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Elvis Impersonator Graces Grinnell

By Darwin Manning  manningd@grinnell.edu Elvis may be dead, but Grinnell played host to the next best thing on Thursday night: a talented Elvis impersonator by the name of Joseph Hall. Hall, who is probably best known for his participation in NBC’s America’s Got Talent competition in 2008, stopped by the Grinnell Eagles Lodge for a…

Changes a-brewin’ at Saints Rest

By Eric Mistry  mistryer@grinnell.edu Coffee aficionados of Grinnell, rejoice! Saints Rest Coffeehouse, transitioned to new owners, retains its charm while adding a few perks. The coffeehouse, a local staple, recently came under new ownership after its previous owners, Jeff Phelps ’71 and his wife Patricia, decided to retire. Sam Cox, the new proprietor, is a…

FM deserves appreciation all year round

By Prisca Kim  kimprisc@grinnell.edu In honor of Facilities Management (FM) Appreciation Week, this week’s True Grinnellian column is dedicated to our hard-working FM employees. There was an FM Appreciation Breakfast in the JRC on Wednesday and posters were set up in the JRC for students to leave notes and thank the FM workers. Scot Wilson…

Enjoy delectable desserts at the Danish Maid

By Avery Rowlison rowlison@grinnell.edu Most students know the Danish Maid Bakery because of their 2 a.m. bakery runs at the start of school or during Hell Week. Others know the bakery for the care packages their parents send for their birthday or to help with finals: these are all experiences essential to a Grinnell College…

Low prices, filling food at Montgomery’s

By Eliza-Eve Leas With the closure of barbeque haven Dragon Wagon last month, Grinnellians have been missing out on homemade comfort food, especially as winter descends. I ventured one block further up 6th avenue to Montgomery’s, for a similar family-run feel and a little greasy goodness. Montgomery’s, established in 1933, has a homegrown style on…

Learn from, volunteer with senior citizens

By Avery Rowlison Community service has been a fundamental value of the Grinnell College community since its founding. One of the opportunities available to students interested in serving their community is working with senior citizens in the town of Grinnell. The city of Grinnell has long been a place for those seeking relief from their…

Grinnell’s Come Ups

By Emma Sinai-Yunker  sinaiyun@grinnell.edu Just beyond the Grinnell College bubble are some safe havens for the thrifter hidden in every student. Second Mile and Goodwill are the two best-known and most frequented by members of the college community. Second Mile is completely locally run and located on the corner of 3rd and Pearl Street. Goodwill…

Police Chief Reilly acclimates to Grinnell

By Joe Wlos wlosjose@grinnell.edu At St. Bonaventure University in Olean, New York, Dennis Reilly studied accounting and business management, but he was always more interested in law enforcement. Reilly’s father, his hero, was a police officer, and Reilly decided to follow in his footsteps. “While some seniors in high school were out at parties getting…