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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 »

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 Planned Dec. 18

Marion A Jones Patient Care Hospital Wing Dedication Planned 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 ... 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 »

Beryl Wellborn celebrates 90th birthday with donation to Iowa Valley Grinnell Wellborn Scholarship fund

Beryl Wellborn and wife, Deena, present a check to MaryAnne Nickle, Dean of Iowa Valley Grinnell, last week in honor of Beryl’s 90th birthday. Beryl was a dedicated Board member from 1987-2006, and continues to be very passionate about education. The Beryl Wellborn Commitment to Excellence Scholarship has been helping students achieve their goals since 2006.

Beryl Wellborn celebrates 90th birthday with donation to Iowa Valley Grinnell Wellborn Scholarship fund   MARSHALLTOWN – While celebrating his 90th birthday last week, former IVCCD Board President, Beryl Wellborn, presented yet another check to IVCCD to go toward his scholarship fund. The Beryl Wellborn Commitment to Excellence Scholarship was initiated in his honor at his retirement in June of 2006 and ... Read More »

Davis one of 5 in Iowa honored for breaking education barriers

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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 »

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

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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 »

Grinnell Regional Hospice Recognized as a We Honor Veterans Partner

Grinnell Regional Hospice Recognized as a We Honor Veterans Partner It may surprise many people to learn that 25 percent of those who die every year in the United States are veterans. To help provide care and support that reflect the important contributions made by these men and women, Grinnell Regional Hospice has become a national partner of We Honor ... Read More »

Donaldson Company Announces Closure of Its Grinnell, Iowa, Plant

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Donaldson Company Announces Closure of Its Grinnell, Iowa, Plant from Minneapolis Business News and Yahoo.com 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

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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

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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

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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 !

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Trip Advisory Specialists, VacationHomeRentals.com, 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

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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

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 »