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Mayor Gives Update to Grinnell Kiwanis

The Kiwanis Club of Grinnell gathered on Tuesday, Feb. 18, for regular business at the Bistro in the Buckley Hall, Mayflower Community. The program featured Grinnell City Mayor Gordon Canfield, who offered a fast-paced update on the many city projects coming in 2014. Canfield shared a brief outline of city business including a $19 million budget, employee count remains at …

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GRMC Sees Strong Giving in 2013

Grinnell Regional Medical Center reports that the organization raised nearly $2.5 million in 2013, through gifts to the Moving at the Speed of Life comprehensive campaign, the annual fund drive, memorials, and special events. “Philanthropy makes so many things possible at GRMC,” says Denise Lamphier, GRMC director of communications and development. “Gifts and grants to GRMC created and improved services, helped to …

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Grinnell Regional Mental Health Welcomes New Staff

In working to fulfill the commitment for additional mental health services, Grinnell Regional Mental Health added two new counselors to the team. Jan L. Walker, LISW, clinical social worker, and Beth M. Gallegos, LISW, clinical social worker, recently began providing care at the mental health clinic. Walker brings 23 years of experience in the mental health field to the Grinnell …

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Grinnell Games Launches 2014 Registration

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People of all ages and athletic abilities are invited to participate in the 2014 Grinnell Games, presented by Grinnell State Bank. Grinnell Games, Iowa’s family sports festival, is June 13-15. Events include: Friday, June 13: 7 p.m.  –  10K Twilight Trail Run at Rock Creek State Park Saturday, June 14: 8 a.m.  –  5K & Half Marathon beginning and ending …

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Bowl for Kid’s Sake Rolls on April 12

Grinnell’s Big Brothers Big Sisters Bowl for Kid’s Sake 10th annual event is schooled to roll on Saturday, April 12, 2014. 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 10th anniversary celebration. Proceeds from this …

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So, what in the world is “Grinnell ON-THE-GO”?

“Grinnell ON-THE-GO” is a SCRATCH & SAVE mobile marketing is an opportunity to save BIG at some of Grinnell leading businesses while on the move. SCRATCH & SAVE SPECIAL OFFERS are available on your smart phone or tablet buy reading the QR reader attached or going to the website grinnellonthego.com. Just try it now and see what you can save.

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GRMC Auxiliary Healthcare Scholarship Applications Available

Grinnell Regional Medical Center Auxiliary provides scholarships to area students pursuing a healthcare career. Scholarships are for graduating high school seniors, current students, or adult students pursuing a healthcare career. These funds are also available to those currently working in healthcare and seeking advanced training. Applications are now available from area high school guidance counselors and the admissions desk at …

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McNally’s Named Chamber Of Commerce Business Of The Year 2014

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GRINNELL, Iowa – McNally’s Super Valu was recognized as the 2014 Grinnell Business of the Year at the Chamber of Commerce Annual Celebration on Friday evening. The Chamber recognized businesses, organizations and individuals with awards in twelve categories: Business of the Year: McNally’s Super Valu Retail Business Award: Awards Unlimited Restaurant/Bar Award: Prairie Canary Service Business Award: The Door Doctor …

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GRMC Limits Visitors to Prevent Outbreak

Grinnell Regional Medical Center is asking for help in the effort to protect patients from multiple widespread viruses: If you are sick, please don’t come for a visit. Effective immediately, GRMC is asking visitors for their help in protecting patients and staff by not coming to the hospital with a sore throat, cough, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, or fever. This includes …

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GPCF Kicks Off Its 25th Year of Giving Back to the Community

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January 23, 2014: The Greater Poweshiek Community Foundation (GPCF) is pleased to announce that 2014 marks its 25th year of serving the community. Since its founding, GPCF has managed over 107 charitable funds, overseen the county’s endowment fund program, and distributed over $10.6 million back into Poweshiek County. To commemorate this anniversary, the Foundation will be holding a variety of special …

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Iowa Intensity Youth Sports

Written by Chris Hansen Iowa Intensity Youth Sports is a non-profit entity created to provide youth an environment to enhance their athletic and life skills to help them reach their full potential as athletes and citizens.  Iowa Intensity is operating as an agency under the non-profit organization Greater Poweshiek Community Foundation. Iowa Intensity Youth Sports helps players learn self- discipline, …

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OurGrinnell.com is Ours – ALL of Ours

