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GRMC Facility and Equipment Upgrades Topic at SE*ED Jan. 12

GRMC Facility and Equipment Upgrades Topic at SE*ED Jan. 12 Grinnell Regional Medical Center made significant improvements to facilities and equipment upgrades over the past two years. Starting with the new GRMC Auxiliary Chemotherapy and Infusion Suite in 2013, the community hospital has added several services, equipment, and a new facility all through philanthropic efforts. Dan Agnew and Debby Pohlson, …

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A Hungry Grinnell

 A Hungry Grinnell By Todd L. Reding Here’s a challenge; skip a meal. Skip two. Try it. Avoid eating a lunch, and then a dinner, and no snacking. When the following morning comes (hopefully without waking through the night with hunger pains), take note of how you feel. Be aware of your level of performance through the day. When the …

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Governor Branstad Recognizes Grinnell as Certified Connected Community

Governor Branstad Recognizes Grinnell as Certified Connected Community  Grinnell completes technology plan aimed at bridging technology gap, boosting economy, paving way for improved quality of life View the technology action plan  Grinnell, IA – Today, Governor Branstad, legislative leaders, and local officials joined Connect Iowa to recognize Grinnell for becoming a Certified Connected Community and releasing its technology action plan. “Iowa communities …

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Gordon Parks’ Photos and German Expressionist Prints to Open at Faulconer Gallery Jan. 23

Gordon Parks’ photos and German expressionist prints to open at Faulconer Gallery Jan. 23   Opening reception on Jan. 23 features works by artists confronting issues of the world around them Grinnell, Iowa – Two exhibitions, “Gordon Parks: The Making of an Argument” and “Playing It Forward: German Expressionism to Expressionism Today,” will open with a reception on Friday, Jan. …

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Sam Berman & Sons: Rooted in the Past, Growing Into the Future

Sam Berman & Sons: Rooted in the Past, Growing Into the Future  by Teresa A. McCall One of the oldest family-owned businesses in Grinnell, Sam Berman & Sons opened as a scrap recycling yard in 1923. Their mantra, “Dependable Service, Competitive Pricing” has served the business well. Now in its third generation of ownership, the scrapyard is thriving and shows …

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Grinnell to show HD broadcast of Metropolitan Opera’s ‘The Merry Widow’ Jan. 17

  Grinnell to show HD broadcast of Metropolitan Opera’s ‘The Merry Widow’ Jan. 17 GRINNELL, Iowa – The Metropolitan Opera’s production of Franz Lehar’s “The Merry Widow” will be streamed live in high-definition at noon Saturday, Jan. 17, in Grinnell College’s Harris Center Cinema, 1114 10th Ave., Grinnell. Renée Fleming stars as the beguiling femme fatale, with co-stars Nathan Gunn …

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Rudolf the Red-Nosed Reindeer Turns 75

Although firmly entrenched as a Christmas icon, the tale of “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” is a piece of relatively modern folklore penned in 1939 by a department store adman enduring a time of great personal tragedy. As Rudolph turns 75, learn the story behind the creation of the most famous reindeer of all. Balsam wreaths and visions of sugarplums had …

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Harrington Resigns Grinnell Chamber Post

  Harrington Resigns Grinnell Chamber Post   President and CEO of the Grinnell Area Chamber of Commerce and the Grinnell Convention and Visitors Bureau, Angela Harrington, has resigned from her position effective December 31, 2014. “Angela has been critical to our community growth in adding more variety in housing, filling storefronts and increasing vitality. Angela’s courage and tenacity are traits …

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DeLong Bequest Boosts GNEE Endowment by $50,000

  DeLong Bequest Boosts Grinnell Newburg Educational Excellence (GNEE) Endowment by $50,000 High school friendships run deep among Grinnell-Newburg alumni. And a long-lasting one will benefit a new generation of G-N students, thanks to a $50,000 bequest from the late Charles “Chod” DeLong, GHS 1954. DeLong, a graduate of Carleton College and Northwestern University Medical School, was a practicing psychiatrist …

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Grinnell Police Report Uptick in Residential & Vehicle Burglaries

