Grinnell News

“The First Amendment and Free Speech: Is It Really Free?”

In a Bucket Course on Wednesday, March 21, Judge Stephen Carroll, a senior district judge from the Iowa second district, presents a lecture on “The First Amendment and Free Speech: Is It Really Free?” The lecture, which is free and open to all, will occur from 10 am to 11:30 am in Drake Library’s Caulkins Room. Judge Carroll plans to …

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Abby Reding Recaps G-N Girls Basketball State Tourney Play

The Grinnell Tigers Girls Basketball team paved a road through post season and into the state tournament. Ending the regular season with a 21-2 record, it was clear that they had a goal and some unfinished business to take care of at Wells Fargo Arena. Last year, the 2016-2017 Grinnell Girls Basketball Team made it to the state tournament for …

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Award winners to be announced at next week’s Annual Celebration

Award winners to be announced at next week’s Annual Celebration GRINNELL– The Grinnell Area Chamber of Commerce invites the public to attend their Annual Celebration next Wednesday, March 14, at Hotel Grinnell’s Event Center. The evening begins at 5:30 p.m., with time set aside for creating and building connections. Attendees will have the opportunity to socialize and mingle with this …

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This is Easter – Community Easter event at Merrill Park

This is Easter – Community Easter event at Merrill Park A time of fun, games, activities, crafts, and EASTER EGG HUNT. Free for the whole family. Merrill Park ~ Grinnell, Iowa ~ March 24th ~ 1-3pm Paragon Church is hosting This is Easter again on March 24 at Merrill Park West. The activities will kick off at 1 pm and …

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Montezuma author hosting book launch of her first novel

Montezuma author hosting book launch of her first novel The public is invited to attend a free book launch for The Auctioneer by Montezuma author, Debbie Tindle Parker. The event will be held in the community room at the Montezuma Public Library on Wednesday, March 7, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. The library is located at 500 Main St., just east …

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Local Musician Katie Sin to release solo album on March 8

Local Musician Katie Sin to release solo album on March 8 On March 8, local musician Katie In will introduce her solo debut album under the moniker “Katie Sin.” The album, titled Harmonia, features seven original compositions, written, sung, and performed by In, with contributions from other instrumentalists. Harmonia will be available on CD as well as digital download and …

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Music in the Park Performers Return for Night of Jazz Music at the Stew

Music in the Park Performers Return for Night of Jazz Music at the Stew On Friday, March 9, the Arts Council will host a night of jazz music at the Stew. A group of Grinnell College students, called TGIF, will play first. Their members are August Cole-Kink (drums), Victoria Park (bass) and Ian Donaldson (keyboard). They will play a mix …

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LWV, S.H.E. Counts Celebrate International Women’s Day/Host Fundraiser March 8th

The Grinnell League of Women Voters and S.H.E. Counts are hosting a dinner on Thursday, March 8th to celebrate International Women’s Day. The local event is also a fundraiser to provide a $500 S.H.E COUNTS scholarship to a Grinnell High School graduating senior who is the first in her family to attend college. International Women’s Day (IWD) has been observed …

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Consider Giving Early In 2018 To Take Advantage of 2019 Endow Iowa Tax Credits

 ALL 2018 ENDOW IOWA TAX CREDITS ARE CLAIMED   Consider Giving Early In 2018 To Take Advantage of  2019 Endow Iowa Tax Credits The Iowa Economic Development Authority reports that Endow Iowa Tax Credits are allocated as of February 16, 2018.   Gifts that are eligible for the Endow Iowa Tax Credit given after the current calendar year’s funds are exhausted have …

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Kenyon College Chamber Singers Spring Tour To Perform In Grinnell March 6

The Kenyon College Chamber Singers, conducted by Dr. Benjamin Locke, will be performing on Tuesday, March 6, 2018, at Grinnell United Church of Christ at 7 p.m.  The Chamber Singers, consisting of fifty-five undergraduates chosen by competitive audition, is Kenyon’s premier touring ensemble.  The group is noted for its versatility of vocal style and broad repertoire.  The New York Concert …

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Grinnell Veterans Commission Returns to Full Strength

Grinnell Veterans Commission Returns to Full Strength By Michael McAllister For the first time since November 9, 2015, Grinnell’s Veterans Memorial Commission seated five members at its regular monthly meeting on Monday, February 12. The newest member in the ranks is Randall Hotchkin, seated second from right above.  His appointment culminates a nearly two-year campaign dating at least to March …

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Imagine Grinnell Kicks Off Annual Fund Drive

Imagine Grinnell Kicks Off Annual Fund Drive Imagine Grinnell (IG) will kick off its annual fund drive this month with a review of completed projects in 2017 and a look forward to ongoing projects this year.  The community projects are part of the 30-year-old non-profit organization’s mission to promote a healthy environment and improve quality of life in the Grinnell …

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LWV Forum, Dr. Stutz School Public about Bond Issue

LWV Forum, Dr. Stutz School Public about Bond Issue By Michael McAllister Grinnellians learned the ABC’s of the February 6 school bond issue as the League of Women Voters hosted a forum at the Drake Community Library on Thursday, January 25. District Superintendent Dr. Janet Stutz and Chief Financial Officer Lisa Johnson represented the school.  Matt Erion, Associate Principal with …

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100 + People Who Care – Grinnell to Support Mental Health Fund

100 + People Who Care – Grinnell to Support Mental Health Fund 100 + People Who Care – Grinnell voted at the January 23 membership meeting to support the JPK Fund for critical mental health care needs in the greater Grinnell area.  Dr. J.R. Paulsen presented the case for this fund, noting its growth over the past year, following the …

