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Sarah Burnell Is 3rd Earns D-III All-America Honors In Mile Run

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Grinnell’s Sarah Burnell Is 3rd In D-III Mile Run – Earns All-American Honors LINCOLN, Neb.  – Grinnell College’s Sarah Burnell ’14 (Grinnell, Iowa/Grinnell) capped her indoor track career in incredible fashion Saturday afternoon, placing third in the women’s mile run at the NCAA Division III National Championships. Burnell, who was seeded fourth after running 4:57.25 in Friday’s preliminary, crushed that personal-best …

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Hubbell’s Spaulding Lofts Project in Grinnell Receives Affordable Housing Award

Historic Rehabilitation of Spaulding Center Buildings into 77 Apartments Moves Forward West Des Moines, IA (March 13, 2013) – Hubbell Realty Company’s historic rehabilitation of two Spaulding Center buildings in Grinnell was selected to receive an affordable housing tax credit award of $604,500 from the Iowa Finance Authority (IFA). Hubbell had been pursuing the necessary funding sources to bring Spaulding …

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Deidre Freeman Featured on KCWI Before Leaving for Beijing & Dubai

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Deidre was featured on KCWI’s “Great Day” morning show on Monday March 10.  She spoke with Jason Parkin, Jackie Schmillen and Lou Sipolt about her career and training for the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Deidre will be competing in the FINA/NVC Diving World Series Event in Beijing, China March 14 – 16.  She is will be participating in the …

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Tigersharks Sending 26 Swimmers to the State Meet Saturday March 15

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First Image: left to right. Row 1 – Sarah Johnson & Josie Smith. Row 2 – Jeffrey Sieck, Isaac Kingery, Jenna Mintle, Alex Smith, Averey Knobloch. Row 3 – Ryan Watson, Natalie Montgomery, Chloe Alger, Hannah Behrens, Kayla Sieck. Row 4 – Mariah VanErsvelde, Brody Petig, Jereck Harter, Peter Simpson, Kaitlyn Kriegel. Row 5 – Lily Ensign, Malynn Pavey, Josiah …

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Twins Delivered at GRMC

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Weather conditions changed plans for the Graham family and GRMC’s obstetrical team delivered a set of twins. Lauren Graham, MD, and Andrew Graham, PhD, stayed in Grinnell and had their twins delivered by the GRMC medical team of Monica Brito, MD; Alex Anderson, CRNA; Laura Ferguson, MD; Ryan Dahlby Albright, MD; and the obstetrical staff of Kintzinger Women’s Health Center. …

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Special Olympics Iowa Unified Sports Day at Grinnell College is March 8 Athletes From Ames, Des Moines and Grinnell Participate

The third annual Special Olympics Iowa (SOIA) Unified Sports Day at Grinnell College in Grinnell is March 8. Event organizers are expecting 70 Special Olympics Iowa athletes from Ames, Des Moines and Grinnell. They will partner with 50 Grinnell College students for a day of unified activities. Principal Financial Group is the sponsor for this event. Special Olympics Iowa Unified …

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First State Bank Acquires Patriot Bank

First State Bank Announces the Acquisition of Patriot Bank First State Bank and Patriot Bank are proud to jointly announce their entry into a definitive agreement under which First State Bank will acquire Patriot Bank. The transaction will create a strong partnership bringing together two compatible organizations. This acquisition will increase the level of resources available to provide opportunities for …

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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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GRINNELL NEWS

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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Imagine Grinnell’s Gravel Tour and Annual Giving Gardens Family Ride July 7

Imagine Grinnell’s Gravel Tour and Annual Giving Gardens Family Ride July 7 On Saturday, July 7, Imagine Grinnell (IG) will combine its third annual Giving Gardens bike tour with a new offering—the first annual Grinnell Gravel Tour, a cycling option that is growing in popularity nationwide and within the community. The bike tour is being coordinated this year by IG …

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Veterans Memorial Commission Selects RDG Architects

Veterans Memorial Commission Selects RDG Architects By Michael McAllister The city of Grinnell, in 2013, enlisted the service of RDG Planning and Design, an architectural firm with offices throughout the Midwest, as part of the plan to improve the city’s downtown business district and Central Park. That association led to the façade rehabilitation project, the Central Park renovation, and the …

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Ed Poush: Associate Director and Administrator of Mayflower Community, announces retirement after 30 years

Ed Poush: Associate Director and Administrator of Mayflower Community, announces retirement after 30 years Associate Director and Administrator of The Mayflower Community for 30 years, Ed Poush, announces his retirement on June 29th. Ed and wife Sharon will continue to support the Mayflower Community as they became residents in February 2018. Ed graduated from Grace College in Indiana in 1970 …

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GPCF Introduces New Board Members, Annual Fund Drive

GPCF Introduces New Board Members, Annual Fund Drive The Greater Poweshiek Community Foundation’s (GPCF) annual fund drive for operations support is underway through June 30, with a goal of $5,000 to be matched dollar-for-dollar by the foundation’s board of directors. Established in 1989, GPCF is a nationally certified community foundation that manages more than 120 charitable funds for organizations and …

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Grinnell College’s Summerfest on June 9 to celebrate discovery, fun, learning

Grinnell College’s Summerfest on June 9 to celebrate discovery, fun, learning Free festivities for all ages include a performance by a Congolese dance and drum company  GRINNELL, Iowa — Grinnell College’s Summerfest — a free, daylong celebration of discovery and global learning for all ages — will take place on campus from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, June 9. …

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Adult Community Exploration Series offers free summer courses

Adult Community Exploration Series offers free summer courses Grinnell College faculty members will teach 4 classes on a wide array of topics   GRINNELL, Iowa — Delve into detective fiction, the definition of liberty, the meaning of the phrase “born to run,” and the impact of antibacterial products during free summer classes for adults in Grinnell. The Adult Community Exploration …

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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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