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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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Allergies and Allergic Diseases Topic at GRMC SE*ED Program Sept. 22

Allergies and Allergic Diseases Upcoming Topic at GRMC SE*ED Program Grinnell Regional Medical Center is pleased to welcome Miles Weinberger, MD, professor of pediatrics and founder of the University of Iowa Pediatric Allergy and Pulmonary Division. Weinberger will be the speaker at the GRMC SE*ED program on Monday, September 22. The program begins at 10 a.m. in the Caulkins Community Room …

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Grinnell Fire Department earns Life Safety Achievement Award

  Grinnell Fire Department earns Life Safety Achievement Award Grinnell Fire Department was recently presented with a Life Safety Achievement Award for its fire prevention accomplishments in 2013 by the National Association of State Fire Marshals Fire Research and Education Foundation (NASFM Foundation) in partnership with Grinnell Mutual Reinsurance Company. The award was announced by Butch Browning, president of the NASFM Foundation. …

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Methodists to hold Organ Rededication and Celebration of Worship on Sept. 14

Methodists to hold Organ Rededication and Celebration of Worship on Sept. 14 The 100+ year old organ at the Grinnell United Methodist Church was completely refurbished over the summer. All are invited to worship on September 14th as the organ is played publicly for the first time. The rededication will be part of celebratory worship services at 8am and 10:30am. The …

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Grinnell Teams Regionally-Ranked In Preseason Poll

GRINNELL, Iowa – Both the Grinnell College women’s and men’s cross country teams are regionally ranked in the preseason. The United States Track and Field/Cross Country Coaches Association lists the Pioneer women eighth in the Central Region and the men’s team 10th. Carleton holds down the top spot in the region on the women’s side, followed by St. Olaf, Wartburg, …

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Hansen and Smith appointed Grinnell Mutual vice presidents

Grinnell Mutual Reinsurance Company is pleased to announce the following promotions: Chris Hansen of Grinnell was named Vice President of Finance for Grinnell Mutual. Since joining the company in 1999, he has served as an auditor and senior auditor as well as Chief Audit Executive for the past 10 years. “Chris has a history of past success at Grinnell Mutual. He …

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Grinnell Vintage Auto Show Recap August 23, 2014

Rain, frustration, not knowing, timing all had to come together on Saturday August 23rd for the the 41st Grinnell Vintage Auto Show. Planning prevailed as the morning moved on, the weather let up and the vintage cars, trucks, rods, and rat rods rolled in. The Grinnell Car Club members we in abundance just waiting to be of assistance to the participants …

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Iowa Intensity Youth Sports Spring/Summer Season Recap

Iowa Intensity Youth Sports Spring/Summer Season Recap   In early March seventy-four boys and girls, ranging from 4th through 8th grade, bravely decided to take a chance and attend tryouts for the Spring/Summer season for Iowa Intensity basketball teams. From those players six teams were formed with a total of fifty-five players. Teams that were formed were: 4th/5th grade girls, …

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Progress for Northern Ireland Topic at GRMC SE*ED Program Sept. 8

Progress for Northern Ireland Upcoming Topic at GRMC SE*ED Program Derry-Londonderry was a bloody battle ground of “The Troubles” of the late 1960’s through the early 1990’s. The city’s selection as United Kingdom City of Culture 2013 gave a boost to the redevelopment of the local economy and culture. Derry, still the most segregated city in Europe, with the Protestants …

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2014 “Leave It Better Than You Found It” Award to S.H.E. Counts

2014 “Leave It Better Than You Found It” Award to S.H.E. Counts   S.H.E. COUNTS, a fund to support and empower women and girls throughout Poweshiek County, is the 2014 recipient of the “Leave It Better Than You Found It” award from the Claude W. and Dolly Ahrens Foundation (CDAF). Formally launched in March through the Greater Poweshiek Community Foundation …

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Iowa State Fair Stories to be Topic at GRMC SE*ED Program Aug. 25

Iowa State Fair Stories to be Upcoming Topic at GRMC SE*ED Program “Our State Fair – Iowa’s Blue Ribbon Story” is the book that chronicles 150 years of Iowans who have made up that unique August experience. Author Mary Kay Shanley will share stories of fairgoers at the Grinnell Regional Medical Center SE*ED program on Monday, August 25. The program …

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Enjoy the activities at the 136th annual Iowa Firefighters Association Convention in Grinnell

Enjoy the activities at the 136th annual Iowa Firefighters Association Convention in Grinnell More than 2,000 Iowa firefighters and their families are expected to converge on Grinnell September 3-7 for the 2014 Iowa Firefighters Association Convention. The annual convention provides an opportunity for Iowa firefighters to relax and unwind, and its family-friendly events also welcome Iowans of all ages. As part …

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Giving Gardens Supply MICA

Giving Gardens Supply MICA The bountiful Giving Garden at Grinnell Regional Medical Center supplies fresh, locally grown produce to the Mid-Iowa Community Action food pantry. The Giving Gardens, one of the many Community Transformation Grant projects, encourages county residents to improve their health by eating more fresh produce. Community Transformation Grant funds helped purchase the refrigerator at MICA as well …

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Tree Removal Has Begun At St. Francis Manor

St. Francis Manor in Grinnell has already begun tree removal on the four acres of land it purchased on July 25, 2014. This new housing development will be the sixth construction phase for Seeland Park, an active community for individuals 55 and older.  For information on affordable, custom-built homes with maintenance-free living, contact Executive Administrator Dion Schrack at (641) 236-7592. …

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Fall classes from the Arts Council now available

  A new lineup classes is now available through the Arts Council’s Arts Academy education program.   With the return of community favorites as well as brand new arts opportunities for infants through adults, the Arts Council’s fall classes will keep the whole family busy all season long. Registration is now open for studio 6, an afterschool art program for students …

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Protect Yourself from Financial Abuse | SE•ED Monday August 20

Protect Yourself from Financial Abuse With the ever-present changes in technology, scammers are coming up with more ways to take advantage of elderly populations. Learn more about the steps you can take to protect yourself or a loved one from elder financial abuse at the next UnityPoint Health – Grinnell Regional Medical Center Senior Education program on Monday, Aug. 20. …

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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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