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USA Triathlon Honors F. Austin Jones as a 2014 All American

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USA Triathlon Honors F. Austin Jones as a 2014 All American   COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — USA Triathlon has finalized its 2014 year end rankings and F. Austin Jones of Grinnell, Iowa, and Senior Executive Vice President of Grinnell State Bank, has been honored as an All American for performances in the 2014 season.   All American honors are rewarded to ... Read More »

Grinnell College seeks creators of all types for summer festival of learning and discovery

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Grinnell College seeks creators of all types for summer festival of learning and discovery  GRINNELL, Iowa – Grinnell College is accepting applications from artists collaborating across disciplines for the inaugural Grinnell Summerfest.  Grinnell Summerfest, set for Saturday, June 6, 2015, is a one-day festival celebrating creativity across the arts and sciences. The festival will feature brave, collaborative new works on the campus ... Read More »

GRMC Outlines Plans to For Complete Emergency Department Renovation

The Grinnell Regional Medical Center emergency department has been there for the Eggman family many times. Ken and Verleen Eggman (front) have made a generous donation to GRMC’s Moving at the Speed of Life campaign to ensure that life-saving care is always available in Grinnell. They are shown here with their son and daughter-in-law, Dennis and Shirley Parrott. Shirley experienced a life-threatening heart attack last April and received life-saving care at GRMC.

GRMC Outlines Plans to For Complete Emergency Department Renovation  Eggman Family Supports Cause for Personal Reasons   Grinnell Regional Medical Center is seeking funds to completely renovate and upgrade the emergency department. More than 10,000 patient visits happen annually in this certified Level III/Area trauma center. Significant improvements are needed and planned for GRMC’s emergency services to continue to meet the ... Read More »

HUBBELL REALTY COMPANY CELEBRATES THE START OF SPAULDING LOFTS PROJECT

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HUBBELL REALTY COMPANY CELEBRATES THE START OF SPAULDING LOFTS PROJECT Original building was built in the 1870s, historic rehabilitation will bring 77 units to Grinnell    Grinnell, IA (February 18, 2015) – Breathing new life into historic buildings is becoming one of Hubbell Realty Company’s favorite things to do! The company held a kick-off celebration with the community earlier today and many of ... Read More »

Strike Up Some Fun on April 11

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Strike Up Some Fun on April 11 Grinnell’s Big Brothers Big Sisters Bowl for Kids’ Sake event is scheduled to roll on Saturday, April 11, 2015. Bowling sessions begin at 11 a.m., 1:30 p.m., and 4 p.m. at the Bowladrome located at 915 State Street in Grinnell. Bowlers and bowling teams are now being solicited to participate in the annual ... Read More »

J.O. Parker Exhibit in MCC Ray Frederick Gallery begins Feb. 25

J.O. Parker stands with some examples of what you may see at his photo exhibit on Feb. 25-March. 27.

J.O. Parker Exhibit in MCC Ray Frederick Gallery begins Feb. 25   MARSHALLTOWN – Montezuma resident, J.O. Parker, is the next featured artist at the newest exhibit in the Ray Frederick Gallery, room 306, on the Marshalltown Community College campus. The exhibit opens with a reception at 12:15-1:30 pm, Wednesday, Feb. 25, and will be on display through noon Friday, ... Read More »

You Can Help Prevent Measles in Poweshiek County

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You Can Help Prevent Measles in Poweshiek County The United States is currently experiencing a multi-state outbreak of measles. More than 100 people from 14 states have been confirmed as having measles. Fortunately, as of February 9, there are no confirmed measles cases in Iowa. “This national measles outbreak has brought the protection provided by vaccinations back into the spotlight,” ... Read More »

Kindergarten OPEN HOUSE at Central Iowa Christian School in Grinnell February 23.

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Kindergarten OPEN HOUSE at Central Iowa Christian School in Grinnell.Central Iowa Christian School in Grinnell will be hosting a Kindergarten Open House on Monday, February 23 at 6pm. The event provides an opportunity for prospective kindergarten parents to learn more about this option for their child’s education. The event will include a presentation from the current kindergarten teaching staff outlining our ... Read More »

PTK Blood Drive is Monday, Feb. 16 at Iowa Valley Grinnell

PTK Blood Drive is Monday, Feb. 16 at Iowa Valley Grinnell   GRINNELL, Iowa – More than 3,000 units of blood are needed each week to maintain an adequate blood supply in our community and to meet rising transfusion demands across the country.  Donating blood is safe, easy and a great volunteer opportunity. You can give back to your community ... Read More »

Iowa SBDC offers free confidential business consultations on Feb. 23

Iowa SBDC offers free confidential business consultations on Feb. 23   GRINNELL – Iowa Valley Community College Grinnell will play host to the Regional Alliance for Innovative Development in February. Mr. Paul Heath of the University of Iowa Small Business Development Center (SBDC) will offer free confidential business consultations. Heath will be available for one-on-one sessions from 9 am to ... Read More »

Free Help Available for College Financial Aid – Volunteers to Help Families Fill Out FAFSA

Free Help Available for College Financial Aid Volunteers to Help Families Fill Out FAFSA MARSHALLTOWN, IA (2/10/2015) — Students and families can get free assistance with forms required for federal financial aid at Iowa College Goal Sunday held at Marshalltown Community College. The dates for this event are the following: Feb. 26, 4-7pm in Rm 302, March 1, 2-5pm in Rm 213, ... Read More »

