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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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Kintzinger Family Gifts $50,000 to GRMC

Kintzinger Family Gifts $50,000 to GRMC   The gift of friendship is a priceless one. After they met in Grinnell in 1969, Marion A. Jones and Jewel Kintzinger Day became friends for life. Using today’s nomenclature, they would have been called BFFs or “besties.” They did everything together, from raising children and boating to planning charitable galas and running the …

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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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Stewart Gallery reopens with quilt exhibit

Stewart Gallery reopens with quilt exhibit   Grinnell, Iowa – After a two-month hiatus, the Grinnell Area Arts Council has reopened the Stewart Gallery in the Grinnell Arts Center at 926 Broad Street in downtown Grinnell with the opening of Made in Grinnell: Quilts of the World Renowned Quilting Author, Judy Martin now through January 29. “We are very excited to be featuring …

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Grinnell Oratorio Society Invites Singers to Share the Joy of Choral Music

Grinnell Oratorio Society invites singers to share the joy of choral music Members will rehearse weekly for spring performance of Mozart’s Requiem in D Minor Starting Monday, Jan. 26, the Grinnell Oratorio Society will begin rehearsals for the performance of Mozart’s Requiem Mass in D minor with the Grinnell Symphony Orchestra this spring. The society is open to all — Grinnell …

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Big Brothers Big Sisters Celebrates Mentors

Big Brothers Big Sisters Celebrates Mentors January is National Mentoring Month, and Big Brothers Big Sisters is encouraging the entire community to celebrate. During this month, all Americans are asked to thank or honor those individuals who encouraged and guided them, and made a lasting, positive impact on their lives. “January celebrates the volunteers who give their time in order …

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GRMC Facility and Equipment Upgrades Topic at SE*ED Jan. 12

GRMC Facility and Equipment Upgrades Topic at SE*ED Jan. 12 Grinnell Regional Medical Center made significant improvements to facilities and equipment upgrades over the past two years. Starting with the new GRMC Auxiliary Chemotherapy and Infusion Suite in 2013, the community hospital has added several services, equipment, and a new facility all through philanthropic efforts. Dan Agnew and Debby Pohlson, …

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A Hungry Grinnell

 A Hungry Grinnell By Todd L. Reding Here’s a challenge; skip a meal. Skip two. Try it. Avoid eating a lunch, and then a dinner, and no snacking. When the following morning comes (hopefully without waking through the night with hunger pains), take note of how you feel. Be aware of your level of performance through the day. When the …

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Governor Branstad Recognizes Grinnell as Certified Connected Community

Governor Branstad Recognizes Grinnell as Certified Connected Community  Grinnell completes technology plan aimed at bridging technology gap, boosting economy, paving way for improved quality of life View the technology action plan  Grinnell, IA – Today, Governor Branstad, legislative leaders, and local officials joined Connect Iowa to recognize Grinnell for becoming a Certified Connected Community and releasing its technology action plan. “Iowa communities …

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Gordon Parks’ Photos and German Expressionist Prints to Open at Faulconer Gallery Jan. 23

Gordon Parks’ photos and German expressionist prints to open at Faulconer Gallery Jan. 23   Opening reception on Jan. 23 features works by artists confronting issues of the world around them Grinnell, Iowa – Two exhibitions, “Gordon Parks: The Making of an Argument” and “Playing It Forward: German Expressionism to Expressionism Today,” will open with a reception on Friday, Jan. …

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Sam Berman & Sons: Rooted in the Past, Growing Into the Future

Sam Berman & Sons: Rooted in the Past, Growing Into the Future  by Teresa A. McCall One of the oldest family-owned businesses in Grinnell, Sam Berman & Sons opened as a scrap recycling yard in 1923. Their mantra, “Dependable Service, Competitive Pricing” has served the business well. Now in its third generation of ownership, the scrapyard is thriving and shows …

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Grinnell to show HD broadcast of Metropolitan Opera’s ‘The Merry Widow’ Jan. 17

