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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...

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...

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...

Grinnell School of Music Receives $40,000 Gift to Create the Roger & Lisa Henderson...

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The Claude W. Ahrens Charitable Trust, Claude W. and Dolly Ahrens Foundation, and the Michael and Susan Witt Foundation have pledged a combined $40,000...

Grinnell College’s Fall 2023 Mini-Grant Recipients

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Kevin Hosbond, Chad Nath, Finley, Maxwell Mintle, Ethan Walker, and Carson Penyich One of the ways Grinnell College  supports community projects within Grinnell is through...

Grinnell Crossroads Sculpture to Be Moved

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Grinnell, Iowa - The Grinnell Crossroads sculpture, which has welcomed visitors and residents at the intersection of Highways 6 and 146 since its installation...

Grinnell State Bank announces Officer Promotions

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Grinnell, Iowa – Grinnell State Bank is pleased to announce two officers of the bank who have been promoted: Cigi Muckler – Senior Vice...

Bucket Course 2024 #1 “Becoming Edith Renfrow:  Snapshots of an Affirmed Early 20th Century...

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The first Bucket Course of 2024 welcomes Grinnell College Professor Tamara Beauboeuf and her presentation “Becoming Edith Renfrow:  Snapshots of an Affirmed Early 20th...

Grinnell College’s Fall 2023 Mini-Grant Recipients: Enhancing Education, Parks, and Fire Safety in the...

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L.R.; Kevin Hosbond, Chad Nath, Finley, Maxwell Mintle, Ethan Walker, and Carson Penyich GRINNELL, Iowa — One of the ways Grinnell College  supports community projects...

Grinnell Area Chamber of Commerce Announces its 2024 Annual Celebration, Opens Business Award Nominations

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GRINNELL, IA – The Grinnell Area Chamber of Commerce is excited to announce the 2024 Annual Celebration will be held on Wednesday, March 6....

Bite Sized Learning Returns with 3 interactive programming sessions

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GRINNELL - The Grinnell Area Chamber of Commerce will be hosting their Bite Sized Learning sessions again in 2024. Bite Sized Learning is an...

Chamber Ambassadors Visit She Shed Day Spa

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Ambassadors welcomed new member and new business She Shed Day Spa today! Regene Kata and Mandy are bringing a full spa experience to downtown...