Grinnell Police are investigating an upswing in recent days of car burglaries and now just today a burglary of an occupied residence is being investigated as well. The car burglaries have occurred in various parts of our city; however, there appears to be a more concentration of these burglaries in the east central part of the city. Grinnell Police are …

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GRMC Welcome Four To The Board of Directors

GRMC Welcome Four to the Board of Directors Grinnell Regional Medical Center’s board of directors added four new trustees in October. The new directors are Jodi Cahalan, PhD, West Des Moines; Sarah Smith, Grinnell; Dave Stoakes, EdD, Grinnell; and Brian Watson, Montezuma. “The diverse work backgrounds and connections to GRMC expand the perspectives and strength of the board as we …

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Marion A Jones Patient Care Hospital Wing Dedication Dec. 18

Marion A Jones Patient Care Hospital Wing Dedication Dec. 18             A family legacy will be honored as Grinnell Regional Medical Center hosts a dedication for the Marion A. Jones Patient Care Wing on Thursday, Dec. 18. The public is invited to the celebration from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in GRMC’s Tomasek Conference Center. The first floor, south wing in …

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Grinnell Mutual – A Growing Company with Strong Local Roots

Grinnell Mutual – a growing company with strong local roots Located just south of Grinnell, Grinnell Mutual Reinsurance Company has called the Grinnell community home for 80 years. In business since 1909, Grinnell Mutual provides reinsurance protection to 250 farm mutual insurance companies throughout the Midwest. It also offers property and casualty products, such as auto, recreational vehicle, commercial, liability, …

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Tiger Packs Help to Address Child Hunger in Grinnell

Tiger Packs Help to Address Child Hunger in Grinnell As the holiday season approaches with plans for food, family and fun, opportunities to support those less fortunate are also plentiful. Tiger Packs, funded through donations to a fund of the Greater Poweshiek Community Foundation (GPCF), is a local program to address the issue of hunger and food insecurity among Grinnell-Newburg …

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Beryl Wellborn Celebrates 90th Birthday with Donation to Iowa Valley Grinnell Wellborn Scholarship Fund

Beryl Wellborn celebrates 90th birthday with donation to Iowa Valley Grinnell Wellborn Scholarship fund   MARSHALLTOWN – While celebrating his 90th birthday last week, former IVCCD Board President, Beryl Wellborn, presented yet another check to IVCCD to go toward his scholarship fund. The Beryl Wellborn Commitment to Excellence Scholarship was initiated in his honor at his retirement in June of 2006 and …

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Davis One of 5 in Iowa Honored for Breaking Education Barriers

Five Iowa schools honored for breaking education barriers Five schools from across the state were honored by the State Board of Education today for their work to raise achievement among students who traditionally face challenges in the classroom. The Breaking Barriers to Teaching and Learning Award was created by the State Board of Education. Each year, the award recognizes successful …

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Grinnell Will Become ‘More Like Itself’ Says City Manager

  Grinnell will become ‘more like itself’ says city manager    Grinnell in the future won’t necessarily be bigger. But it will be better. Keith Brake, correspondent “We need to improve what we have, as opposed to getting bigger,” said City manager Russ Behrens. “We need to be more like ourselves. It’s a quality of life emphasis,” he said. To go …

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Grinnell Mutual Honored for Leadership in Technology Offerings

Grinnell Mutual honored for leadership in technology offerings Grinnell Mutual Reinsurance Company was recently honored with the Applied IVANS Interface Leadership Award presented by IVANS Insurance Solutions, a division of Applied Systems. The award recognizes Grinnell Mutual’s leadership to advance innovative communication with insurance agencies through agency-carrier interface. The company is one of 10 insurance carriers in the United States …

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Converging Landscapes on Target for Completion in 2015

Converging Landscapes on target for completion in 2015   Drake Community Library has surpassed the halfway mark in its capital campaign for the library’s urban prairie, Converging Landscapes. Over $55,000 has been raised through grants and private donations towards the $90,000 campaign goal. Existing savings from the library’s undesignated gift account were utilized to jumpstart the project last spring, leaving …

