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EatChewAlive, a unique ode to Iowa

By Merlin Matthews matthews17@grinnell.edu An exhibition of the works of John Schlue titled “EatChewAlive” opened at the Grinnell Arts Center last Thursday, Sept. 8. “EatChewAlive” features nine paintings with oil paint and acrylic felt on canvas. Schlue’s work came to the Grinnell Arts Center through Stephen Beck ’14, who grew up with Schlue in Belle…

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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…

Eco-Performance class prepares to present at CERA

By Louise Carhart carhartl17@grinnell.edu   Professor Lesley Delmenico, Theatre, talked to The S&B over email to discuss her short course Eco-Performance, co-taught with two professors from the University of Warwick in the United Kingdom. Professors Baz Kershaw and Susan Haedicke introduced students to the concept of “Prairie Meanders,” a project that combines local and global…

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County unemployment rate rises

By Jeman Park parkjema@grinnell.edu Unemployment rates are a critical metric for college students given their relevance for future job prospects. Poweshiek County has consistently outperformed United States averages, posting a consistent sub 4 percent rate of unemployment for the past year, until this August, when the county posted a 0.2 percent increase. Laura Mannat, Head…

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Celebrate 100 years of National Parks

By Merlin Mathews mathewsr17@grinnell.edu The National Park Service (NPS) celebrated its centennial on Aug. 25. Established during President Woodrow Wilson’s term by the National Park Service Organic act, the NPS’ stated goal is to preserve sites both natural and manmade for the enjoyment and education of future generations. In keeping with its founding philosophy, the…