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World Community Day service to be held Friday

By Caleb Forbes forbesca@grinnell.edu   A service for World Community Day will take place on Friday, Nov. 3 at St. John’s Lutheran Church, which is located at 1224 East St. The theme of the service is “Making a Difference in a Bewildering World,” and will address concerns about feeling powerless in a world without peace. …

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True Grinnellian: Janet Carl

By Mayo Sueta suetamay@grinnell.edu Not many people can say that they’ve had five different careers and loved them all. However, Janet Carl, the current director of the Grinnell College writing lab, certainly can. Carl came to Grinnell College in 1977 as an associate dean of students. After three years, she left her job at the…

New pastor joins Immanuel Lutheran Church

By Carter Howe howethom@grinnell.edu The Rev. Dr. Joel Koepp has been settling into his new job as pastor of Immanuel Lutheran Church here in Grinnell, a job he began in late August. A Minnesota native, Koepp arrived in Grinnell after serving seven years as pastor in Wood Lake, Minn. Being a pastor was something Koepp…

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S&B writer embarks on historical tour of downtown Grinnell

By Chloe Wray wraychlo@grinnell.edu The S&B’s Chloe Wray took a stroll along the Chamber of Commerce’s Historical Grinnell Walking Tour. With fresh eyes, she saw downtown in a brand new context. When I came to Grinnell last spring, visiting for an admitted students weekend, I strayed from the scheduled events to walk downtown and see…

Bakery coming to downtown Grinnell

By Amanda Weber weberama@grinnell.edu This November, downtown Grinnell will be welcoming a new addition to its food scene: the Sunrise Bakery, operated by local business owner Melissa Vine. The bakery is tentatively scheduled to open on Nov. 17, hopefully in time for the Jingle Bell Holiday festivities. At its opening, customers will be able to…

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Kiwanis club to host pancake breakfast

By Carter Howe howethom@grinnell.edu The Kiwanis Club of Grinnell will host their annual pancake breakfast fundraiser on Saturday, Oct. 28 from 6:30 a.m. to noon at Elks Lodge. The breakfast, which will feature all-you-can-eat pancakes, eggs and sausage, will raise money for Grinnell’s chapter of Kiwanis International, a community service organization whose mission is to…

Candidate calls for protection of survivors

By Lily Hamilton hamiltol@grinnell.edu Last week, Iowa gubernatorial candidate Dr. Andy McGuire demanded that Governor Kim Reynolds and sitting Iowa legislators do more to protect sexual assault and harassment survivors in a press release to her supporters. McGuire claimed that the stories of women who came forward to share the stories of sexual assault and…

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City council candidates speak before voters at forum

By Seth Taylor taylorse@grinnell.edu As local elections approach, Grinnell candidates are taking every opportunity they can to sharpen their edges and spread their messages. The League of Women Voters and the Grinnell Chamber of Commerce held a public candidate forum Wednesday night, at which all candidates for mayor and city council were in attendance. These…