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Grin City celebrates 10th anniversary, switches focus

Mira Braneck, Staff Writer braneckm@grinnell.edu Grin City, a local arts collective, is located on a fourth-generation, 320-acre farm dotted with brightly colored buildings. The property has been home to the collective’s arts residency program for the last ten years. However, as Grin City approaches its tenth anniversary, it will be closing its physical doors and…

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A shrimp gets too tan, a snake moves to the big city

Sam Curry currysam@grinnell.edu Another round of Neverland Juniors kicked off to cheers of “circle, circle,” as Grinnell students of college and elementary school age joined together to produce some of Central Iowa’s finest interscholastic storytelling. Neverland Players help kids from the town write, develop and perform their stories over a four-week period. The Players and…

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Rose elaborates on Central Park renovations

Ronnie Ruse rusevero@grinnell.edu Central Park will soon undergo some major renovations. The 3 million dollar renovations are slated to begin as early as Tuesday, May 17, with a tentative completion date of June 1, 2017. Plans for the park renovations began in 2005 as part of Grinnell’s Master Parks Plan. After planning sessions and public…

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Fire Dept gets new gear

Lily Böhlke, Copy Editor bohlkeli@grinnell.edu If you’ve seen firefighters looking extra spiffy recently, it may be because the Grinnell Fire Department recently purchased 25 brand new sets of turnout gear. The new sets of turnout gear, which include helmets, coats, pants, boots and gloves, cost 3,000 dollars each. The National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA) recommends…

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College awards mini-grants to community

Ronnie Ruse rusevero@grinnell.edu Grinnell College recently awarded 12 mini-grants totaling 35,000 dollars to various organizations in the Grinnell area. The grants are awarded annually, with grant proposals submitted at the end of January and awarded in mid-March. “The goal is to provide modest catalyst funding for small to mid-scale community projects designed to help Grinnell…

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The story on West Side

John Brady, Photo Editor bradyjoh@grinnell.edu Most Grinnellians are undoubtedly familiar with the multitude of restaurants within walking distance of the campus. Names like Prairie Canary, Chuong Garden, A&M Cafe and Pagliai’s Pizza are well-known and frequented by students. But the town also has eateries a bit farther away from the College. This week, the S&B…

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Kuhn brings National Water Dance to CERA

LILY BÖHLKE, Copy Editor bohlkeli@grinnell.edu Over 100 institutions will create a “movement choir” this weekend, simultaneously performing at 3 p.m. Central Time on Saturday, April 16 to bring awareness to U.S. water issues. Ivy Kuhn ’16, as well with many other choreographers across the country, has created a site-specific performance to bring communities together. The…

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Lutz resigns amid differences with Arts Council

Candace Mettle mettleca@grinnell.edu Christian Lutz, former Executive Director of Grinnell Arts Council, has resigned from his position over differences on the direction of the council. He held his title for approximately 18 months. “We believe that we need to reorganize with a different person to help lead the Arts Council,” said Jerry Brown, the current…