48 States, 3 Wheels, 75 Days

By Abby Reding, Freelance Correspondent; For some individuals, road trips are boring, just a way to get frompoint A to point B. For Grinnell professor, and long time coach, Will Freeman, however, it is far more. For him, lengthy travels are about appreciating the different places, meeting new people, and trying new things. To date, he has written, or co-written, six books. His …

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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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Internal Medicine adds New ARNP

Internal Medicine adds New ARNP Lynn Moorman, ARNP, is the newest addition to Grinnell Regional Internal Medicine. Moorman has been a registered nurse atUnityPoint Health® – Grinnell Regional Medical Center since 2009, providing surgical nursing services and surgical assist in the operating rooms for ENT, general surgery, gynecology and urology. Additionally, Moorman joined Surgical Associates in 2011 to assist with …

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Where Does Our Water Come From & Where Does It Go?

Where Does Our Water Come From & Where Does It Go? A Look at Water in Grinnell and Poweshiek County Sunday, February 25, 2018, 2:00 p.m. Bucksbaum Center for the Arts, Room 152 Water comes from the tap and goes down the drain.  This is the extent of most people’s knowledge about where their drinking water comes from and where …

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Superintendent Stutz’s Weekly Update 02-17-2018

Dear Board of Education, Staff, Families and Friends: Our thoughts are with the Parkland Florida school community. This tragedy has resulted in many parents asking questions about our own schools and the safety of our students. Parents have also expressed a desire to know specific measures that we have set in place to ensure student safety. What drills do we …

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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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Grinnell is Growth

Local entrepreneurs describe Grinnell as interesting and authentic, with a rich arts and culture vibe. Find out more about recent growth in Grinnell.

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Expanded Menu and One Dollar Coffee at Sunrise Bakery!

Expanded Menu and One Dollar Coffee at Sunrise Bakery! Grinnell, Iowa.  After completing a series of surveys and a focus group comprised of a wide variety of people, Sunrise Bakery has made some significant changes for 2018.  Melissa Vine, owner, said they have lowered some of their prices, added some discounts (such as buy five, get one free on all …

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Shults & Company To Perform For Rotary Fundraiser

“As Time Goes By and Other Great Movie Songs”, a musical revue featuring the singing group, Shults & Co,  will be a major fundraising event this spring for the Grinnell Rotary Club, according to club president, Effie Hall. The production, written and directed by Frank and Sherry Shults, will take place April 12, 13 and 14 in the Hotel Grinnell …

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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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Health Care, Water Quality Top First Legislative Coffee Concerns

Health Care, Water Quality Top First Legislative Coffee Concerns By Michael McAllister Grinnell’s League of Women Voters and Chamber of Commerce sponsored the first of the 2018 legislative coffees at the United Presbyterian Church, on Saturday, February 3, from 9:00 to 10:00 a.m.  Approximately 60 people attended. Pictured above are Terese Grant, co-president of the LWV and facilitator of the …

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Superintendent’s Weekly Update for 02/02/2018

Weekly Update: February 2, 2018 Dear Board of Education, Families, Staff and Friends: Happy Groundhog Day! It looks like we will have six more weeks of winter. I want to thank our parents for joining us these last few days to discuss the progress of their student during Parent-Teacher Conferences.  This is a wonderful time to gain insight into how …

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Grinnell State Bank Names F. Austin Jones President and Chief Trust Officer

 Grinnell State Bank Names F. Austin Jones President and Chief Trust Officer Grinnell, Iowa, January 31, 2018: Grinnell State Bank today announced F.Austin Jones, 53, is a 31-year veteran of Grinnell State Bank and has been the Bank’s Senior Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Senior Trust Officer since 2012 and President of Grinnell Investor Center, the Full-Service Investment …

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LSD and Guinness Share People’s Choice Award at Stewfest

LSD and Guinness Share People’s Choice Award at Stewfest By Michael McAllister Some explanation is quickly in order.  LSD is short for Lamb Stew Delicious, Emma O’Polka’s contribution to Saturday night’s Stewfest, and Guinness is an ingredient in Sandy Moffett’s Guinness Venison Stew, which tied O’Polka’s lamb-based blend in impressing the palates of voters. Stewfest 2018—billed as an evening of …

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UCC Celebrating Pastors Ministry in Grinnell

UCC Celebrating Pastors Ministry in Grinnell  On Sunday, February 18th, the Grinnell United Church of Christ-Congregational invites the larger Grinnell community to celebrate Pastor Cameron Barr’s ministry in Grinnell. There will be a liturgy of farewell at 10:30 am, with the Rev. Brigit F. Stevens, Executive Conference Minister of the Iowa, Nebraska, and South Dakota Conferences of the United Church …

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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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Superintendent’s Weekly Update: January 26, 2018

Weekly Update: January 26, 2018 Happy Friday!  The weeks seem to fly as we say goodbye to January 2018.  This last month has been filled with student accomplishments, collaborative work, and celebrations.   This month has also been a time to educate our public on the upcoming bond.  Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions regarding the …

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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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