  Grinnell to show HD broadcast of Metropolitan Opera’s ‘The Merry Widow’ Jan. 17 GRINNELL, Iowa – The Metropolitan Opera’s production of Franz Lehar’s “The Merry Widow” will be streamed live in high-definition at noon Saturday, Jan. 17, in Grinnell College’s Harris Center Cinema, 1114 10th Ave., Grinnell. Renée Fleming stars as the beguiling femme fatale, with co-stars Nathan Gunn …

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Rudolf the Red-Nosed Reindeer Turns 75

Although firmly entrenched as a Christmas icon, the tale of “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” is a piece of relatively modern folklore penned in 1939 by a department store adman enduring a time of great personal tragedy. As Rudolph turns 75, learn the story behind the creation of the most famous reindeer of all. Balsam wreaths and visions of sugarplums had …

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Harrington Resigns Grinnell Chamber Post

  Harrington Resigns Grinnell Chamber Post   President and CEO of the Grinnell Area Chamber of Commerce and the Grinnell Convention and Visitors Bureau, Angela Harrington, has resigned from her position effective December 31, 2014. “Angela has been critical to our community growth in adding more variety in housing, filling storefronts and increasing vitality. Angela’s courage and tenacity are traits …

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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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Grinnell Police Report Uptick in Residential & Vehicle Burglaries

Grinnell Police are investigating an upswing in recent days of car burglaries and now just today a burglary of an occupied residence is being investigated as well. The car burglaries have occurred in various parts of our city; however, there appears to be a more concentration of these burglaries in the east central part of the city. Grinnell Police are …

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GRMC Welcome Four To The Board of Directors

GRMC Welcome Four to the Board of Directors Grinnell Regional Medical Center’s board of directors added four new trustees in October. The new directors are Jodi Cahalan, PhD, West Des Moines; Sarah Smith, Grinnell; Dave Stoakes, EdD, Grinnell; and Brian Watson, Montezuma. “The diverse work backgrounds and connections to GRMC expand the perspectives and strength of the board as we …

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Marion A Jones Patient Care Hospital Wing Dedication Dec. 18

Marion A Jones Patient Care Hospital Wing Dedication Dec. 18             A family legacy will be honored as Grinnell Regional Medical Center hosts a dedication for the Marion A. Jones Patient Care Wing on Thursday, Dec. 18. The public is invited to the celebration from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in GRMC’s Tomasek Conference Center. The first floor, south wing in …

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Grinnell Mutual – A Growing Company with Strong Local Roots

Grinnell Mutual – a growing company with strong local roots Located just south of Grinnell, Grinnell Mutual Reinsurance Company has called the Grinnell community home for 80 years. In business since 1909, Grinnell Mutual provides reinsurance protection to 250 farm mutual insurance companies throughout the Midwest. It also offers property and casualty products, such as auto, recreational vehicle, commercial, liability, …

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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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Beryl Wellborn Celebrates 90th Birthday with Donation to Iowa Valley Grinnell Wellborn Scholarship Fund

Beryl Wellborn celebrates 90th birthday with donation to Iowa Valley Grinnell Wellborn Scholarship fund   MARSHALLTOWN – While celebrating his 90th birthday last week, former IVCCD Board President, Beryl Wellborn, presented yet another check to IVCCD to go toward his scholarship fund. The Beryl Wellborn Commitment to Excellence Scholarship was initiated in his honor at his retirement in June of 2006 and …

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Davis One of 5 in Iowa Honored for Breaking Education Barriers

Five Iowa schools honored for breaking education barriers Five schools from across the state were honored by the State Board of Education today for their work to raise achievement among students who traditionally face challenges in the classroom. The Breaking Barriers to Teaching and Learning Award was created by the State Board of Education. Each year, the award recognizes successful …

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Grinnell Will Become ‘More Like Itself’ Says City Manager

  Grinnell will become ‘more like itself’ says city manager    Grinnell in the future won’t necessarily be bigger. But it will be better. Keith Brake, correspondent “We need to improve what we have, as opposed to getting bigger,” said City manager Russ Behrens. “We need to be more like ourselves. It’s a quality of life emphasis,” he said. To go …

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Grinnell Mutual Honored for Leadership in Technology Offerings

