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    OurGrinnell Seeking Freelance Contributors

    OurGrinnell.com   Freelance Contributor Description   Are you passionate about Grinnell?  Do you seek opportunities to serve and strengthen our community? Are you a local insider with knowledge of the latest events, news and happenings in our area? Are you excited about a particular topic and interested in sharing your expertise with a huge online […]

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    2nd Annual Fashion Show: “Something Special on the RUNWAY”

    2nd Annual Fashion Show: “Something Special on the RUNWAY” Fashions and Accessories by Grinnell Merchants (Promoting Shop Local) Wednesday, April 9 5:30 PM Buffet of assorted goodies–Glass Atrium 6:15 Fashion Show—Main Floor Spaulding Center for Transportation 829 Spring St Tickets $12.50, At the Door $15.00

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    Twins Delivered at GRMC

    Medical staff who helped deliver the twins at GRMC returned for a photo with the babies. From left: Laura Ferguson, MD; Andrew Graham, Ph.D., holding Benjamin; Monica Brito, MD; Lauren Graham, MD, holding Noah; and Ryan Dahlby Albright, MD. The team-behind-the-scene were the many Kintzinger Women’s Health Center staff who helped care for the babies […]

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    Grinnell Regional Mental Health Welcomes New Staff

                                                               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 […]

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    Grinnell Games launches 2014 registration

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    McNally’s Super Valu was recognized as Grinnell’s Business of the Year

    McNally’s Super Valu was recognized as Grinnell’s Business of the Year. Owners Randy and Julie Smith moved the business to a new Main Street location this year and continue to add new products. Watch the video interview with them here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vSOObwLmYV4

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    1951 Grinnell Tigers State Tournament Basketball Team

    Note readers:  These monthly articles under heading of “Readers Share Thoughts” focus on a sentimental-factual history of “Old Grinnell”, mainly during the 40’s thru 60’s with references occasionally to events of other past decades.  The idea is to share some of this history with younger Grinnellians, who now carry the torch for the community’s important […]

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    Grinnell On The Go

    Grinnell-On-The-G0 “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 […]

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    GRMC Honors Key Supporters through Comprehensive Campaign

    GRMC Honors Key Supporters through Comprehensive Campaign  Grinnell Regional Medical Center is in the beginning of a comprehensive campaign to raise $7.5 million by the year 2017, when the medical center will celebrate its 50th anniversary of service. The campaign, entitled “Moving at the Speed of Life,” will enhance services, facilities, and technology at GRMC […]

A Perfect Storm

A Perfect Storm
Everywhere the chamber staff goes outside of Grinnell, in every state-wide conference we attend, we hear the same things...Grinnell's got it going on...what's up with all the job growth...how did you attract that new development...why am I always hearing about Grinnell...what exactly IS going on in Grinnell?

From a new superintendent intent on combatting budget shortfalls by thinking about building consolidation, to getting every student their own computer and thereby access to the world's information, to upping the district's level of community engagement, to a school board taking the hard steps to change how we all think about what education means in the 21st century... something is indeed going on.

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Grinnell News

Jensen Optometrists to celebrate 65 years with open house April 1

Jensen Optometrists to celebrate 65 years with open house   GRINNELL, Iowa–Grinnell business Jensen Optometrists turns 65 years old this year. They invite the public to celebrate with them during an April 1 open house.   “We’re proud to have been a part of the Grinnell area for sixty-five years, providing the eye care needs […]

Climatologist Predicts 2014 Weather for Grinnell Kiwanis

  The Kiwanis Club of Grinnell gathered on Tuesday, March 11, for regular business at the Bistro in the Buckley Hall, Mayflower Community. Iowa State University Extension Climatologist Ellwyn Taylor, Ph.D., hosted a question and answer session with Kiwanis members and several guests. Taylor annually speaks at the Kiwanis Club to offer his predictions for […]

Grinnell Kiwanis Hears Traditions of Local Newspapers

The Kiwanis Club of Grinnell gathered on Tuesday, March 4, for regular business at the Bistro in the Buckley Hall, Mayflower Community. The featured speaker was Peggy Elliott with the Grinnell Herald-Register, who provided historical and current perspective on literacy, traditions, and local newspapers. She began the conversation explaining America’s love for newspapers and literacy […]

Complex Conversions: Willie Cole Sculptures and Wall Works On Display At Faulconer Gallery April 4

GRINNELL, IA— On Friday, April 4, Faulconer Gallery will welcome “Complex Conversations: Willie Cole Sculptures and Wall Works,” curated by Patterson Sims, an independent art curator, writer, and consultant based in New York. Grinnell College’s Faulconer Gallery is the exhibition’s fourth of five college and university stops. There will be a number of events in […]

HUBBELL’S SPAULDING LOFTS PROJECT IN GRINNELL RECEIVES AFFORDABLE HOUSING AWARD

  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 […]

New Fund To Benefit Poweshiek County Women And Girls

March 11, 2014: An advisory board committed to helping move women and girls towards self-reliance has been established within the Greater Poweshiek Community Foundation (GPCF).  S.H.E. COUNTS is a special interest fund whose mission is to support, help and empower women and girls throughout Poweshiek County.  Headed by a diverse group of women, the fund […]