Poweshiek County News

5/22/15 New exhibition in Faulconer Gallery

A new exhibition opened last week in the Faulconer Gallery. It’s called, “Open to Interpretation.” 

5/21/15 BGM AND HLV to share superintendent

The BGM and HLV school districts will share a superintendent.

5/21/15 One dead in two vehicle crash in northern Poweshiek County

A Tama County man is dead after a head-on crash yesterday morning in northern Poweshiek County.

5/20/15 8th Avenue Improvements

The City of Grinnell will be making improvements on the two blocks of 8th Avenue west of Highway 146.   

5/20/15 MICA Food Pantry Asks for Summer Assistance

With the school year ending, more pressure is being put on area food pantries, including the MICA food pantry in Grinnell.

5/20/15 Two vehicle crash in northern Poweshiek County

A two vehicle crash this morning sent two people to the hospital with serious injuries.

5/20/15 Iowa DOT's major construction projects website now available

The Iowa Department of Transportation’s 2015 major construction project website is now available.

5/20/15 Central Park Public Forum

Grinnell residents can learn more about Central Park improvement plans during an informal public forum next Thursday.

5/20/15 Memorial Day Trash & Recycling Pick-Up

In observance of the May 25th Memorial Day holiday, there will be no trash and recycling pick-up. 

5/20/15 Grinnell United Way Funding Application Deadline nears

The deadline is nearing for local organizations to apply for Grinnell United Way funding.




As the Memorial Day weekend approaches, law enforcement authorities have ramped up a campaign to make sure Iowans are using their seatbelts.

5/19/15 Brooklyn man arrested for sexual abuse

A Brooklyn man was arrested last week on a charge of sexual abuse.

5/19/15 GRMC Board Elects 2015 Officers

The Grinnell Regional Medical Center board of directors has elected new officers.
Elected chairman is Todd Reding of Grinnell. The chair-elect is Wendy Kadner of Grinnell.

5/19/15 Grinnell Mutual reclaims corporate cup honors

Grinnell Mutual Reinsurance Company has reclaimed a traveling trophy demonstrating the company’s commitment to healthy living.

5/19/15 DNR releases list of impaired waterways

State officials have released a new list of impaired waterways across Iowa.

5/19/15 Grinnell city council removes tree permit fee

The Grinnell city council last night approved the removal of a 50-dollar fee to plant a tree in the city right-of-way.

5/18/15 Grinnell city council to meet

The Grinnell city council this evening will consider an ordinance amendment removing the fee for tree permits in the right-of-way.

5/15/15 IVCCD board approves refinancing bonds

The Iowa Valley Community College District Board of Directors has approved refinancing $4.7 million in general obligation bonds.

5/15/15 Grinnell middle school and high school spring showcase

Unique and innovative projects will be presented at the Grinnell middle school and high school Spring Showcase.

5/15/15 Grinnell games-new events

There will be several new events at this year’s Grinnell Games. 

5/14/15 GRMC Auxiliary Healthcare Scholarship Recipients Honored

Grinnell Regional Medical Center Auxiliary recognized four area students pursuing a healthcare career at its annual spring luncheon on April 29.

5/14/15 Imagine Grinnell Sustainable Living Showcase is postponed

The Imagine Grinnell Sustainable Living Showcase has been postponed.

5/14/15 School board rejects all bids

The Grinnell-Newburg school board last night decided to not proceed with the deconstruction of the former Iowa Telecom building.

5/13/15 Grinnell school board to meet

The Grinnell-Newburg school board this evening will consider an Iowa Telecom interior deconstruction bid.

5/13/15 Farmers' Market to begin season

The Grinnell Farmers’ Market begins Thursday. 

5/12/15 County engineer and attorney to contact railroad regarding 20th Street B

Poweshiek County officials are hoping to move forward with the replacement of the 20th Street Bridge west of Grinnell. 

5/11/15 Downtown planters to be planted

Volunteers are needed to help plant the decorative containers in downtown Grinnell.

5/11/15 Chain reaction crash closes I-80

The Iowa State Patrol says it’s surprising no one was killed in a chain-reaction crash Friday on Interstate 80 in Iowa County that sent 32 people to hospitals.

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.