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· 12:30pm December 4th, 2013
USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is accepting applications at local field offices for the 2014 Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) signup. Iowa farmers who apply by Jan. 17, 2014, will receive first consideration for funding selections. CSP is offered through a continuous signup, but NRCS periodically makes funding selections.
· 10:54am December 2nd, 2013
Cafe de Klos will be open this Sunday 11-4 serving its new Brunch menu. Brunch will includes Quiche Lorraine, Biscuits and Sausage Gravy, Grilled Grouper Sandwich, an open face NY steak sandwich, Hot Holland Ham and Swiss sandwich, Meditteranean Pizza Mimosas, Bloody Marys and more.
· 12:22pm November 27th, 2013
Vinton, Iowa’s first ever flash mob took place during their Christmas Open House on Sunday, November 24th. The Open House is a tradition in Vinton and kicks off the Christmas shopping at stores throughout town. This year Vinton Unlimited, the combined chamber of commerce & economic development group for the city of Vinton, coordinated the first flash mob.
· 12:04pm November 27th, 2013
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, Monday through Friday. A choice of salads are available Monday – Friday on site.
· 1:23pm November 25th, 2013
It's a neat story, says Joanna Kalina, when asked about her career as a florist. She had initially planned to be a teacher, earning an associate's degree at Kirkwood and enrolling in a four-year college. But, she says, one day, "it just didn’t' feel right." So she filled out several job applications, and took one to Nature's Corner.
· 3:42pm November 20th, 2013
Wendy Netolicky hopes her new business will allow her to share her personal success with local residents. She and co-owners, including her husband, Grant, and Eric and Shelley Jacobus,have rented the building just south of Tootsie's Ice Cream & More for a new business called Healthy Hangout Nutrition Club.
· 9:44am November 5th, 2013
The 4th Street Diner meal on Sunday, November 10th will be Mushroom Steak, Mashed Potatoes/Gravy, Carrots, Fruit Mix, Cake, WW Bread, Milk. On Monday, September 23rd, three tables of Pepper Cards were played. Frances Kelly and Merle Roth tied for 1st place with 260 points. Geri Shaffer won2nd place with 257 points.
· 10:55am November 1st, 2013
Vinton Unlimited Board members will be sharing stories featuring local businesses and attractions over the next few months. This first article, about Paradise Skydives, is by VU Board Member Scott Barron: Exhilaration…..anticipation….satisfaction. These are the words of individuals that have jumped out of an air plane a 13,500 ft above ground.
· 12:13pm October 31st, 2013
Registration Open for the 2013 Iowa Forage and Grassland Council Conference on November 25 & 26 Registration is now open for the Iowa Forage and Grassland Council’s (IFGC) Annual Conference. The event will be held on Monday, November 25 and Tuesday, November 26, 2013 at the Des Moines Airport Holiday Inn.
· 12:28pm October 29th, 2013
Iowa Learning Farms, along with Practical Farmers of Iowa, will host a cover crops field day at the Iowa Artists Theatre Company in Amana, on Thursday, Nov. 7, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. The event will focus on cover crops for soil health as part of the Iowa Nutrient Reduction Strategy. The event is free and the public is invited to attend.