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Middle Way Farm Open House on Saturday, September 12 from 4-7 pm

Middle Way Farm holds annual fall field day and open house   Middle Way Farm will be holding its annual farm field day and open house on Saturday, September 12 from 4-7 pm. Middle Way Farm is a a 2 acre market garden operated by Jordan Scheibel located just north of Grinnell, The event is a chance for customers and friends of …

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Dollars for Scholars Annual Dogs for Dollars Event September 24

Dollars for Scholars is hosting its annual Dogs for Dollars fundraising event on Thursday, September 24th following the Homecoming Parade.  We will be located in Central Park in front of the gazebo serving a hotdog meal (Hot Dog, Chips, & Drink) from 4:30pm to 7:00pm.  Please come, enjoy the parade and a hot dog to support Grinnell-Newburg Dollars for Scholars. …

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School Board Candidates Participate in Public Forum, Vote to be Held September 8

   By Sarah Breemer Pfennigs The Grinnell League of Women Voters and the Grinnell Chamber of Commerce hosted a public forum for six candidates running for the Grinnell-Newburg School Board at the Drake Community Library Wednesday. The candidates faced a standing-room only crowd with Terese Grant moderating the event. After opening remarks, the floor was open for questions. Candidates responded …

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Choreographer Kyle Abraham/Abraham.In.Motion to Perform September 12

Choreographer Kyle Abraham/Abraham.In.Motion to perform Sept. 12    Show at Grinnell College explores triumphs in international history of civil rights Grinnell, Iowa — Grinnell College will present “When the Wolves Came In,” performed by Kyle Abraham/Abraham.In.Motion, at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 12, in Roberts Theatre in the Bucksbaum Center for the Arts, 1108 Park St., Grinnell. This stand-alone repertory-based program …

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Grinnell College to host ‘Nature — A Walking Play’ Sept. 11-13

Grinnell College to host ‘Nature — A Walking Play’ Sept. 11-13  Play explores Emerson and Thoreau’s friendship, love of the natural world   Grinnell, Iowa — Grinnell College will host three outdoor performances of “Nature — A Walking Play” about Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry David Thoreau from Sept. 11-13 at the Conard Environmental Research Area (CERA) in rural Kellogg, Iowa.   TigerLion …

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2015 “Leave It Better Than You Found It” Award to Grinnell Area Arts Council

2015 “Leave It Better Than You Found It” Award to Grinnell Area Arts Council   The Grinnell Area Arts Council (GAAC) is the 2015 recipient of the “Leave It Better Than You Found It” award from the Claude W. and Dolly Ahrens Foundation (CDAF).   The arts council oversees programming and performances for the Loft Theatre, Arts Academy, Community Theatre, …

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Grinnell Banker Joins Grinnell United Way Board

Grinnell banker joins Grinnell United Way board Grinnell United Way appointed Ashley Shawler of Grinnell State Bank to its board of directors. Shawler, a Grinnell native, is a personal banker with Grinnell State Bank. In addition to her service to Grinnell United Way, she serves as Vice President of the board for Grinnell Community Daycare and Preschool. Shawler and her …

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Miranda Jones, 2013 GHS Graduate and Monmouth College Junior, Awarded Midwest Academic All-Conference for Women’s Soccer

By Sarah Breemer Pfennigs Miranda Jones, a junior Public Relations major at Monmouth College, has been awarded Midwest Academic All-Conference status (Women’s Soccer) for the 2014-15 academic year. All-Conference status is awarded to student athletes who maintain a 3.33 or higher grade point average and have earned varsity letters for their respective sports. Jones, who graduated from Grinnell High School …

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Hubbell Spaulding Loft Project: Full Steam Ahead

By Sarah Breemer Pfennigs Rumors that the Spaulding Loft Project, an ambitious $12.5 million venture that will turn the former car manufacturing plant into a 77-unit apartment complex, has filed for bankruptcy, is false. According to business insiders, construction is still underway with plans for the lofts to be completed by Spring 2016. The project, which has suffered incorrect reports …

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Photography Exhibition at Grinnell College Explores the Iowa Prairie

  Photography exhibition at Grinnell College explores the Iowa prairie Justin Hayworth’s macro photos reveal the beauty of prairie plants   Grinnell, Iowa — “A Closer Look at the Iowa Prairie: Photographs by Justin Hayworth” is on view at Grinnell College through Sunday, Oct. 11, in Burling Gallery on the lower level of Burling Library, 1111 Sixth Ave., Grinnell. Prairie …

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The Rehabilitation Clinic at St. Francis Manor Announces Three Free Lunch & Learn Educational Sessions

(Grinnell, IA – August 20) The Rehabilitation Clinic at St. Francis Manor will offer three FREE educational Lunch & Learn sessions to the public this fall on the important topics of Fall Prevention, Incontinence, and Stroke Rehabilitation. The public is invited to attend any one or all of the lunches and educational sessions which will be held on September 3, …

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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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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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