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Cross Country The men’s and women’s cross country teams will compete in the NCAA Division III Regional Championships tomorrow in Pella, Iowa. The meet will begin at 11 a.m. Football The football team lost to Lake Forest College 28-14 last Saturday in Illinois. Despite claiming a 7-6 lead at the end of halftime, the Foresters…

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Second annual Bacon Expo at ISU

Iowa State University (ISU), located in Ames, will be hosting its second annual Bacon Expo on Saturday, Nov. 8. Participants can learn about bacon production in Iowa, sample a variety of bacon goods and enjoy live performances, including a singing competition called Bacon Voice. The expo originated when ISU’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences…

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Iowa goes red in midterm elections

Poweshiek County voted Republicans into office for eight out of the 13 partisan positions on the ballot in the midterm elections this Tuesday, Nov. 4. With 26 percent registered Democrats, 20 percent registered Republicans, 31 percent registered “no party” and 0.002 percent registered “other,” the county largely followed the Republican trend that characterized elections across…

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Grinnell uses robots to disinfect

The future is now. At least, that’s the case at Grinnell Regional Medical Center (GRMC), located one mile away from campus. Earlier this year, GRMC became the first hospital with fewer than 50 beds nationwide and the first of any size in Iowa to install disinfecting robots, designed to clean rooms more effectively than humans….

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GPCF raises $87,000

This year, the Greater Poweshiek Community Foundation received $87,000 from donors throughout the county as part of its annual Big GIVE Week. The money was contributed to 29 different funds administered by the foundation. This year’s Big GIVE Week was held from October 13 to 17, and it encouraged donors from throughout Poweshiek County to…

Day in the Life: Michael Porter ’17

7:00 a.m.—Wake up to alarm: “Everytime We Touch” by Cascada. 7:01 a.m.—Wonder if having Cascada as my Monday morning alarm is actually changing how I feel about her. 7:05 a.m.—Walk to bathroom to brush my teeth. Find puke in the sink of the men’s bathroom, so I move down to the gender-neutral. Someone managed to…

Grinnell wins big in Iowa tourism conference

Over the weekend, Grinnell received four out of the 12 Iowa Tourism Awards in the Rural Community category at the 2014 Iowa Tourism Conference. Grinnell’s Chamber of Commerce was in attendance to accept the awards. Grinnell won first place in “Outstanding Collaboration” in recognition of its winter ice skating rink, “Outstanding Event” for its annual…

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Arbor Lake serves up screams in Fright Hike

The Chamber of Commerce will be hosting the second series of its new event, the Grinnell Fright Hike, today. Interested attendees can begin the hike any time between 8 and 10:30 p.m. The one-mile hike around Arbor Lake is recommended to teenagers and adults and will feature volunteers to scare the hike participants. The hike…