Calving Clinics set for Feb. 4 in eastern Iowa

By Benton County Extension · January 18th, 2019
Dairy and beef producers are invited to attend one of two advanced calving clinics in early February in Maquoketa and Independence. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach beef specialist Denise Schwab said anyone who attends will learn something new at the clinic regardless of experience with calving out cows.

Reminder to be Safe this Winter!

By Wilson-Hite Insurance · January 18th, 2019
While Mother Nature has been pretty kind to us so far, there are still a few tips we’d like to share with you. Take care of YOURself. Do not overexert yourself shoveling snow. Heavy snow in cold temperatures is a lot for your body when it is not used to this. Stay DRY. Wet clothing loses its insulating factors.

Are my Adult Children covered?

By Tressa Walton · December 13th, 2018
Are you putting your children’s financial well-being in jeopardy with an insurance coverage gap? Let’s face it, insurance is confusing. In the health care world, you can keep a child covered on your policy until they are 26 years old. This means they can even be employed, offered health coverage or married and STILL be on your health insurance policy.

Benton County Community Foundation (BCCF) hosts grant writing workshop

By Valerie Close, Editor · December 13th, 2018
Benton County Community Foundation (BCCF) hosts grant writing workshop The Benton County Community Foundation, an affiliate of the Community Foundation of Northeast Iowa, will be hosting a public grant writing workshop on Tuesday, January 8 at 7:00 p.m. in the Van Horne Community Center at 508 1st Avenue in Van Horne for anyone who wishes to learn more about BCCF grant opportunities.

Virginia Gay Hospital Health Care Foundation announces new board member

By Virginia Gay Hospital · November 30th, 2018
The Virginia Gay Hospital Health Care Foundation is pleased to announce the addition of a new board member, Marleen Patterson. Patterson has been an Atkins resident for the last thirty years. She and husband, David, have two sons and are pleased that both of them have chosen to stay in Atkins and raise their own families.

Vinton woman creating art from recycled metal

By Vinton Today · November 26th, 2018
"I’ve always loved art," says June Stein, one of the newer participants in the Vinton Unlimited Holiday Open House. "I use to draw in my younger years." Now, June is creating a different kind of art: Metal art made from recycled items. The shop of her rural Vinton home is now also the home of Unique Metal Artwork.

Bright's Toys and More opens up shop in Vinton

By Valerie Close, Editor · November 21st, 2018
Located at 314 North K Ave. (the old Bright's Piano Building), in Vinton, is a new store.called, "Bright's Toys and More" The store is offering toys and household items, and currently only accepts cash. Store hours are Monday-Tuesday, 1:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.and Wednesday-Saturday 10:00 a.

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