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Financial Assistance Available to Help Farmers Implement Conservation Practices

Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig announced today that farmers and landowners can sign-up now for cost share funds through the state’s Water Quality Improvement (WQI) program. The state funding helps off-[st] the cost of conservation practices, including cover crops, no-till/strip-till acres or nitrification inhibitors. These practices are proven to support soil health, reduce erosion and improve water quality.

It's Signup time for fall 2020 cover crop assistance

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Floyd Named CEO of East-Central Iowa Rural Electric Cooperative

 The East-Central Iowa Rural Electric Cooperative Board of Directors has named Teresa Floyd, the current manager of finance and consumer services for ECI REC, the next chief executive officer of the Cooperative. Effective July 1, she will succeed CEO Steve Marlow, who has led ECI REC since 2013. He recently announced his retirement, effective August 3, 2020.

Divine Decadents Candy & Cafe menu for Thursday

Divine Decadents Candy & CafeThursdays Lunch:MeatloafMashed Potatoes & GravyAsparagus Bundle--OR--Teriyaki Chicken SaladMuffinOn our "Daily Lunch", we also serve burgers, wraps, sandwiches and soups, etc on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday.Our summer hours are 10 am to 4 pm or call (319) 436-3566 or email judy@divinedecadents.

Shellsburg residents can order fresh produce for pickup

You can now order vegetables from Blakely Gardens or Muschaweck Fruit and pick them up at Divine Decadents. They have a fresh produce available which include tomatoes, cucumbers, lettuce, and much, much more.  Call Deb at 319-521-2253 to place your order from Blakey Gardens. To order from Muschaweck Fruit call Al at 319-453-2158 to place your order.

Extension Office is open

As of today July 6th the Benton County Extension Office is open. We will ask that our walk in clients practice social distancing when entering the office. If they have not been feeling well, experienced a fever or have been exposed to COVID-19 to not enter our office but call us 319-472-4739 for assistance.

Business Improvement Grant (BIG) program

Just a reminder that businesses in Vinton can apply for a Business Improvement Grant (BIG). The BIG Program is made possible by funds received through the Hotel Occupancy Tax program within the City of Vinton.The objectives of the program are 1) to support rehabilitation and preservation of commercial property; 2) encourage new business; and 3) retain, revitalize and expand an existing business in Vinton.

4th St. Diner Menu for July

Click for Menu Menu has been updated to accommodate donations made to the 4th St. Diner!Click for the back page

Wilson-Hite Insurance celebrates 100 years of business this year

Wilson-Hite Insurance is pleased to announce that they will be celebrating 100 years in business this year. There will be a celebration on Friday, July 17 which will include lunch. We hope that our community will mark it on the calendar and come out to help us celebrate.  

Farmers Savings Bank & Trust reopens lobby

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