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Take steps now to conserve energy, reduce bill impacts this winter

As the holiday season approaches, we’re all looking forward to celebrating with those closest to us. But even with the warmth of holiday cheer, there’s no avoiding the cold weather that comes with winter in Iowa. At Alliant Energy, we’re committed to providing the safe and reliable service families depend on to heat their homes. While it’s our mission to deliver affordable energy service to customers, increased fuel prices are predicted to impact heating bills over the next several months.

Larry's Custom Picture Framing offers the perfect Christmas Gift

A framed letter from President Nixon and the recipient It's the time of year when you search for that perfect gift. The gift that would mean the world to your loved ones. Something that might be a keepsake for generations. It might be hanging on your wall in a cheap frame or sitting on a shelf collecting dust. While it's uncertain if your gift, the one you HOPE is the right one, will even arrive on time I've found the perfect solution.
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Opal & Hazel's up and running again Friday and Saturday

Friday the 19th, we are in Vinton at Bobbins & Boards starting at 5 pm. The featured specialty will be "OH Grinder"Saturday the 20th, we are back in Robins in the East parking lot of Twin Pines Baptist Church starting at 5 pm. The featured specialty will be "2 Pigs in a Pickle"Pre-orders for both days are available.Contact Us: Annette Merchant

Thomas awarded UFG Insurance's 2021 Scotty McIntyre Jr. Go Beyond Award

Randy Rambo and Kelly Thomas  UFG Insurance is proud to announce New Jersey agent Doris “Dee” Zampella and Cedar Rapids employee Kelly Thomas as the 2021 winners of its prestigious Scotty McIntyre, Jr. Go Beyond Award. The annual accolade honors the legacy of former UFG leader (and son of company founder) Scotty McIntyre, Jr., whose firm belief in going beyond to help those in need still echoes in company culture today.

Tootsie's supports local Ambulance services

Both Tootsie's restaurant locations will be donating 10% of the sales on Friday, November 12 - Sunday, November 14, to their respective ambulance services.In Vinton, the North Benton proceeds will be utilized for training opportunities and the purchase of equipment. 
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Homecare Assistance/NuCara Home Medical open in Vinton

Jess Fairbanks isn't new to the home care needs nor new to Vinton. Jess and her family reside here in Vinton. Fairbanks has had her business in the Cedar Falls location for four and half years. Currently, she has 56 employees in Cedar Falls and 12 here in Vinton.Fairbanks' heart is with serving the needs of our elderly, but she also serves anyone who needs her help.

Opal & Hazel's November Update

Where are we in November? The plan is to start up again the week of the 14th. We will send out updates via the newsletter and on Facebook with our schedule as soon as we can. But rest assured, you’ll see us again real soon. Staff Highlight- Carmen Allyn and Annette spent several years working together at Wells Fargo and formed a friendship that continues strong today.

42° North Winery to hold Taste and Take Event on Sunday

42° North Winery will be open on Sunday, November 7, from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. to celebrate a beautiful fall day. Please join them on Sunday, November 7th from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. for a Taste & Take event. The Winery will have their 4 wine varieties available to sample and purchase. 42° Nort Winery is located at 2894 61st Street Lane in Vinton, Iowa.
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VGH 2021 Employee Awards recognize employees for 380 combined years dedication

Michele Schoonover recognized for 40 Years of service to VGH 28 others were also recognized The following employees are recognized for their many years of service. Congratulations! Five Years Nora Vaupel Theresa Fowler Jennie Harrison Bethany Schrage Tammy Baldridge Amanda Bergen Marisa Wright Hannah Choplick George Bauer Roy Trimble Sara Wattnem Ten YearsMelissa SivolaJoanna ReiterTodd Reynolds Kayla SellersShirley SchwartzJill L


This Veteran’s Day, Thursday, November 11, the Fareway family would like to thank all veterans and active service members. Fareway store locations in a six-state region will be offering a fifteen percent discount to any retired, active-duty, reserve, or guard military members.To receive discounts, customers are asked to show their military ID at checkout or identify the branch of service.
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