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Arsenaeult, Jr. Nabbed by Sacramento Kings NBA D League

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – David Arseneault Jr. ‘09 enjoyed success first as a player and then as associate head coach for the high-scoring Grinnell College men’s basketball team. Now he’ll have the opportunity to display his talents at the professional level. The Sacramento Kings have tabbed Arseneault as head coach of their NBA D-League team, the Reno Bighorns. As a player, …

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How do people create? What processes do they use, and how do their solutions connect to their values and motivation?

How do people create? What processes do they use, and how do their solutions connect to their values and motivation?   Eric McIntyre, Grinnell College Associate Professor of Music, will explore such broad questions about creativity in his Bucket Course: “Creative Processes in Music.” The course will take place over four consecutive Wednesdays from October 29 through November 19 in …

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Customer Care Representative – Customer Care Division – JELD-WEN

Customer Care Representative Customer Care Division   JELD-WEN, a leading manufacturer of windows and doors, will be hiring for their Customer Care Center in Grinnell, Iowa. As a member of our Customer Care team you will work directly with our customers via the telephone and internet to provide after sales service and support to ensure the timely resolution of customer …

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Malcom Lumber to host open house in celebration of remodel

Malcom Lumber to host open house in celebration of remodel   GRINNELL – Malcom Lumber is celebrating 32 years of business and its newly remodeled Grinnell store with an open house next week. The open house will take place Friday, Oct. 17, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday, Oct. 18, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.  The open house …

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Health Benefits of Journaling Topic at GRMC SE*ED Program Oct. 27

Health Benefits of Journaling Upcoming Topic at GRMC SE*ED Program Keeping a journal may be one of the best things you can do for your health. Researchers have found that in addition to writing out feelings and stresses of the day, it can also help you track certain triggers for health issues. Howard Butcher, PhD and professor of nursing at …

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GRMC Launches New Class for Expecting Parents

GRMC Launches New Class for Expecting Parents Grinnell Regional Medical Center will begin offering a new class for expecting parents. The certified lactation counselors will offer a breastfeeding class at 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 28. The class focuses on what to expect in the early days and weeks of breastfeeding. “In many communities new mothers do not …

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From the Grinnell Chamber Newsletter 10-09-2014

chamber100914chamber100914   On Oct 9, 2014, at 4:19 PM, Grinnell Area Chamber of Commerce <chamber@getintogrinnell.com> wrote:   Having trouble viewing this email? Click here     October 9, 2014 Join the Conversations! getintogrinnell.com           Join our Mailing List! Submit Announcements Email submissions of 2-3 sentences for next week’s newsletter to chamber@getintogrinnell.com. Submissions are due by NOON on Tuesdays. The …

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New Fright Hike event set for Oct. 24 and 31 in Grinnell

New Fright Hike event set for Oct. 24 and 31 in Grinnell   GRINNELL – Grinnell’s newest event is guaranteeing its participants leave with spine-tingling chills. Teenagers and adults alike are invited to the Grinnell Fright Hike, a spooky one-mile walk around Arbor Lake in Grinnell.   “This event is similar to a haunted house, but it takes place outdoors,” …

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Grinnell Police Officer Memorial Dedicated Saturday October 4 Honoring Officers Warren Binegar and Ralph Ogan at Grinnell’s Public Safety Building

Grinnell Police Officer Memorial Dedicated Saturday October 4 Honoring Officers Warren Binegar and Ralph Ogan at Grinnell’s Public Safety Building by Dodi Reilly Officer Warren H. Binegar was a married 23-year-old father of a daughter, just five days into his law enforcement career. Officer Ralph Ogan was a married 34-year-old father of three, with 4 years of law enforcement experience …

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Seeland Park Announces Its Fall Tour of Homes – Sunday, October 12

