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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…

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Public sector employees to vote on union recertification

By Carter Howe howethom@grinnell.edu Labor recertification votes for public-sector bargaining units began this Tuesday, with many more set to happen in October. These votes are part of the sweeping public sector collective bargaining law passed this past February. The voting will determine whether or not workers continue to be represented by their unions, and has…

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Grand opening of Hotel Grinnell

By Kat Irwin irwinkat@grinnell.edu After nine years of construction, Hotel Grinnell had its grand opening to the public Thursday Sept. 7, featuring tours for the public. The S&B’s Kate Irwin attended the event and spoke to the owner and operator of the hotel. The outside of Hotel Grinnell emulates the modern, industrial look that is…

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Matchstick museum proves to be a marvel

By Lily Bohlke bohlkeli@grinnell.edu Nestled right next to the Gladbrook Theater, just 45 minutes north of Grinnell, is a museum housing marvelous sculptures no match for any competing art. In fact, this museum contains millions of matches, which serve as the primary material of the works displayed. Pat Acton, longtime resident of Gladbrook, Iowa, began…

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True Grinnellian: Joe Bagnoli

By Ahon Gooptu gooptuah@grinnell.edu Six months after Joe Bagnoli’s daughter, Lilianna Bagnoli ’15, enrolled at Grinnell College, she wrote back to her father, “At Grinnell, you can be who you are without being judged.” Thus, when he was offered the position of the College’s vice president for enrollment and dean of admission and financial aid,…

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SJAG wins Ahrens Foundation Award

By Kelly Page pagekell@grinnell.edu In 1993, Claude Ahrens, a playground manufacturer turned benefactor of the Ahrens Park Foundation, gave a speech to the National Recreation and Parks Association in which he told his listeners to “leave the world a better place than you found it.” Now every year on Aug. 18 in honor of his…