Secretary Naig Encourages Iowans to Apply for 2023 Specialty Crop Block Grants

Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig announced today that the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship is accepting applications for the 2023 Specialty Crop Block Grant Program through March 10.The program, which is designed to support projects that enhance the competitiveness of specialty crops grown in Iowa by increasing demand, yields or awareness, is administered by the Department with funding from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Services (AMS).

New Casey's location to open Thursday, January 12

"We recognize the significance that John's Quik Stop leaves in Vinton and appreciate Mr. Ketchen's support throughout this process. Our new store will reopen at its former location, 814 C Ave, on Thursday, January 12, where operations will continue under the Casey's brand, and with prepared food offerings, quality fuel and other items our guests already know and love.

4th St. Diner January Menu

Certification in Beef Quality Assurance registration now open

Producers and haulers who need to renew or obtain their certification in Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) can preregister now for an in-person training in Vinton in northeastern Iowa. Offered by the Iowa Beef Center, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach and the Iowa Beef Industry Council, the session is scheduled on Thursday, January 5, 2023.There is no cost to attend the event, which includes dinner sponsored by Benton County Cattlemen.

Remember to reserve your 4th Street Diner Christmas Dinner for this Friday!

Just a reminder that the 4th Street Diner Christmas Dinner is this Friday, December 16th. The menu includes, Roast Beef, mashed potatoes and gravy, candied carrots, fruit salad, pie, dinner roll, milk with a side of Roster & Riggle Holiday Music!Call early at 319.472.4761 to reserve your meal!

42° North Winery Holiday Open House this Saturday, December 17

42° North Winery will be holding its annual Holiday Open House! The event will take place this Saturday, December 17 from 1-4:00 p.m. at 2894 61st Street Lane, Vinton, Iowa. If you are in need of wine for gifts or the Holidays, there will be a Take and Taste event to meet all of those holiday needs!

Vinton Veterinary Clinic to close December 31

In a statement released on Monday, the Vinton Veterinary Clinic announced that Dr. Clyde Wilson will be retiring from the practice on December 31.The last day that Dr. Wilson will be seeing patients is December 16. If you need immunization records for your pet you will need to request them by this time.Best wishes in your retirement!

Stark Strength comes to Vinton

Stark Strength, has opened at Kettlebell Advantage which is located at 205 3rd Street in Vinton. Owner Erin Stark is a certified kettlebell bodyweight corrective exercises instructor. She has been practicing for around five and half years. She's been in business for the last year and a half doing in home personal care. Stark can help with conditions that might need more work following physical therapy.

4th St. Diner Menu for December

4th Street Diner HACAP North Benton Center 202 East Fourth Street Vinton, IA 52349 319-472-4761 Everyone is WELCOME! On-Site, Carryout and Home Delivered meals are available! RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED We have a limited number of seats available each day. To ensure you have a seat and a meal, please call for reservations before 10:00 am the day you wish to eat with us.

Vinton to lose local support and landmark

If you enter Vinton from the south, you can see a huge American flag flying and you know that's where John's Qwik Stop is located. Unfortunately for Vinton, things will be changing at the end of the year. John Ketchen has prided himself, and rightly so, in the ability to have been a local business that supported his community. It has been a privilege for Ketchen to have been able to meet the requests of several in the community.
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