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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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Grinnell College Professor Susan Ferguson receives national award

Grinnell College Professor Susan Ferguson receives national award The award recognizes her contributions to the teaching and learning of sociology GRINNELL, Iowa — Susan J. Ferguson, professor and chair of sociology at Grinnell College, recently received the American Sociological Association’s 2018 Hans O. Mauksch Award for Distinguished Contributions to Undergraduate Sociology. Ferguson was recognized at the annual meeting of the …

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Grinnell College Professor Susan Ferguson receives national award

Grinnell College Professor Susan Ferguson receives national award The award recognizes her contributions to the teaching and learning of sociology GRINNELL, Iowa — Susan J. Ferguson, professor and chair of sociology at Grinnell College, recently received the American Sociological Association’s 2018 Hans O. Mauksch Award for Distinguished Contributions to Undergraduate Sociology. Ferguson was recognized at the annual meeting of the …

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Met Opera Live in HD Program to present ‘Samson et Dalila’ on Oct. 20

Met Opera Live in HD Program to present ‘Samson et Dalila’ on Oct. 20 This is the second of five operas Grinnell College will stream live during fall semester GRINNELL, Iowa — Grinnell College will present a live stream of the Metropolitan Opera’s new production of the biblical epic, “Samson et Dalila,” by French composer Camille Saint-Saëns on Saturday, Oct. …

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Veterans Commission Moves to Establish Fundraising Committee, Expanded Membership

By Michael McAllister At its regular monthly meeting on October 8, Grinnell’s Veterans Memorial Commission took significant steps to enliven the process toward realizing the Prairie Star Artist Residency to be housed in a renovated Veterans Memorial Building. Four members of the commission were present.  Marie Andrews was unable to attend.  Nine people made up the audience. Routine business included …

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Iowa awards highest civilian honor to renowned Grinnell graduate Robert Noyce

Iowa awards highest civilian honor to renowned Grinnell graduate Robert Noyce  Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds presented the Iowa Award to Noyce’s grandson in the Noyce Science Center  GRINNELL, Iowa — Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds has posthumously recognized 1949 Grinnell College graduate Robert N. Noyce, inventor of the integrated circuit and co-founder of Intel Corp., by presenting the Iowa Award — …

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Healthy Walkers

Healthy Walkers On Wednesday, October 3, 2018, Mayflower residents and staff joined with Davis Elementary School students to participate in the statewide “Healthiest State Initiative” to walk around the campus. Over 50 Davis 4thgraders and teachers accompanied about 40 Mayflower Health Center, Beebe Assisted Living, and independent living residents and staff for the five-block walk.  It began and finished in …

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100 + People Who Care to Meet October 23

100 + People Who Care to Meet October 23 100 + People Who Care – Grinnell will meet Tuesday, October 23, at 5:30 p.m.  The meeting will be held in the Bartelt Conference and Education Center at Grinnell Mutual Reinsurance Company, 4215 Highway 146 South, Grinnell.  Those attending should park in the south parking lots of the facility and enter …

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Harold Tindall Turns 104

Harold Tindall Turns 104 On September 23, 2018, Harold Tindall celebrated his 104thbirthday.  A nativeof New Jersey, Harold moved into a Mayflower Community apartment in theEdwards building in March 2007.  In August 2017, Harold subsequently moved into an apartment in the Beebe Assisted Living building, his current home. Born and raised on a dairy farm in Mercer County, New Jersey, …

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‘Saints Rest’ movie to be shown to Grinnell audiences on Oct. 3, 4

‘Saints Rest’ movie to be shown to Grinnell audiences on Oct. 3, 4 The musical drama, produced in Grinnell, features many sites familiar to Grinnellians GRINNELL, Iowa — It’s not often that small towns are showcased on the silver screen, but thanks to 2009 Grinnell College graduate Noga Ashkenazi, Grinnell finally gets its chance. “Saints Rest, directed by Ashkenazi,” tells …

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Grinnell College to host Bread and Puppet Theater performance Oct. 4

Grinnell College to host Bread and Puppet Theater performance Oct. 4 Troupe will present ‘The Grasshopper Rebellion Circus,’ a large-scale puppet spectacle  GRINNELL, Iowa — Bread and Puppet Theater will perform the “The Grasshopper Rebellion Circus,” a large-scale puppet spectacle, on Thursday, Oct. 4, at Grinnell College’s Conard Environmental Research Area (CERA). The performance, which starts at 5:30 p.m., is …

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Grinnell College to award 2018 Grinnell Prize to Mélanie Marcel on Oct. 2

Grinnell College to award 2018 Grinnell Prize to Mélanie Marcel on Oct. 2 Grinnell Prize Week events to explore issues of science, innovation and social impact  GRINNELL, Iowa — On Tuesday, Oct. 3, Grinnell College President Raynard S. Kington will award the $100,000 Grinnell College Innovator for Social Justice Prize of to Mélanie Marcel, founder and CEO of SoScience. Based in …

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Annual Big GIVE for Poweshiek County kicks off with Spirit of Giving on October 4th

