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Grinnell FFA Receives a $1,000 Donation

Grinnell FFA Receives a $1,000 Donation 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 to local charity organizations. Instead of choosing these organizations on their own, Wes Finch Auto Plaza allowed the community to choose which organizations should receive the donations. This …

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Last Bucket Course of 2014-2015

   Last Bucket Course of 2014-2015      Dan Kaiser, professor of history emeritus at Grinnell College, will present the final class in this year’s Bucket Courses sponsored by the Community Education Council.   The four-session course titled “Grinnell a Century Ago” will look at life in Grinnell between roughly 1910 and 1920. The course will be offered on four consecutive Wednesdays starting …

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GRMC Receives Statewide Award for Patient Safety Achievements

GRMC Receives Statewide Award for Patient Safety Achievements Mar 26, 2015 Outstanding work in reducing early elective infant deliveries at Grinnell RegionalMedical Center has garnered the medical center the Iowa Healthcare Collaborative’s (IHC) patient safety award for reducing hospital acquired conditions. The 2015 IHC Patient Safety Awards were featured at the statewide Patient Safety Conference on March 12 at The …

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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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Citizens Group Canvassed Community for Upcoming School Bond Issue

Citizens Group Canvassed Community for Upcoming School Bond Issue On Sunday, March 22nd the Citizens Building Schools for a Better Future Committee organized one of two community canvass days.  The goal of the canvass was to educate Grinnell voters about the vote on April 7th,  make them aware of the early voting date of Friday, March 27th (11am-5pm at Drake …

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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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Grinnell Farmers Market accepting vendors for the 2015 season

Grinnell Farmers Market accepting vendors for the 2015 season   GRINNELL – The Grinnell Farmers Market is currently accepting applications for vendors for their 2015 season, which begins May 14 and runs through October 24. The Grinnell Farmers Market will take place on Thursday afternoons from 3 to 6 p.m. and Saturday mornings from 10 a.m. to Noon. The Farmers …

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Nominate an Exceptional Nurse for The DAISY Award

Nominate an Exceptional Nurse for The DAISY Award Grinnell Regional Medical Center invites members of the public to nominate an outstanding nurse for The DAISY Award. GRMC will honor all nursing staff during National Hospital Week with The DAISY Award. Nominations are due Thursday, April 16. The award was established by The DAISY Foundation in memory of J. Patrick Barnes, …

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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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Grinnell Chamber Announces Awards at Annual Celebration

Anna Kayte’s Boutique by Awards Unlimited named Business of the Year  GRINNELL, Iowa– Anna Kayte’s Boutique by Awards Unlimited was recognized as the 2015 Grinnell Business of the Year at the Grinnell Area Chamber of Commerce Annual Celebration last night, which took place at the Spaulding Center for Transportation. The Chamber recognized businesses, organizations and individuals with awards in twelve …

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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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USA Triathlon Honors F. Austin Jones as a 2014 All American

USA Triathlon Honors F. Austin Jones as a 2014 All American   COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — USA Triathlon has finalized its 2014 year end rankings and F. Austin Jones of Grinnell, Iowa, and Senior Executive Vice President of Grinnell State Bank, has been honored as an All American for performances in the 2014 season.   All American honors are rewarded to …

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Grinnell College Seeks Creators of All Types for Summer Festival of Learning and Discovery

Grinnell College seeks creators of all types for summer festival of learning and discovery  GRINNELL, Iowa – Grinnell College is accepting applications from artists collaborating across disciplines for the inaugural Grinnell Summerfest.  Grinnell Summerfest, set for Saturday, June 6, 2015, is a one-day festival celebrating creativity across the arts and sciences. The festival will feature brave, collaborative new works on the campus …

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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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Hubbell Realty Company Celebrates The Start Of Spaulding Lofts Project

HUBBELL REALTY COMPANY CELEBRATES THE START OF SPAULDING LOFTS PROJECT Original building was built in the 1870s, historic rehabilitation will bring 77 units to Grinnell    Grinnell, IA (February 18, 2015) – Breathing new life into historic buildings is becoming one of Hubbell Realty Company’s favorite things to do! The company held a kick-off celebration with the community earlier today and many of …

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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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J.O. Parker Exhibit in MCC Ray Frederick Gallery begins Feb. 25

J.O. Parker Exhibit in MCC Ray Frederick Gallery begins Feb. 25   MARSHALLTOWN – Montezuma resident, J.O. Parker, is the next featured artist at the newest exhibit in the Ray Frederick Gallery, room 306, on the Marshalltown Community College campus. The exhibit opens with a reception at 12:15-1:30 pm, Wednesday, Feb. 25, and will be on display through noon Friday, …

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You Can Help Prevent Measles in Poweshiek County

You Can Help Prevent Measles in Poweshiek County The United States is currently experiencing a multi-state outbreak of measles. More than 100 people from 14 states have been confirmed as having measles. Fortunately, as of February 9, there are no confirmed measles cases in Iowa. “This national measles outbreak has brought the protection provided by vaccinations back into the spotlight,” …

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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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Kindergarten OPEN HOUSE at Central Iowa Christian School in Grinnell February 23.

