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Steve Langerud in the Lions’ Lair

Recently, Steve Langerud, Mayflower Community Executive Director, was the guest speaker at the Grinnell Lions Club regular weekly luncheon meeting. Steve explained that Mayflower Community is a life plan community where people make a choice to be in community with people they will live with for the rest of their lives.  Other such communities offer different levels of care and focus …

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Applications Now Being Accepted for the 2019 Poweshiek County Alliance Grant Program

December 4, 2018:  The Poweshiek County Alliance (PCA)/GPCF Grants Committee Committee would like to announce that grant applications are now being accepted for the 2019 PCA grant round. Nonprofit (501(c)3) organizations and public entities providing services in Poweshiek County are eligible to apply for project support.  The Committee is particularly interested in projects that provide cultural, educational, and recreational opportunities as well as …

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Imagine Grinnell invites you to “Holiday Cheer and Peace Tree Beer”

Imagine Grinnell invites you to “Holiday Cheer and Peace Tree Beer” Minneapolis Songwriter Mitch McAndrew, Live in Grinnell, December 13th Where: Peace Tree Brewing Company When: Thursday, December 13th, 5:30-9 PMWhat: A holiday party and fundraiser for Imagine GrinnellFor more info: https://www.facebook.com/events/342025099932818/ Imagine Grinnell will host a holiday mixer at the Grinnell Peace Tree Brewing Co., Thursday, December 13th from 5-9pm. Imagine Grinnell’s …

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Grinnell College plans to raze damaged, vacant building at 1020 Main St.

Grinnell College plans to raze damaged, vacant building at 1020 Main St. Grinnell Sporting Goods and Grinnell Taekwondo now in new downtown locations   GRINNELL, Iowa – The building at 1020 Main St., which is adjacent to McNally’s Foods, received major structural damage when it was hit by a truck last spring. Grinnell College owns the structure and plans to …

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Mayflower Celebrates Two Events This Week

Two big events this week in The Mayflower Community: 1)Mini-Gift Shop Christmas Open House, lower level Pearson building, Thursday, Dec 6th, 9:30am-4:00pm. 2)Pearson Tunnel & Lower Level Makeover Celebration, Kiesel Theatre (lower level Pearson), Friday, Dec 7th, 1:00pm. Refreshments both days! Fun and frolicking (at least fun!). Y’all come!

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Music Planned for the Holiday Senior Education Program

Music Planned for the Holiday Senior Education Program Festive music will fill the air at the final UnityPoint Health®– Grinnell Regional Medical Center (GRMC) Senior Education Program of 2018. Rev. Dr. Kevin Emge will entertain attendees on Monday, Dec. 10, at the annual holiday SEED gathering with a discussion on the significance of different holiday songs followed by a piano …

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Festival of Trees is This Friday, December 7

Festival of Trees is This Friday, December 7 Friends of Drake Community Library invite you to Festival of Trees on Friday, December 7 from 5:30 – 7:30 pm! The GMS Jazz Band will perform, Santa Claus will be in the Story Room, and candy canes and bookmarks will be given to everyone who believes in Santa. Vote for your favorite …

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Grinnell College opens new center for admission, financial aid offices

Grinnell College opens new center for admission, financial aid offices $12 million facility features wood from trees cut down to make way for construction GRINNELL, Iowa – Grinnell College recently opened a new Admission and Student Financial Services (ASFS) building designed to meet the needs of prospective and current students and their families. The $12 million two-story facility at Park …

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Women’s a cappella group to host inspiring holiday concert in Grinnell!

Women’s a cappella group to host inspiring holiday concert in Grinnell!   GRINNELL, IOWA – What began over a year ago as a means of self-care in the midst of stressful times has now blossomed into something worth sharing with the public.  Vox Feminae, which is comprised of music professors, professional musicians, and those with a history of performance, is …

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Relay For Life of Poweshiek County Volunteers Receive Honors

Relay For Life of Poweshiek County Volunteers Receive Honors   American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Poweshiek County volunteers received awards on October 13thduring a Relay For Life conference for the eastern half of Iowa in Waverly. Patty Manatt was awarded the Volunteer of the Year which is awarded to an outstanding individual for their dedication and commitment to …

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GPCF completes its eighth year of promoting partners and funds during the month of October through the Big GIVE for Poweshiek County 2018

GPCF completes its eighth year of promoting partners and funds during the month of October through the Big GIVE for Poweshiek County 2018 The Greater Poweshiek Community Foundation’s annual Big GIVE for Poweshiek County Campaign raised $146,000 for 50 local funds and nonprofits supported by GPCF.  The month-long fund drive in October encourages donors to think locally when they consider …

