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Grinnell Chamber Sweeps Iowa Tourism Conference in Council Bluffs With 4 of 12 Awards

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Grinnell wins four Iowa tourism awards   GRINNELL – Grinnell was recognized with four out of twelve awards given to rural communities during the 2014 Iowa Tourism Conference in Council Bluffs last week.   The Grinnell Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB), operated by the Grinnell Area Chamber of Commerce, won Outstanding Social Media Execution, placing first amongst rural communities. The ... Read More »

Greater Poweshiek Community Foundation honors Howard McDonough for the 2014 Spirit of Giving Award

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Greater Poweshiek Community Foundation honors Howard McDonough for the 2014 Spirit of Giving Award   Few have demonstrated the spirit of giving more than Howard McDonough, and his multiple nominations tout a hisotry of goodwill and caring that stretch from his time as a student at GHS to today.  Howard has given to his community as a service driven leader, ... Read More »

Iowater at Grinnell College is seeking volunteers to monitor and maintain water quality.

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 Iowater at Grinnell College is seeking volunteers from the community. Iowater is a group that strives to monitor and maintain water quality. One of the biggest things we do is monitor local lakes and rivers to check for different kinds of pollution including nitrogen, phosphorus, and chloride. We also check general health of the waters through pH and dissolved oxygen ... Read More »

GHS Grad Joins Brooklyn Medical Clinic

GHS Grad Joins Brooklyn Medical Clinic Emily R. Wagner, PA-C, joined the Brooklyn Medical Clinic’s staff this summer. She joins Brian Heineman, DO, and Kenna Willey, PA-C, in the Brooklyn clinic. Wagner graduated from Des Moines University in June with a physician assistant degree. She earned her bachelor of science degree from Simpson College. She received the certified nursing assistant from ... Read More »

Fran Davis Honored as IHA Shining Star For Outstanding Volunteer Service

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Fran Davis Honored as IHA Shining Star             The Iowa Hospital Association Auxilian and Volunteer Board recently recognized Fran Davis of Grinnell with a Shining Star Award for outstanding volunteer service.         Davis logs nearly 20 hours of volunteer service each week for GRMC and serves as the GRMC Auxiliary treasurer. Retired after 43 years of employment at Grinnell Mutual ... Read More »

Guidelines on Ebola Protection From Grinnell Regional Medical Center

Guidelines on Ebola Protection With the Ebola virus drawing concerns in the United States, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have distributed informational briefs for the public. “Ebola is a serious virus that can spread if precautions are not taken but it is not as easy to catch as the national news coverage may suggest,” says Patty Hinrichs, Grinnell ... Read More »

Paul W. Ahrens Fitness Center Now Open at Postels Community Health Park

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Paul W. Ahrens Fitness Center Now Open at Postels Community Health ParkThere’s a lot of philanthropic muscle behind the new Paul W. Ahrens Fitness Center at Postels Community Health Park. Thanks to more than 300 gifts to the $500,000 project—including support from many fitness center members and lead gifts from the Claude W. and Dolly Ahrens Foundation, the Claude W. Ahrens ... Read More »

Pioneer Football Falls to Illinois College 35-10

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GRINNELL, Iowa – Too much Michael Bates proved to be the difference as the Grinnell College football team fell to Illinois College 35-10 Saturday afternoon at Rosenbloom Field. Bates passed for four touchdowns and 324 yards as the Blueboys improved to 2-0 in the Midwest Conference South Division and 4-2 overall. Grinnell fell to 0-2 in the division and 1-5 overall. Sam ... Read More »

Arsenaeult, Jr. Nabbed by Sacramento Kings NBA D League

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. – David Arseneault Jr. ‘09 enjoyed success first as a player and then as associate head coach for the high-scoring Grinnell College men’s basketball team. Now he’ll have the opportunity to display his talents at the professional level. The Sacramento Kings have tabbed Arseneault as head coach of their NBA D-League team, the Reno Bighorns. As a player, ... Read More »

Kiwanis to Host Annual Pancake Breakfast Oct.25

Kiwanis to Host Annual Pancake Breakfast Oct.25 The Kiwanis Club of Grinnell will host their annual Pancake Breakfast fundraiser on Saturday, Oct. 25, beginning at 6:30 a.m. Breakfast features pancakes, eggs, sausage, and beverages. Serving runs 6:30 a.m. to noon, at the Grinnell Elks Lodge, 720 3rd Ave. This year the Kiwanis is teaming up with the Galaxy Board of ... Read More »

