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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…

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Grin City paints pastoral pastels

By Meg Schmitt schmittm@grinnell.edu Despite a slow start to the spring, Grin City Collective, an artist residency program located on a family farm just outside of Grinnell, is blossoming in preparation for its spring residency session. Grin City has undergone an expansion of its program and its facilities over the last year, adding new studios,…

Students on patrol

By Stephen Gruber-Miller grubermi@grinnell.edu Grinnell students are learning what it’s like to be a cop this spring in an eight-week program called the Citizens Police Academy (CPA). The program is run by the Grinnell Police Department and has existed for about four years as a means to give the community a better perspective of what…

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Filmmaker discusses feminism behind bars

Noga Ashkenazi ’09 is the writer, producer and director of the film  The Grey Area, a documentary following a group of women in the Iowa Correctional Institution for Women in Mitchellville, Iowa, as they complete a course on feminism taught by Grinnell students. There will be a screening of the film tonight at 7 p.m….

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Grinnell sandwich crawl

Grinnell is awash in scrumptious sandwich vendors. A veritable smorgasbord of options exists, making it tough to decide when that sandwich craving hits. Depending on your dining companions, time constraints and sandwich preferences, each of these options may hit that sweet spot. Join me on a sandwich odyssey through the streets of downtown Grinnell. Jimmy…