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North Gate Pomskies available in Shellsburg

The North Gate Pomskies, a small-town, family Pomsky breeder in east central Iowa. Andrea Grimm and Mayse Grimm are sisters-in-law that live and run their kennel in Shellsburg.Our breeding journey started two and a half years ago. We researched a forever friend for ourselves and after may trials and tribulations we decided we wanted to make the process easier for others.

Simply Organic Launches Two New Pantry Staples

 Simply Organic, a pioneer in organic herbs, spices, flavors and seasonings, today announced the latest kitchen must-haves with its new Simply Organic Vanilla Bean Paste and Dairy-Free Cheese Sauce Mixes.Simply Organic Dairy-Free Cheese Sauce Mixes are an easy, dairy-free way to add rich flavor and creamy texture to your favorite dishes, from nachos to noodles to broccoli cheese soup.
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East-Central Iowa REC Sustains Damages at Its Vinton Operations Shop

East-Central Iowa REC received significant damage to its property located on D St. in Vinton in Saturday's storm East-Central Iowa Rural Electric Cooperative Sustains Damages at Its Vinton Operations Shop Urbana Iowa, March 6, 2022 – East-Central Iowa Rural Electric Cooperative reported today that its Vinton operations center sustained damages from the storms that passed through the Benton County area last evening. The damages were discovered when a line crew arrived at the shop to respond to a power outage.

Opal and Hazel's Pizza March Newsletter

AG’s Office discusses spike with Corn Growers, USDA, ISU

Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller is focusing on unprecedented increases in fertilizer prices affecting farmers. Since January 2021, anhydrous ammonia has increased 315%. Urea has increased by 214%, liquid nitrogen by 290%, monoammonium phosphate (MAP) by 171%, and potash by 213%, according to the most recent data supplied by USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Services.
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Vinton Unlimited 2021 Annual Report

This annual report will give members a recap of activities and events for the year ending December 31, 2021. Representing our membership was an 11-member executive board consisting of Andrew Elwick, Emily Henkle, Ashley Hesson, Marcy Horst, Tony Islas, Bob Koenigsfeld, Robin Martin, Teresa Meyer, Molly Noren, Karilea Ries, and Raymond Siddell. These board members served on one or more of the six committees.

Kwik Star cups aren't even half full or are they?

When a shortage of coffee cups affected Kwik Star convenient stores/gas stations, they released an amusing flyer concerning the situation.The company is offering a $.99 cup refill, or crockpot refill, or wheelbarrow refill...but seriously because of shortages of cups the station needs you to bring your own mug.. or any kind of coffee container. The flyer they put out jokingly sai, B.

4th St. Diner March Menu

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Simply Organic Grants to Frontline Organizations Assisting with Food Insecurity

Simply Organic, located in Norway, is a leader in organic herbs, spices, flavors and seasonings, today announced the six recipients receive grants from the Simply Organic Giving Fund Grant Program, donating a collective $150,000 to address food insecurity in the U.S.For the 2022 granting period, the Simply Organic Giving Fund selected organizations that are working tirelessly to increase access to healthy and organic foods for communities in need, including refugees, communities experiencing the impact of natural disasters and families living in food deserts.

Dollar General to be closed on February 1 as they Relocate

Dollar General will be closing on Tuesday, February 1st, 2022 while they move into their new location the site of the former 218 Cafe.  Several cars from Indiana, Missouri, Pennsylvania, and across the state of Iowa are present to help Set up and organize the new store.The exact opening date for the new store is unknown at this time. 
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