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The Art is in the Detail

By Caitlin Beckwith-Ferguson beckwith@grinnell.edu On Saturday, the details will be the center of attention at the Conard Environmental Research Area (CERA), where the Center for Prairie Studies (CPS) will be hosting an artist workshop entitled “A Closer View: Seeing Details of the Prairie Through Drawing.” “The landscape at CERA rewards observation of close detail and…

Fresh Pickings from Grinnell’s Farm Crawl

By Isaac Andino  andinois17@grinnell.edu People sometimes mistakenly think that Iowa does not boast exciting, tasty events—but that is because they have not heard of the Farm Ramble happening this Sunday, Sept. 15. The event is an open house for local farms to exhibit their fresh, organic produce and for visitors to learn about the work…

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McNally’s Moves on Main

By Eric Mistry mistryer@grinnell.edu McNally’s Foods, a downtown Grinnell staple for decades, has opened a new location on the corner of 6th Avenue and Main Street. The new store contains more merchandise, a seating area and an expanded deli with hot food options. With an old-school, local grocer atmosphere coupled with modern amenities and services,…

Unlocking Iowa’s Mysteries

By Danielle Huebner huebnerd17@grinnell.edu Ever wondered where the nighttime noises of crickets and cicadas were coming from, what mysteries lie in the stars and stories in the sky or what animals we share Grinnell with? The Nightfall on the Prairie event this weekend is offering the Grinnell community a chance to find out. At 8…

Grinnell’s Got Talent

By Madeline O’Meara omearama17@grinnell.edu Looking for a place where you can bid for homemade orange sorbet, tickets to The Blue Jean Ball, knitting lessons and your own personal bacon fest all in one place? Look no further than the third annual Grinnell’s Got Talent Auction taking place on Monday, September 9th. The event raises money…

Digging in Roots at AG Day

By Teresa Fleming flemingt17@grinnell.edu Last Thursday, August 29, members of the Grinnell community gathered in Central Park for AG Appreciation Day in celebration of agricultural traditions and Iowan hospitality. College students and local residents comingled at the farming festivities and events, which featured a petting zoo, live music, tractor pulls and pony rides. The event…

Mayor Gordon and Grinnell

Gordon Canfield, Grinnell’s mayor of 16 years, has supported our town with down-to-earth politics and fresh ideas for Grinnell’s growing communities. The S&B’s Meg Schmitt sat down with Canfield last Tuesday to talk about pig farms, trains and the growth of the Grinnell community. Did you always see yourself as mayor?   No, not at…

Summing up Grinnell summer

By Eric Mistry  mistryer@grinnell.edu When the spring semester ends and most students leave Grinnell until the fall, the town does not shut down. Quite the opposite, Grinnell offers a plethora of engaging activities for those who stay for the summer. From sports events to artistic adventures to shopping opportunities, there are tons of things to…

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Prairie Pals Grow to Love Drake Prairie

By Prisca Kim  kimprisc@grinnell.edu This summer, Grinnell’s Drake Library will start its Prairie Pals and Conservation Corps programs to allow children to engage with their local prairie environment through an interactive learning experience. The Prairie Pals program is for children up to the fifth or sixth grade and the Conservation Corps is for older children….

One Smooth Grinnellian

By Joe Engleman  engleman@grinnell.edu It has been years since the city of Grinnell or Grinnell College supported boxing clubs or a boxing team. But international boxing star and Grinnell native, James “Smooth One” Crawford, is looking to change that. Crawford began boxing in Grinnell at the age of eight, when Grinnell still boasted a local…