What do you think about when you think about our home, our Grinnell? Our Grinnell is where hardworking ag producers bring forth the bounty of the earth while hipsters, hippies and intellectuals scheme to save it. Our Grinnell is surrounded by Century Farms and descendants of pioneers, yet we’re brimming with coastal transplants and former megacity denizens. Some of us …

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Eighth Grade Boys Take Basketball Tourney In Des Moines

Iowa Intensity (Grinnell 8th grade boys basketball) Won Weekend Elite Iowa Sports New Years Basketball Bash Tournament The 8th grade boys Iowa Intensity team hit the hardwood again after a short break on Sunday, December 29. This time play was taking place in Des Moines at the Elite Iowa Sports New Year’s Basketball Bash Tournament.  The first opponent in pool play …

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Jo Buck, Long Time Former Teacher, Passes Away

Jo Ann Buck passed away on December 23, 2013 in Palm Coast, FL. She was born on October 28, 1926 in Powhatan Township, Iowa to the late Walter and Ollie Iler (Williams). She graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business from Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa and taught at Grinnell Middle School for many years before retiring. She and …

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8th Boys Iowa Intensity 20-4 Going Into The Holidays

December 14, CICS Grinnell tournament: Iowa Intensity was down to six players for the weekend due to injuries in game 1 on they beat the CR Irish 68-18 with the following statistical leaders both from Grinnell:  Brevin Hansen 20 points and 6 assists, Ethan Mitchell 19 points and 13 rebounds.  In game two they faced the CR Kennedy Cougars and …

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18th Annual Central Iowa Christian School Girls’ Basketball Tournament Means Wins for Grinnell Teams

Anyone who has raised a young athlete knows that sports can involve more than the school program.  Performing at the highest level in high school in any sport, frequently requires years of practice and competition beginning at an early age.  Girls’ basketball is no exception.  By eighth grade, high performers have typically been competing in non-school associated programs for more …

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Nate Criswell Named National Player of the Week

Tritons’ Criswell Named National Player of the Week COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Iowa Central kicker Nate Criswell was named NJCAA National Special Teams Football Player of the Week after his four field goals helped Iowa Central to a 21-20 win over rival Ellsworth Saturday at Dodger Stadium. Criswell, a redshirt freshman from Grinnell, connected on field goals from 32, 45, 49, …

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Kiwanis Learn about Preserving Iowa’s Natural Resource

At the regular Kiwanis Club of Grinnell meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 12, Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation provided an update on the preservation projects of 2013. Anita O’Gara, vice-president of development and communications, shared the mission of the organization, which is to protect and restore Iowa’s land, water, and wildlife. She explained that encompasses a large scope in addition to restoring …

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Ahrens Park Facility Personnel Transition

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A new face and familiar name will greet those seeking services from the Ahrens Park Foundation. Beginning October 1, Shane Gosselink assumed responsibilities as Facilities Manager, a new position created by the Ahrens Park Foundation.  Gosselink has worked for the Ahrens Park Foundation as the Assistant Facilities and Operations Manager for the past eight years. Gosselink’s responsibilities include the management …

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Veterans Commission Marks Time Following Official Building Restoration Launch

Veterans Commission Marks Time Following Official Building Restoration Launch By Michael McAllister On July 17, Grinnell’s Veterans Memorial Commission held its first regular session since the official announcement earlier this month of a fundraising and informational drive to establish an artist residency in a renovated Veterans Memorial Building. Conducted by Vice Chair Gwen Rieck (center above) in the absence of …

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GRMC Golf Outing Lands Big Funds for Equipment

GRMC Golf Outing Lands Big Funds for Equipment Great weather, fun contests, and raising $24,000 recap the highlights in the 2017 Grinnell Regional Medical Center Golf Outing. GRMC welcomed 136 golfers on 34 teams to the Oakland Acres Golf Course on Friday, July 14, for the annual fundraiser and friend raiser to support GRMC. “Each year brings new golfers, new …

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Grin City Artists Tackle Tough Questions with Social Crossings Toolkit

Grin City Artists Tackle Tough Questions with Social Crossings Toolkit By Michael McAllister Is it the duty of art to disturb the comfortable and comfort the disturbed?  Some people say so, employing an assertion that exists in a variety of forms, attributed to people as diverse as 19th century journalist Finley Peter Dunne and modern-day graffiti artist Banksy. Regardless of …

