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Montezuma to celebrate freedom on the 4th

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Montezuma to celebrate freedom on the 4th Montezuma is getting ready for a big “block party” – the community’s “Let Freedom Ring” 4th of July celebration. Most of it takes place on Saturday, July 4 this year. There will be sidewalk sales, food and activities for all ages, giving families a chance for a brief vacation in their own back ... Read More »

Great Support for 2015 Golf Outing

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Great Support for 2015 Golf Outing Grinnell Regional Medical Center’s 26th annual golf outing will be Friday, July 10. Outstanding support from business sponsorships has made it possible for GRMC to offer more team prizes, increasing to three flights of three teams instead of two flights. The outing will also host eight pin events, putting contest, raffle for prizes and ... Read More »

A Couple of Yanks in Oxford and London June 29th SE*ED Topic

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A Couple of Yanks in Oxford and London June 29th SE*ED Topic This year marks the 100th anniversary of what was once known as “The Great War.” We now call it World War I. Roads Scholars is an organization that promotes adult traveling education, and puts on educational lectures at sites across the world. Roads recently hosted a week-long symposium on the ... Read More »

Grinnell Mutual dedicates Bartelt Conference and Education Center during grand opening

Governor Terry Branstad spoke at the dedication ceremony for Grinnell Mutual’s grand opening of the Bartelt Conference and Education Center. From left: Iowa Governor Terry Branstad, Grinnell Mutual President and CEO Larry Jansen, and President and CEO of Neumann Brothers, Inc., Marshall Linn III.

Grinnell Mutual dedicates Bartelt Conference and Education Center during grand opening During a dedication ceremony on June 15, Grinnell Mutual Reinsurance Company officially opened and dedicated its new campus facility, the Bartelt Conference and Education Center. The facility is named for Dale Bartelt, chairman of Grinnell Mutual’s board of directors. The event featured comments by Grinnell Mutual President and CEO ... Read More »

Extreme Bull Riding event to benefit fair Friday July 10

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  It’s a different way to raise money for the Poweshiek County Fair. Extreme Bull Riding “is quite popular right now,” said Scott Sieck, a member of the fair’s board of directors. So, they’re bringing it to Grinnell, on Friday, July 10, at the Poweshiek County Fairgrounds. “It’s up to us to promote it,” Sieck said. “This will be a live bull riding event, with ... Read More »

NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC:

NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC:   The Grinnell-Newburg Community School District Board of Education has received a resignation from the Director of District 2.   The Board of Directors will be charged with appointing an interim Director for the open seat.   To apply for the open seat please send a statement of interest and qualifications to: Board of Education Grinnell-Newburg ... Read More »

FRIENDS, FAMILY, FUN & FRIVOLITY: GRINNELL COLLEGE CELEBRATES THEIR 136TH ALUMNI REUNION WEEKEND, MAY 28-31

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FRIENDS, FAMILY, FUN & FRIVOLITY: GRINNELL COLLEGE CELEBRATES THEIR 136TH ALUMNI REUNION WEEKEND, MAY 28-31 By Sarah Breemer Pfennigs Despite inclement weather that threatened to – quite literally – rain on everyone’s parade, over 1,100 celebrants made their way to Grinnell College’s campus this weekend to partake in the fun and frivolity offered by the 136th Alumni Reunion. 800 graduates, ... Read More »

Three Organizations Combine Efforts to Support Education

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Three Organizations Combine Efforts to Support Education Three organizations that support the Grinnell-Newburg School District are combining efforts to raise funds for classroom equipment, graduate scholarships and alumni association activities. In the past, the Grinnell-Newburg Educational Endowment (GNEE), Dollars for Scholars, and the Grinnell-Newburg Alumni Association have sent separate fundraising appeals at different times of the year, but often with ... Read More »

GRMC Hosts 26th Annual Golf Tournament July 10

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GRMC Hosts 26th Annual Golf Tournament Grinnell Regional Medical Center invites the public to its 26th annual golf outing on Friday, July 10, at the Oakland Acres Golf Club. The public is welcome to register to golf for the morning or afternoon tee times. This year’s outing will again support the Moving at the Speed of Life comprehensive campaign, designated ... Read More »

Grinnell Prize Winners in Sub-Saharan Africa June 8 Topic at SE*ED

The Grinnell College Innovator for Social Justice Prize honors individuals who have demonstrated leadership in their fields and who show creativity, commitment, and extraordinary accomplishment in effecting positive social change. Each prize carries an award of $100,000, half to the winning individual(s) and half to their organization. In 2014, Susan Sanning, director of service learning and civic engagement, and Saunia ... Read More »

