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Grinnell, Iowa — Sarah Smith announced she will run for the Iowa House in District 76 in 2020. House District 76 includes all of Poweshiek County and most of Iowa County.  “I believe it’s time for a new voice for our district. One that will listen to the concerns of all...
Campaign manager Dodi Reilly, left, and Sarah Smith, candidate for House District 76 representative By Michael McAllister Following Sarah Smith’s official announcement party—she’s running as a Democrat for the District 76 seat in the Iowa House of Representatives—when the signatures were tallied, 76 people had registered their support. 
Grinnell, IA – February 20, 2020 – UnityPoint Health® - Grinnell Regional Medical Center (GRMC) is governed in part by a local volunteer board of directors, also referred to as trustees. The GRMC Board of Directors functions to provide guidance and support to the medical center and affiliated clinics. “We are very grateful for the support of our...

Bucket Courses for March

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      Topics ranging from postcolonial English literature to John Quincy Adams to the 19th Amendment will be featured at the Bucket Courses in March.  The weekly lecture series is sponsored by the Grinnell Community Education Council and is open to everyone in the community.     The lectures...
L to R: Terry Nath, RDMS, RVT Ultrasound/Sonography Technologist; Monica Kellogg RDMS, RVT Ultrasound/Sonography Technologist; Katie Osborn Ultrasound/Sonography Technologist; Bethany Tanke, RDCS, RDMS, RVT Ultrasound Cardiovascular Technologist. Community donations for the UnityPoint Health® - Grinnell Regional Medical Center (GRMC) Foundation’s 2019 Annual Fund Drive totaled over $139,000. The support enabled the purchase of...
On March 9, S.H.E. Counts, the Grinnell League of Women Voters, and the Claude W. & Dolly Ahrens Foundation will be hosting the fifth annual International Women’s Day at the Grinnell Mutual Bartelt Conference and Education Center! This year’s theme is Each for Equal because each one of us can help create a more equal world for...
(Grinnell, IA – February 14, 2020)  St. Francis Manor and Seeland Park are inviting the public to a community “Fish Fry” on Friday, March 6.  All-you-can-eat fish, french fries, and cole slaw will be served between 5:00 and 7:00 PM in the St. Francis Manor Social Center located off St. Francis Drive north of 4th Avenue in Grinnell.  Attendees will be...
Sarah Pohlson Smith Grinnell, Iowa -- Sarah Smith announced she will run for the Iowa House in District 76 in 2020. House District 76 includes all of Poweshiek County and most of Iowa County.  “I believe it’s time for a new voice for our district. One that...
For many Iowans, understanding Medicare and related health insurance can be confusing and overwhelming. Where do I start? What are my options? Am I making the right decision? What will it cost me?  Is there help if I can’t afford my insurance? If I’m still working, do I have to sign up for Medicare? Trained volunteers...
UnityPoint Health® - Grinnell Regional Public Health continues to work with the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), state and local partners to monitor and respond to novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV). The virus was first detected in Wuhan, China in December 2019, and has since been detected in other parts of the...
Keir R. Johnson, JD Grinnell, Iowa - Grinnell State Bank President, CFO and CTO, F. Austin Jones, and the Grinnell State Bank Board of Directors announces the addition of Keir R. Johnson, JD, as Senior Trust Officer and Vice President.  Johnson is a Cum Laude graduate of the University of Minnesota Law School and...
Social Entrepreneurs of Grinnell (SEG) is sponsoring its third pie baking contest and pie social on Sunday, March 8.  This delightfully fun event will be held at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Grinnell, with the social from 4:00 to 6:30 p.m.  Freewill offering donations to benefit SEG will be received for a delicious slice...
From; The Grinnell College Office of Communications. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is continually revising its guidelines for responding to the coronavirus, with the most recent revisions coming out this week. Currently, the CDC calls for a 14-day special assessment of individuals following arrival in the...
Shults & Co. singers and band will be returning to the bright lights and glamour of the entertainment mecca of the world, Las Vegas, on February 20, 21 and 22 at 7:30 pm in the Hotel Grinnell Auditorium.  The musical revue, “Return to Vegas/The Headliners” is the thirteenth show for Shults & Co. and a major fundraiser for...

