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GMRC employees aid families following Greenfield tornado

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Scroll down for more pictures with captions. by;  J.O. Parker It was a heartfelt and humbling day for six employees of Grinnell Mutual Reinsurance Company (GRMC)...

Grinnell Chamber Ambassadors Meet With Nobious Business Automation

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Today ambassadors met with Nobious Business Automation, led by CEO Jason Palmer. Nobious is a technology based company servicing clients throughout the United States,...

ROTARY’S CHICKEN BARBECUE CELEBRATES 70TH ANNIVERSARY

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GRINNELL, Iowa (June 2, 2024) - All is ready for the 70th anniversary of Rotary Club’s chicken barbecue fundraiser to be held this Thurs.,...

Seeland Park Announces Its Tour of Homes – Sunday, June 9

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(Grinnell, IA – May 30, 2024)  Seeland Park, an active 55+ Life Plan Community located on the east side of Grinnell, invites the public...

Grinnell Chamber Ambassadors Held a Ribbon Cutting At Iowa Built Trailers

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Today Ambassadors held a Ribbon Cutting for Iowa Built Trailers owned by Craig Cooper. Iowa Built Trailers bloomed from old Ragbrai accommodations Craig used...

Grinnell College Announces Spring Mini Grant Award Winners for Community Impact Projects

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One of the ways Grinnell College supports community projects within Grinnell is through the mini-grants program. Twice a year, the program supports impactful programs...

Grinnell Farmers Market & Olson Garden Market’s Plant a Pizza Event returns!

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GRINNELL – The Grinnell Farmers Market will be holding their annual Plant a Pizza event sponsored by Olson Garden Market on Thursday, May 30th...

Grinnell College Celebrates the Class of 2024

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Recognizing Contributions and Celebrating Achievements Published: May 20, 2024 Students toss their hats at the conclusion of the Commencement Ceremony. Photo by Justin Hayworth Photo by Justin Hayworth,...

Rooted in Resilience: Championing Community and Celebrating the Class of 2024

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From Navigating Pandemic Challenges to Embracing Traditions, and Celebrating Success Published: May 14, 2024 Student receiving their diploma from President Anne F. Harris at the 2023 Commencement...

Prairie Burn 100 Returns with Live Music and Exciting Updates for 2024 Event

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Grinnell, Iowa - The Prairie Burn 100 gravel bike ride and 5K fun run are set to return on Saturday, June 8, 2024, starting...

Grinnell College Plugs into 16th Ave Solar Array, Marking Historic Environmental Milestone

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College now home to the largest private solar installation in Iowa   GRINNELL, Iowa — A large solar array north of the Grinnell College Golf Course...

Grinnell College Psi Chi Chapter Donates $500 to Grinnell Area Mental Health Consortium –...

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GRINNELL, Iowa — On Wednesday, May15, members of the Grinnell College Chapter of Psi Chi, the international psychology honor society, gathered at the Ahrens...

Five UnityPoint Health Hospitals earn “LGBTQ+ Healthcare Equality Leader” Designations in Human Rights Campaign...

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Grinnell Regional Medical Center, Iowa Methodist Medical Center, Iowa Lutheran Hospital, Methodist West Hospital and Blank Children’s Hospital were named five of the 384...

Grinnell United Way Invites Local Organizations to Apply for Funding

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Grinnell United Way Invites Local Organizations to Apply for Funding Grinnell United Way invites local organizations that serve Grinnell residents to apply to receive funding...

Grinnell Area Chamber of Commerce to host second New Resident Welcome Event

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GRINNELL - The Grinnell Area Chamber of Commerce will be hosting a second New Resident Welcome, presented by UnityPoint Health - Grinnell, and invites...

Chamber Ambassadors Visit Warnell Real Estate

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Ambassadors visited Hannah Warnell with Warnell Real Estate powered by Realty One Group Impact today to learn more about Hannah’s new office and trends...

Rooted in Resilience: Championing Community and Celebrating the Class of 2024

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Student receiving their diploma from President Anne F. Harris at the 2023 Commencement Ceremony. Photo by Justin Hayworth, Grinnell College. From Navigating Pandemic Challenges to...

P.O.W.E.R. Kids Receives Harkin Wellness Designee

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Organizations working across the country to improve the wellbeing of K-12 students and young people were invited to nominate their program to be considered...

Greater Poweshiek Community Foundation Announces 2024 Poweshiek County Alliance Grant Awards

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Greater Poweshiek Community Foundation is pleased to announce the 2024 Poweshiek County Alliance (PCA) grant recipients. A total of $192,386 will be distributed to...

Groundbreaking of The Stella Townhomes Development Was Held Thursday 04.25.2024

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On Thursday, April 25th, North Arrow Partners, will host a groundbreaking ceremony at 11:00 a.m. at 1236 Bliss St. in Grinnell, IA. Join in...

