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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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Giving Kids the World

Giving Kids the World Gary and Becky Downey of Grinnell will be sharing their volunteer experience at Give Kids the World Village in Kissimmee, Fla., on Monday, Sept. 11, during the Grinnell Regional Medical Center Senior Education Program. Give Kids the World Village (GKTW) is an 84-acre, nonprofit resort that creates magical memories for children with life-threatening illnesses and their …

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Medicaid Transition to Privatization Underway

Medicaid Transition to Privatization Underway Area healthcare and health service providers who care for Iowa’s low-income residents through Medicaid began the transition to privatized care effective April 1.  Traditional Iowa Medicaid patients will now be under the supervision of three state contracted health plans or Managed Care Organizations (MCOs): Amerigroup Iowa, Inc., AmeriHealth Caritas Iowa, Inc., and UnitedHealthcare Plan of …

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August 3rd SE*ED Topic: Aromatherapy and Your Health

Upcoming SE*ED Topic: Aromatherapy and Your Health Certain smells may bring fond memories or make people happy, but did you know that specific aromas can have health benefits? Grinnell Regional Medical Center’s Senior Education program will welcome Cassie Olson, LMT, an aroma therapist and massage therapist with GRMC’s integrated therapies center. She specializes in the use of aromas as non-traditional medicine …

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G-N Superintendents Weekly Update: September 15, 2017

 Dear Grinnell Newburg Board of Education, Staff, Family and Friends:  Happy Friday!   I hope that this weekly update finds you well and enjoying this beautiful weather.   The Grinnell-Newburg School District has had yet another packed week of various learning opportunities for our staff, students and community.  I hope that you enjoy this weekly update and I look forward to the …

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Alyssa Beaderstadt joins RE/MAX Partners Realty

Alyssa Beaderstadt joins RE/MAX Partners Realty  RE/MAX Partners Realty of Grinnell, Iowa is proud to welcome award-winning Realtor Alyssa Beaderstadt to their team. Beaderstadt, a Brooklyn native, will be the seventh member of the RE/MAX Partners Realty group. She began her tenure September 6. Although Beaderstadt has been a realtor for three years, she began her career in retail management, …

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GPCF Spirit of Giving Award

Spirit of Giving Award  Greater Poweshiek Community Foundation (GPCF) is pleased to announce that nominations are currently being accepted for its annual Spirit of Giving Awards.  This year there will be four award categories to showcase those individuals and businesses in Poweshiek County that embody the philanthropic spirit.  Business Partner of the Year Award Honors a business that fosters charitable …

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Veterans Commission Continues Quiet Campaign

Veterans Commission Continues Quiet Campaign By Michael McAllister Sixty-seven days before a levy vote that could determine the fate of Grinnell’s Veterans Memorial Building, the Veterans Memorial Commission presided over a low-key monthly meeting on the evening of September 11, 2017. In addition to the four members of the commission pictured above (Left to right: Marie Andrews, Gwen Rieck, Leo …

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A Recap: Ag Appreciation Day Yields Bumper Crop of Goodwill

Ag Appreciation Day Yields Bumper Crop of Goodwill By Michael McAllister Thursday, August 31, was a perfect day for farming. And it was also a perfect day for paying respect to farmers. That is precisely what Grinnellians did, with the help of the local Lion’s Club, in a twenty-three-year-old tradition known as Ag Appreciation Day. New and classic tractors and …

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Hotel Grinnell Debuts

Hotel Grinnell Debuts By Michael McAllister When Angela Harrington came to Grinnell as President and CEO of the Grinnell Area Chamber of Commerce in February of 2009, one of the objectives presented to her was the establishment of an events center in Grinnell. Now, nearly nine years later, that events center is about to open in the form of Hotel …

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A Night of Celebration at the GRMC Blue Jean Ball

A Night of Celebration at the GRMC Blue Jean Ball After a night of merriment and festivities, Grinnell Regional Medical Center’s fourth Blue Jean Ball $18,000 to purchase new medical and wellness equipment. It was a perfect summer evening for fun, food, dancing, and blue jeans. About 225 guests came together at the Poweshiek County Fairgrounds on Saturday, Aug. 26, …

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Vendor Views on the ’17 Market Peppered with Good’s and Great’s

Vendor Views on the ’17 Market Peppered with Good’s and Great’s By Michael McAllister Grinnell’s 2017 Farmers Market sprouted on May ll.  As August blends into September, vendors report a strong season. “One of the best around.”  That is the judgment that David DeVilder of Sojourn Farm accorded to Grinnell’s Farmer Market.  He has some perspective, too, since he and …

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5K Run, Walk or Pump & Run/Walk Fundraiser to Benefit the Hammond Center

5K Run, Walk or Pump & Run/Walk Fundraiser to Benefit the Hammond Center for Assisted Living Building Campaign (Grinnell, IA – September 9, 2017)  Walkers, Runners and Weight Lifters are invited to demonstrate their fitness during a 5K Run, Walk or Pump & Run/Walk at 9 AM on Saturday, September 30. This community event is being hosted by the St. …

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Local SHIIP Service Receives Governor’s Volunteer Award

Local SHIIP Service Receives Governor’s Volunteer Award Grinnell Regional Medical Center’s Senior Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP) volunteers received a Governor’s Volunteer Award from Governor Kim Reynolds during a special recognition ceremony held August 30 in Cedar Rapids. The GRMC program was honored for its 25 years of commitment and service by the SHIIP office in Des Moines. Current SHIIP …