Seeland Park Announces Its Fall Tour of Homes – Sunday, October 12   (Grinnell, IA – September 29, 2014)    Seeland Park, a Continuing Care Retirement Community situated on a 31-acre campus on the east side of Grinnell, announces its Fall Tour of Homes on Sunday, October 12, from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m.  Seeland Park now has lots available on …

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Ahrens/Paschall Park Celebrating 20 Years

  Ahrens/Paschall Park Celebrating 20 Years   by Todd Reding It is easy to overlook how unique it is for a small, rural town to have the many assets Grinnell, Iowa possesses.  From its strong regional hospital, to its nationally ranked and financially solid college; Grinnell sets a high standard for the quality of its citizen’s rural life. Perhaps most …

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Medical Center’s Community Benefit Report Released

Medical Center’s Community Benefit Report Released Grinnell Regional Medical Center provides more than $7.9 million in community benefits to the GRMC service area, according to a recently completed assessment of those programs and services. That amount, based on 2013 figures, includes $1.2 million in free or discounted community benefits that GRMC specifically implemented to help area residents. It also includes …

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GRMC Clinics Welcome Brienna Cameron, PA-C

  Grinnell Regional Medical Center announces the arrival of Brienna M. Cameron, PA-C, as a primary care provider for GRMC clinics, as needed. Cameron began September 1. Prior to joining the GRMC affiliated clinic staff, she worked at the Spine and Pain Center of Nebraska, in Lincoln, Neb. She earned her master of physician assistant studies from the University of …

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Butterfly Storytime Oct. 4 for ages 3 and up

Butterfly Storytime Oct. 4  Beautiful Butterflies is the theme of Saturday Storytime for kids ages 3 and up, on Oct. 4 at 10:45 at Drake Community Library. Stories and an activity about Monarch butterflies will be presented by library assistant Brenda McDonald. Songs will be led by Mary Purcell on her ukulele. Before or after the storytime adults may want …

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Culinary Arts classes begin at Iowa Valley Grinnell this January

Culinary Arts classes begin at Iowa Valley Grinnell this January   GRINNELL – Order up! … Iowa Valley Grinnell’s new Culinary Arts Apprenticeship program will kick off with classes starting January 12. Classes will take place on Mondays at the Grinnell College catering kitchen and the Iowa Valley Grinnell campus.   This Associate of Applied Science degree will be matched …

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Grinnell Christian Church Celebrates 60th Anniversary

  We recently celebrated our 60 year anniversary at Grinnell Christian Church with a potluck dinner after morning worship service on September 21st.  We would love for you to share a short article along with the pictures of the charter members who were able to attend.  If you have any questions please contact me at 641-990-9810 or 641-236-5667. Grinnell Christian …

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Hedgehog Storytime September 27

  Children ages 3-7 are invited to a Prickly Pokey Storytime featuring Kim Spasaro and her pet hedgehog, Reginauld, on Saturday, Sept. 27, at 10:45 a.m. Kids can enjoy stories about hedgehogs and learning run facts about hedgehogs. After the storytime, kids can make a cute hedgehog craft. For more information about this and other library programs please call 236-2661 …

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REV. CAMERON BARR CALLED AS PASTOR OF GRINNELL’S FIRST CHURCH

Rev. Cameron Barr Called as Pastor of Grinnell’s First Church               Grinnell United Church of Christ-Congregational is pleased to announce the call of the Rev. Cameron Barr as its pastor. Barr is the congregation’s 21st installed pastor in its 159-year history.             “I’m thrilled to serve the congregation known as the first church in Grinnell,” Barr says. “Since J.B. …

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Hospice to Offer End-of-Life Training Class

Hospice to Offer End-of-Life Training Class Grinnell Regional Hospice will host a 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. The training will be two days, Wednesdays, Oct. 22 and 29, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., in GRMC’s …

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Medication Take Back Scheduled for Sept. 27

Medication Take Back Scheduled for Sept. 27 Grinnell Regional Medical Center’s Pharmacy department and the Grinnell Police Department will offer the public another opportunity to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs. Anyone may drop off expired and unused medications on Saturday, Sept. 27. The service is free and …

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Go back in time with Living History Farms’ Corn Harvest

Go back in time with Living History Farms’ Corn Harvest Experience harvest as Iowa’s early settlers during Living History Farms’ 2014 Corn Harvest on Saturday, October 4, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. This family-friendly event features hands-on demonstrations for all ages – learn how to pick and husk corn by hand and shell corn with a hand crank. After …

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Grinnell-Newburg Dollars for Scholars to Host Dogs For Dollars.

