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Jasper County ammonia leak kills 66,500 fish

By Julia Echikson echikson@grinnell.edu After receiving a call about dead fish along Wolf Creek in Jasper County, Bill Gibbons, an environmental specialist at the Iowa Department of Natural Reserves (DNR), went to investigate. Upon his arrival, he measured the level of the fertilizer ammonia in the water and found the ammonia levels to be so…

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Kites Over Grinnell promises high-flying fun

By Keli Vitaioli vitaioli@grinnell.edu Fun is flying to new heights this weekend with the Grinnell Rotary Club’s rebooting of a past favorite, Kites Over Grinnell, on Sat., Sept. 24 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Ahrens Park driving range. The family-focused event will offer a full day of kite flying. When the park…

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True Grinnellian: Steve Sieck

By Lily Bohlke bohlkeli@grinnell.edu Grinnellians may think of Professor Stephen Sieck, Biological Chemistry, as just another Noyce professor, but college kids are not the only ones on his mind. He keeps busy thinking about his own three kids as well as every other student enrolled in Grinnell Public Schools. Sieck was recently appointed to the…

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DSM Fashion Week showcases Iowa talent

By Carter Howe howethom@grinnell.edu Elevated style will be coming to Des Moines on Sept. 21 in the form of the first ever Des Moines (DSM) Fashion Week, a three-day event featuring designers from the Midwest and even New York and Los Angeles. Although Grinnellians may recognize the name DSM Fashion Week from The Onion’s headlines,…

Latino Heritage Festival brings pride and greater learning

By Louise Carhart carhartl17@grinnell.edu To celebrate Latinx Heritage Month this September, the Des Moines Latino Heritage Festival will be held this weekend from Saturday, Sept. 24 to Sunday, Sept. 25 at Western Gateway Park in downtown Des Moines. The Festival, which started in 2001, is celebrating its fifteenth year by moving to the new location….

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Grinnell DMV outpost to close

By Keli Vitaioli vitaioli@grinnell.edu While Grinnell has not had a permanent Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) center for years, the satellite location in the Community Center, opened once a week for issuing drivers licenses, has served an essential service to the community. With Grinnell LLC’s purchase of the Community Center, the building will be renovated…

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Wind energy to increase in Poweshiek

By Regina Logan loganreg@grinnell.edu   The Poweshiek County Board of Supervisors will hold a public hearing  on Monday, Sept. 19 to discuss selling three to five acres of land to MidAmerican Energy. MidAmerican Energy serves around two-thirds of Iowa and nearly 1.5 million people across Iowa, Illinois, South Dakota and Nebraska. The company has committed…