Imagine Grinnell Supports GRMC with New Lighting

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Imagine Grinnell Supports GRMC with New Lighting   Imagine Grinnell, a community improvement foundation, has made a grant to Grinnell Regional Medical Center to upgrade GRMC’s lighting to be more energy-efficient. New LED light fixtures in the main first floor east-west hallway in the hospital and in the glass tower of the Ahrens Medical Arts Building were paid for through ... Read More »

A Look Inside with Nuclear Medicine Topic at SE*ED February 9th

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A Look Inside with Nuclear Medicine Upcoming Topic at SE*ED Grinnell Regional Medical Center’s SE*ED program welcomes Stuart Jordan, GRMC’s nuclear medicine technologist for an overview of this diagnostic procedure. Jordan will be the featured speaker on Monday, February 9. The program is free and open to the public at the Drake Community Library. Refreshments are served beginning at 9:30 ... Read More »

Local art students to display at Stewart Gallery

The clay and tempera work of eighth grader Katie Pederson will be featured in the Grinnell High School & Middle School Annual Art Show to be held in Stewart Gallery at the Grinnell Arts Center beginning February 5.  Admission to the exhibit is fre

Local art students to display at Stewart Gallery   Grinnell, Iowa – Artwork created by local students will be featured in the Grinnell High School & Middle School Annual Art Show at the Stewart Gallery in the Grinnell Arts Center beginning February 5.  There will be a closing reception on February 26 from 5:00 – 6:30 pm. “One facet of our ... Read More »

Healthcare Day at the State Capitol

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 Healthcare Day at the State Capitol The GRMC Auxiliary invites the public to participate in the annual Iowa Hospital Association’s Legislative Day, scheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 25. Legislative Day allows area residents to be healthcare advocates about the government’s role in healthcare policy and funding. This year’s Legislative Day will begin with lunch and program at the Veterans Memorial Convention ... Read More »

GRMC leads Iowa into battle against infections

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GRMC leads Iowa into battle against infections By Keith Brake   When assigned to a patient room at Grinnell Regional Medical Center (GRMC) you’re as safe from picking up a “super bug” or other hospital-acquired infection as you can be anywhere in the country. That’s thanks to an already-low patient infection rate – and some technology the hospital put in ... Read More »

Imagine Grinnell Membership Drive Underway; 2015 Projects Announced

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Imagine Grinnell Membership Drive Underway; 2015 Projects Announced A new year means more new projects for Imagine Grinnell. The quality of life organization is kicking off its annual membership drive with an emphasis this year on “green, playing and growing” projects, says Executive Director Sarah Smith. Imagine Grinnell, which began in 1988, initiates and supports projects that improve quality of ... Read More »

Caregiver Support Group Scheduled

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Caregiver Support Group Scheduled Grinnell Regional Hospice is offering a monthly Caregiver Support Group. This group is designed for adults who are providing care for an adult loved one. The group provides caregivers with the opportunity to gain support, strength and encouragement from each other. This group is open to anyone providing care to an adult loved one who may ... Read More »

Kintzinger Family Gifts $50,000 to GRMC

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Kintzinger Family Gifts $50,000 to GRMC   The gift of friendship is a priceless one. After they met in Grinnell in 1969, Marion A. Jones and Jewel Kintzinger Day became friends for life. Using today’s nomenclature, they would have been called BFFs or “besties.” They did everything together, from raising children and boating to planning charitable galas and running the ... Read More »

CICS to Celebrate National School Choice Week with Special Event

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  CICS to Celebrate National School Choice Week with Special Event Central Iowa Christian School participates in nation’s largest-ever celebration of educational opportunity Grinnell – Central Iowa Christian School will hold a special event on Tuesday, January 27, 2015 at to celebrate National School Choice Week, school leaders announced today. This event will feature a poster and essay contest for ... Read More »

Stewart Gallery reopens with quilt exhibit

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Stewart Gallery reopens with quilt exhibit   Grinnell, Iowa – After a two-month hiatus, the Grinnell Area Arts Council has reopened the Stewart Gallery in the Grinnell Arts Center at 926 Broad Street in downtown Grinnell with the opening of Made in Grinnell: Quilts of the World Renowned Quilting Author, Judy Martin now through January 29. “We are very excited to be featuring ... Read More »

Grinnell Oratorio Society invites singers to share the joy of choral music

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Grinnell Oratorio Society invites singers to share the joy of choral music Members will rehearse weekly for spring performance of Mozart’s Requiem in D Minor Starting Monday, Jan. 26, the Grinnell Oratorio Society will begin rehearsals for the performance of Mozart’s Requiem Mass in D minor with the Grinnell Symphony Orchestra this spring. The society is open to all — Grinnell ... Read More »

Big Brothers Big Sisters Celebrates Mentors

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Big Brothers Big Sisters Celebrates Mentors January is National Mentoring Month, and Big Brothers Big Sisters is encouraging the entire community to celebrate. During this month, all Americans are asked to thank or honor those individuals who encouraged and guided them, and made a lasting, positive impact on their lives. “January celebrates the volunteers who give their time in order ... Read More »

GRMC Facility and Equipment Upgrades Topic at SE*ED Jan. 12

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GRMC Facility and Equipment Upgrades Topic at SE*ED Jan. 12 Grinnell Regional Medical Center made significant improvements to facilities and equipment upgrades over the past two years. Starting with the new GRMC Auxiliary Chemotherapy and Infusion Suite in 2013, the community hospital has added several services, equipment, and a new facility all through philanthropic efforts. Dan Agnew and Debby Pohlson, ... Read More »