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GRINNELL, Iowa – Sarah Burnell '14, a standout runner and 2020 Athletics Hall of Fame inductee at Grinnell College, will take over as coach of the Pioneer cross country teams this summer.Burnell currently is assistant cross country and track and field coach at Smith College in Northampton, Mass., where she also serves as a department instructor. Prior to that,...
Dr. Lauren Graham In the year 2020, a new virus strain has turned the world the upside down. The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has changed many things about our daily lives, our routines, our social outings and even our trips to the grocery store. This time of change is no less true in health...
Poweshiek County Public Health Advises Against Easter Travels Easter and spring holidays are a traditional time of family gatherings, celebrations and observances. Like many other events and activities, Poweshiek County Public Health advises residents that these observances should be different this year. “We know many families gather together over Easter and...
How to Request Materials The library has limited physical access to library services and materials will be brought to you curbside for pick up. Please stay in your car to comply with social distancing recommendations. There are several ways to request materials:Call us at 236-2661 and talk to a staff member. Fill out an...
Happy Friday the 13th! During the next week, I will be updating you regularly through Infinite Campus about COVID-19 as it relates to the Grinnell-Newburg School District. Please know that we will be advised by Public Health, local hospital, AEA, Department of Education, and other organizations that are collectively making decisions together for public school operations. At...
To protect our patients, families and health care workers during the global outbreak of COVID-19 the following visitor restrictions are being implemented.  UnityPoint Health – Grinnell Regional Medical Center:  Effective immediately the following temporary visitor restrictions will be implemented.  Only primary caregivers are allowed. Primary caregivers include, but...
DES MOINES, Iowa (March 11, 2020) – LifeServe Blood Center, the sole supplier of blood products to more than 120 hospitals in Iowa, Nebraska, and South Dakota, is urging healthy, eligible blood donors to continue donating blood to maintain an adequate blood supply in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak. The safety and quality of the blood supply...
Important COVID-19 Planning Updates March 10, 2020Dear Grinnellians, The coronavirus COVID-19 continues to spread across the United States and around the globe. There are no known cases on campus. However, because the situation is changing so rapidly, for the good of our campus and city community, we feel compelled to move forward with plans...
“Slices for SEG,” pie-baking contest and social, was held the afternoon of Sunday, March 8.  A total of seventeen pies were entered in the contest, with the proceeds to benefit Social Entrepreneurs of Grinnell, the charity that seeks to offer no-interest loans to those who might otherwise turn to predatory lenders to meet emergency financial needs.  
Grinnell, IA – March 5, 2020 – UnityPoint Health® - Grinnell Regional Medical Center (GRMC) places the care and safety of our patients, families, guests and team members as top priority. As a result, GRMC is carefully monitoring the COVID-19, also known as novel coronavirus, and making preparations to care for patients if needed.  “As with any global...
February 28, 2020 Thank you, Shults & Co.  Thank you, Mayflower Residents Association Lyceum Committee.  Because of you, Mayflower Community (Grinnell) residents and guests on February 27thenjoyed an encore performance of last week’s bi-annual Shults & Co Las Vegas Revue. The Carman Center was full as independent living,...
Mollie Mortenson OLearn about the specialty orthopedic services available in Grinnell from Des Moines Orthopaedic Surgeons’ (DMOS) own Mollie Mortenson, PA-C, at the upcoming UnityPoint Health® - Grinnell Regional Medical Center Foundation’s Senior Education Program on Monday, March 9.  Mortenson is the physician assistant to Dr. Joseph Brunkhorst, who specializes in...
PPoweshiek County is advising residents about what they can do now to prepare for the potential spread of the novel coronavirus known as COVID-19. To date, no one in Iowa has tested positive for COVID-19. “Since the start of this outbreak, UnityPoint Health® - Grinnell Regional Public Health has worked closely with the Iowa Department...
February 25, 2020 New affiliation with the Smithsonian announced GRINNELL, Iowa — Drake Community Library, in partnership with Grinnell College and members of the community, presents “Grinnell Works” from March 5 to April 19, 2020. The exhibition brings to light the history of work in Grinnell...
By admin - February 24, 20200110 Campaign manager Dodi Reilly, left, and Sarah Smith, candidate for House District 76 representative By Michael McAllister Following Sarah Smith’s official announcement party—she’s running as a Democrat for the District 76 seat in the Iowa House of Representatives—when the signatures...
    Grinnell, IA – February 20, 2020 – UnityPoint Health® - Grinnell Regional Medical Center (GRMC) is governed in part by a local volunteer board of directors, also referred to as trustees. The GRMC Board of Directors functions to provide guidance and support to the medical center and affiliated clinics.“We are very grateful for the support of our board members and...