Grinnell Mutual honored for leadership in technology offerings Grinnell Mutual Reinsurance Company was recently honored with the Applied IVANS Interface Leadership Award presented by IVANS Insurance Solutions, a division of Applied Systems. The award recognizes Grinnell Mutual’s leadership to advance innovative communication with insurance agencies through agency-carrier interface. The company is one of 10 insurance carriers in the United States …

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Converging Landscapes on Target for Completion in 2015

Converging Landscapes on target for completion in 2015   Drake Community Library has surpassed the halfway mark in its capital campaign for the library’s urban prairie, Converging Landscapes. Over $55,000 has been raised through grants and private donations towards the $90,000 campaign goal. Existing savings from the library’s undesignated gift account were utilized to jumpstart the project last spring, leaving …

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Ramsey-Weeks and Lincoln Savings Bank Support GRMC Fundraising Campaign

Ramsey-Weeks and Lincoln Savings Bank Support GRMC Fundraising Campaign   Ramsey-Weeks, Inc., and Lincoln Savings Bank have each made gifts of $25,000 to Grinnell Regional Medical Center for the Moving at the Speed of Life comprehensive campaign. “We are honored to have the support of these two great Grinnell businesses,” says Denise Lamphier, director of communications and development at GRMC. “Their …

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Grinnell Regional Hospice Recognized as a We Honor Veterans Partner

Grinnell Regional Hospice Recognized as a We Honor Veterans Partner It may surprise many people to learn that 25 percent of those who die every year in the United States are veterans. To help provide care and support that reflect the important contributions made by these men and women, Grinnell Regional Hospice has become a national partner of We Honor …

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Donaldson Company Announces Closure of Its Grinnell, Iowa, Plant

Donaldson Company Announces Closure of Its Grinnell, Iowa, Plant from Minneapolis Business News and Yahoo.com Donaldson Company, Inc. (DCI), announced today its intent to close its Grinnell, Iowa, manufacturing facility, which manufactures mufflers and other exhaust products for off-road equipment. The Grinnell plant opened in 1952 to produce mufflers and air cleaners. Over the past 62 years, the Grinnell employees …

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GRINNELL NEWS

100 + PEOPLE WHO CARE – GRINNELL TO FUND LOCAL FOOD CONNECTION

100 + PEOPLE WHO CARE – GRINNELL TO FUND LOCAL FOOD CONNECTION The April 24 meeting of 100 + People Who Care – Grinnell resulted in the decision to fund the Local Food Connection with the proceeds from this quarter’s selection process.  By pooling contributions of $ 100 per member, 100+ People Who Care – Grinnell will be contributing more …

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Dr. Janet Stutz’s Weekly Update: April 20, 2018

Dear Grinnell-Newburg Board of Education, Staff, Family and Friends, Happy Friday!  It has been a very busy week for our Grinnell staff and students, and it is hard to believe that it is already Friday.  This past Wednesday, community police, fire, EMS, hospital,staff, administration and mutual aid responders participated in a community emergency drill at Grinnell Middle School.  I want …

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Two Cyclists Announce Bicycle Ride Across Iowa to Raise Funds for Therapy Equipment for the Rehabilitation Clinic at St. Francis Manor

Two Cyclists Announce Bicycle Ride Across Iowa to Raise Funds for Therapy Equipment for the Rehabilitation Clinic at St. Francis Manor   (Grinnell, IA – April 18, 2018) Two Grinnell cyclists, Tim Stahl and Jon Duke, will soon be pedaling their bicycles 370 miles across Iowa on gravel and dirt roads. Tim and Jon, who work together in the Rehabilitation Clinic …

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New Helping “Hands” in an Emergency

New Helping “Hands” in an Emergency Montezuma and East Poweshiek Ambulance Services each obtained two new LUCAS®3 systems through the Poweshiek County Board of Health’s Public Health Grant. The Physio-Control LUCAS®3 Chest Compression System is a mechanical chest compression system that provides compressions at a rate and depth consistent with current American Heart Association (AHA) guidelines for cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). …

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Bucket Course on Ansel Adams, presented by Sig Barber
 May 9th

Sig Barber, emeritus professor of German at Grinnell College, will present the final lecture in the 2017-18 Bucket Course series The class will be held from 10 to 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, May 9, at the Drake Community Library. Admission is free and advance registration is not necessary. Barber’s subject will be photographer Ansel Adams and his use of black-and-white …

