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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 »

A Hungry Grinnell

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 A Hungry Grinnell By Todd L. Reding Here’s a challenge; skip a meal. Skip two. Try it. Avoid eating a lunch, and then a dinner, and no snacking. When the following morning comes (hopefully without waking through the night with hunger pains), take note of how you feel. Be aware of your level of performance through the day. When the ... Read More »

Governor Branstad Recognizes Grinnell as Certified Connected Community

Mayor Gordon Canfield, local Connect Iowa advocate Monique Shore, Governor Terry Branstad, Grinnell Chamber Tourism Director Emily Counts, Director of State/Federal Policy & Broadband Planning for Connected Nation Phillip Brown

Governor Branstad Recognizes Grinnell as Certified Connected Community  Grinnell completes technology plan aimed at bridging technology gap, boosting economy, paving way for improved quality of life View the technology action plan  Grinnell, IA – Today, Governor Branstad, legislative leaders, and local officials joined Connect Iowa to recognize Grinnell for becoming a Certified Connected Community and releasing its technology action plan. “Iowa communities ... Read More »

Gordon Parks’ photos and German expressionist prints to open at Faulconer Gallery Jan. 23

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Gordon Parks’ photos and German expressionist prints to open at Faulconer Gallery Jan. 23   Opening reception on Jan. 23 features works by artists confronting issues of the world around them Grinnell, Iowa – Two exhibitions, “Gordon Parks: The Making of an Argument” and “Playing It Forward: German Expressionism to Expressionism Today,” will open with a reception on Friday, Jan. ... Read More »

Sam Berman & Sons: Rooted in the Past, Growing Into the Future

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Sam Berman & Sons: Rooted in the Past, Growing Into the Future  by Teresa A. McCall One of the oldest family-owned businesses in Grinnell, Sam Berman & Sons opened as a scrap recycling yard in 1923. Their mantra, “Dependable Service, Competitive Pricing” has served the business well. Now in its third generation of ownership, the scrapyard is thriving and shows ... Read More »

Grinnell to show HD broadcast of Metropolitan Opera’s ‘The Merry Widow’ Jan. 17

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  Grinnell to show HD broadcast of Metropolitan Opera’s ‘The Merry Widow’ Jan. 17 GRINNELL, Iowa – The Metropolitan Opera’s production of Franz Lehar’s “The Merry Widow” will be streamed live in high-definition at noon Saturday, Jan. 17, in Grinnell College’s Harris Center Cinema, 1114 10th Ave., Grinnell. Renée Fleming stars as the beguiling femme fatale, with co-stars Nathan Gunn ... Read More »

Rudolf the Red-Nosed Reindeer Turns 75

Although firmly entrenched as a Christmas icon, the tale of “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” is a piece of relatively modern folklore penned in 1939 by a department store adman enduring a time of great personal tragedy. As Rudolph turns 75, learn the story behind the creation of the most famous reindeer of all. Balsam wreaths and visions of sugarplums had ... Read More »

Harrington Resigns Grinnell Chamber Post

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  Harrington Resigns Grinnell Chamber Post   President and CEO of the Grinnell Area Chamber of Commerce and the Grinnell Convention and Visitors Bureau, Angela Harrington, has resigned from her position effective December 31, 2014. “Angela has been critical to our community growth in adding more variety in housing, filling storefronts and increasing vitality. Angela’s courage and tenacity are traits ... Read More »

DeLong Bequest Boosts GNEE Endowment by $50,000

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  DeLong Bequest Boosts Grinnell Newburg Educational Excellence (GNEE) Endowment by $50,000 High school friendships run deep among Grinnell-Newburg alumni. And a long-lasting one will benefit a new generation of G-N students, thanks to a $50,000 bequest from the late Charles “Chod” DeLong, GHS 1954. DeLong, a graduate of Carleton College and Northwestern University Medical School, was a practicing psychiatrist ... Read More »

Grinnell Police report uptick in residential & vehicle burglaries.

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Grinnell Police are investigating an upswing in recent days of car burglaries and now just today a burglary of an occupied residence is being investigated as well. The car burglaries have occurred in various parts of our city; however, there appears to be a more concentration of these burglaries in the east central part of the city. Grinnell Police are ... Read More »

GRMC Welcome Four To The Board of Directors

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GRMC Welcome Four to the Board of Directors Grinnell Regional Medical Center’s board of directors added four new trustees in October. The new directors are Jodi Cahalan, PhD, West Des Moines; Sarah Smith, Grinnell; Dave Stoakes, EdD, Grinnell; and Brian Watson, Montezuma. “The diverse work backgrounds and connections to GRMC expand the perspectives and strength of the board as we ... Read More »

Marion A Jones Patient Care Hospital Wing Dedication Dec. 18

Marion A Jones Patient Care Hospital Wing Dedication Dec. 18             A family legacy will be honored as Grinnell Regional Medical Center hosts a dedication for the Marion A. Jones Patient Care Wing on Thursday, Dec. 18. The public is invited to the celebration from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in GRMC’s Tomasek Conference Center. The first floor, south wing in ... Read More »

Grinnell Mutual – a growing company with strong local roots

Larry Jansen accepts Grinnell Mutual’s Top Workplace Award as the fourth best large company to work for in Iowa.

Grinnell Mutual – a growing company with strong local roots Located just south of Grinnell, Grinnell Mutual Reinsurance Company has called the Grinnell community home for 80 years. In business since 1909, Grinnell Mutual provides reinsurance protection to 250 farm mutual insurance companies throughout the Midwest. It also offers property and casualty products, such as auto, recreational vehicle, commercial, liability, ... Read More »

Tiger Packs Help to Address Child Hunger in Grinnell

Tiger Packs Help to Address Child Hunger in Grinnell As the holiday season approaches with plans for food, family and fun, opportunities to support those less fortunate are also plentiful. Tiger Packs, funded through donations to a fund of the Greater Poweshiek Community Foundation (GPCF), is a local program to address the issue of hunger and food insecurity among Grinnell-Newburg ... Read More »