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Dr. Karla Erickson Named Associate Dean at Grinnell College

DR. KARLA ERICKSON NAMED ASSOCIATE DEAN AT GRINNELL COLLEGE, ANNOUNCED APRIL 7   By Sarah Breemer Pfennigs   “The main interest in life and work is to become someone else that you were not in the beginning.” ~ Michel Foucault Dr. Karla Erickson, associate professor of Sociology and chair of the Social Studies Division at Grinnell College, was named Associate …

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Grinnell Games Registration Is Open

  Grinnell Games Registration Is Open  GRINNELL– Online registration is now open for the Grinnell Games, which will take place June 12 through 14. Those wishing to participate in events can sign up at www.grinnellgames.com. The Grinnell Games, Iowa’s Family Sports Festival, is presented by Grinnell State Bank. This year’s event schedule includes a 10K trail run at Jacob Krumm Nature …

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Grinnell Schools Hosts Public Forum for April 7th Bond Referendum

Grinnell Schools Hosts Public Forum for April 7th Bond Referendum A public forum was held March 24th in the Voertman Theater to inform citizens living in the Grinnell-Newburg School district about the upcoming school bond referendum. The proposed bond referendum is to build a new preschool through 5th grade elementary school at the current middle school site on East St., and …

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PALS Animal Shelter Needs Your Support

Local Animal Shelter Needs Your Support Iowa winters can be harsh, and this winter has been exceptionally tough on the Poweshiek Animal League Shelter (PALS). Volunteer numbers are down, supplies are depleted, maintenance is needed, and sadly, there is only enough money to keep the shelter open for another month or two. “The animal shelter truly needs your support right …

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Nominations Sought for Creative Community Poster Series

Nominations Sought for Creative Community Poster Series   Grinnell, Iowa – The Grinnell Area Arts Center is pleased to announce that it is seeking nominations for the third year of Creative Community, the annual poster series that celebrates and highlights the diverse, colorful talents of Grinnell and the surrounding area. Nominations can be submitted online at http://www.grinnellarts.org/creative.html or you can stop by the …

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Marching Forth for Community

MARCHING FORTH FOR COMMUNITY  On Wednesday, March 4th, teams of current members of the Community Fund for Poweshiek County were given their marching orders to help grow the fund. Launched in 2009, the Community Fund for Poweshiek County is an initiative to engage the community in building a permanent resource devoted to Poweshiek County. Earnings from this permanent fund are …

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Library Landscapes Campaign Nearing Completion

Library Landscapes Campaign Nearing Completion Drake Community Library’s “Converging Landscapes,” a capital campaign for the library’s urban prairie, continues to grow, with only $15,000 remaining on the $90,000 goal for the landscaping and sustainability project. Ground work began last summer when the fundraising also got underway, and 2015 is expected to record both completion of the fundraising and the remaining …

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GRMC Outlines Plans to For Complete Emergency Department Renovation

GRMC Outlines Plans to For Complete Emergency Department Renovation  Eggman Family Supports Cause for Personal Reasons   Grinnell Regional Medical Center is seeking funds to completely renovate and upgrade the emergency department. More than 10,000 patient visits happen annually in this certified Level III/Area trauma center. Significant improvements are needed and planned for GRMC’s emergency services to continue to meet the …

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Strike Up Some Fun on April 11

Strike Up Some Fun on April 11 Grinnell’s Big Brothers Big Sisters Bowl for Kids’ Sake event is scheduled to roll on Saturday, April 11, 2015. Bowling sessions begin at 11 a.m., 1:30 p.m., and 4 p.m. at the Bowladrome located at 915 State Street in Grinnell. Bowlers and bowling teams are now being solicited to participate in the annual …

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Woe Unto Us! The Arsonists is Coming to Grinnell Feb. 19, 20, 21 & 22

Woe Unto Us! The Arsonists is coming to Grinnell  Grinnell, Iowa – Fires are becoming something of a problem. But Biedermann has it all under control. The great philanthropist is happy to meet his civic duty by giving shelter to two new guests, but when they start filling his attic with petrol drums, will he help them light the fuse? The answer to …

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Local Art Students to Display at Stewart Gallery

Local art students to display at Stewart Gallery   Grinnell, Iowa – Artwork created by local students will be featured in the Grinnell High School & Middle School Annual Art Show at the Stewart Gallery in the Grinnell Arts Center beginning February 5.  There will be a closing reception on February 26 from 5:00 – 6:30 pm. “One facet of our …

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Imagine Grinnell Membership Drive Underway; 2015 Projects Announced

Imagine Grinnell Membership Drive Underway; 2015 Projects Announced A new year means more new projects for Imagine Grinnell. The quality of life organization is kicking off its annual membership drive with an emphasis this year on “green, playing and growing” projects, says Executive Director Sarah Smith. Imagine Grinnell, which began in 1988, initiates and supports projects that improve quality of …

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Caregiver Support Group Scheduled

Caregiver Support Group Scheduled Grinnell Regional Hospice is offering a monthly Caregiver Support Group. This group is designed for adults who are providing care for an adult loved one. The group provides caregivers with the opportunity to gain support, strength and encouragement from each other. This group is open to anyone providing care to an adult loved one who may …

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CICS to Celebrate National School Choice Week with Special Event

  CICS to Celebrate National School Choice Week with Special Event Central Iowa Christian School participates in nation’s largest-ever celebration of educational opportunity Grinnell – Central Iowa Christian School will hold a special event on Tuesday, January 27, 2015 at to celebrate National School Choice Week, school leaders announced today. This event will feature a poster and essay contest for …

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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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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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