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Davis one of 5 in Iowa honored for breaking education barriers


Five Iowa schools honored for breaking education barriers Five schools from across the state were honored by the State Board of Education today for their work to raise achievement among students who traditionally face challenges in the classroom. The Breaking Barriers to Teaching and Learning Award was created by the State Board of Education. Each year, the award recognizes successful ... Read More »

Grinnell will become ‘more like itself’ says city manager

Russ Behrens is at home outdoors, whether that's in Grinnell or on a hunting trip.

  Grinnell will become ‘more like itself’ says city manager    Grinnell in the future won’t necessarily be bigger. But it will be better. Keith Brake, correspondent “We need to improve what we have, as opposed to getting bigger,” said City manager Russ Behrens. “We need to be more like ourselves. It’s a quality of life emphasis,” he said. To go ... 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 ... Read More »

Grinnell Mutual honored for leadership in technology offerings

Grinnell Mutual honored for leadership in technology offerings Grinnell Mutual Reinsurance Company was recently honored with the Applied IVANS Interface Leadership Award presented by IVANS Insurance Solutions, a division of Applied Systems. The award recognizes Grinnell Mutual’s leadership to advance innovative communication with insurance agencies through agency-carrier interface. The company is one of 10 insurance carriers in the United States ... Read More »

Converging Landscapes on target for completion in 2015


Converging Landscapes on target for completion in 2015   Drake Community Library has surpassed the halfway mark in its capital campaign for the library’s urban prairie, Converging Landscapes. Over $55,000 has been raised through grants and private donations towards the $90,000 campaign goal. Existing savings from the library’s undesignated gift account were utilized to jumpstart the project last spring, leaving ... Read More »

Ramsey-Weeks and Lincoln Savings Bank Support GRMC Fundraising Campaign

Ramsey-Weeks and Lincoln Savings Bank Support GRMC Fundraising Campaign   Ramsey-Weeks, Inc., and Lincoln Savings Bank have each made gifts of $25,000 to Grinnell Regional Medical Center for the Moving at the Speed of Life comprehensive campaign. “We are honored to have the support of these two great Grinnell businesses,” says Denise Lamphier, director of communications and development at GRMC. “Their ... Read More »

Donaldson Company Announces Closure of Its Grinnell, Iowa, Plant


Donaldson Company Announces Closure of Its Grinnell, Iowa, Plant from Minneapolis Business News and Donaldson Company, Inc. (DCI), announced today its intent to close its Grinnell, Iowa, manufacturing facility, which manufactures mufflers and other exhaust products for off-road equipment. The Grinnell plant opened in 1952 to produce mufflers and air cleaners. Over the past 62 years, the Grinnell employees ... Read More »

Veterans Remembrance At St. Francis Manor

Seated--St. Francis Manor resident Evelyn Felper holding the flag in honor of her late husband and veteran, Gordon Felper.
Standing L-R: Larry Ellis, Ed Adkins, Dick Gustafson, Leroy Runner, George Fowler and Richard Brignon representing the Grinnell Ceremonial Unit.

    A Veterans Remembrance Program was hosted by St. Francis Manor on Monday, November 10, to honor local veterans.  Over 100 people attended the event including St. Francis Manor and Seeland Park residents as well as veterans from the Grinnell community.  Activity Directors Samantha McDonald, Caitlin Mellick, and Kayley Thompson presented the program and Barb Tininenko played patriotic music ... Read More »

Monsanto Plants the Seeds to Harvest a Cure


More than 140 Monsanto employees and business associates teamed up during harvest to show support in the fight against breast cancer. They raised more than $3,400 through the sale of pink t-shirts that read: “Plant the Seed, Harvest the Cure.” Monsanto employees are shown here at the end of October presenting the check to Grinnell Regional Medical Center representatives Kyle ... Read More »

Grinnell Fire Department To The Rescue


Grinnell Fire Department Cat Rescue Two stray CATS located in quarter round siding of local home created high drama the afternoon of November 10th. The Grinnell Fire Department responded to the emergency call after several distressed young cats were heard for nearly 24 hours. It was a sleepless night for several neighbors trying to locate the felines to no avail. They ... Read More »

Fourth Annual Toy Drive Launched In Grinnell


Grinnell Realty, LLC announces the launch of the 4th Annual Christmas Toy Drive in co-operation with Christmas Shares and 2nd Mile according to Karen Ashby, Broker/Owner of the realty firm. It all very simple, just bring a new unwrapped toy to the Grinell Realty, LLC office at 1001 Broad Street in Grinnell by December 8th and the toys will be ... Read More »

Check Out The Best Restaurant in Every State Results. In Iowa It’s The Prairie Canary !


Trip Advisory Specialists,, a TripAdvisor company has recently published a list of the The Best Restaurants in Every State based on industry research and traveler feedback and we’re excited to share with you that Grinnell‘s very own The Prairie Canary made the list for Iowa! It’s simple really – the fastest way to a travelers heart is through his or her stomach. No matter where you ... Read More »

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


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

Pictured: Honoree Howard McDonough with wife Sue and their four sons Brian McDonough, Scott McDonough, Kyle McDonough and Brad McDonough plus grandson Max McDonough

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 »

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

Fran Davis Honored as IHA Shining Star

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


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


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 »

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


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 »