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Farm Financial Planning Program Offers Personalized Insight for Producers

Crop production updates available anywhere with an internet connection CropsTV, powered by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, will return for a fourth season in 2024. This educational program delivers crop production information directly to farmers and agricultural service providers. It provides the convenience of crop production education at home, in the office or anywhere there is an internet connection.

The Niche to change Ownership

On Thursday evening, in the midst pf a Christmas party, Coleen Karrick announced that The Niche will be changing ownership. The Niche is located at 115 W 4th St Vinton. New owners Dan and Maureen Boddicker will take over the business as John and Coleen Karrick step away from the business. The Karricks had a dream and brought it to fruition. The Boddickers hope to continue with the same commitment.
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S & J Sanitation Garbage Pick Up Schedule

S&J Sanitation announced the schedule for garbage pickup over Christmas and New Year's day. During Christmas Week:Monday moves to TuesdayTuesday moves to WednesdayFriday stays the same. There will be no changes during New Year's week.Holiday recycling tip: Wrapping paper is not recyclable, just place it in the trash. The carboard tube is recyclable.

Vinton Liquor Tobacco & Vape Now Open

Vinton Unlimited welcomes new business Vinton Unlimited held a ribbon cutting at the new business Vinton Liquor Tobacco & Vape in downtown Vinton. The new business is located at 411 A Ave.The business offers gaming, vending and an ATM machine for your convenience. A drive up is also available. The business is open seven days a week from 8:00 a.m. until midnight.Pictured left to right: Front Row: Lucky Mall, Ali Mohammad, Heather Kingsbury, Karilea Ries , Mohammad Gujar, Katelan Brownell, Melody Snow and Andrew Elwick.

Secretary Naig Reminds Iowans to Apply for Choose Iowa Grants By December 15

Choose Iowa grants match up to $25,000 per project to expand the availability of Iowa grown, Iowa raised, and Iowa made foods, beverages, and other ag productsIowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig today reminded Iowans to apply for Choose Iowa value-added grants ahead of the December 15 deadline. Choose Iowa grants can be used to expand the availability of Iowa grown, Iowa raised and Iowa made foods, beverages, and other agricultural products.
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High Tunnel Short Course to Feature Industry Experts

Producers can learn about high tunnel technologyProducers are invited to attend the 2023 Iowa High Tunnel Short Course to discuss high tunnel production, management and marketing with experts from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. The course will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Dec. 13, at the Iowa Arboretum, 1875 Peach Ave, Madrid.

Horst Physical Therapy Celebrates New Facility

Horst Physical Therapy was congratulated on all of the hard work that has been put into the refurbishing of their building. A Ribbon Cutting was held on Thursday, November 30th. Celebrating their remodel with grand reopening members from Vinton Unlimited were on hand. The business began in February of 2021 and has continued to grow and succeed. During this time they have purchased 303 1st Avenue, the downtown Sherman Building, and have given it an incredible transformation over the last six months both the interior and exterior.

Something for everyone at the 52nd annual Cornbelt Cow-Calf Conference

Attendance is free for the two-day conference in Ottumwa. The Cornbelt Cow-Calf Conference is set for January 26, 2024. The premier educational event in Iowa for cow-calf producers has been set for Jan. 26-27, 2024, at the Bridge View Center in Ottumwa. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach beef program specialist Patrick Wall said this year’s Cornbelt Cow-Calf Conference will appeal to all kinds of beef enthusiasts, while staying true to the educational focus on topics relevant to Iowa’s beef industry.
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Better Together 12 Days of Christmas Bidding Event

Starting off the 2nd week of bidding is this candle collection at Better Together Through December 9th at 5:00 p.m. you can put you bid in on any of the 12 Days of Christmas items up for Auction. Proceeds will go toward assisting Better Together in their efforts to care for our feline population. You can place a bid on their Facebook page located HERE!---Every year, Better Together continues to grow. This year alone, we have already taken in 129 cats.

4th St. Diner December Menu

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