By admin - February 16, 20200134 (Grinnell, IA – February 14, 2020)  St. Francis Manor and Seeland Park are inviting the public to a community “Fish Fry” on Friday, March 6.  All-you-can-eat fish, french fries, and cole slaw will be served between 5:00 and 7:00 PM in the St. Francis Manor Social Center located...
L to R: Terry Nath, RDMS, RVT Ultrasound/Sonography Technologist; Monica Kellogg RDMS, RVT Ultrasound/Sonography Technologist; Katie Osborn Ultrasound/Sonography Technologist; Bethany Tanke, RDCS, RDMS, RVT Ultrasound Cardiovascular Technologist. Community donations for the UnityPoint Health® – Grinnell Regional Medical Center (GRMC) Foundation’s 2019 Annual Fund Drive totaled over $139,000. The support enabled the purchase of new life-saving...
Sarah Pohlson Smith Grinnell, Iowa -- Sarah Smith announced she will run for the Iowa House in District 76 in 2020. House District 76 includes all of Poweshiek County and most of Iowa County.  “I believe it’s time for a new voice for our district. One that...
 Topics ranging from postcolonial English literature to John Quincy Adams to the 19th Amendment will be featured at the Bucket Courses in March.  The weekly lecture series is sponsored by the Grinnell Community Education Council and is open to everyone in the community.      The lectures are held from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Wednesdays at the Drake...
L to R: Terry Nath, RDMS, RVT Ultrasound/Sonography Technologist; Monica Kellogg RDMS, RVT Ultrasound/Sonography Technologist; Katie Osborn Ultrasound/Sonography Technologist; Bethany Tanke, RDCS, RDMS, RVT Ultrasound Cardiovascular Technologist. Community donations for the UnityPoint Health® - Grinnell Regional Medical Center (GRMC) Foundation’s 2019 Annual Fund Drive totaled over $139,000. The support enabled the purchase of new...
Shults & Co. Musical Revue "Return to Vegas/The Headliners" Rotary Fundraiser to Appear at Hotel Grinnell. Shults & Co. singers and band will be returning to the bright lights and glamour of the entertainment mecca of the world, Las Vegas, on February 20, 21 and 22 at 7:30 pm in the Hotel Grinnell Auditorium.  The...
Paragraph (Grinnell, IA – February 14, 2020)  St. Francis Manor and Seeland Park are inviting the public to a community “Fish Fry” on Friday, March 6.  All-you-can-eat fish, french fries, and cole slaw will be served between 5:00 and 7:00 PM in the St. Francis Manor Social Center located off St. Francis Drive north of 4th Avenue...
On March 9, S.H.E. Counts, the Grinnell League of Women Voters, and the Claude W. & Dolly Ahrens Foundation will be hosting the fifth annual International Women’s Day at the Grinnell Mutual Bartelt Conference and Education Center! This year’s theme is Each for Equal because each one of us can help create a more equal world for...
UnityPoint Health® - Grinnell Regional Public Health continues to work with the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), state and local partners to monitor and respond to novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV). The virus was first detected in Wuhan, China in December 2019, and has since been detected in other parts of the...
Grinnell, Iowa - Grinnell State Bank President, CFO and CTO, F. Austin Jones, and the Grinnell State Bank Board of Directors announces the addition of Keir R. Johnson, JD, as Senior Trust Officer and Vice President.  Johnson is a Cum Laude graduate of the University of Minnesota Law School and previously served at...
Social Entrepreneurs of Grinnell (SEG) is sponsoring its third pie baking contest and pie social on Sunday, March 8.  This delightfully fun event will be held at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Grinnell, with the social from 4:00 to 6:30 p.m.  Freewill offering donations to benefit SEG will be received for a delicious slice...
By Michael McAllister Three weeks into the 2020 session of the 88th Iowa General Assembly, Grinnell area residents had the opportunity to hear comments from and direct questions to elected state officials. Approximately 50 people attended the event, which was sponsored by the Grinnell Area Chamber of Commerce and the Grinnell League...
GRINNELL, IA – LINK’s mission is to Lead, Inspire, Nurture, and Keep children educated, enriched and engaged in the Grinnell community. LINK Grinnell, a 501c3 organization, has been offering after-school programming for a little over four months and announces today an intent to offer summer programming in 2020. Previously, UnityPoint Health – Grinnell Regional Medical Center (GRMC) had offered a summer daycamp program...
The Tiger Packs program is partnering with Hy-Vee for the Food 4 Thought Fundraiser. Tiger Packs is a local backpack program for pre K- 8th grade students in the Grinnell-Newburg school district to help combat hunger.  Each week a bag of kid-friendly, nutritious snacks are sent home for the weekend to students who...