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The 134 current members of 100 + People Who Care – Grinnell generously supported the Grinnell Ministerial Association in 2020’s 4th Quarter fund drive.  A total of $ 13,800 was donated to the Ministerial Association to help meet the emergency needs of those who turn to the area churches in times of crisis.  The Ministerial Association frequently offers a safe...
December 31, 2020 – Poweshiek County, Iowa – Poweshiek County Public Health received a shipment of the Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine on December 21 and began administering the vaccine to individuals who fall into priority Group 1a on December 22. As mandated by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), health...
Reprinted from the Montezuma Journal by J.O. Parker    The new Grinnell Police Chief, Michael A. McClelland, brings 25-years of military (U.S. Army, Guard and Reserve) and 24-years of civilian law enforcement experience to his new job.Originally from Des Moines, Chief McClelland most recently worked for the Aurora Police Department in Aurora, Colo.   He has held numerous positions within the...
GIVE SOMEONE ANOTHER YEAR DES MOINES, Iowa (December 30, 2020) – Kick off 2021 by saving lives in your community at a LifeServe Blood Center blood drive!To help ensure the safety of blood donors and team members during this COVID-19 pandemic, LifeServe is enforcing several precautionary measures. Appointments are required. Donors who do not have...
Grinnell, IA – December 23, 2020 – On Monday, December 21 at approximately 10 a.m., the COVID-19 vaccine arrived at public health in Poweshiek County. The first group of UnityPoint Health® - Grinnell Regional Medical Center (GRMC) frontline team members was vaccinated on Tuesday, December 22 at 11 a.m. The COVID-19 Vaccine is not available to the general public at this...
Dear Grinnell-Newburg Board of Education, Staff, Families, and Friends: Happy Friday!  2020 will soon come to a close and I look forward with optimism that 2021 will be a wonderful year. I think back on our challenges and realize that in times of crisis we have truly come together to be creative problem...
DEC 15, 2020 Iowa Wild, in conjunction with Wells Fargo and the City of Grinnell, announced today a community ice rink will be built for public use in Ahrens Park this winter. “In partnership with Wells Fargo, we are excited to continue the expansion of our community rink program in the...
Imagine Grinnell and the 1000+ Trees Grinnell committee are excited to offer the perfect gift for those hard to shop for loved ones. Give the gift of a tree to your loved one this holiday season through the 1000+ Trees Grinnell initiative and the recipient will get to pick the specific species and have it delivered or...
Holiday Safety from the Grinnell Police Department and the Iowa Department of Public SafetyThe holiday season is known for celebrations and traditions, but it is also known for being the deadliest season when it comes to impaired driving. Iowa Law Enforcement across the state will partner with the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration...
Grinnell native, Jacob Staroska, has begun work in The Mayflower Community as Foodservice Supervisor.  A graduate of the Des Moines Area Community College Culinary Arts program, Jacob has previous foodservice experience with the senior living communities of Deerfield in Urbandale and Luther Park in Des Moines.  In addition, we has restaurant work experience. In his Mayflower...
Grinnell, IA – November 25, 2020 – UnityPoint Health® – Grinnell Regional Medical Center (GRMC) was proud to honor Tosha Beach, RN, with The DAISY Award® for Extraordinary Nurses during Nurses’ Week. The award is part of the DAISY Foundation’s mission to recognize the extraordinary, compassionate nursing care that nurses provide patients and families every day. An excerpt from the nomination...
Grinnell, IA (November 20, 2020): The Friends of Drake Community Library is inviting community organizations, businesses, and individual families to participate in its annual Festival of Trees. There is no charge to participate. Due to the pandemic, the festival looks a bit different this year. Participants are encouraged to create entries no more than 3...
College to reduce student indebtedness in response to pandemic and economic uncertainty GRINNELL, Iowa — In response to the financial hardship that many families are experiencing because of the pandemic, Grinnell College will eliminate student loans in financial aid packages and replace them with scholarships. This no-loan initiative endorsed by Grinnell College’s Board of Trustees...
We will begin remote learning tomorrow November 16, 2020.  Please see information regarding meal pick up below.  FREE BREAKFAST AND LUNCH FOR ALL ENROLLED STUDENTS     To be eligible to pick up free meals your students just have to be enrolled at one of our schools.   You must fill out the form https://forms.gle/NLVRDoSEDouaARLG6 by 8pm the...
Grinnell’s Mayflower Community has acquired a second “Clorox 360®” machine to deal with the coronavirus. This innovative electrostatic sprayer, with special nozzle, delivers Clorox disinfectants and sanitizers to the front, back, bottom, and sides of surfaces.  This coverage provides better germ protection than is possible with human wiping as it disinfects hard-to-reach surfaces.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank our Grinnell-Newburg Teachers and Staff for their hustle in preparing online learning sessions for our students who have been on campus for the next two weeks. It has been a difficult decision to send students home. We will begin with online learning on November 16 and 17th. If...
