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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
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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

OUR LOBBY IS NOW OPEN!! If you have experienced in the past 24 hours: *Fever (100.4 F or higher) *Had close contact with a confirmed COVID-19 patient while that person was ill within the past 14 days? If you have answered YES to any of the above, we ask that you do not enter the bank. LOBBY HOURS: 8:30am - 4:00pm Monday-Thursday 8:30am -

VSCSD Current Employment Opportunities

Current Employment OpportunitiesTeacher/Certified Staff VacanciesAgriculture Teacher/FFA SponsorAnticipated K-5 Special Education Teacher @ Shellsburg Elementary: Strat I or Strat II required, behavior experience preferred.Apply through Teach IowaNon-Certified, Coaching and Extra-Duty VacanciesActivities/Guidance Secretary @ High School - Salary dependent on experience.

The world has changed…

I think it is safe to say that the world has changed drastically in the last few months.  As with any change, some of it might be for the better and some might not be.  In the insurance world, one thing that has changed is the ability to get Long Term Care after the age of 65.  Let’s face it, a lot of us don’t really start thinking about it until we start thinking about retirement.

Lori's Vintage Vault forced to close the doors

Lori's Vintage Vault in Urbana to close its doors After struggling to remain open following a rough winter and then the 2-month shutdown due to COVID, Lori's Vintage Vault in Urbana announced that it will be closing the doors of its business. The building and stock are for sale as long as there are items to sell. Owner Lori Kelty-Williams said, "We have truly put our heart and soul into this business.

Ideal Industries Consolidates Operations

Ideal Industries, Inc. announced today that it is positioning for the COVID-19 recovery period by consolidating operations in its Vinton plant. Ideal's production in Oelwein will continue until June 11, 2020, in its north plant and until July 31, 2020, in its south plant. Noth locations in are in the Oelwein Industrial Park.One-third of Ideal's Oelwein workforce will be retained.

Farm Bureau Financial Services Office in Vinton Re-Opens

Safety is a top priority for Farm Bureau Agent Teresa J. Meyer.  At this time, Meyer is comfortable re-opening her office at 421 1st Avenue and is scheduling appointments in person or virtually. “We want clients/members to feel safe and comfortable when they come in to meet with us.  That’s why we’re taking precautions based on CDC guidance,” said Meyer.

4th St. Diner Menu for June

Click to view MenuClick for the back pageToday Governor Kim Reynolds signed a new proclamation regarding Covid-19 and the State of Iowa.  To read the entire proclamation, please go to  The proclamation does state that all vulnerable Iowans…including those older than 65 to limit their activities outside the home.
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