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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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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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GRINNELL NEWS

Bailey Park Skate Park Update – Scheduled to be completed in 2018

Bailey Park Skate Park Update – Scheduled to be completed in 2018 Grinnell City Manager, Russ Behrens, and Rich Dana of Imagine Grinnell recently met with Vince Onel of Spohn Ranch to finalize the design of the new skate park for Bailey Park. The design concept will be used to prepare construction documents. This design is the result of public …

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GRMC Golf Outing Lands Big Funds for Equipment

GRMC Golf Outing Lands Big Funds for Equipment A little rain didn’t hinder the success of UnityPoint Health® – Grinnell Regional Medical Center’s (GRMC) 29thannual golf outing. With support of sponsors, volunteers and golfers, this fundraiser and “friend” raiser generated more than $26,000 for medical and wellness equipment. GRMC welcomed 116 golfers and 29 teams to the GRMC Golf Outing …

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Join Us For FREE Pie & Coffee

and find out how you can enjoy an safe and yet independent life at the new Hammond Center for Assisted Living opening soon in Grinnell. Only 8 apartments remain available so it is time seize the moment and join us at one of the upcoming informational event: MONTEZUMA – August 1 at 1:30 pm – Daily Grind BROOKLYN – August …

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ARTS COUNCIL TO EXPAND CERAMICS PROGRAM WITH MOVE TO THE STEW

ARTS COUNCIL TO EXPAND CERAMICS PROGRAM WITH MOVE TO THE STEW The Grinnell Area Arts Council is pleased to announce that its ceramics program will move to a larger space in the garage of the Stew Art Studios this summer. After experiencing dramatic growth in its ceramics community, which is currently housed in a room on the lower level of …

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New Nurse Anesthetist Welcomed to GRMC

New Nurse Anesthetist Welcomed to GRMC UnityPoint Health®– Grinnell Regional Medical Center (GRMC) is pleased to announce the arrival of LenaMarie Johnson, as a certified registered nurse anesthetist (CRNA) to the Warren H. Bower surgical center at the hospital. Johnson started on July 16 and joins current anesthesia providers Kevin R. Emge, DO and Lacey A. Nicol, CRNA. Johnson earned …

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Grinnell Area Arts Council is pleased to announce the addition of Monica St. Angelo as our new Operations Manager!

Monica, who holds a BA in history from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, danced professionally before attending college, has worked in a variety of positions with Grinnell College, and is also well-known in the community for her work as a yoga instructor, business operator, choreographer and volunteer. “I’m delighted to return to my arts roots and join the Grinnell Area Arts …

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Veterans Commission Awaits Amperage, RDG Proposals

Veterans Commission Awaits Amperage, RDG Proposals By Michael McAllister On July 4, Grinnell veterans raised a flag over the Veterans Memorial Building.  Five days later, the Veterans Memorial Commission, at its regular July meeting, raised expectations that two upcoming reports will move Grinnell closer to establishing the Prairie Star Artist Residency in the Veterans Memorial Building. Commission Chair Leo Lease …

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Ryan’s Been Busy! Public art pops up in Grinnell

Ryan’s Been Busy! Public art pops up in Grinnell   By Michael McAllister While dinosaurs terrorize humans in Jurassic World at the Strand, a much more congenial and hygienically conscious member of the species has taken up residence in Grinnell in a surprising location—the alley that runs parallel to Grinnell State Bank, on the east, between Third and Fourth Avenue. Mapped …

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Broad Stripes and Bright Stars Wave Again over Veterans Memorial Building

Broad Stripes and Bright Stars Wave Again over Veterans Memorial Building   By Michael McAllister In a short but dignified service at 1:00 p.m. on Independence Day 2018, Grinnell veterans brought the Stars and Stripes back to the Veterans Memorial Building in the northwest corner of Central Park. Between 60 and 70 people attended as Randy Hotchkin (below), a member …

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100 + People Who Care to Meet July 24

100 + People Who Care to Meet July 24 People Who Care – Grinnell + People Who Care – Grinnell will be Tuesday, July 24.  The hour-long meeting will begin at 5:30 p.m., and will be held in the Caulkins Community Room at the Drake Library.  This will be a voting meeting for the organization, where a decision is made …

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Grinnell Historical Museum Looks to Yesterday and Tomorrow

Grinnell Historical Museum Looks to Yesterday and Tomorrow By Michael McAllister In keeping with its Victorian beginnings, the Grinnell Historical Museum at 1125 Broad Street is dignified, restrained, and confident but polite.  However, plans call for broadening the museum’s scope to capture more of Grinnell’s past and, if possible, expansion to a second location to house large items such as …

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Mayflower Community Announces Leadership Transitions

Mayflower Community Announces Leadership Transitions Mayflower Community announced today new leadership in the roles of executive director and associate director/healthcare administrator for the 55-plus life plan community in Grinnell. Steve Langerud, a professional consultant and facilitator and member of the Mayflower board since 2008, will succeed Bob Mann as executive director, effective Aug. 1.  Mann, who has led Mayflower through …

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Hotel Grinnell: From Classrooms to Class

Hotel Grinnell:  From Classrooms to Class By Michael McAllister Because Hotel Grinnell occupies a former middle school building, pictured above in a photo from Digital Grinnell, and because the school theme is creatively carried out within the boutique establishment, it is appropriate to say the that the hotel, which opened in September of 2017, has successfully completed two semesters and …

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“LEAVE IT BETTER THAN YOU FOUND IT” Nominations Open

“LEAVE IT BETTER THAN YOU FOUND IT” Nominations Open Nominations are open for the 2018 “Leave It Better Than You Found It” awards from the Claude W. and Dolly Ahrens Foundation.  All Grinnell area nonprofit, social, civic, fraternal, and community groups making a difference in the local community are eligible to be nominated by the Aug. 1 deadline. The 2018 …

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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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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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