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“Wind Tunnels at NASA’s Langley Research Center” Beginning April 25

Most of us assume that when we get in an airplane we will be safe and will get to our destination efficiently.  Much of that safety and efficiency results from using wind tunnels, in which air blown at a known velocity is used to test different designs and parts of aircraft.  An upcoming two-session Bucket Class offered by Ben Guenther …

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GRMC Administrator Retires

GRMC Administrator Retires Long-time vice-president of operations at UnityPoint Health – Grinnell Regional Medical Center, David L. Ness, decided to retire from his duties at the end of March. Ness joined then-named Grinnell General Hospital in 1986. He has served as a vice-president, interim CFO and interim CEO over the course of his 31 years with GRMC. “We wish Dave …

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Despite Unfair Weather, Food Fair Fares Well

Despite Unfair Weather, Food Fair Fares Well By Michael McAllister When Grinnellians awoke on Saturday morning, April 14, little evidence existed to support the fact that the day was the twenty-sixth day of spring. But, before the day ended, an oasis of spring had sprouted, courtesy of McNally’s Foods and representatives of the local foods community. The occasion was the …

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Final ’18 Legislative Coffee Dominated by DHS Report

Final ’18 Legislative Coffee Dominated by DHS Report By Michael McAlister On Saturday, April 7, approximately 60 Grinnellians gathered at the Presbyterian Church for the final in a series of three legislative coffees sponsored by the local chapter of the League of Women Voters. Becca Davis called the event to order by reminding those in attendance of the importance of …

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Attorney and acclaimed playwright to give lecture at Grinnell College on April 19

Mary Kathryn Nagle will present ‘Sovereignty in the Law, Sovereignty of our Stories’   GRINNELL, Iowa —  Mary Kathryn Nagle, an attorney, nationally acclaimed playwright and executive director of the Yale Indigenous Performing Arts Program, will give the Scholars’ Convocation Lecture at Grinnell College on Thursday, April 19. Her lecture, “Sovereignty in the Law, Sovereignty of our Stories,” is free …

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Grinnell College Zone of Confluence Strategic Initiative Advances

Grinnell College Zone of Confluence Strategic Initiative Advances City Council approves a resolution supporting Main Street development proposal  GRINNELL, Iowa — The Grinnell College initiative to improve the social, cultural and economic vitality of the area between the downtown business district and the college campus continues to advance. Last October, the college issued a request for proposals from potential development …

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Vets Commission Elects Officers, Welcomes New Member

Vets Commission Elects Officers, Welcomes New Member By Michael McAllister In its regular monthly meeting at the Drake Community Library on April 9, 2018, Grinnell’s Veterans Memorial Commission maintained its chairperson and its five-member strength. The commission elected Leo Lease (second from right above) to continue as its chair, Randy Hotchkin (far right) as its vice-chair, and Marie Andrews (far …

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Hotel Grinnell, City of Grinnell Win Awards at Rural Iowa Summit

Hotel Grinnell, City of Grinnell Win Awards at Rural Iowa Summit By Michael McAllister There is a piece of advice that goes something like this:  Be like a duck.  Stay calm and serene on top, but paddle like hell underneath. The Iowa Rural Development Council’s Rural Iowa Summit proved that Iowa’s rural communities and towns fit that maxim:  they appear …

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Hospice to Offer End-of-Life Training Class

UnityPoint Health®–Grinnell Regional Hospice will host an end-of-life and hospice volunteer training for residents in the GRMC service area. This class is intended for people who are interested in learning more about end of life issues and care. This year, the training will be held on five Wednesday mornings, from 8 a.m. to noon. Hospice volunteer and end-of-life training will …

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St. Francis Manor Announces A Free Lunch & Learn Educational Program

St. Francis Manor Announces A Free Lunch & Learn Educational Program    (Grinnell, IA – April 5, 2018)  St. Francis Manor will offer a free educational Lunch & Learn program to the public on the important topic of Health Insurance for Seniors – Medicare, Medicare Advantage, Medicare Supplements and Drug Cards.  This program will discuss the differences between these coverages …

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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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