LSI Receives $10,000 Grant from the Guernsey Charitable Foundation

 Funding will support Early Childhood programming in Benton, Black Hawk, and Tama Counties Lutheran Services in Iowa (LSI) received $10,000 from the Guernsey Charitable Foundation to support Early Childhood programming in Benton, Black Hawk, and Tama Counties. Programming in the areas currently includes Health Families America HOPES. Healthy Families America-HOPES programs provide evidence-based, in-home prevention services to at-risk parents of children prenatally through age 5.

Opal & Hazel's Wood Fired Pizza June Newsletter

It will be a busy month ahead! Check out where you can find your favorite wood fired pizza on our schedule below!


STATE AUDITOR ROB SAND URGES IOWA AG PRODUCERS WHO SUFFERED LOSSES DUE TO THE PANDEMIC TO APPLY FOR NEW FEDERAL ASSISTANCE State Auditor Rob Sand today urged Iowa agricultural producers who experienced revenue decreases in 2020 as a result of the pandemic to apply for the Pandemic Assistance Revenue Program (PARP). “PARP addresses gaps in pandemic assistance for farmers by taking into account their overall loss of revenue during the first year of the pandemic,” said Sand.

4th St. Diner June Menu

4th Street Diner HACAP North Benton Center 202 East Fourth Street Vinton, IA 52349 319-472-4761 Everyone is WELCOME! On-Site, Carryout and Home Delivered meals are available! RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED We have a limited number of seats available each day. To ensure you have a seat and a meal, please call for reservations before 10:00 am the day you wish to eat with us.

Farmers and Landowners invited to Utilize Water Quality Cost Share Funding

Addition of proven conservation practices on the land will accelerate water quality improvement in our communitiesIowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig announced today that farmers and landowners may now sign up for water quality and soil conservation cost share funding as part of the state’s Water Quality Initiative (WQI). These funds assist farmers with adopting proven practices, including planting cover crops, transitioning acres to no-till/strip-till or applying a nitrogen inhibitor.

Carquest moves next door, AutoZone announces plan to arrive in Vinton

AutoZone announces their arrival at the old Dollar General building For those who have been asking and asking, and asking...CarquestCarquest has moved. The arrows painted on the windows direct their customers next door to 1102 4th St. Look for them there!AutoZoneAutoZone has posted a sign on the front of the old Dollar General building announcing that they are coming to Vinton. There is QR code on the sign that can be used if you need a job and would like to apply to work for the company.

Menu Changes for 4th St. Diner

Thanks to some generous rhubarb donations we will serving: 5/16 Rhubarb Cake5/23 Rhubarb Crisp5/31 Rhubarb Angel Dessert We appreciate the donations!

Clickstop Among Highest-Scoring on Inc. Magazine’s List of Best Workplaces

Clickstop named a best workplace in the nation, and in special categories Medium-Large Employers and the Midwest Region For the second time, Clickstop has been named to Inc. magazine’s annual Best Workplaces list. Featured in the May/June 2023 issue, which hits newsstands on May 16, 2023, and prominently featured on, the list is the result of a comprehensive measurement of American companies that have excelled in creating exceptional workplaces and company culture, whether operating in a physical or a virtual facility.

Got Raw Milk?

After more than a decade, the lawmakers in Des Moines sent a bill that will legalize the sale of unpasteurized milk to the Governor's desk. Senate File 315 will require raw milk producers to maintain antibiotic and bacteria records of the cows that are used for milk production. The bill can be seen below.SF315.pdf (

Lawmakers approve bill loosening restrictions on home-based food businesses

BY: ROBIN OPSAHL The Senate sent legislation to the governor Wednesday that would loosen regulations on Iowans selling food made at home and in temporary establishments such as farmer’s market stands.House File 661 passed Wednesday on a 33-15 vote. The bill’s floor manager, Sen. Jesse Green, R-Boone, said the legislation is “pro-small business,” helping home food and processing establishments, food processing plants and temporary food establishments, and farmers’ market vendors.
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