Petersen Attends National Policy Trip
By Samantha Petersen, Benton County Farm Bureau Vice President-I was able to travel to Washington DC to join several representatives of Iowa Farm Bureau for the 2022 National Policy Trip. We had an excellent trip which included the opportunity to meet with Congresswoman Ashley Hinson, Senator Chuck Grassley, and Senator Joni Ernst to express Iowa Farm Bureau’s positions on key issues that could affect us here at home and on our farms.
Fareway Round Up for Variety Raises more than $173,000 for Children in Need
Fareway Stores, Inc. partnered with Variety - the Children’s Charity to conduct the sixth annual Round Up at the register in July at all 131 store locations, raising a total of $173,590.76 for Variety – the Children’s Charity. “We want to thank our generous customers for their heartfelt donations to Variety-the Children’s Charity,” said Fareway CEO Reynolds W.
42° North Winery will be open this Saturday, July 30
42° North Winery will be open at their location at 2894 61st Street Lane, Vinton this Saturday, July 30 from 1 to 4 pm. It will be a beautiful day to taste & take of any of our 8 wines!To follow their Facebook page, click here.
Cedar River Ink is Relocating
Cedar River Ink will be closed on Thursday and Friday, July 28th and 29th to move their business to a new location. Cedar River Ink will now be located at 409 A Ave., in Vinton. Feel free to stop into the new location on or after August 1st.
4th St. Diner Menu August 1-7
The 4th St. Diner has lost their oven. It can't be repaired. If you would like to make a donation toward the purchase of a new oven, it would be appreciated. The total cost of the oven is $6,500.
QHC Management to close Sunnycrest Care Center in Dysart
QHC Management, a company that owns 10 nursing homes in Iowa, filed for bankruptcy this year. The company also owes $2.1 million dollars in taxes. As a result, the company plans to close three nursing homes in Iowa. The homes located in Dysart (Sunnycrest Care Center), Mitchellville and Humbolt South are on the list of closures.The company owns a total of 8 nursing homes and 2 assisted living facilities and is trying to sell all of them.
BVU, North Star Community Services establish Strategic Partnership
Collaboration allows for employees of North Star Community Services, as well as eligible family members of employees, to receive grant funding to lower the overall cost of education. Storm Lake, Iowa (July 19, 2022) – Buena Vista University (BVU) and North Star Community Services have established a Strategic Partnership to create opportunities and strengthen the communities both organizations serve.