Grinnell-Newburg Dollars for Scholars is hosting its annual fundraiser on Thursday, October 2 following the Homecoming Parade. A hot dog meal will be served in front of the Central Park Gazebo. Cost is free will donation. All proceeds will benefit Grinnell-Newburg Dollars for Scholars. In 2014, Grinnell-Newburg Dollars for Scholars awarded $36,800 to 96 graduating seniors.

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Lutz New executive director selected for Arts Council

  The Grinnell Area Arts Council is pleased to announce the appointment of Christian Lutz as Executive Director. Mr. Lutz will begin his duties on October 1. Lutz currently lives in Shawnee, Kansas, but is a native of Davenport, Iowa. Returning to Iowa is one of the benefits of the Grinnell position. His past positions include assistant executive director of …

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Faulconer Gallery Celebrates 15th Anniversary

    Faulconer Gallery Celebrates 15th Anniversary Reception and other special events set for Sept. 26-28  Grinnell, Iowa – The Faulconer Gallery at Grinnell College will celebrate its 15th anniversary with a reception on Friday, Sept. 26, and other weekend events. The reception also will highlight the final weekend of the exhibition “Edward Burtynsky: Water,” closing Sept. 28. This celebration …

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2014 Grinnell Lions Ag Appreciation Day Held September 11

  Featured below are picture highlights of the Grinnell Lions Club 2014 Ag Appreciation Day held annual in the memory of Jim Urfer, longtime Grinnell Implement Case I-H dealer. Darcy Swick, 2nd Vice President of the Grinnell Lions was the master of ceremonies along with keynote speaker and fellow Lion Mike Pearson, host of Market to Market on IPTV and local …

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Big Hearts 4 Tiny Hands Receives a $1,000 Donation

Big Hearts 4 Tiny Hands 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 donating to local charity organizations during 2014. Instead of choosing these organizations on their own, Wes Finch Auto Plaza is allowing the community to choose which organizations should …

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Grinnell Mutual Announces Timm & Bogard Promotions

Grinnell Mutual announces promotions Kris Timm of Guernsey was recently promoted to Director of Development in Grinnell Mutual’s Business Information Services (BIS) division.  She joined the company in 1988 and has served in a variety of roles, including claims stenographer, claims adjuster, tester/trainer, business analyst, manager of agency automation, development project manager and manager of development. Timm holds the Associate in …

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GRINNELL NEWS

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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Central Park Grand Opening on a “Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

Central Park Grand Opening on a “Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood By Michael McAllister Recalling Fred Rodgers, the host of the popular PBS children’s program Mr. Rodgers’ Neighborhood,Grinnell’s Mayor Dan Agnew kicked off Central Park’s official grand opening with a quotation:  “It’s a beautiful day in the neighborhood.” And if the weather could not quite qualify as beautiful, the crowd …

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Bikes to Art Set to Roll May 19

Bikes to Art Set to Roll May 19 By Michael McAllister The Drake Community Library houses a variety of items, and among the most unusual are two recent temporary acquisitions—bicycles designed to call attention to the second annual Bikes to Art festival set to start at the library on Saturday, May 19. “Bring your bike and your imagination,” reads the …

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Scenes from the Farmers Market—Opening Day, May 10

