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Fifteen Non-Profits Serving Grinnell to Receive $130,000 from Grinnell United Way

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 …

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We are Family: Grinnell Iowa Realty Purchased by Doyle & Devoe Iowa Realty

Doyle & DeVoe Iowa Realty, a decade-old business based in Newton, has acquired ownership of Grinnell Iowa Realty. The acquisition was made official July 1. Shelly Paulson, who obtained her real estate license in 1990 and her broker’s license in 2004, has owned the Grinnell franchise for eleven years. She has sold her interest to Caren DeVoe Clevenger, Phil Clevenger, …

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Grinnell Dentist Receives AGD Mastership Award

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 …

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

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 …

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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 …

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Eye in the Sky: Sam Rockwell Takes His Adventure to New Heights

By Sarah Breemer Pfennigs “Once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been, and there you will always long to return.” ~ Leonardo da Vinci When Sam Rockwell’s Phantom II drone hums to life, it chirps a robotic jingle, as if saying hello. The lights blaze red, then …

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Crisis Intervention Services Receives a $1,000 Donation

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 …

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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. …

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26 Years of Great Golf Supporting GRMC

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 …

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School Board Seeks Nominees, Deadline July 30

 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 …

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Grinnell Mutual Dedicates Bartelt Conference and Education Center During Grand Opening

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 …

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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 …

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Family, Friends, Fun & Frivolity: Grinnell College Celebrates Their 136th Alumni Relations Weekend, May 28-31

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, …

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Three Organizations Combine Efforts to Support Education

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 …

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Grinnell Mutual Reclaims Corporate Cup Honors

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 …

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Freeman Has Sights Set On Olympic Games

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, …

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Honoring the Fallen and the Brave: National Police Week (May 10-15) and National Peace Officers’ Memorial Day (May 15)

 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 …

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GRMC Board Elects 2015 Officers

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 …

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Grinnell Golf & Country Club Offers “Sneak Peek Week” to Public May 11–17

Grinnell Golf & Country Club Offers “Sneak Peek Week” to Public May 11–17 New Management and Award-Winning Superintendent to Showcase New Country Club Offerings to the Greater Community Grinnell, IA: Grinnell Golf & Country Club is inviting the public to a “Sneak Peek Week” May 11–17, 2015 as a way to showcase all of the updates that have occurred under …

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Summer Enrollment Begins at Arts Center

    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 …

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Freeman and Parratto Take Home 3-meter Synchro Silver at Puerto Rico Grand Prix

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 …

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GRMC Auxiliary Healthcare Scholarship Recipients Honored

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 …

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Grinnell Students Pledge to be Tobacco Free

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 …

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Celebrate Cinco de Mayo With a Culinary Delight (or Two!)

CELEBRATE CINCO DE MAYO WITH A CULINARY DELIGHT (OR TWO!) By Sarah Breemer Pfennigs On May 5, 1862, early on in the Franco-Mexican War (1861-1867), the Mexican army declared victory over France at the Battle of Puebla. Cinco de Mayo, a holiday that commemorates that triumph, has become widely celebrated in the United States, especially areas with large Mexican-American populations. …

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Veterans Honor Emerging Leaders at Grinnell Mutual

Veterans honor emerging leaders at Grinnell Mutual In a reversal of roles, Grinnell Mutual’s Emerging Leaders Program (ELP) Class of 2015 was recognized by the veterans the class sought to honor. The Iowa Veterans Home (IVH) in Marshalltown presented ELP members with a Distinguished Service Award for initiating a fundraising campaign that raised more than $25,000 to build a World …

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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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