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Clickstop named Prometheus Award finalist in two categories

By Lisa Kirchhoff · 5:34pm February 26th, 2015
Urbana, IA (PRWEB) February 26, 2015 Clickstop, an e-commerce business based in Urbana, IA, has been named a finalist for two Prometheus Awards by the Technology Association of Iowa (TAI). The Prometheus Awards have been established as Iowa's largest and most prestigious distinction dedicated to recognizing and celebrating Iowa's high-tech industry.

Still growing: Clickstop adds 12 employees

By Lisa Kirchhoff · 12:10pm February 26th, 2015
Urbana-based Clickstop has recently expanded its workforce with 12 new employees. Eleven new team members have joined the company’s flagship brand, USCargoControl.com in the areas of marketing, sales, and manufacturing. The Marketing team welcomed Alan McKay and Katie Linder. McKay will assist in the improvement and maintenance of the back end of the e-commerce website.

Order Vinton Popcorn online!

By Valerie Close · 10:35am February 25th, 2015
Vinton Popcorn operated by local students, is now available locally AND online! Simply click here to order your own bag! The Vinton Popcorn Project is a collaboration between our schools and local business and community leaders with the goal of fostering entrepreneurial skills. Students operate the business and are in charge of making decisions on product, packaging, marketing, etc.

Boomfest 2015: VU accepting vendor reservations now

By Vinton Unlimited · 4:27pm February 16th, 2015
Vinton Unlimited has made the following announcement regarding vendors for the 2015 Boomfest, which takes place Saturday, Aug. 29. WANTED: Arts & crafts, repurposed treasures, antique vendors for Boom-Fest Saturday, August 29, 2015 10am-4pm 4th Street, Vinton Expanded Farmers Market for 2015! 10am-1pm 4th Street, Vinton Register with payment by March 1 to receive $10 off your 1st booth space! Download a registration form on the ‘Events’ page at www.


By Linda Lough, HACAP · 10:18am February 10th, 2015
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.

With the announcement of Radio Shack filling for chapter 11 bankruptcy LaGrange Pharmacy has been receiving a lot of questions about what will happen to the Radio Shack section. LaGrange Pharmacy will continue be your hometown source for electronics, phones, computers and accessories, batteries and most of the items you have come to depend on.

VU leaders review 2014, discuss 2015 events during annual meeting

By Dean Close · 2:55pm February 6th, 2015
With a new web site and a new director, Vinton Unlimited marked its 30th year with words from Vinton native and former Iowa Lt. Gov. Sally Pederson on Thursday evening. Director Melissa Schwan, who took over for Nathan Hesson last fall, summarized the year 2014 with a variety of numbers: 17,636: The number of Vinton Value Dollars printed for use in participating businesses.

Sally Pederson to speak at VU annual meeting Feb. 5

By VU Director Melissa Schwan · 5:23pm February 3rd, 2015
The Vinton Unlimited Annual Meeting will take place Thursday, Feb. 5, at the Vinton Shellsburg Central Office – 1502 C Ave, Vinton. The guest speaker will be Vinton native Sally Pederson, the former Lieutenant Governor of Iowa. Schedule: 6:00 Meet & Greet 6:30 Short Business Meeting 7:00 Words from Sally Pederson 7:30 Closing Remarks Light refreshments will be available.

Feedlot Facility Workshops coming in February and March

By Benton County Extension · 11:19am January 30th, 2015
The Iowa Beef Center at Iowa State University will offer several workshops focusing on choices in feedlot facilities in February and March 2015. Russ Euken, ISU Extension and Outreach beef program specialist, said the workshops, set in various locations throughout the state, will offer an overview of facility types, advantages, and disadvantages, and review research on these types.

Beef Feedlot Roundtable Sessions Offered at Four Iowa Locations

By Benton County Extension · 11:19am January 30th, 2015
Iowa State University Extension and Outreach and the University of Nebraska are teaming up to offer a Feedlot Roundtable session at four Iowa locations on Thursday, Feb. 12 from 1:00 pm until 4:00 pm. Iowa State Extension beef program specialist Denise Schwab said the feedlot roundtable sessions are offered annually in Nebraska for feedlot operators and interested agribusiness people.

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