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4th St. Diner Menu for March

Ervin Motor Company become GMC Dealership Only

Ervin Motor Company has been your Buick dealer in Vinton since 1930.  Buick has "announced they will change the franchise to build 100% electric vehicles by the year 2025".  Uncertain of this new direction, the Ervin's dealership has elected to end its franchise with Buick for the first time in 93 years.Ervin Motor Company will continue to carry the GMC franchise, selling and servicing new Sierra 1500, 2500HD, 3500HD, plus the Canyon trucks and the Sports Utility lineup which includes GMC Terrain, Acadia, and Yukon SUVs.
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Eastern Communications acquires RACOM

RACOM, the company that won a contract to construct an emergency radio communications service for Benton County, has been sold to Eastern Communications Ltd. In a press release Eastern Communications said, "Eastern Communications Ltd., a leading provider of mission critical communications and services in the Eastern US, announced today the acquisition of Marshalltown, Iowa based RACOM Corporation, a leading emergency communications service and technology provider in the Western US.

Vinton Hotel Occupancy Tax (HOT) Grants Awarded to area Businesses

Nathan's Mile, Brooke Kruckenberg and Ashley Hesson  The Vinton Hotel Occupancy Tax (HOT) Grant program, which receives 75% of the funds generated from the Hotel/Motel tax, has announced the organizations that will receive the 2022 funding. The HOT Grant offers financial support to local organizations for community events, cultural and recreational programming, tourism, and various other projects. Organizations that qualify as 501 non-profit organizations or governmental equivalent 170(c)(1) may submit applications for the grant.

Iowa Works will assist residents in career and training goals at Kirkwood

Here to help you attain your career and training goals!Stop by to visit with a career consultant and learn more about in demand careers, job training services and support programs available to make a career transition possible for you. We will be at the Kirkwood Community College Regional Center in Vinton from 9:00 a.m  to 3:00 p.m. on the 4th Tuesday of each month.
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Secretary Naig Encourages Applications for 2023 Century & Heritage Farm Program

(Please note: If your farm is recognized as a Century Farm or Heritage Farm, feel free to share that with Vinton Today, we'd love to share the news with readers! Email will be accepted through June 1, 2023Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig encourages eligible Iowa farm owners to apply for the 2023 Century and Heritage Farm Program now through June 1.


Clickstop, Inc. was recognized for its people-first approach to creating a best-in-class workplace culture and received the distinction of 2023 Top Workplaces USA. The Top Workplaces USA ranking is based entirely on feedback from an employee engagement survey administered by research partner Energage, a leading provider of technology-based employee engagement tools.

Simply Blooming Welcomed to Vinton

On the 17th anniversary of being in business, Simply Blooming owner, Lisa Eikamp opened her shop in Vinton on 2/3/23, both dates easy to remember. Simply Blooming offers floral arrangements, plants and gifts for your home. Vinton Unlimited and members made a stop to welcome Eikamp and her staff to Vinton on Friday afternoon to hold a ribbon cutting to welcome the new business to town.
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4th St. Diner February Menu

Fresh Conversations at 4th St. Diner - January 30

Great News!  Fresh Conversations will restart Monday, January 30th at the 4th Street Diner.  What is Fresh Conversations? Itis a free nutrition education program designed to support healthy aging and independence. Each month, Iowans aged 60 and older gather in communities across Iowa to discuss current nutrition and health topics, taste low-cost healthy recipes, and discover new ways to stay active and independent.
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