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Vinton Unlimited announces punch card promotion

By Melissa Schwan, Director, VU · 1:45pm November 18th, 2015
Vinton Unlimited is happy to announce this year’s holiday promotion - the "holiday lights" punch card! Receive one punch for every $10 spent at participating businesses. Full cards will be entered into weekly drawings for Vinton Value Dollars and one final grand prize! Receive DOUBLE PUNCHES at the Holiday Open House (11/22) and Small Business Saturday (11/28).

US Bank makes donation to 'Celebrate the Cedar River' project

By Jared Schirmer · 5:24pm November 10th, 2015
Ann and Bob Harrison along with Brian Parr accept a $2,500.00 check from Jon Kremer Market President of U.S. Bank Vinton. The check is a grant from the U.S. Bank Foundation to assist with the “Celebrate the Cedar River” project. This project involved building a pavilion at Celebration Park which is nearing completion.

4th Street Diner News

By 4th St. Diner · 5:30pm November 9th, 2015
4th STREET DINER NEWS 4th Street Diner HACAP North Benton Center 202 East Fourth St Vinton, IA 52349 319-472-4761 Serving Buffet from 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM, Sunday thru Friday. Everyone is WELCOME! Suggested contribution for individuals 60 years old or older, and their accompanying spouse (regardless of age) is $3.

Cool Stored Grain Now

By Benton County Extension · 9:37am November 4th, 2015
In the past couple of weeks a lot of corn and soybeans went into storage with temperatures in the 60s. With grain this warm, moisture migration within the grain mass and spoilage can occur very quickly, even with fairly dry grain. With average daily temperatures soon in the low to mid 40s, newly stored grain should be cooled down as soon as possible.

La Reyna Mexican Restaurant invites everyone to celebrate with them La Dia de Los Muertos (the Day of the Dead, a favorite Mexican November tradition), this Monday, Nov. 2. From 5 to 9 p.m. there will be music to accompany a special buffet. Reservations are not required but you may call ahead to guarantee your table! Carmen says "come hungry!" as there will be plenty of delicious food! Carmen asked us to publish this as a reminder that the date was listed incorrectly in another publication.

Clickstop begins new expansion project

By Lisa Kirchhoff · 5:29pm October 29th, 2015
Urbana-based Clickstop officially broke ground October 19th for its new 53,080 square foot expansion. The company celebrated the event later in the week with employees, customers, and business associates attending a Tailgate-style event with food and games, as well as Q&A sessions and building tours for local media.

Deadline to Seed Winter Hardy Cover Crops Extended

By Rhonda Saunders, Benton Co. SWCD · 12:09pm October 16th, 2015
Due to an extremely wet spring , delay in planting this past spring the Iowa and harvest in full swing Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey and Acting State Conservationist Richard Ellsmore with USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service announced that farmers participating in state cost-share and most federal financial assistance programs now have until Nov.

2015 Christmas ornaments available; feature Celebration Park

By Melissa Schwan, Director, VU · 5:39pm October 14th, 2015
Not that we are rushing the upcoming holidays but for the planners out there – 2015 Vinton Christmas Ornaments are now available! This year’s ornament features Celebration Park. Ornaments are available at the Vinton Unlimited office (located in City Hall) and on the Vinton Unlimited website with an option to have the ornament shipped.

4th St. Diner announces new evening hours

By Linda Lough, HACAP · 2:38am October 1st, 2015
NEW EVENING SERVING HOURS Buffet: 5:30-6:00 pm Site will close at 8:30 pm Tuesday, October 6th Bacon Wrapped Chicken Legs, Parslied Potatoes, Corn, Applesauce, Cake, WW Bread, Margarine and Milk. Activity: Pinochle/5 Crown/Spades Tuesday, October 20th Meat Loaf, Mashed Potatoes/Gravy, Peas, Pears, Bread Pudding w/Raisins, WW Bread, Margarine and Milk.

4th St. Diner September Menu

By Linda Lough, HACAP · 1:29pm September 23rd, 2015
Click to view September Menu NEW EVENING SERVING HOURS Buffet: 5:30-6:00 pm Site will close at 8:30 pm Tuesday, September 29th Scalloped Ham & Potatoes, Green Beans, Applesauce, Cookie, WW Bread, Margarine and Milk. Activity: Pinochle/5 Crown/Spades HACAP's 4th Street Diner is for EVERYONE! The suggested contribution is $3.

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