Community

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…

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New mayor voted into office

By Lily Hamilton hamiltol@grinnell.edu Dan Agnew was elected mayor of Grinnell in an uncontested election last Tuesday, Nov. 7. Agnew is a nearly lifelong resident of Grinnell and former president and CEO of Grinnell Mutual Reinsurance Company, a nationally-known insurance company and one of Grinnell’s largest employers. Agnew has big shoes to fill given that…

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Sculpture installed at Drake Library

By Zoe Fruchter fruchter@grinnell.edu On Friday, Nov. 10, Drake Community Library installed a new 11-foot-tall, rainbow-hued “Library” statue on Park St. to greet its visitors. “The sculpture conveys fun and it is also functional, as it informs visitors that this is your public library,” wrote Marilyn Kennett, Director of Drake Library, in an email to…