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Windsor Wednesday in honor of National Pork Month

Benton County Farm Bureau and the Benton County Pork Producers are excited to bring back Windsor Wednesday to the people of Benton County.  Join us in celebrating National Pork Month every Wednesday this October.    Add pork to your plate! Pork is low in sodium, high in protein and certified “heart-healthy” by the American Heart Association.

Vinton Unlimited seeking for new Executive Director

Vinton Unlimited is looking for our next Executive Director. With opportunities to work in economic development, event planning, and community growth - this position is full of possibilities on a flexible schedule!Check out the full job description here: share with any friends or family that may
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The importance of proper coverage

It only takes a major derecho storm to travel 770 miles across the country for everyone to really start reading their insurance policies closely and to start asking questions.  We are very glad that everyone is reviewing their insurance policies.  We ask you to do this every time you get your renewals but if we are honest, most people toss that insurance envelope into a drawer and hope it has whatever they need IF something major happens.

4th St. Diner Menu for October

Good afternoon!  Fall is definitely in the air!  Just a reminder that we are still offering carryout and home delivered meals Sunday through Friday.  Some of you may have experienced changes in your life and are no longer interested in receiving the monthly menus.  Please feel free to request removal from the list at any time.

Vinton Ving Tsun Kung Fu Club to open Doors on Monday September 14

Vinton will be welcoming a new business to town on Monday, September 14. The Vinton Ving Tsun Kung Fu Club will begin classes at 7:00 p.m. with doors opening at 6:30 p.m. for registration.Masks will be required. The cost for the classes, per month, will be as follows:Adults: $70Senior Adults and Military: $60Children: $50Be sure to wear comfortable clothing and shoes.

Local ag producers encouraged to sign up for free S.T.A.R. program

  Two critical conservation practices – managing nutrient loss and protecting soil fr om water run-off – can greatly enhance the future of Benton County ag production and help better position farmers in the expanding sustainability marketplace. Today, the Benton Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) introduces a new program that assists local ag producers who want to target best conservation practices for their operation.

Pizza Hut has officially Closed

Pizza Hut in Vinton has officially closed for business. If you call to order a Pizza from "the Hut," the Vinton location has officially been closed according to the website and a message on the answering machine.The company said that they will be closing several hundred "underperforming stores," however it appears that the stores that have been closed in Iowa are those in small towns.Franchisee NPC International, owners of Pizza Hut,  filed in bankruptcy court and agreed with Pizza Hut to close hundreds of locations.


Mid-Iowa Council, Boy Scouts of America recently partnered with Fareway and Dean Snyder Construction for two storm shelters to be built at Mitigwa Scout Reservation. Each company committed to fully fund the cost of one storm shelter, an approximate value of $40,000. “Our top priority is the safety of our Scouts. As the only Scout summer camp open in Iowa this year we are extremely proud that we hosted nearly one thousand boys and girls and adult leaders for an exciting and safe outdoor experience without any COVID cases,” said Matt Hill, Scout Executive / CEO of Mid-Iowa Council.

4th St. Diner Menu for September

Click to view menuClick for newsletterJust a reminder that we are still offering carryout and home delivered meals Sunday through Friday. The September menu is attached for your information.  We do have a new phone system that we are still learning the ins and outs of.  If you are calling the center to order either a carryout or home delivered meal, please press 1 to be taken to the Dining Room desk.

Program intro to Help Small Meat and Poultry Processors Grow their Businesses

 Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds and Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig announced the creation of a Meat Processing Expansion and Development Program today. Supply chain disruptions caused by COVID-19 have placed significant demands on the state’s small (25 employees or less) meat and poultry processors. Gov. Reynolds has allocated $2 million through CARES Act funding to support these local processors during the recovery effort.
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