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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…

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Newly elected school board members discuss goals and concerns

By Chloe Wray wraychlo@grinnell.edu On Sept. 12, the Grinnell-Newburg Community School District held elections for its school board. The results were announced unofficially on the Poweshiek county website — finalized results are still awaiting canvassing by the auditor’s office. Barbara Brown, who was reelected to the board and will hold a four-year director-at-large position, looks…

SEG to raise money with weekend yard sale

By Kelly Page pagekell@grinnell.edu This weekend, the Social Entrepreneurs of Grinnell (SEG) is offering a way to help the community and help yourself: a fundraiser garage sale with proceeds going towards the organization. The sale will take place at 1204 Summer Street from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday. “We’re selling furniture, clothes, toys,…

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Local artists featured in market at The Stew

By Zoe Fruchter fruchter@grinnell.edu If you’re looking for somewhere to take your parents this weekend that exemplifies the charm and vitality of Grinnell, the Local Artists Market is the place to be. The Grinnell Area Arts Council is holding their second Local Artists Market this Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at…

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Arts Council holds variety of classes

By Zoe Fruchter fruchter@grinnell.edu Art abounds on Broad Street this fall as the Grinnell Arts Center gears up for another year of arts classes that range from black box theatre to drop-in ceramics. The Grinnell Area Arts Council is a nonprofit arts organization that aims to enrich and develop the creative community of Grinnell. “Offering…