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42° North Winery Vinton and Benton County's First Winery to Open

It started with the lawnmower giving out. Do we go out and buy another lawnmower or buy a tractor? If a lawnmower had won, this story wouldn't be here. But the couple decided a tractor would help them move along what had just been a hobby up until then. The tractor came with a bucket as well as a post-hole digger, both needed for this hobby.Vinton now has something that has never been done here before.

12 Years and Counting: Clickstop Remains an Inc. 5000 Fastest Growing Company

Inc. magazine today revealed that Clickstop is No. 3965 on its annual Inc. 5000 list, the most prestigious ranking of the nation's fastest-growing private companies. The list represents a unique look at the most successful companies within the American economy's most dynamic segment-its independent small businesses. Intuit, Zappos, Under Armour, Microsoft, Patagonia, and many other well-known names gained their first national exposure as honorees on the Inc.
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Fareway ends print ads in Publications Statewide

Fareway ads will now be found only online and in your local store. Fareway, which is headquartered in Boone, informed newspapers across the state last week that it no longer will publish its weekly specials in the newspaper. You can pick up a regular print ad, in the store, but it will no longer be delivered to your home.The decision made was a corporate one affecting publications statewide, Fareway vice president of marketing and sales Jeff Stearns told Vinton Today that the ads will continue to run from Wednesday through Tuesday.

Alliant Energy helps to rebuild derecho-impacted communities

At Alliant Energy, our purpose is to serve customers and build strong communities. That purpose guides our work every day. One year ago, on August 10, 2020, a derecho swept across our state. It left a trail of destruction and widespread power outages. It was a day many of us will never forget. It was also a day that our purpose came to life. The unprecedented storm knocked out power to a quarter of a million of our customers in 341 Iowa communities.

Opal and Hazel's Wood Fired Pizza announces August Schedule

O.H. where, O.H. where, will O.(pal) and H.(azel's) Wood-Fired Pizza be in August?6th La Porte City Farmers Market 5pm-? 7th Atkins Watermelon Days 11am-? 10th Roy's Grocery in Shellsburg 5pm-? 13th Rooster & Lil Chick in Vinton 5pm-? 14th Millstream Brewery in Amana 5pm-? 17th St. Stephen's Church in Atkins 5pm-? 20th Private Event in Vinton
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4th St. Diner Menu for August

Just a reminder that we are still offering carryout and home delivered meals Sunday through Friday. How to order:The August 2021 menu is attached for your information. 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. You may also enter extension 2008, as some people have had trouble with the 1.

Insurance Contract Deadlines for Derecho Damage

As the anniversary nears of the devastating derecho that hit Iowa on August 10, the Iowa Insurance Division continues to hear that work is still underway and there is still more to do. Some Iowans are waiting for work on their homes to be finished while others have suggested that materials shortages and availability of contractors are the hurdles to the completion of repairs.

10th anniversary of Vinton's Derecho

Garrison's Emergency Services building 10 years ago was completely flattened Sunday marked the 10th anniversary of the straight-line winds that ripped through the area on July 11, 2011. The National Weather Service said that the area was subject to 138 miles per hour winds for nearly 30 minutes. (Click to see how the radar showed this storm)Some of the stories put out following the storm included these kinds of updates because this WAS news following the storm's arrival.
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Storey Kenworthy Foundation for Giving Accepting Applications for Grants

Storey Kenworthy Foundation for Giving Accepting Applications for GrantsApplications accepted until August 31, 2021 Des Moines, IA / July 1, 2021 - The Storey Kenworthy Foundation for Giving will accept grant applications from qualified non-profit organizations until August 31, 2021. Five $5,000 grants will be awarded to [sel]ed non-profits whose programming aligns with Storey Kenworthy's core giving priorities: Abuse & Violence Prevention; Children & Education; Diversity, Equity & Inclusion; and Mental Health Awareness & Services.

Register now for the 2021 Iowa Women in Agriculture Conference August 5

"Conserving Ag's Future Together" is the theme of the 15th annual Iowa Women in Agriculture Conference at the FFA Enrichment Center in Ankeny on August 5.The 2021 conference will explore an array of challenges posed by agriculture's current economic and environmental climate: Marketing strategy, climate resilience, global trade agreements, risk management, ag advocacy, cover crops, soil and water quality initiatives, the intersection of animal agriculture and climate, launching an online ag business, and the role of ag women in this dynamic and growing industry.
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