Kindergarten OPEN HOUSE at Central Iowa Christian School in Grinnell.Central Iowa Christian School in Grinnell will be hosting a Kindergarten Open House on Monday, February 23 at 6pm. The event provides an opportunity for prospective kindergarten parents to learn more about this option for their child’s education. The event will include a presentation from the current kindergarten teaching staff outlining our …

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PTK Blood Drive is Monday, Feb. 16 at Iowa Valley Grinnell

PTK Blood Drive is Monday, Feb. 16 at Iowa Valley Grinnell   GRINNELL, Iowa – More than 3,000 units of blood are needed each week to maintain an adequate blood supply in our community and to meet rising transfusion demands across the country.  Donating blood is safe, easy and a great volunteer opportunity. You can give back to your community …

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Iowa SBDC Offers Free Confidential Business Consultations on February 23

Iowa SBDC offers free confidential business consultations on Feb. 23   GRINNELL – Iowa Valley Community College Grinnell will play host to the Regional Alliance for Innovative Development in February. Mr. Paul Heath of the University of Iowa Small Business Development Center (SBDC) will offer free confidential business consultations. Heath will be available for one-on-one sessions from 9 am to …

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Imagine Grinnell Supports GRMC with New Lighting

Imagine Grinnell Supports GRMC with New Lighting   Imagine Grinnell, a community improvement foundation, has made a grant to Grinnell Regional Medical Center to upgrade GRMC’s lighting to be more energy-efficient. New LED light fixtures in the main first floor east-west hallway in the hospital and in the glass tower of the Ahrens Medical Arts Building were paid for through …

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A Look Inside with Nuclear Medicine Topic at SE*ED February 9th

A Look Inside with Nuclear Medicine Upcoming Topic at SE*ED Grinnell Regional Medical Center’s SE*ED program welcomes Stuart Jordan, GRMC’s nuclear medicine technologist for an overview of this diagnostic procedure. Jordan will be the featured speaker on Monday, February 9. The program is free and open to the public at the Drake Community Library. Refreshments are served beginning at 9:30 …

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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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Healthcare Day at the State Capitol

 Healthcare Day at the State Capitol The GRMC Auxiliary invites the public to participate in the annual Iowa Hospital Association’s Legislative Day, scheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 25. Legislative Day allows area residents to be healthcare advocates about the government’s role in healthcare policy and funding. This year’s Legislative Day will begin with lunch and program at the Veterans Memorial Convention …

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GRMC Leads Iowa Into Battle Against Infections

GRMC leads Iowa into battle against infections By Keith Brake   When assigned to a patient room at Grinnell Regional Medical Center (GRMC) you’re as safe from picking up a “super bug” or other hospital-acquired infection as you can be anywhere in the country. That’s thanks to an already-low patient infection rate – and some technology the hospital put in …

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GRINNELL NEWS

Developers update City Council on plans for Grinnell Promenade project Updates include pedestrian-friendly features such as sidewalk patios

Developers update City Council on plans for Grinnell Promenade project Updates include pedestrian-friendly features such as sidewalk patios GRINNELL, Iowa — Principals of Grinnell Promenade LLC gave an updated presentation about the corporation’s proposed mixed-use development for the old McNally’s site during the Grinnell City Council meeting Monday night. Grinnell Promenade is Grinnell College’s selected development partner for the former …

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Imagine Grinnell’s Gravel Tour and Annual Giving Gardens Family Ride July 7

Imagine Grinnell’s Gravel Tour and Annual Giving Gardens Family Ride July 7 On Saturday, July 7, Imagine Grinnell (IG) will combine its third annual Giving Gardens bike tour with a new offering—the first annual Grinnell Gravel Tour, a cycling option that is growing in popularity nationwide and within the community. The bike tour is being coordinated this year by IG …

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Veterans Memorial Commission Selects RDG Architects

Veterans Memorial Commission Selects RDG Architects By Michael McAllister The city of Grinnell, in 2013, enlisted the service of RDG Planning and Design, an architectural firm with offices throughout the Midwest, as part of the plan to improve the city’s downtown business district and Central Park. That association led to the façade rehabilitation project, the Central Park renovation, and the …

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Ed Poush: Associate Director and Administrator of Mayflower Community, announces retirement after 30 years

Ed Poush: Associate Director and Administrator of Mayflower Community, announces retirement after 30 years Associate Director and Administrator of The Mayflower Community for 30 years, Ed Poush, announces his retirement on June 29th. Ed and wife Sharon will continue to support the Mayflower Community as they became residents in February 2018. Ed graduated from Grace College in Indiana in 1970 …

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GPCF Introduces New Board Members, Annual Fund Drive

