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GRINNELL JOINS FORCES WITH THE IOWA DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES TO IMPLEMENT OPERATION RELEAF

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By Sarah Breemer Pfennigs The city of Grinnell is partnering with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and the US Forest Service to implement an aggressive program to help increase the urban tree canopy and reduce energy costs in Grinnell. Operation ReLeaf, an initiative funded by Alliant Energy and supervised by the DNR, has resulted in the planting of ... Read More »

Grinnell banker joins Grinnell United Way board

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Grinnell banker joins Grinnell United Way board Grinnell United Way appointed Ashley Shawler of Grinnell State Bank to its board of directors. Shawler, a Grinnell native, is a personal banker with Grinnell State Bank. In addition to her service to Grinnell United Way, she serves as Vice President of the board for Grinnell Community Daycare and Preschool. Shawler and her ... Read More »

MIRANDA JONES, 2013 GHS GRADUATE AND MONMOUTH COLLEGE JUNIOR, AWARDED MIDWEST ACADEMIC ALL-CONFERENCE FOR WOMEN’S SOCCER

By Sarah Breemer Pfennigs Miranda Jones, a junior Public Relations major at Monmouth College, has been awarded Midwest Academic All-Conference status (Women’s Soccer) for the 2014-15 academic year. All-Conference status is awarded to student athletes who maintain a 3.33 or higher grade point average and have earned varsity letters for their respective sports. Jones, who graduated from Grinnell High School ... Read More »

HUBBELL SPAULDING LOFT PROJECT: FULL STEAM AHEAD

By Sarah Breemer Pfennigs Rumors that the Spaulding Loft Project, an ambitious $12.5 million venture that will turn the former car manufacturing plant into a 77-unit apartment complex, has filed for bankruptcy, is false. According to business insiders, construction is still underway with plans for the lofts to be completed by Spring 2016. The project, which has suffered incorrect reports ... Read More »

Photography exhibition at Grinnell College explores the Iowa prairie

Random plant photos at CERA Aug., 14, 2014. (Photo by Justin Hayworth)

  Photography exhibition at Grinnell College explores the Iowa prairie Justin Hayworth’s macro photos reveal the beauty of prairie plants   Grinnell, Iowa — “A Closer Look at the Iowa Prairie: Photographs by Justin Hayworth” is on view at Grinnell College through Sunday, Oct. 11, in Burling Gallery on the lower level of Burling Library, 1111 Sixth Ave., Grinnell. Prairie ... Read More »

The Rehabilitation Clinic at St. Francis Manor Announces Three Free Lunch & Learn Educational Sessions

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(Grinnell, IA – August 20) The Rehabilitation Clinic at St. Francis Manor will offer three FREE educational Lunch & Learn sessions to the public this fall on the important topics of Fall Prevention, Incontinence, and Stroke Rehabilitation. The public is invited to attend any one or all of the lunches and educational sessions which will be held on September 3, ... Read More »

Fifteen non-profits serving Grinnell to receive $130,000 from Grinnell United Way

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Fifteen non-profits serving Grinnell to receive $130,000 from Grinnell United Way Grinnell United Way will allocate $130,000 to 15 non-profits that serve over 4,600 people living in Grinnell. “Grinnell United Way advances the common good in Grinnell through supporting programming that focuses on education, income, and health,” said board president Rachael Kinnick. “Our donors support partner agencies’ programming and improve ... Read More »

Grinnell Dentist Receives AGD Mastership Award

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Grinnell Dentist Receives AGD Mastership Award  San Francisco, June 20th, 2015—The Academy of General Dentistry (AGD) is pleased to announce that Scott Baumann, DDS, MAGD, of Grinnell, Iowa, received the association’s Mastership Award during the AGD 2015 annual meeting, which took place June 18 to 21 in San Francisco. The Mastership Award is the AGD’s highest honor and one of ... Read More »

August 3rd SE*ED Topic: Aromatherapy and Your Health

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Upcoming SE*ED Topic: Aromatherapy and Your Health Certain smells may bring fond memories or make people happy, but did you know that specific aromas can have health benefits? Grinnell Regional Medical Center’s Senior Education program will welcome Cassie Olson, LMT, an aroma therapist and massage therapist with GRMC’s integrated therapies center. She specializes in the use of aromas as non-traditional medicine ... Read More »

Tri-County Collaboration Benefits Children

Tri-County Collaboration Benefits Children A three-year-old, three-county collaboration between Jasper, Marion and Poweshiek counties (JMP) recently awarded grants to area projects that benefit children. JMP, or “Jump” as it is locally known, was created in July 2012 to distribute funding from the state’s Early Childhood Iowa (ECI) program, administered by the Department of Management. The state requires that each county ... Read More »

Crisis Intervention Services Receives a $1,000 Donation

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Crisis Intervention Services Receives a $1,000 Donation  Pictured left to right are Crisis Intervention Services team members plusJeff Finch, Wes Finch Auto Plaza;Austin McKinney, Nicole Danna, Michella Friesen, Jeff Finch, Nancy Robertsonand Leslie Ruggles. In an effort to give back and show appreciation for the support they receive from their local community, Wes Finch Auto Plaza is dedicated to donating ... Read More »

Drake Library to Celebrate Landscape Completion

Drake Library to Celebrate Landscape Completion Drake Community Library’s “Converging Landscapes” project is now complete, and the public is invited to enjoy the results at a celebration on Wed., July 29, from 4:30p.m.-6 p.m. The Prairie Jewel Dixieland Band, led by trombonist Frank Heath, will perform and root beer floats will be served on the south terrace of the library. ... Read More »

26 Years of Great Golf Supporting GRMC

The GRMC Golf Outing overall team scored 11 under par. Winners were (from left) John Dougery, Duane Loftin, Jo Loftin, and Dennis Potter, scoring 59.

Golfers from around the area gathered at Oakland Acres Golf Club on Friday, July 10, for the 2015 Grinnell Regional Medical Center Golf Outing. GRMC welcomed 151 golfers on 37 teams for the annual fundraiser and friend raiser to support GRMC’s Moving at the Speed of Life campaign. The sponsorships, contests, and golf registrations raised $20,398 from the one-day event ... Read More »

SCHOOL BOARD SEEKS NOMINEES, DEADLINE JULY 30

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 By Sarah Breemer Pfennigs   Time is quickly running out for potential school board members to throw their respective hats into the ring. July 30 marks the last opportunity, which allows nominees less than three weeks to file nomination papers. With the failed bond referendum April 7 and a potential revisitation of the same issues this fall, Grinnell classrooms are ... 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 »

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 »