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Opal & Hazel's now offering Wood Fired Mac & Cheese!

April is here and so is the unpredictable weather! But we live in Iowa, so that is expected!Our season is in full swing now and we are excited to be back to our "normal"! 2023 is CRAZY busy for us this year with private event catering including weddings, graduations and birthday parties. Watch for us back at Millstream Brewing Co.

ASAC Patient Success Story

A Mother's TransformationVictoria decided she needed to make changes to provide a better life for her unborn child and was admitted into the Heart of Iowa residential treatment program on 3/03/2021. In the beginning, she started using Meth by way of smoking it and then, later on, became addicted to using it via IV.  She also experienced some mental health issues and received assistance with managing it and she experienced domestic violence in previous relationships, including the one with her unborn child’s father.
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4th St. Diner April Menu

We are celebrating the re-opening of the dining room with special activities.  Join us if you can. Re-Opening Anniversary on April 18th:Blood Pressure Clinic 11:15 am to 12:15 pm.10 Cent Bingo for On-Site Meal Participants starts at 12:15 pm.1 Surprise Grab Bag for all On-Site Meal Participants.Reserve your seat to help us celebrate!Reservations can be made starting April 14th.

Take the Party Bus to your next Event

Tyler and Delaney Annis operate a party bus business called T&D Party Wagon. The party bus/transporation service is based out of Urbana. "We have always wanted to start our own business and thought of the fun idea of party buses! We hope to meet a lot of new and fun people along the way and hope our buses can help people make memories that last a lifetime!" they said.

Kirkwood, IowaWORKS to Offer Career Consultants in Benton County

Select dates available for walk-in appointments over the next few months VINTON, Iowa (March 15, 2023)–Kirkwood Community College and IowaWORKS are partnering to make career consultants available to the people of Benton County to help them with their career and training goals. Members of the public will be able to take advantage of walk-in appointments on select dates over the next few months.
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The Slice - March 2023

Las Lomitas Mexican Grill plans to reopen in new location

UpdatedLas Lomitas Mexican Grill released a short statement concerning the closing and possible reopening of their business in Vinton. The business had been located in the former Pizza Hut location and had been renting from the property owner. The business is looking at the possibility of relocating to 202 W. 4th St. the same location as the La Reyna restaurant.

Downstream Resto and Repair comes to Vinton

Downstream Resto and Repair is open for business in Vinton Vinton Unlimited welcomed Downstream Resto and Repair with a ribbon cutting on Saturday. Present for the ribbon cutting were (pictured left to right) Andrew Elwick of Elwick Electric, Shannon and Bryan Krough, Melody Snow of Vinton Unlimited, Cyanne Boggess and Phil Borlesky. As most small businesses do, Downstream Resto and Repair began as a hobby.
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Fareway Honored with Independent Grocer Industry Awards

The Shelby Report Exceptional Independents Award 2023 and Progressive Grocer Outstanding Independents Award 2023   Fareway was recently recognized as a 2023 Outstanding Independents Award winner by Progressive Grocer, in addition to being named a 2023 Exceptional Independents Award winner by The Shelby Report. The two honors showcase Fareway’s commitment to community– bringing people together through foods that reflect the local area served. “We are humbled and honored to be recognized with these industry awards, serving as a leader in independent grocery,” said Fareway CEO Reynolds W.

2 Area Locations Awarded Grants by Iowa Renewable Fuels Infrastructure Program

Statewide program continues momentum for greater consumer access to lower cost Iowa grown biofuelsTwo Benton County locations were among 16 different counties in Iowa who were awarded more than $1.1 million in cost-share grants from the Iowa Renewable Fuels Infrastructure Program (RFIP) during the latest quarterly application cycle.E15 Scheetz Group LLC in 101 1st St.
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