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What to do this weekend in Grinnell

Attention all book worms! This weekend, the Friends of the Drake Community Library will be hosting a used book sale to raise funds to support the library. According to the announcement on the library’s website, the event will be taking place in the library’s Community Room on Saturday, Oct. 7 from 8 a.m. to 2…

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New director takes charge of Grin City

By Kelly Page pagekell@grinnell.edu The Grin City Collective is under new leadership. The new director, Nate Logsdon, took over for Molly Rideout ’10 on Sept. 17. Rideout transitioned to serve as a board member for the collective. Logsdon is not new to the Iowa arts scene. He has been involved primarily in the music scene…

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Canfield to leave mayor’s office after 18 years

By Seth Taylor taylorse@grinnell.edu Mayor Gordon Canfield’s office resides in the newly renovated Spaulding Building. His window looks out to downtown Grinnell, and the flags of Iowa and the United States sit next to each other against the back wall. His desk and walls are lined with gifts from grateful citizens, plaques of appreciation and…

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Women’s self defense seminar

By Kate Irwin irwinkat@grinnell.edu This weekend, Grinnell local Kirby Ziesmer is holding a free self-defense seminar for women. This event will teach techniques that help defend against assault, with an emphasis on defense against sexual assault. The seminar will be held Saturday, Sept. 30 at 10:30 a.m., at the Masonic Lodge, 928 Main St. The…

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Homecoming parade overtakes Grinnell streets

Every year, current students, alumni and the people of Grinnell celebrate its “Tiger Pride” with the annual homecoming parade. Fans crowd the street to show their pride for the Grinnell-Newburg Community High School. Children at the elementary school wore orange for their “Tiger Pride.” The Thursday parade precedes Friday’s football game, when Grinnell hosts Norwalk….

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Drake Library to host weekly movie nights

By Julia Kunzman kunzmanj@grinnell.edu During the month of October, Drake Library will continue its community movie program “Monday Night Movies.” Established in May of 2017, the movie screening program is a community favorite. “[T]here has been a demand for public showing of movies again this fall at Drake Community Library,” library employees Marilyn Kennett and…

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True Grinnellian: Monica St. Angelo

By Kelly Page pagekell@grinnell.edu Sometimes it’s hard to find peace in your life, a reality that Grinnell students know all too well. But Grinnell resident Monica St. Angelo has found a powerful way to relieve stress in her everyday life that she hopes to share with Grinnellians: yoga. St. Angelo is in charge of Locally…