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Fareway to continue to postpone accepting containers for redemption

Effective with the expiration of the Iowa Governor’s Emergency Declaration on July 25th, Fareway will not be accepting containers for redemption in its Iowa stores. Health authorities continue to advise that COVID-19 and other viruses are transmitted through respiratory droplets. Accepting potentially contaminated containers inside our stores presents a great risk of harm to the health and safety of our employees and customers.

Divine Decadents Candy & Cafe Thursday Menu

Divine Decadents Candy & Cafe Thursdays Lunch:Meatball Sub and Salad --- OR ---Chef SaladTBDOn 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 for questions.Editor's Note: Be sure to buy a B.
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4th St. Diner Menu for August

The August menu is attached for your information. Click to view. 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.  That way anyone who is assigned to work that day can access your message and schedule as needed.

Wilson-Hite Thanks Community

Wilson-Hite would like to thank all of our clients and community members who came out to help celebrate this milestone with us on Friday.  We were very pleased with the wonderful turnout of support.  Thank you to all the businesses to who sent cards, plants, or congratulated us.  We appreciate all the community and our clients have done over the

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

It is that time of the year again!Signups have now begun for fall 2020 cover crops assistance. First time users of cover crops have the chance to apply for assistance up to $25/ac on up to 160 ac, and second time users can get up to $15/ac up to 160. This is a state wide fund that has ran out in the past so the sooner you get your apps in the bette

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.
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