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Veterans Commission Meeting Brief and Upbeat

Veterans Commission Meeting Brief and Upbeat By Michael McAllister November 2018 calls on Americans to reflect on the 100-year anniversary of the armistice ending World War I.  It also—as Novembers do—prompts Americans to look ahead to the holiday season. Presently, in Grinnell, holiday decorations seem to eclipse the city’s dormant tribute to veterans, but work to restore the building and …

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GRMC Auxiliary 2018 Holiday Tour of Homes – November 30 & December 1

Home for the Holidays With winter wonderland weather fast approaching, it’s time to put up those holiday decorations. The UnityPoint Health – Grinnell Regional Medical Center Auxiliary will showcase the holiday decorations of ten homes in its first Holiday Tour of Homes. Tour participants will be able to view homes around the Grinnell area on both Friday, Nov. 30, from …

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Holidays In Grinnell

Holidays In Grinnell   Join us this holiday season for activities in Grinnell! Keep checking back as we add more activities and events. Central Park We’d like to say a huge thank you to Jennifer McAlexander, Dodi Reilly, Jill Hollingsworth, Chief Reilly, Daniel Clements, Ryan McGuire, Happy Miller, Michelle Butler, Kerri Olson, Gailanne Dill, Jim White and all the other volunteers for …

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GRMC Auxiliary Tree Ornaments

GRMC Auxiliary Tree Ornaments It’s the beginning of the holiday season and the UnityPoint Health – Grinnell Regional Medical Center Auxiliary will continue its tradition of decorating a tree in the medical center with angels for everyone to enjoy. This project is a way to honor or remember a loved one through the purchase of an angel ornament for the …

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Extraordinary Nurse Leader Celebrated at Medical Center

Extraordinary Nurse Leader Celebrated at Medical Center UnityPoint Health®– Grinnell Regional Medical Center (GRMC) was thrilled to honor Vice President Doris Rindels, RN, with The DAISY Nurse Leader Award on November 2. The award reflected the medical center’s appreciation of her compassionate leadership, creating an environment of care that truly makes a difference in the lives of staff, patients and …

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Breakfast with Santa at St. Francis Manor

Breakfast with Santa at St. Francis Manor   (Grinnell, IA – November 8, 2018) St. Francis Manor and Seeland Park are inviting the public to enjoy “Breakfast with Santa” on Saturday, December 1st.  All-you-can-eat pancakes (plain, blueberry, and chocolate chip) with butter and maple syrup, sausage links, orange juice, milk and coffee will be served between 8 and 10:30 AM in …

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Academy Award-winner Alexander Payne to speak at Grinnell College

Academy Award-winner Alexander Payne to speak at Grinnell College Scholars’ Convocation on Nov. 15 will feature the director, producer and screenwriter GRINNELL, Iowa — Academy Award-winning director, producer and screenwriter Alexander Payne, who directed “Nebraska,” “The Descendants,” “About Schmidt” and “Election,” among other films, will speak at the Scholars’ Convocation at Grinnell College on Thursday, Nov. 15. Payne, who has worked …

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Clearing the Air – Grinnell Parks

         Clearing the Air – Grinnell Parks The Smoke Free Air Act, which celebrated its 10thanniversary in 2018, prohibits smoking in places like restaurants, theaters and other workplaces; however, it does not extend to smokeless tobacco or electronic smoking devices. That means products like chewing tobacco or e-cigarettes are legal to use unless a tobacco and nicotine free policy is …

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Wes Finch Auto Plaza Donates $1,000 to Wartburg College Dance Marathon!

Wes Finch Auto Plaza Donates $1,000 to Wartburg College Dance Marathon!  Jeff Finch, owner-operator of Wes Finch Auto Plaza in Grinnell, recently presented a $1,000 check to the winners of the dealership’s October Facebook contest, Wartburg College Dance Marathon.  Voting took place in October, and the winner was announced on November 1st. The organization did a wonderful job of engaging their …

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The Trip of a Lifetime

The Trip of a Lifetime Hear about a life-changing journey across the open roads of America at the UnityPoint Health – Grinnell Regional Medical Center Senior Education Program on Monday, Nov. 12. Will Freeman, associate professor of physical education at Grinnell College, covered over 16,000 miles this past summer driving through the 48 contiguous states. Driving the two-lane highways in …

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Maker Lab serving college and community to open on Saturday, Nov. 3