John & Mary Pappajohn and Grinnell College DES MOINES, IOWA, October 16, 2020 – Be sure not to miss the virtual awards presentation by Iowa Architectural Foundation (IAF) on Tuesday, October 20 from 5:30 – 6:00 PM. The Foundation will be honoring the two 2020 recipients of its prestigious Community Enhancement Through Architecture & Design Awards. John & Mary...
October 06, 2020 — A previously vacant lot at Grinnell’s busiest intersection is now home to a public art piece that crisscrosses memories that tie Grinnell College and the town of Grinnell together. The Grinnell Crossroads sculpture is the culmination of a four-year process to place something...
Grinnell College and the Claude W. and Dolly Ahrens Foundation establish Racial Equity Fund GRINNELL, Iowa — In an effort to advance anti-racism locally, Grinnell College and the Claude W. and Dolly Ahrens Foundation have established a Racial Equity Fund. Grinnell College will donate $25,000 and the Claude W. and Dolly Ahrens Foundation will...
Grinnell Education Partnership recognized with third consecutive National Pacesetter Award; five AmeriCorps members begin service for 2020–21 Grinnell Education Partnership recognized for supporting early school success GRINNELL, Iowa — The national Campaign for Grade-Level Reading (CGLR) recognized the Grinnell Education Partnership with Pacesetter Community Honors for its work in 2019 to...
(Grinnell, IA – October 2, 2020)  Hammond Center tenants and staff recently celebrated National Assisted Living Week with a variety of activities, including a campus visit from the Dari Barn on the Moove food truck for lunch one day and a French Toast bar complete with fresh fruit and various flavored syrups another day. They ended the week on...
100 + People Who Care – Grinnell Surpass Giving Goal in 3rd Quarter  Look to Meet Electronically in October 100 + People Who Care – Grinnell again surpassed their giving goal of $ 100 per member in the 3rd quarter of the year, with $ 14,750 being contributed to seven beneficiary organizations in...
PLACE Anywhere DESCRIPTION A group of Grinnell College alums, parents, students, and coaches have brainstormed an idea to connect alums, faculty, students, family and friends far and near by creating this run/walk/bike/swim/roll challenge to benefit the Mid-Iowa Community Action (MICA) that serves Poweshiek County (MICA). MICA is a...
Grinnell, Iowa - Grinnell State Bank President, CFO and CTO, F. Austin Jones, and the Grinnell State Bank Board of Directors announces the addition of Jessica Dillon, CPWA® as Vice President of the Wealth Management Division.   Jessica is a Certified Private Wealth Advisor® with 20 years of investment experience.  She serves individuals and families with highly...
Campaign organizers will announce funds raised to date to officially kick off its capital campaign to renovate Grinnell Veterans Memorial Building GRINNELL, Iowa – The Grinnell Veterans Memorial Commission invites the public to a virtual event to hear plans to transform its dilapidated 60-year-old building into a place of honor for those who have served, as...
GRINNELL, IA - Grinnell Area Chamber of Commerce is pleased to welcome Hair of the Dog, under new ownership of Nicole & Matt Baker, to the Grinnell business district. The Chamber celebrated with an Ambassador visit and ribbon cutting. Nicole & Matt Baker recently took over the pet grooming and retail space at 8054th...
LINK is the 2020 recipient of the “Leave It Better Than You Found It” award from the Claude W. and Dolly Ahrens Foundation (CDAF).  The “Leave It Better” award commemorates the August birthday of the late philanthropist Claude W. Ahrens. More than 300 area individuals, groups and organizations have been honored by the annual...
Paragraph City Partners to Offer Masks & Helpful Resources Grinnell, IA — As COVID-19 continues to make a global impact, a coalition of local partners aims to help slow the spread of the novel coronavirus right here in Grinnell by encouraging and enabling mask-wearing. More than 30 states now mandate face-coverings in public...
GRINNELL, IA – The Grinnell Area Chamber of Commerce is proud to partner with the Claude W. & Dolly Ahrens Foundation, Greater Poweshiek Community Foundation and the Grinnell United Way in an effort to communicate organizational information and options to individuals wishing to make financial contributions in the wake of the August 10 derecho.
            Sweet corn pizza? What started with a photo of a unique pizza turned into a fundraiser for the Grinnell Food Coalition.              Joey Pagliai, who owns and operates Pagliai’s Pizza along with his wife Haylee, sent a picture of a sweet corn pizza using fresh corn from Olson Garden Market. From there, the idea hatched.