Poweshiek County News

4/24/15 School board ratifies teacher contract and approves calendar

The Grinnell-Newburg school board has ratified a tentative agreement with the teachers’ union.

4/24/15 Coffman approved as activities director

The Grinnell-Newburg school district has a new activities director.

4/24/15 Mozart's Requiem to be performed

One of the world’s great musical masterpieces will be performed this Sunday.

4/24/15 USDA Awards Loan to T.I.P Rural Electric for GRMC

Grinnell Regional Medical Center is getting 360-thousand dollars…thanks to a federal pass-through loan to Brooklyn’s T.I.P. Rural Electric Cooperative…and an additional loan from T.I.P.

4/24/15 Storm drain labeling this Sunday

The Community Storm Drain Labeling event in Grinnell is this Sunday.

4/23/15 City street construction projects

It’s going to be a busy summer on Grinnell’s streets.

4/23/15 Grinnell shops open late for Retail Therapy Night

Treat yourself to a night of “retail therapy” this evening. Twelve Grinnell retailers will be open late with added activities planned for shoppers from five till eight.

4/23/15 Grinnell and other area cities to receive water and sewer funding

Grinnell and several other area cities will be receiving significant funding for sewer improvements.

4/22/15 Poweshiek County bridge and road projects

Several bridges in Poweshiek County will be replaced in the fiscal year 2016 construction cycle…including two on Old Six Road between Brooklyn and Victor.

4/22/15 School board to meet

The Grinnell-Newburg School Board this evening will consider ratifying a tentative agreement between the school district and the Teachers’ Union. 

4/21/15 County unemployment rate drops

The unemployment rate in Poweshiek County dropped last month compared to the previous month.

4/21/15 City Council meets

The Grinnell City Council last night set May 4th for a public hearing regarding amending the current city budget.

4/21/15 Alliant donates more than $93,000 to MICA

Alliant Energy last night presented a check for more than 93-thousand dollars to Mid-Iowa

Community Action, or MICA, in Marshalltown.

4/20/15 City Council to meet

The Grinnell City Council this evening will consider setting May 4th for a public hearing regarding amending the current city budget.

4/17/15 Todd Linden to Receive AHA Board of Trustees Award

The top man at Grinnell Regional Medical Center is looked upon by his peers across America as one of the strongest leaders for rural and small community hospitals and health systems.

4/17/15 School Carnival

The annual Bailey Park and Fairview Carnival is tomorrow.

4/17/15 Poweshiek County Alliance grants

More than 100-thousand dollars in gambling revenue has been handed out to 34 recipient organizations in Poweshiek County.

4/16/15 A Midsummer Night's Dream opens tonight

A Midsummer Night’s Dream opens tonight. 

4/16/15 Highway 146 South to get traffic lights and turn lanes

Highway 146 on the south end of Grinnell is getting traffic signals and left-turn lanes.

4/15/15 City continues to work on Central Park renovation plans

Grinnell’s Central Park is in line for a major make-over. 

4/14/15 Blum introduces bill prohibiting former members of congress from becomin

Newly elected Republican Congressman Rod Blum, whose district includes Poweshiek, Marshall, Tama, Benton and Iowa Counties, has introduced his first bill.

It’s called the No Golden Parachutes for Public Service Act. It would prohibit Members of Congress from ever engaging in lobbying activities after they leave office. He says the bill would finally close the revolving door between

4/14/15 Grinnell and Marshalltown RISE grants approved

The cities of Grinnell and Marshalltown have been approved for Revitalize Iowa’s Sound Economy, or “RISE” grants.

4/14/15 Arbor Day Foundation Names Grinnell Tree City USA

Grinnell was named a 2014 Tree City USA by the Arbor Day Foundation in honor of its commitment to effective urban forest management.

4/14/15 Nominate an Exceptional Nurse for the DAISY Award

Grinnell Regional Medical Center invites members of the public to nominate an outstanding nurse for The DAISY Award.

4/14/15 Deadline nears for Grinnell Farmers Market vendors

The deadline for vendors to apply for the Grinnell Farmers Market is tomorrow.

4/13/15 School District to regroup after bond defeat

The Grinnell-Newburg school bond referendum was shot down by voters last week.

4/13/15 County officials frustrated with getting 20th Street Bridge replaced

Area residents are frustrated about the 20th Street Bridge west of Grinnell being closed. County officials are also frustrated. 

4/13/15 Local donors help Grinnell United Way achieve $130,000 fundraising goal

Grinnell United Way succeeded in meeting its fundraising goal of 130-thousand dollars.

3/24/15 Little Bear Creek Watershed Project Shifts Conservation Efforts to Malc

The Watershed Improvement Review Board (WIRB) approved a grant of $109,736 for the Little Bear Creek Watershed Project.