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Drake Community Library April Activities and Events

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April Activities and Events Bucket Courses for April On April 1, Jerry Lalonde will finish a series called Writing: The History of a Technology. On April 8, Sarah Purcell will speak about Lincoln for the final Open Wednesday. There is no registration or tuition required for Open Wednesday classes. On April 15, Dan Kaiser will begin a 4-part series on ... Read More »

Grinnell FFA Receives a $1,000 Donation

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Grinnell FFA Receives a $1,000 Donation In an effort to give back and show appreciation for the support they receive from their local community, Wes Finch Auto Plaza is dedicated to donating to local charity organizations. Instead of choosing these organizations on their own, Wes Finch Auto Plaza allowed the community to choose which organizations should receive the donations. This ... Read More »

Last Bucket Course of 2014-2015

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   Last Bucket Course of 2014-2015      Dan Kaiser, professor of history emeritus at Grinnell College, will present the final class in this year’s Bucket Courses sponsored by the Community Education Council.   The four-session course titled “Grinnell a Century Ago” will look at life in Grinnell between roughly 1910 and 1920. The course will be offered on four consecutive Wednesdays starting ... Read More »

GRMC Receives Statewide Award for Patient Safety Achievements

GRMC staff were honored during the Iowa Healthcare Collaborative’s Patient Safety Awards ceremony in Des Moines on March 12. From left, Tom Evans, president and CEO of the Iowa Healthcare Collaborative presented the award to Doris Rindels, GRMC vice president, and Sheryl Baarda, nurse manager at the Kintzinger Women’s Health Center.

GRMC Receives Statewide Award for Patient Safety Achievements Mar 26, 2015 Outstanding work in reducing early elective infant deliveries at Grinnell RegionalMedical Center has garnered the medical center the Iowa Healthcare Collaborative’s (IHC) patient safety award for reducing hospital acquired conditions. The 2015 IHC Patient Safety Awards were featured at the statewide Patient Safety Conference on March 12 at The ... Read More »

Grinnell Schools Hosts Public Forum for April 7th Bond Referendum

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Grinnell Schools Hosts Public Forum for April 7th Bond Referendum A public forum was held March 24th in the Voertman Theater to inform citizens living in the Grinnell-Newburg School district about the upcoming school bond referendum. The proposed bond referendum is to build a new preschool through 5th grade elementary school at the current middle school site on East St., and ... Read More »

Citizens Group Canvassed Community for Upcoming School Bond Issue

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Citizens Group Canvassed Community for Upcoming School Bond Issue On Sunday, March 22nd the Citizens Building Schools for a Better Future Committee organized one of two community canvass days.  The goal of the canvass was to educate Grinnell voters about the vote on April 7th,  make them aware of the early voting date of Friday, March 27th (11am-5pm at Drake ... Read More »

PALS Animal Shelter Needs Your Support

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Local Animal Shelter Needs Your Support Iowa winters can be harsh, and this winter has been exceptionally tough on the Poweshiek Animal League Shelter (PALS). Volunteer numbers are down, supplies are depleted, maintenance is needed, and sadly, there is only enough money to keep the shelter open for another month or two. “The animal shelter truly needs your support right ... Read More »

Grinnell Farmers Market accepting vendors for the 2015 season

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Grinnell Farmers Market accepting vendors for the 2015 season   GRINNELL – The Grinnell Farmers Market is currently accepting applications for vendors for their 2015 season, which begins May 14 and runs through October 24. The Grinnell Farmers Market will take place on Thursday afternoons from 3 to 6 p.m. and Saturday mornings from 10 a.m. to Noon. The Farmers ... Read More »

Nominate an Exceptional Nurse for The DAISY Award

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Nominate an Exceptional Nurse for The DAISY Award Grinnell Regional Medical Center invites members of the public to nominate an outstanding nurse for The DAISY Award. GRMC will honor all nursing staff during National Hospital Week with The DAISY Award. Nominations are due Thursday, April 16. The award was established by The DAISY Foundation in memory of J. Patrick Barnes, ... Read More »

Nominations Sought for Creative Community Poster Series

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Nominations Sought for Creative Community Poster Series   Grinnell, Iowa – The Grinnell Area Arts Center is pleased to announce that it is seeking nominations for the third year of Creative Community, the annual poster series that celebrates and highlights the diverse, colorful talents of Grinnell and the surrounding area. Nominations can be submitted online at http://www.grinnellarts.org/creative.html or you can stop by the ... Read More »

Grinnell Chamber Announces Awards at Annual Celebration

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Anna Kayte’s Boutique by Awards Unlimited named Business of the Year  GRINNELL, Iowa– Anna Kayte’s Boutique by Awards Unlimited was recognized as the 2015 Grinnell Business of the Year at the Grinnell Area Chamber of Commerce Annual Celebration last night, which took place at the Spaulding Center for Transportation. The Chamber recognized businesses, organizations and individuals with awards in twelve ... Read More »

MARCHING FORTH FOR COMMUNITY

MARCHING FORTH FOR COMMUNITY  On Wednesday, March 4th, teams of current members of the Community Fund for Poweshiek County were given their marching orders to help grow the fund. Launched in 2009, the Community Fund for Poweshiek County is an initiative to engage the community in building a permanent resource devoted to Poweshiek County. Earnings from this permanent fund are ... Read More »

Library Landscapes Campaign Nearing Completion

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Library Landscapes Campaign Nearing Completion Drake Community Library’s “Converging Landscapes,” a capital campaign for the library’s urban prairie, continues to grow, with only $15,000 remaining on the $90,000 goal for the landscaping and sustainability project. Ground work began last summer when the fundraising also got underway, and 2015 is expected to record both completion of the fundraising and the remaining ... Read More »

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 »