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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…

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 Chloe Wray wraychlo@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…