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Community program pairs students, youth

By Mayo Sueta suetama@grinnell.edu For college students looking to get involved in the community in a positive way, the Grinnell Big Brothers Big Sisters Program is one great place to start. The program pairs a role model or “Big,” usually a college student or adult, with a “Little,” an elementary school child. The Big sees…

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Students teach course in Creative Movement

By Kate Irwin irwinkat@grinnell.edu Ruby Lynn ’20 and Jamie Friedman ’20’s weekly schedules look a bit different than those of most Grinnell students. Once a week for 45 minutes, Lynn and Friedman can be found at The Stew Art Studios in downtown Grinnell, teaching their Creative Movement course to children from the Grinnell community. The…

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Local mental health organization wins more funding

  By Lily Seibert seibertl@grinnell.edu Last Tuesday, Jan. 30, the local Grinnell charity group 100+ People Who Care voted to donate $7,700 to the JPK fund, which aims to raise awareness and distribute money to various groups fighting for mental health across Poweshiek County. The effort was spearheaded by Dr. J. R. Paulson, who started…

Local man dies in fire

By Chloe Wray wraychlo@grinnell.edu KCRG-TV9 reported late Saturday, Nov. 25 that a fire had broken out between 20th Street and Highway 6. The fire, which burned 40 acres and 70 bales of hay, resulted in the death of Bernhard Wiltfang, 86 years old. In an email to The S&B, Fire Chief Dan Sicard explained the…

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The S&B reviews Sunrise Bakery

By Vera Kahn kahnvera@grinnell.edu Despite preferring savory flavors over sweet, S&B writer Vera Kahn ’18 made the trip to test out Grinnell’s newest bake shop, Sunrise Bakery, at 934 Main St. Read about her hunt for croissants and experience at the bakery below. Maybe I was not the right person to write a review on…

Drake Library to host Festival of Trees

By Carter Howe howethom@grinnell.edu Drake Community Library will hold its annual Festival of Trees on Dec. 1 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the library. The event allows families, businesses and community organizations to decorate Christmas trees that will be displayed in the library. Event-goers are encouraged to vote for the trees they like with…

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Saints Rest opens new kiosk location

By Amanda Weber weberama@grinnell.edu Frequent patrons of local coffee shop Saints Rest will be interested to learn of the upcoming expansion taking place within the business. A second location is being built in the form of a kiosk in Grinnell Mutual Reinsurance Company. Saints Rest owner Sam Cox was approached by the company in July,…

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“Frost/Nixon” to debut at Loft Theatre

By Chloe Wray wraychlo@grinnell.edu “Frost/Nixon” will be opening this weekend at the Loft Theater in the Grinnell Arts Center. Put on by Grinnell Community Theatre, the play is directed by Sig Barber, a Grinnell resident and a professor emeritus of German at Grinnell College. It will run Dec. 1, 2, 8 and 9 at 7:30…