Mayflower Hosts Caucus Site

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On the day of the Iowa political caucuses, Tuesday, February 3rd, The Mayflower Community was proud to host a satellite caucus.  72 residents pre-registered for and participated in the afternoon caucus. Residents entered the Carman Center, which was set up with round tables, surrounded by chairs.  After checking in, the caucus-goers then went to the table...
By Michael McAllister Three weeks into the 2020 session of the 88th Iowa General Assembly, Grinnell area residents had the opportunity to hear comments from and direct questions to elected state officials. Approximately 50 people attended the event, which was sponsored by the Grinnell Area Chamber of Commerce and the Grinnell League...
GRINNELL, IA – LINK’s mission is to Lead, Inspire, Nurture, and Keep children educated, enriched and engaged in the Grinnell community. LINK Grinnell, a 501c3 organization, has been offering after-school programming for a little over four months and announces today an intent to offer summer programming in 2020. Previously, UnityPoint Health – Grinnell Regional Medical Center (GRMC) had offered a summer daycamp program...
In Grinnell, The Mayflower Community and Total Rehab Orthopedic & Sports Specialist have partnered to provide a physical and occupational therapy clinic serving residents on the Mayflower campus.  Our primary focus is providing Medicare rehabilitative care.  Jordan Finch Smith, DPT is a featured Total Rehab provider.
100 + People Who Care – Grinnell voted at the January 28 membership meeting to support Grinnell’s American Brawn charity in its work of providing equipment upgrades for area first responder units.  Kent Reed presented the appeal for funding, noting his own experience in a life-threatening accident and the heroic work of those who dedicate their lives to helping...
The Tiger Packs program is partnering with Hy-Vee for the Food 4 Thought Fundraiser. Tiger Packs is a local backpack program for pre K- 8th grade students in the Grinnell-Newburg school district to help combat hunger.  Each week a bag of kid-friendly, nutritious snacks are sent home for the weekend to students who are enrolled in the program....
Imagine Grinnell is inviting interested community members to continue the legacy of Imagine Grinnell by joining the board or volunteering. The mission of Imagine Grinnell is to turn imagination into action to create a more vibrant, sustainable and healthy Grinnell. Imagine Grinnell began in 1985 with the dreams of a few community members as they envisioned life...
Funds will bolster mental health and counseling programs for Grinnell students GRINNELL, Iowa — Grinnell College Board of Trustees member Sheryl Walter ’78 has committed a planned gift of $1.7 million to support student mental health at Grinnell. The gift will be used to strengthen and support the Strategic Resource Fund for Health and Counseling Programs,...
Grinnell, IA – January 23, 2020 – In 2019, UnityPoint Health® - Grinnell Regional Medical Center (GRMC) celebrated 100 years of health care from their location at 4th Avenue and Reed Street in Grinnell. 2020 will be another year of celebration as it marks the two-year anniversary of GRMC’s integration with UnityPoint Health. GRMC announced a formal affiliation with...
The early history of the city of Grinnell is well documented, starting with J.B. Grinnell himself. The narratives about an ideal town on the Iowa prairie patterned after a New England village are well known.But those stories don’t give the full picture of the history of early Grinnell. In almost every account of Grinnell’s...
1000 Friends of Iowa presented awards to the winners of the 2019 Best Development Awards at the Iowa State Capitol Building Rotunda on January 21, 2020. The awards program showcased projects that recognized connections between building and project development to quality of life. With a mission focused on responsible land use, 1000 Friends of Iowa promotes smart...
Top Performing Grinnell-Based Agency Adds New Talent Samantha Winebrenner Grinnell, IA — This month, Samantha Winebrenner joined the RE/MAX Partners Realty team as a residential and commercial real estate agent based in Des Moines, expanding the agency’s service area to now cover Des Moines, Marshalltown, Grinnell and all of Poweshiek County....

February Bucket Courses

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Bucket Courses in February will feature two Grinnell College professors: Cori Jakubiak, Associate Professor of Education, will offer a one-session course on “The Ethical Shopper” on February 5; Karla Erickson, Professor of Sociology, will offer three sessions (February 12, 19, and 26) on “Messy Humans: A Sociology of Robots and Artificial Intelligence.” The classes...
Grinnell we're bringing you fiber! Mahaska Communication Group is Excited to bring our World Class Service to Grinnell! Beginning in the latter part of 2020, we will begin to build an all fiber Network that will provide up to Gigabit Internet speeds! We will also offer Digital...
(Grinnell, IA – January 15, 2020)  A Go Red for Women Fashion Show will be hosted by St. Francis Manor, Seeland Park and the Hammond Center for Assisted Living on Friday, February 7 at 2 PM in recognition of National Wear Red Day.  This fun-filled red-hot event is open to the public and will be held in the St. Francis Manor...
100 + People Who Care – Grinnell will meet Tuesday, January 28, at 5:30 p.m.  This hour-long, quarterly meeting will be held at the Parish Center of St. Mary Catholic Church, 1002 Broad Street, Grinnell.  This will be a voting meeting for 100 + People Who Care - Grinnell, where a decision is made regarding support for a community...