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Superintendent Dr. Stutz’s Weekly Grinnell-Newburg Update

Superintendent Dr. Stutz’s Weekly Grinnell-Newburg Update Weekly Update: September 1, 2017 Dear Grinnell-Newburg Board of Education, Staff, Families and Friends: Our students and staff are in the swing of things as we just completed our seventh day of school for the 2017-18 school year.  There is a lot of high energy, positivity and passion as I walk through the halls …

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GRMC Receives Rare 5-Star Rating from CMS

GRMC Receives Rare 5-Star Rating from CMS Patients have given five-star satisfaction ratings for only 215 hospitals nationwide—and Grinnell Regional Medical Center is one of them. “Our incredible team is getting well-deserved national attention once again,” says Todd C. Linden, GRMC president and CEO. “We earned these high ratings because our patients are at the heart of everything we do …

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Grinnell Car Show Nudges Nostalgia, Inspires Homage

Grinnell Car Show Nudges Nostalgia, Inspires Homage By Michael McAllister There is no such thing as a time machine, yet it was possible on Sunday, August 20, at the Poweshiek County Fairgrounds, for a person of a certain age, employing a touch of imagination, to revisit a time when Elvis and Chuck battled on the airwaves, when drive-in restaurants came …

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Fright Hike to Take Place at Arbor Lake October 30

GRINNELL – In its second year, the Grinnell Fright Hike aims to scare participants into leaving with spine-tingling chills. Teenagers and adults alike are invited to the Fright Hike, a spooky one-mile walk around Arbor Lake. “The Fright Hike is similar to a haunted house, but it takes place outdoors,” said Emily Counts, an event organizer. “Participants will venture into …

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St. Francis Manor Announces New Director of Development

(Grinnell, IA – October 14, 2015)  St. Francis Manor is pleased to announce that Mindy Van Dyke has been named Director of Development on a part-time basis to lead the fundraising efforts for the proposed Hammond Center for Assisted Living and to oversee the overall development efforts of St. Francis Manor and Seeland Park. The proposed Hammond Center for Assisted …

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Bridging the Gap: Town Meeting Discusses Impending “Zone of Confluence” Project

By Sarah Breemer Pfennigs   CONFLUENCE noun con·flu·ence \ˈkän-ˌflü-ən(t)s, kən-ˈ\ : a place where two rivers or streams join to become one : a situation in which two things come together or happen at the same time   The oft-mentioned “Zone of Confluence” plan has been an ongoing source of mystery, speculation, and misinformation – wrinkles last night’s meeting at …

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GNEE Mini-Grants: Funding Innovative Programs for Students in Middle and High School Music Programs

October 6, 2015: Through a mini-grant from Grinnell Newburg Educational Excellence (GNEE), choral music students in the Grinnell-Newburg system will create and perform original music this fall. For ten years, GNEE mini grants have enabled teachers to get funding for projects that connect to curricular goals and improve student learning. This grant, the “Choral Music Commission Project,” will affect from …

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Join St. Francis Manor and Seeland Park for an Afternoon Tea

Join St. Francis Manor and Seeland Park for an Afternoon Tea Wednesday October 21 at 2:00p in the Social Center. as Barb Lease presents “Aprons in the Attic…Honoring Women One Apron at a Time” Join us for an afternoon tea as we take a trip back in time with Barb Lease and her collection of vintage aprons. We will revisit …

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Prominent Des Moines Geriatric Psychiatrist to Speak at Mayflower

Prominent Des Moines Geriatric Psychiatrist to Speak at Mayflower   The Mayflower Community will host a public presentation by Dr. Robert Bender, one of Iowa’s leading geriatric psychiatrists, on Wed., Oct. 28, at 7 p.m. in the Carman Center on the Mayflower campus. Bender’s presentation will address the “Best Approaches in Caring for and Behavior Management of Individuals with Dementia.” …

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Grinnell Optimist Club Fly-In/Drive-In Breakfast Features Food, Fun, and a Hot Air Balloon Ride

By Sarah Breemer Pfennigs Mission: By providing hope and positive vision, Optimists bring out the best in kids. – Optimist International The Grinnell Optimist Club hosted its annual Fly-In/Drive-In Breakfast at Grinnell Regional Airport September 26. The Club, which is a volunteer organization that focuses on children and community service, hosted approximately 450 hungry Grinnellians Saturday.  A hearty breakfast of …

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Take Active Steps to Reduce Falls

Take active steps to reduce falls and feel more comfortable enjoying your favorite activities. Make plans to attend “A Matter of Balance”. This award winning program is designed to reduce concerns about falling and increase the activity levels of older adults who have concerns about falls. You should attend if you have concerns about falling, want to improve balance, flexibility …

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Grinnell Fire Department Earns 2014 Life Safety Achievement Award

Grinnell Fire Department Earns 2014 Life Safety Achievement Award The Grinnell Fire Department was recently presented with a Life Safety Achievement Award for its fire prevention accomplishments in 2014 by the National Association of State Fire Marshals (NASFM) Fire Research and Education Foundation in partnership with Grinnell Mutual Reinsurance Company. The award was announced by H. Butch Browning, President of the …

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Central Park Fundraising Well Underway

Central Park Fundraising Well Underway Fundraising efforts for the Central Park improvement project are well underway, with more than $200,000 pledged or in hand of the $1 million goal for private gifts. Co-chairs Tom and Dianne Latimer and Sandy and Betty Moffett have been making personal solicitations of donors who have given to similar community-wide projects in the past, as …

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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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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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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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