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First Stewfest: A Break from Winter Blahs

First Stewfest: A Break from Winter Blahs By Michael McAllister As the poster in the window says, a unique party in a unique place greets Grinnellians this Saturday evening, January 27, at The Stew, 927 Broad Street. Stew itself will take center stage as inventive cooks offer their culinary creations for tasting and for judging.  Some chefs will wear costumes, …

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Dear Grinnell-Newburg Board, Staff, Family & Friends,

Dear Grinnell-Newburg Board, Staff, Family & Friends, It feels like a warm front has reached us as compared to earlier this week!  A little sunshine is always a wonderful feeling during the middle of January.  I hope you find time to enjoy a little bit of outdoor fun this weekend. Parent Teacher Conferences February 1-2: Please watch for upcoming information …

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GRMC Names Interim CEO

GRMC Names Interim CEO UnityPoint Health® – Grinnell Regional Medical Center Board of Directors named Doris Rindels, RN, as the interim chief executive officer with the launch of the UnityPoint Health® – Des Moines and University of Iowa Health Care affiliation. Todd C. Linden, FACHE, CEO and president of Grinnell Regional Medical Center, decided to retire from hospital administration following …

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Veterans Commission Amps Up Campaign with Amperage Marketing & Fundraising

Veterans Commission Amps Up Campaign with Amperage Marketing & Fundraising By Michael McAllister “I propose that the Veterans Memorial Building in Grinnell’s Central Park be restored and renovated to commemorate the services rendered by soldiers, sailors, and marines of the United States by making the space into a national artist residency with a special commitment to veterans.” With those words …

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St. Francis & Seeland Park Host Grinnell College Basketball Team

St. Francis & Seeland Park Host Grinnell College Basketball Team, Coached and Families St. Francis Manor & Seeland Park hosted the Grinnell College Men’s and Women’s basketball teams and the coaches and their families at an annual dinner in the Social Center on January 4.  Over 70 guests enjoyed the delicious meal featuring barbecue ribs, airline chicken, and curry chicken …

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Mayor Agnew’s First Council Meeting Closes with a Touch of Controversy

Mayor Agnew’s First Council Meeting Closes with a Touch of Controversy By Michael McAllister Grinnell’s new mayor, Dan Agnew (above), proved that he can field (pun absolutely intended) the efficient intricacies of this city’s routine council meetings during his debut on Monday, January 8, but the meeting closed with a two-fold request that clouded otherwise clear skies. Twenty people were …

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100 + People Who Care to Meet January 23

100 + People Who Care to Meet January 23 The quarterly meeting of 100 + People Who Care – Grinnell will be Tuesday, January 23. The hour-long meeting will begin at 5:30 p.m., and will be held in the Caulkins Community Room at the Drake Library. This will be a voting meeting for the organization, where a decision is made …

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Another Way to Reduce in 2018

Another Way to Reduce in 2018 By Michael McAllister According to the research firm Statistic Brain, losing weight, combined with healthier eating, was the most popular New Year’s resolution as 2017 dawned, and it is likely to be high on the list when statistics for 2018 are compiled. But, in addition to weight loss, another kind of reduction is important, …

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Grinnell Regional Medical Center and UnityPoint Health® – Des Moines Announce Formal Affiliation -In partnership with University of Iowa Health Care –

Grinnell Regional Medical Center and UnityPoint Health® – Des Moines Announce Formal Affiliation -In partnership with University of Iowa Health Care – Des Moines, Iowa – UnityPoint Health® – Des Moines (UPHDM) and Grinnell Regional Medical Center (GRMC), in partnership with University of Iowa Health Care (UI Health Care), announced today they have finalized an affiliation agreement between the organizations. …

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Grinnell Mutual Gives Back to GRMC’s Community Care Clinic

Grinnell Mutual Gives Back to GRMC’s Community Care Clinic More than 20 Grinnell Mutual employees put away their razors and heels to raise funds for a great cause — Grinnell Regional Medical Center’s Community Care Clinic. Grinnell Mutual has been a strong and generous supporter of various healthcare projects at the medical center over the years. For the past two …

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Design for Living: Ryan McGuire, Mixing Surprise with Sharing

Design for Living: Ryan McGuire, Mixing Surprise with Sharing             By Michael McAllister If you haven’t seen the socks, you may have heard the bells. If you haven’t heard the bells, you’ve surely seen the shoes. If you haven’t spotted the shoes, you’ve likely looked twice at the car. If you haven’t come across the …

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Superintendent Dr. Janet Stutz’s Weekly Update Dec. 22, 2017

 Holidays!  Please find Janet’s update – it is chocked full of pictures this week! Thanks for always supporting our schools! ———- Forwarded message ———- From: Janet Stutz <janet.stutz@grinnell-k12.org> Date: Fri, Dec 22, 2017 at 4:10 PM Subject: Weekly Update: December 22, 2017 To: Janet Stutz <janet.stutz@grinnell-k12.org> Dear Grinnell-Newburg Board of Education, Staff, Family and Friends, Happy Holidays! Here’s to wishing …

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“It Has Been My Honor to Do this Job.”

“It Has Been My Honor to Do this Job.” By Michael McAllister So stated Mayor Gordon Canfield, pictured above moments after bringing the gavel down to close the Monday, December 18, Grinnell City Council meeting—and to bring a near close to 18 years of public service at the city’s helm.  His term expires December 31. Grinnell City Council meetings are …

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