Grinnell Mutual reclaims Corporate Cup honors

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Grinnell Mutual reclaims Corporate Cup honors   Grinnell Mutual Reinsurance Company was presented with a prestigious Live Healthy Iowa traveling trophy on Thursday, May 14. The award recognizes Grinnell Mutual as having the highest percentage of eligible employees who began and finished Live Healthy Iowa’s 10 Week Challenge among mid-sized businesses (251 – 1,000 employees). Iowa Sports Foundation CEO and ... Read More »

Freeman Has Sights Set On Olympic Games

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Former Hawkeye excels at the professional level As reported on the University of Iowa Athletic Department website, Editor’s Note: The following first appeared in the University of Iowa’s Hawk Talk Daily, an e-newsletter that offers a daily look at the Iowa Hawkeyes, delivered free each morning to thousands of fans of the Hawkeyes worldwide. To receive daily news from the Iowa Hawkeyes, ... Read More »

CHIEF DAN SICARD DISCUSSES HIS VOLUNTEERS AND THE FUTURE OF THE GRINNELL FIRE DEPARTMENT

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CHIEF DAN SICARD DISCUSSES HIS VOLUNTEERS AND THE FUTURE OF THE GRINNELL FIRE DEPARTMENT   By Sarah Breemer Pfennigs   “The funny thing about firemen is, night and day, they are always firemen.” ~ Gregory Widen, ‘Backdraft’ Every 4th of July, the people of Grinnell line the streets and joyously watch the annual holiday parade. Sirens, laughter from children, cheerful ... Read More »

HONORING THE FALLEN AND THE BRAVE: NATIONAL POLICE WEEK (MAY 10-15) AND NATIONAL PEACE OFFICERS’ MEMORIAL DAY (MAY 15)

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 By Sarah Breemer Pfennigs “Whereas, from the beginning of this Nation, law enforcement officers have played an important role in safeguarding the rights and freedoms which are guaranteed by the Constitution and in protecting the lives and property of our citizens; and Whereas, through constant application of new procedures and techniques, such officers are becoming more efficient in their enforcement ... Read More »

St. Francis Manor & Seeland Park Celebrate “National Senior Health & Fitness Day®” with Event Open to the Public on May 27th

St. Francis Manor & Seeland Park Celebrate “National Senior Health & Fitness Day®” with Event Open to the Public on May 27th Local Organization Part of National Event to Promote Healthy Lifestyles for Older Adults (Grinnell, IA – May 11, 2015) —On May 27, St. Francis Manor & Seeland Park will join more than 1,000 organizations nationally to celebrate the ... Read More »

GRMC Board Elects 2015 Officers

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Grinnell Regional Medical Center’s governing board elected the 2015 officers and committee chairs. Leading the board in 2015 is Todd Reding, Grinnell, chief operating officer/vice president for investments, Charrette Venture Group. The chair-elect is Wendy Kadner, owner of WSK Solutions, LLC, and Grandma’s House, Grinnell. Bill Menner, Grinnell, the Iowa state director for rural development, U.S. Department of Agriculture, shifts ... Read More »

Summer enrollment begins at Arts Center

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    Grinnell, Iowa – The Grinnell Area Arts Council is now accepting registrations for its Arts Academy classes being offered during the Summer 2015 term where a number of courses will have enrollment caps.   For parents with toddlers and preschool-aged children, two classes are available.  Instructor Jen Collins will be offering Petite Picasso July 7 and July 9, where children will ... Read More »

Freeman and Parratto take home 3-meter synchro silver at Puerto Rico Grand Prix

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SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – Deidre Freeman (Grinnell, Iowa/Iowa City, Iowa) and Jessica Parratto (Dover, N.H./Bloomington, Ind.) won the silver medal in synchronized 3-meter to close out the FINA Puerto Rico Grand Prix on Sunday. The American pair finished with 272.40 points to take the silver medal behind China’s Wu Chunting and Qu Lin, who scored 305.40 points for gold. Puerto Rico’s Luisa ... Read More »

GRMC Auxiliary Healthcare Scholarship Recipients Honored

Sydney Meek, Toledo; Brittany Sleeuwenhoek, Hartwick; and Julia Groenenboom, Rose Hill, received their scholarships at the GRMC Auxiliary’s annual spring luncheon. Not shown: Allisyn Brandenburg.

Grinnell Regional Medical Center Auxiliary recognized four area students pursuing a healthcare career at its annual spring luncheon on April 29. Scholarships are for graduating high school seniors, current students, or adult students pursuing a healthcare career. These funds are also available to those currently working in healthcare and seeking advanced training. The 2015 GRMC Auxiliary scholarship recipients are: Allisyn ... Read More »

Grinnell Students Pledge to be Tobacco Free

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I-STEP (Iowa Students for Tobacco Education and Prevention) is Iowa’s youth-led tobacco prevention movement and is now at Grinnell Community High School. This past week, 118 Grinnell high school students signed the “I pledge to be Tobacco Free,” as a commitment to better health. The pledges are on display at the front of the high school. The Grinnell high school ... Read More »