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Young Farmer Benefit from Improved Grazing Management

By Benton County Extension · 6:23pm May 21st, 2015
Young farmers who depend on pasture to support their livestock operation will benefit from attending the Grassroots Grazing program. This three part program includes pasture walks at three different sites throughout the summer and will address setting livestock enterprise goals, selecting an appropriate grazing system, developing pasture improvement plans, managing grass height, results of adequate rest, fencing, watering, weed management and extending grazing.

IEDA Director to visit Benton County June 17

By Emily Upah, BDG · 11:29am May 12th, 2015
Benton Development Group will be hosting a visit with Iowa Economic Development Authority Director, Debi Durham, on June 17th. Throughout the day, Dir. Durham will be touring a local business and visiting different communities throughout the county. The most important stop Durham will make during her visit will be at the Van Horne Community Center.


By Rhonda Saunders, Benton Co. SWCD · 11:29am May 12th, 2015
Cover crops, no-till/strip-till or nitrification inhibitor eligible for assistance DES MOINES – Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey announced today that funds are available to help farmers install nutrient reduction practices. Practices eligible for this funding are cover crops, no-till or strip till, or using a nitrification inhibitor when applying fertilizer.

REC leaders return after discussing various issues on Capitol Hill

By Lisa Franck, ECI REC · 11:29am May 12th, 2015
Board Director Don Shonka, East-Central Iowa Rural Electric Cooperative, along with nearly 40 other representatives from Iowa’s rural electric cooperatives have returned from Washington, D.C., after discussing energy, environmental and economic development issues with Iowa’s members of Congress and their staff earlier this week.

Ten Seniors Awarded $1,000 Scholarships From ECI REC

By Lisa Franck, ECI REC · 12:44pm May 7th, 2015
East-Central Iowa Rural Electric Cooperative is proud to announce it has awarded $1,000 scholarships to 10 graduating seniors who plan to further their education as noted below following their names. Congratulations to these deserving students! BENTON COMMUNITY HIGH SCHOOL Cameron Haerther, son of Pamela and William Haerther – Iowa State University Cameron plans to major in mechanical engineering and minor in business.

Kirkwood Named Home Base Iowa Certified Higher Academic Military Partner

By Kirkwood Community College · 7:33pm May 6th, 2015
Designation announced by Iowa Governor Terry Branstad this week Kirkwood Community College was named a Home Base Iowa Certified Higher Academic Military Partner (CHAMP) earlier this week. Iowa Governor Terry Branstad announced that Kirkwood, along with five other communities and colleges, had met the requirements to become partners in the program.

4th Street Diner May Menu

By 4th St. Diner · 7:33pm May 4th, 2015
Click to View Evening Meals -Serving Time: 5:30-6:30 pm Site will close at 8:30 pm Tuesday, May 5th Meat Loaf, Mashed Potatoes/Gravy, Peas, Pears, Bread Pudding w/Raisins, WW Bread, Margarine and Milk. Activity: Pinochle/5 Crown/Spades Tuesday, May 19th Scallops Alfredo, Noodles, Carrots, Mixed Fruit, Lemon Dessert, WW Bread, Margarine and Milk.

Kettlebell Advantage leaders obtain Russian Kettlebell Certification

By Mark Erickson · 10:58am April 28th, 2015
Gunner Tranel, Kylie Hansen, Bill Sloop and Natalie Ketchen have completed the advanced kettlebell instructor certification course at Pro-Fit Gym in Coralville. See more information HERE.


By 4th St. Diner · 7:47pm April 14th, 2015
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 $3.25 for the meal. Individuals who are not yet 60 are WELCOME but need to pay $4.25 directly to the site manager for their meal.


By Linda Lough, HACAP · 7:01pm April 6th, 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.

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