Annual Big GIVE for Poweshiek County kicks off with Spirit of Giving on October 4th Greater Poweshiek Community Foundation will celebrate the launch of the 2018 Big GIVE fundraising campaign with the annual Spirit of Giving event which applauds the important role donors and volunteers have in community success throughout the county.  The public is welcome to attend the event …

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SCIENCE CENTER OF IOWA TO PRESENT “BOOM!” AT HOTEL GRINNELL

SCIENCE CENTER OF IOWA TO PRESENT AT HOTEL GRINNELL  GRINNELL, IA: Hotel Grinnell will host the Science Center of Iowa’s outreach program, “Boom!” on Sunday, September 30, from 2:00-3:00 pm. “Boom!” explores the interactions of pressure, temperature and states of matter to explain why things pop, bang or blow up. The program will be held at Hotel Grinnell. Constructed as …

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Kites Over Grinnell to be held Saturday, Sept. 29)

  Grinnell, IA– The always colorful and enjoyable fall event, Kites over Grinnell, will be held Sat., Sept. 29 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Ahrens Park, sponsored by the Grinnell Rotary Club. This year’s event will honor three generations of Rotary leaders from the Urfer family: the late Samuel J. Urfer, who served as president from 1955-56; his …

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College Volunteers Assist at Mayflower

A group of Grinnell College Residence Life Coordinators in training for the 2018-19 school year came to the Mayflower campus for volunteer work.  Some served as “Techie Tutors,” assisting residents in navigating their electronic communication devices.  Others, pictured above, helped stage a “carnival” of activities for residents of Mayflower’s Health Center.  They assisted residents participate in games of skill and …

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What is Music Therapy? Monday October 1

What is Music Therapy? Hearing your favorite song come on the radio can boost anyone’s mood, but did you know about the advanced therapeutic effects music can have? Learn more about music therapy from Kelly Robertson, MT-BC, of Music Speaks, LLCat the next UnityPoint Health – Grinnell Regional Medical Center Senior Education Program on Monday, Oct. 1 Robertson will provide …

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Sunrise Bakery In Transition

“With bittersweet gratitude, we would like to announce that Sunrise Bakery will soon be undergoing a time of transition. Chef Taylor has been offered a position out of town that will suit her family well as they prepare for their first baby, and Owner Melissa Vine will focus her energy on her growing music booking agency (Vine Chromatic) and public …

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Grinnell Mutual named Top Workplace for the eighth consecutive year

Grinnell Mutual named Top Workplace for the eighth consecutive year  Grinnell, Iowa — Grinnell Mutual Reinsurance Company was named to the Des Moines Register’s Top Workplaces for 2017, the eighth straight year the company has earned a spot on the list. The honor was announced in the Sept. 16 issue of the Des Moines Sunday Register. The Register, in partnership with Energage®, ranked Grinnell Mutual the ninth-best large company …

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Team Spirit Gives Back

Team Spirit Gives Back UnityPoint Health® – Grinnell Regional Medical Center employees had the opportunity to make a “touchdown donation” and sport their team colors in excitement for the September 8 Cy-Hawk football game. After the donations were tallied, GRMC was determined as a Hawkeye hospital this fall. Total monies raised came to $335 that will be donated back to …

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Preservation Iowa Presents Awards for Excellence in Preservation

Preservation Iowa Presents Awards for Excellence in Preservation This PRESTIGIOUS Iowa Recognition Goes To HOTEL GRINNELL  Waterloo, IA – August 28, 2018 – Preservation Iowa announced their annual “Preservation at Its Best Awards” at the Historic Elks Lodge in Waterloo, Iowa. Preservation Iowa gave 11 awards in ninecategories. Each year Preservation Iowa seeks to honor historic preservation successes. In doing …

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Janna Stoker Visits GHS-AFS Sister From 1967-68 in Scotland

Photo above is of Carol Wilson Cameron (GHS AFS student 1967-68 from Scotland), and Janna Lang Stoker (her host sister during that school year).  We were in Mimi’s Bakehouse, Edinburgh, Scotland for afternoon tea, with sandwiches, cakes, biscuits, clotted creme spread, and jam.  All delicious.      Janna had taken a Grinnell paper with her on this trip, but left it …

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Grinnell Historical Museum to Conduct Two Hazelwood Cemetery Walks

The Grinnell Historical Museum has exciting event coming up that we think readers will want to know about. We’re planning a cemetery walk for September 29th from 2-5 pm at Hazelwood Cemetery. The cemetery walk will focus on two groups of Grinnellians buried in Hazelwood. The first group focuses upon the graves of a half-dozen Grinnell veterans. The second group …

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Grinnell College Rosenfield Symposium to explore sports off the field

Grinnell College Rosenfield Symposium to explore sports off the field  Speakers will examine the intersection of sports and politics, economics and society   GRINNELL, Iowa — Grinnell College will explore the inextricable relationship of sports and politics, economics and society by hosting an Off the Field Symposium in September. Sports are increasingly enmeshed in issues that push the traditional boundaries between …

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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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