Maker Lab serving college and community to open on Saturday, Nov. 3 New lab in the Stew offers tools from laser cutters to lathes to routers to 3D printers GRINNELL, Iowa — Members of the Grinnell and Grinnell College communities are invited to check out the new Maker Lab (MLab) on Saturday, Nov. 3. The grand opening will run from 7 …

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Music Journalist to Present at the Stew

Music Journalist to Present at the Stew On Tuesday, November 6, award-winning music journalist Jessica Hopper will present at the Stew. The Grinnell Area Arts Council has partnered with Writers@Grinnell to bring Hopper, who is on tour in support of her new memoir Night Moves. The Chicago-based writer has written for Spin, GQ, Chicago Reader, MTV Music News, and Rolling …

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2018 IGA Annual Awards announced

PGA Pro of the Year – John Shawver, Grinnell College Golf Course John Shawver, of Grinnell College Golf Course, is the 2018 IGA’s PGA Professional of the Year. With nearly 30 years of experience in the industry, Shawver has gained insight into grounds maintenance, pro shop sales and general operations of a golf course. And even more important, Shawver understands …

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New Holiday Decorations for Grinnell’s Central Business District

New Holiday Decorations for Grinnell’s Central Business District GRINNELL, IA – In preparation for the upcoming holiday season, a committee is seeking funds to purchase new holiday decorations for the 2018 season, which will attract more people to Grinnell’s Central Business District. The current holiday wreaths have been used in the Central Business District for more than 30 years, and …

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2019 Apollo 11 coin designs take flight four years after program proposed

2019 Apollo 11 coin designs take flight four years after program proposed October 15, 2018 By Louis Golino | reprinted from news.coinupdate.com Michael Olson at the Apollo 11 design unveiling event. On October 11 at the National Air and Space Museum of the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC, the designs of the 2019 Apollo 11 50th anniversary commemorative coins were unveiled with …

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Holiday Tour of Homes

Holiday Tour of Homes Mark your calendars for a holiday treat from the UnityPoint Health – Grinnell Regional Medical Center Auxiliary. The GRMC Auxiliary will host a Holiday Tour of Homes in Grinnell from 3 to 7 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 30, and Saturday, Dec. 1, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Residences to be included in the tour are: Chris …

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Making Waves: The People and Places of Iowa Broadcasting

Making Waves: The People and Places of Iowa Broadcasting   Today, we can hardly imagine a time without broadcasting. Hear more about how radio and television exploded onto the scene in the 20th century at the next UnityPoint Health – Grinnell Regional Medical Center Senior Education Program on Monday, Oct. 22. Jeff Stein of Humanities Iowa will treat listeners to …

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GRMC Wellness Run

GRMC Wellness Run The colder temperatures and drizzling rain didn’t stop runners from participating in UnityPoint Health – Grinnell Regional Medical Center Super Hero 5K on Sunday, Oct. 7. 56 runners began at the GRMC Healing Garden and braved the wet conditions to head south through the Hazelwood Cemetery and loop around Arbor Lake. For the 5K, Josh Wardenburg, Grinnell, …

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Protect Yourself from Financial Abuse | SE•ED Monday August 20

Protect Yourself from Financial Abuse With the ever-present changes in technology, scammers are coming up with more ways to take advantage of elderly populations. Learn more about the steps you can take to protect yourself or a loved one from elder financial abuse at the next UnityPoint Health – Grinnell Regional Medical Center Senior Education program on Monday, Aug. 20. …

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Updates on the Zone of Confluence

  Working with the City of Grinnell and private investors, Grinnell College strives to bring economic and social vitality to downtown Grinnell. One initiative involves developing the Zone of Confluence – the neighborhood located between the Grinnell College campus and downtown Grinnell. Learn about this initiative with John Kalkbrenner, Grinnell College’s assistant vice president for Auxiliary Services and Economic Development, on …

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Applying the Goodness of Soy

Applying the Goodness of Soy Follow a non-GMO soybean on its journey through production in Iowa at the Monday, Sept. 18, Grinnell Regional Medical Center Senior Education Program. Dan Walker, Natural Products Operations Manager, will take the audience from the day the farmland was prepared to be planted, the growing season, the harvest and into the NPI processing plant; where …

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Giving Kids the World

Giving Kids the World Gary and Becky Downey of Grinnell will be sharing their volunteer experience at Give Kids the World Village in Kissimmee, Fla., on Monday, Sept. 11, during the Grinnell Regional Medical Center Senior Education Program. Give Kids the World Village (GKTW) is an 84-acre, nonprofit resort that creates magical memories for children with life-threatening illnesses and their …

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