Scenes from the Farmers Market—Opening Day, May 10 By Michael McAllister Mother Nature blessed Grinnell with a perfect day for the opening of the 2018 Farmers Market.  A quick count of tent tops showed that at least fifteen vendors were on hand.  A stroll through the market and around the beautiful new Central Park served up a lively tableau of …

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Grinnell’s Richard Raridon and the Manhattan Project after 75 Years

Grinnell’s Richard Raridon and the Manhattan Project after 75 Years By Michael McAllister On August 9, 1945, the Oak Ridge Journal of Oak Ridge, Tennessee, carried this headline:  “Oak Ridge Attacks Japanese.” Three days earlier, the first atomic bomb had been dropped from the Enola Gay on the city of Hiroshima in Japan, but Oak Ridge, an integral part of the …

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American Cancer Society Seeks Participation in Relay For Life of Poweshiek County and Help Attack Cancer From Every Angle

American Cancer Society Seeks Participation in Relay For Life of Poweshiek County and Help Attack Cancer From Every Angle  American Cancer Society is calling on all community members to participate in the annual Relay For Life of Poweshiek County on July 6th from 7-11pm at Central Park in Grinnell in conjunction with Grinnell Area Chamber of Commerce’s Friday Fest.Be part …

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New CEO Appointed at UnityPoint Health® – Grinnell Regional Medical Center

New CEO Appointed at UnityPoint Health® – Grinnell Regional Medical Center (Grinnell, Iowa) UnityPoint Health® – Des Moines announces the appointment of Jennifer Havens, RN, MHA, as the new chief executive officer at UnityPoint Health® – Grinnell Regional Medical Center (GRMC). She will assume day-to-day leadership of the 49-bed not-for-profit medical center on July 30, 2018. “On behalf of the …

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MICA Hosts Special Brunch/Recognizes Volunteers

MICA Recognizes Volunteers at Special Brunch  Poweshiek County’s MICA (Mid-Iowa Community Action) appreciates the many hours of volunteer hours given weekly and monthly by its over thirty volunteers. These volunteers perform a myriad of jobs and tasks from cleaning out the flower beds around the building, stocking the food pantry shelves, logging in hundreds of pounds of donations and purchased …

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St. Francis Manor Announces Assisted Living Informational Meeting on May 16

St. Francis Manor Announces Assisted Living Informational Meeting on May 16   (Grinnell, IA – May 2, 2018) With a scheduled opening this November, construction is progressing on the Hammond Center for Assisted Living addition to the St. Francis Manor & Seeland Park Life Plan Community.  Framing of the Hammond Center’s first floor rooms has been completed and the second floor …

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Local Foods Connection Connects with Station Clubhouse

Local Foods Connection Connects with Station Clubhouse Local Foods Connection held a community lunch at Station Clubhouse on Thursday, April 26, 2018. Melissa Dunham (Volunteer Executive Director), Monica St. Angelo (Treasurer), and Grinnell College Service Learning Work-Study students, Eva Gemrich and Rachel Eber organized the event. Andy and Melissa Dunham of Grinnell Heritage farm provided local carrots, and Barney and …

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Bikes to Art Speeds toward May 19

Bikes to Art Speeds toward May 19 By Michael McAllister One event featuring wheels inspired another when, on March 11, 2017, the two art-and-bicycle enthusiasts pictured above, Melissa Berman and Ryan McGuire, attending the Grinnell Skate & BMX Park fundraising project, discussed possible combinations of art on wheels. Berman, then an eleven-year resident of Grinnell, former owner-operator of The Purple …

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Annual GRMC Volunteer and Auxiliary Appreciation

Annual GRMC Volunteer and Auxiliary Appreciation Unity Point Health® – Grinnell Regional Medical Center values the hours given by the volunteers and the GRMC Auxiliary. In 2017, 150 GRMC Auxiliary volunteers gave more than 7,000 hours of their time volunteering at the medical center. In appreciation for their time, talents and trust, GRMC hosted a recognition dinner for all volunteers …

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SE*ED

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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