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Ramsey-Weeks and Lincoln Savings Bank Support GRMC Fundraising Campaign

Ramsey-Weeks and Lincoln Savings Bank Support GRMC Fundraising Campaign   Ramsey-Weeks, Inc., and Lincoln Savings Bank have each made gifts of $25,000 to Grinnell Regional Medical Center for the Moving at the Speed of Life comprehensive campaign. “We are honored to have the support of these two great Grinnell businesses,” says Denise Lamphier, director of communications and development at GRMC. “Their …

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Grinnell Regional Hospice Recognized as a We Honor Veterans Partner

Grinnell Regional Hospice Recognized as a We Honor Veterans Partner It may surprise many people to learn that 25 percent of those who die every year in the United States are veterans. To help provide care and support that reflect the important contributions made by these men and women, Grinnell Regional Hospice has become a national partner of We Honor …

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Donaldson Company Announces Closure of Its Grinnell, Iowa, Plant

Donaldson Company Announces Closure of Its Grinnell, Iowa, Plant from Minneapolis Business News and Yahoo.com Donaldson Company, Inc. (DCI), announced today its intent to close its Grinnell, Iowa, manufacturing facility, which manufactures mufflers and other exhaust products for off-road equipment. The Grinnell plant opened in 1952 to produce mufflers and air cleaners. Over the past 62 years, the Grinnell employees …

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Veterans Remembrance At St. Francis Manor

    A Veterans Remembrance Program was hosted by St. Francis Manor on Monday, November 10, to honor local veterans.  Over 100 people attended the event including St. Francis Manor and Seeland Park residents as well as veterans from the Grinnell community.  Activity Directors Samantha McDonald, Caitlin Mellick, and Kayley Thompson presented the program and Barb Tininenko played patriotic music …

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Monsanto Plants the Seeds to Harvest a Cure

More than 140 Monsanto employees and business associates teamed up during harvest to show support in the fight against breast cancer. They raised more than $3,400 through the sale of pink t-shirts that read: “Plant the Seed, Harvest the Cure.” Monsanto employees are shown here at the end of October presenting the check to Grinnell Regional Medical Center representatives Kyle …

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Grinnell Fire Department To The Rescue

Grinnell Fire Department Cat Rescue Two stray CATS located in quarter round siding of local home created high drama the afternoon of November 10th. The Grinnell Fire Department responded to the emergency call after several distressed young cats were heard for nearly 24 hours. It was a sleepless night for several neighbors trying to locate the felines to no avail. They …

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Fourth Annual Toy Drive Launched In Grinnell

Grinnell Realty, LLC announces the launch of the 4th Annual Christmas Toy Drive in co-operation with Christmas Shares and 2nd Mile according to Karen Ashby, Broker/Owner of the realty firm. It all very simple, just bring a new unwrapped toy to the Grinell Realty, LLC office at 1001 Broad Street in Grinnell by December 8th and the toys will be …

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Check Out The Best Restaurant in Every State Results. In Iowa It’s The Prairie Canary!

Trip Advisory Specialists, VacationHomeRentals.com, a TripAdvisor company has recently published a list of the The Best Restaurants in Every State based on industry research and traveler feedback and we’re excited to share with you that Grinnell‘s very own The Prairie Canary made the list for Iowa! It’s simple really – the fastest way to a travelers heart is through his or her stomach. No matter where you …

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Grinnell Chamber Sweeps Iowa Tourism Conference in Council Bluffs With 4 of 12 Awards

Grinnell wins four Iowa tourism awards   GRINNELL – Grinnell was recognized with four out of twelve awards given to rural communities during the 2014 Iowa Tourism Conference in Council Bluffs last week.   The Grinnell Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB), operated by the Grinnell Area Chamber of Commerce, won Outstanding Social Media Execution, placing first amongst rural communities. The …

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Update Your Health – Intelligent Aging

Being the picture of health takes more than a yearly checkup with your primary care provider. With so many sources of stress and anxiety, it’s important to understand how the mind-body connection plays an important role on your overall health. Hear from Andy Nish, MD, medical director of the UnityPoint Health®– John Stoddard Cancer Center in Des Moines, about tuning …

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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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