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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.

4/09/15 School Board meets

The Grinnell-Newburg School Board last night did not approve a bid for the deconstruction of the interior of the former Iowa Telecom Building.

4/08/15 School Board to meet

The Grinnell-Newburg School Board tonight will consider approving the combined low bid of $233,500.00 submitted by Neumann Brothers for the deconstruction of the former Iowa Telecom Building.

4/08/15 School bond referendum defeated

Voters in the Grinnell-Newburg School District turned down the 28-million dollar school bond referendum…and did so by a wide margin. 

4/07/15 Grinnell-Newburg school bond referendum is today

Voters in the Grinnell-Newburg School District today will decide whether to authorize up to 28-million dollars in general obligation school bonds to build a new middle school and a new pre-K through fifth grade elementary school.

4/07/15 Senior Fitness Testing on April 21st

Although physical fitness has traditionally been associated with the young through the middle-aged, it is most critical for those in their senior years.

4/07/15 Grinnell Games registration is open

Online registration is now open for the Grinnell Games.

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.