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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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GRMC’s 2013 Annual Report Available

GRMC’s 2013 Annual Report Available Grinnell Regional Medical Center released its annual report, “Transformation,” that summarizes the hospital’s activities and finances during 2013. The annual report can be found online at www.grmc.us. This year’s report focuses on the transformation of healthcare both nationally and locally through landmark changes such as the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, advances in medical …

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Grief Support Program Scheduled Beginning October 8

Grief Support Program Scheduled Grinnell Regional Hospice is offering a monthly Grief Support Group. This group is designed for adults who have experienced the loss of a loved one or friend.  It provides a safe place for people to express their emotions and move through the grieving process. Group meetings will be held the second Wednesday of each month beginning …

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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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