Summer Street Park Clean-Up and Community Day Set for Saturday, May 4

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A group of community members and organizations is revitalizing the annual tradition of a spring clean-up at Summer Street Park in Grinnell. Previously hosted...

Mother’s Day Build-A-Bouquet Crawl to be hosted by the Grinnell Chamber, Downtown Businesses, and...

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GRINNELL, IA – The Grinnell Area Chamber of Commerce, downtown businesses and the Grinnell Farmers Market will host the second annual Build-A-Bouquet Crawl on...

UnityPoint Health – Grinnell Hosts Blood Drive, May 17, 2024

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Donations today can save lives tomorrow.. (GRINNELL, Iowa – April 16, 2024) – UnityPoint Health® - Grinnell Regional Medical Center (GRMC) is partnering with LifeServe Blood...

Chamber Ambassadors Welcome New Member and New Business in Grinnell.

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Today Ambassadors welcomed new member and new business, Paparoni's - Grinnell, Iowa. Mike Beasley and Jim Marino have partnered to start a mobile Italian...

UnityPoint Health – Grinnell Regional Medical Center Announces New President

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(GRINNELL, Iowa – April 9, 2024) UnityPoint Health – Grinnell Regional Medical Center (GRMC) has named David-Paul Cavazos as Rural President for UnityPoint Health...

Imagine Grinnell Announces Spring Tree Distribution

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As part of its mission to keep Grinnell vibrant and enhancing sustainability, Imagine Grinnell will host a free tree distribution in May for residents...

The Bucket Course on April 17, entitled “Graphic Storytelling: Medical Comics and the Patient...

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We often think of comics as children’s entertainment, but comics can also be a powerful tool to educate and communicate experiences to readers. The...

Meet in the Middle: Where Special Occasions Find Their Perfect Setting at Grinnell College

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April 04, 2024 In the heart of Grinnell, surrounded by towering trees and playful squirrels, lie many special places where memories are made. Grinnell College...

How does a book get created? The Bucket Course on April 10, featuring local...

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How does a book get created? The Bucket Course on April 10, featuring local author Monique McLay Shore, will explore this question as she...

Grinnell Farmers Market Opens Vendor Application for 2024 Season

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GRINNELL, IA - The Grinnell Farmers Market has opened its application process for the 2024 season! Market will kick off Thursday, May 9 from 3-6...

Grinnell Wealth Management’s Paige Carlson Passes CFP Exam and Promoted to VP

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Grinnell, Iowa – Grinnell Wealth Management, a division of Grinnell State Bank, is pleased to announce that Paige Carlson, CFA, CAIA, Financial Planner and...

The April 3 Bucket Course Dr. JR Paulson’s topic “Zombies and Mind Control or...

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The April 3 Bucket Course will feature Dr. JR Paulson discussing the topic “Zombies and Mind Control or . . . ‘Is there a...

The March 27  Bucket Course is entitled “The ART of Baby Making.”  Professor Josh...

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The March 27  Bucket Course is entitled “The ART of Baby Making.”  Professor Josh Sandquist, Chair of the Grinnell College Biology Department and of...

Hammond Center for Assisted Living Celebrates 5-year Anniversary  

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(Grinnell, IA – March 15, 2024)  The Hammond Center for Assisted Living celebrated its 5-year anniversary on March 5 with a special party for...

March 20 Bucket Course Presenter | Jim Kessler and “The Green Yard Makeover”

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Jim Kessler returns to the Bucket Courses to present the March 20 program entitled “The Green Yard Makeover.” The Bucket Course will be held in...

Poweshiek County Veterans Affairs Announces Staff Change

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Poweshiek County Veterans Affairs Commission Chair Uwe Meyer announced that Russ Schuck has announced his retirement from the position as Executive Director as of...

Author Talk by Monique Shore at Drake Community Library

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Photo of Monique Shore and Edith Renfrow Smith In celebration of Iowa History Month and Women's History Month, Drake Community Library is delighted to host...

Iowa Economic Development Authority and Grinnell Chamber | Unlocking Success Together

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We strongly believe in regional collaboration and we also believe in tapping into resources outside of our own community, when possible. We were proud to...

Grinnell Chamber Ambassadors Visit Grinnell’s New EMS Service

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Ambassadors learned about the new City EMS service and toured the Fire side of the Public Safety Building today. Grinnell Fire Department Chief Dan...

Grinnell Mutual Group Foundation Provides $60,000 Grant for Youth Summer Enrichment Programs.

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The Grinnell Mutual Group (GMG) Foundation has approved a 3-year, $60,000 grant to support AmeriCorps members serving in five Grinnell youth summer enrichment programs...