Halloween Storytime Oct. 18 at the Drake Community Library

Halloween Storytime Oct. 18 Families with children ages 3-7 are invited to a Halloween Storytime at Drake Community Library, Saturday, Oct. 18, 10:30-11:15 a.m. Library Assistant Brenda McDonald will read skeleton stories and Mary Purcell will lead spooky songs with her ukulele. Following the stories the children can make a skeleton craft to decorate their windows for Halloween. For more ... Read More »

Volunteers Needed to Build Summer Street Park October 26th (Formerly Jaycee Park)

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Volunteers Needed to Build Summer St Park Imagine Grinnell is keeping Grinnell green, playing and growing!  We focus on improving options for environmentally responsible living (energy & water conservation and local foods), increasing biking and walking opportunities (Grinnell Area Recreational Trail development and expansion and Bike to Work Week), and a wide range of additional projects. Imagine Grinnell’s currently building a ... Read More »

How do people create? What processes do they use, and how do their solutions connect to their values and motivation?

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How do people create? What processes do they use, and how do their solutions connect to their values and motivation?   Eric McIntyre, Grinnell College Associate Professor of Music, will explore such broad questions about creativity in his Bucket Course: “Creative Processes in Music.” The course will take place over four consecutive Wednesdays from October 29 through November 19 in ... Read More »

Customer Care Representative – Customer Care Division – JELD-WEN

Customer Care Representative Customer Care Division   JELD-WEN, a leading manufacturer of windows and doors, will be hiring for their Customer Care Center in Grinnell, Iowa. As a member of our Customer Care team you will work directly with our customers via the telephone and internet to provide after sales service and support to ensure the timely resolution of customer ... Read More »

Malcom Lumber to host open house in celebration of remodel

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Malcom Lumber to host open house in celebration of remodel   GRINNELL – Malcom Lumber is celebrating 32 years of business and its newly remodeled Grinnell store with an open house next week. The open house will take place Friday, Oct. 17, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday, Oct. 18, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.  The open house ... Read More »

GRMC’s New Ahrens Fitness Center @ Postels Opens this Month Facility Possible Thanks to Philanthropy

GRMC’s New Ahrens Fitness Center @ Postels Opens this Month Facility Possible Thanks to Philanthropy   There’s a lot of philanthropic muscle behind the new Paul W. Ahrens Fitness Center at Postels Community Health Park. Thanks to more than 300 gifts to the $500,000 project—including support from many fitness center members and lead gifts from the Claude W. and Dolly ... Read More »

GRMC Launches New Class for Expecting Parents

GRMC Launches New Class for Expecting Parents Grinnell Regional Medical Center will begin offering a new class for expecting parents. The certified lactation counselors will offer a breastfeeding class at 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 28. The class focuses on what to expect in the early days and weeks of breastfeeding. “In many communities new mothers do not ... Read More »

From the Grinnell Chamber Newsletter 10-09-2014

chamber100914chamber100914   On Oct 9, 2014, at 4:19 PM, Grinnell Area Chamber of Commerce <chamber@getintogrinnell.com> wrote:   Having trouble viewing this email? Click here     October 9, 2014 Join the Conversations! getintogrinnell.com           Join our Mailing List! Submit Announcements Email submissions of 2-3 sentences for next week’s newsletter to chamber@getintogrinnell.com. Submissions are due by NOON on Tuesdays. The ... Read More »

New Fright Hike event set for Oct. 24 and 31 in Grinnell

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New Fright Hike event set for Oct. 24 and 31 in Grinnell   GRINNELL – Grinnell’s newest event is guaranteeing its participants leave with spine-tingling chills. Teenagers and adults alike are invited to the Grinnell Fright Hike, a spooky one-mile walk around Arbor Lake in Grinnell.   “This event is similar to a haunted house, but it takes place outdoors,” ... Read More »

Grinnell Police Officer Memorial Dedicated Saturday October 4 Honoring Officers Warren Binegar and Ralph Ogan at Grinnell’s Public Safety Building

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Grinnell Police Officer Memorial Dedicated Saturday October 4 Honoring Officers Warren Binegar and Ralph Ogan at Grinnell’s Public Safety Building by Dodi Reilly Officer Warren H. Binegar was a married 23-year-old father of a daughter, just five days into his law enforcement career. Officer Ralph Ogan was a married 34-year-old father of three, with 4 years of law enforcement experience ... Read More »