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St. Francis Manor Celebrates 40 Years of Service with Groundbreaking for the Hammond Center for Assisted Living

St. Francis Manor Celebrates 40 Years of Service with Groundbreaking for the Hammond Center for Assisted Living   —————————————————————————-  (Grinnell, IA – July 10, 2017)  After threats of storms for the afternoon of June 29, it turned out to be sunny and hot as roughly 60 people gathered for a ceremonial groundbreaking on the site of the future Hammond Center for …

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A Notable Change in Venue: Music in the Park to GAAC

A Notable Change in Venue:  Music in the Park to GAAC By Michael McAllister Grinnell’s Music in the Park series moved from the Grinnell College campus to the steps of the Stewart Art Gallery and Grinnell Area Arts Council at 926 Broad on Thursday, July 6.  The event will remain in that location through the current season, which ends on …

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Grinnell Launches Campaign to Renovate Veterans Building

Grinnell Launches Campaign to Renovate Veterans Building  GRINNELL — The Grinnell Veterans Memorial Commission celebrated the Independence Day holiday with the announcement of a $1.8 million fundraising campaign to renovate the Veterans Memorial Building. The project seeks to visually match local prairie style architecture and create an anchor structure in Grinnell’s Central Park. The keystone feature of the renovated building will …

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Grinnell’s Fourth of July Parade: A Pictorial

Grinnell’s Fourth of July Parade:  A Pictorial By Michael McAllister “I love a parade!” sang Frank Luther in 1931—lyrics by Harold Arlen, music by Ted Koehler—and surely most people felt likewise then and do so today.  And for those people, Grinnell’s Fourth of July Parade 2017 did not disappoint. Perhaps it even converted a few parade curmudgeons. Arlen’s lyrics, however, …

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LOCAL ARTIST MARKET HELD AT STEW ART STUDIOS July 7 & 8

LOCAL ARTIST MARKET HELD AT STEW ART STUDIOS On July 7 and 8, Stew Art Studios (“the Stew”) will host a Local Artist Market. The market will feature boutique, handmade goods from local and regional artists, including paintings, hand-knitted items, pottery, and modern quilts. The Arts Council, with event-organizer Lee Smith, will oversee the summer market. Smith, a community volunteer, …

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100 + People Who Care – Grinnell to Meet July 25

100 + People Who Care – Grinnell to Meet July 25                  The quarterly meeting of 100 + People Who Care – Grinnell will be Tuesday, July 25.  The 5:30 p.m. meeting will be held in the community room at the Drake Public Library.  This will be the third meeting of 100 + …

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Rural Forward Attendees Select Education as Priority

Rural Forward Attendees Select Education as Priority By Michael McAllister Two former United States Department of Agriculture Officials—Bill Menner and John Whitaker (above, from left)—welcomed approximately 70 Grinnellians to the first meeting of Iowa’s chapter of Rural Forward at the Drake Community Library on the evening of Tuesday, June 20.  The organization’s press release describes it as a group of …

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Learning Environment Sessions Seek to Facilitate Facilities Planning

Learning Environment Sessions Seek to Facilitate Facilities Planning By Michael McAllister More people in the world have access to a mobile phone than to a clean toilet. Twitter broadcasts 100 million tweets per day. Eighty-seven percent of teenagers text, each teen sending an average of 3,339 texts per month. The amount of digital information in the world will increase 44 …

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Hubbell Restores Historic Spaulding Manufacturing Company, Holds Ribbon Cutting for Urban-Style Lofts

Hubbell Restores Historic Spaulding Manufacturing Company, Holds Ribbon Cutting for Urban-Style Lofts Grinnell, Iowa (June 15, 2017)- Hubbell Realty Company celebrated the grand opening of the Spaulding Lofts, located in the former Spaulding Manufacturing Company. This $12.5 million restoration project is the first historic renovation for Hubbell outside of Des Moines. With collaboration from the city of Grinnell, the 1870’s …

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Grin City Collective Honors Obsolete, Releases Community Resource Guide

Grin City Collective Honors Obsolete, Releases Community Resource Guide Next event:  June 30 By Michael McAllister For anyone who likes history mixed with whimsy (or whimsy mixed with history); for anyone curious about how people managed to do things well before the digital age; for anyone to whom the phrase “two longs and a short” makes perfect sense as a …

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