GPCF Introduces New Board Members, Annual Fund Drive The Greater Poweshiek Community Foundation’s (GPCF) annual fund drive for operations support is underway through June 30, with a goal of $5,000 to be matched dollar-for-dollar by the foundation’s board of directors. Established in 1989, GPCF is a nationally certified community foundation that manages more than 120 charitable funds for organizations and …

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Grinnell College’s Summerfest on June 9 to celebrate discovery, fun, learning

Grinnell College’s Summerfest on June 9 to celebrate discovery, fun, learning Free festivities for all ages include a performance by a Congolese dance and drum company  GRINNELL, Iowa — Grinnell College’s Summerfest — a free, daylong celebration of discovery and global learning for all ages — will take place on campus from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, June 9. …

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Adult Community Exploration Series offers free summer courses

Adult Community Exploration Series offers free summer courses Grinnell College faculty members will teach 4 classes on a wide array of topics   GRINNELL, Iowa — Delve into detective fiction, the definition of liberty, the meaning of the phrase “born to run,” and the impact of antibacterial products during free summer classes for adults in Grinnell. The Adult Community Exploration …

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Obituary…Robert (Bob) James Mayo, 73

Obituary…Robert (Bob) James Mayo, 73 Robert was born June 15,1944 in Grinnell, Iowa to Charles and Bernice (Haynes) Mayo. Robert passed away on May 26th, 2018 with his loving wife Eva and daughter, Dawn, by his side. Bob had 3 brothers; Paul, Don and Roger and one sister Delores. Bob attended high school in Grinnell, Iowa and was an Iowa …

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Rotary Chicken Eggspands on the Value of Rotary June 7 Barbecue

Rotary Chicken Eggspands on the Value of Rotary June 7 Barbecue By Michael McAllister   One year ago, Our Grinnell snagged an eggsclusive interview with Ishmael, Grinnell’s Rotary Chicken, prior to the annual Rotary Chicken Barbecue. This year is no eggception. Although a busy bird, Ishmael recently took time out of a demanding schedule to remind Our Grinnell readers of the …

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Karjalahti Earned Diamond Achievement Recognition

Grinnell, IOWA (May, 2018) Broker, Owner of RE/MAX Partners Realty Matthew Karjalahti of the Mid-Iowa Regional, and the Des Moines Area Association of Realtors has earned the Diamond Individual Achievement Award from the Iowa Association of Realtors® (IAR). This is the IAR’s highest achievement award and the second award that Karjalahti has received from the Iowa Association of Realtors including …

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Grinnell College’s SPARK Innovation Challenge wins international award

Grinnell College’s SPARK Innovation Challenge wins international award Ashoka U honored Grinnell with 2018 Award for Innovation in Community Partnership GRINNELL, Iowa — Grinnell College has won Ashoka U’s 2018 Innovation Award for Community Partnership for its SPARK Community Based Innovation Challenge in an international competition. The Innovation Award is Ashoka U’s top honor for premiere higher education programs in social …

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Grinnell Premier of Saints Rest Set for June 9-10

Grinnell Premier of Saints Rest Set for June 9-10 By Michael McAllister Saints Rest, a film produced by Devin Landin, directed by Noga Ashkenazi, co-written by Ashkenazi and Tyson Stock, and filmed in Grinnell during the summer of 2016, is featured as part of Grinnell College Summerfest on Saturday, June 9, and is scheduled for a second showing at the Strand …

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Mayor Dan Agnew—Four Months In

Mayor Dan Agnew—Four Months In   By Michael McAllister “Have you got a job yet?” “No.” “Do you want mine?” That, Mayor Dan Agnew recalls, is the exchange that led to his first job offer.  It came from Dudley Norris, the man who had coached him in football in Grinnell, then a teacher at Newton High School where Agnew, in …

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Two Cyclists from the Rehabilitation Clinic at St. Francis Manor Cross the State of Iowa in 2.5 Days for a Great Cause

Two Cyclists from the Rehabilitation Clinic at St. Francis Manor Cross the  State of Iowa in 2.5 Days for a Great Cause  (Grinnell, IA – May 15, 2018)Two Grinnell cyclists, Physical Therapist Assistant Tim Stahl and Physical Therapist Jon Duke, recently completed their LiteGait Fundraiser ride across Iowa in just two and a half days! In addition to accomplishing their …

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Vets Commission Makes Plans to Vet Architectural Offerings in May Meeting

Vets Commission Makes Plans to Vet Architectural Offerings By Michael McAllister At their regular monthly meeting on May 14, the five members of Grinnell’s Veterans Memorial Commission moved to set a plan in motion to yield two sets of architectural plans for the Veterans Memorial Building that will become—if the full campaign is successful—the Prairie Star Artist Residency in the …

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Updates on the Zone of Confluence

  Working with the City of Grinnell and private investors, Grinnell College strives to bring economic and social vitality to downtown Grinnell. One initiative involves developing the Zone of Confluence – the neighborhood located between the Grinnell College campus and downtown Grinnell. Learn about this initiative with John Kalkbrenner, Grinnell College’s assistant vice president for Auxiliary Services and Economic Development, on …

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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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