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Posted on: March 28, 2020

Drake Community Library Further Reduces Services

Community spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) has now been reported in Poweshiek County. In response to this, Drake Community Library has further reduced its physical services by stopping the curb-side delivery of books.

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Posted on: March 25, 2020

Drake Community Library Reduces Hours

In order to help limit the spread of COVID-19 and support community efforts to promote social distancing, Drake Community Library (DCL) has further reduced its hours of operation as of March 25.  At this time curbside pick-up of library materials...

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Posted on: March 23, 2020

City Hall Closed to the Public

In order to help prevent community spread of COVID-19 in Grinnell and support the efforts of the community to promote social distancing all city buildings have been closed to the public. This includes Grinnell City Hall.

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Posted on: March 23, 2020

A Message From the Grinnell Fire & Police Chiefs

It goes without saying - these times are unparalleled for most, if not all. As we have been doing for weeks now, your fire and police departments will continue to evaluate our operations in order to provide an effective and efficient service to those who ...

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Posted on: March 18, 2020

Water Plant to Restrict Access

In order to help limit the spread of the COVID-19 and support community efforts to promote social distancing, the Grinnell Water Plant on Main Street will be closed to the public as of 4:00 PM 03/18/2020. Only immediate staff personnel will be allowed int...

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Posted on: March 18, 2020

Poweshiek County to Restrict Access to Offices

Effective March 18, 2020 - until further notice: Due to COVID-19 and public health concerns, Poweshiek County is taking steps to protect employees and the public. Poweshiek County has elected to close their offices to the public to limit the spread of COV...

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Posted on: March 17, 2020

Gov. Reynolds Issues a State of Emergency

Des Moines, IA: Gov. Reynolds issued a State of Public Health Disaster Emergency activating the public health response and recovery aspects of the State Disaster Emergency Plan effective at noon on March 17, 2020. 

It takes significant steps to re...

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Posted on: March 18, 2020

What Not to Flush

To assist in prevention of the spread of illness, more and more people are using cleaning wipes to sanitize in their homes and businesses. Wastewater department personnel remind citizens that just because a paper product says it is flushable doesn&rsq...

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Posted on: March 16, 2020

Recreation Department Programs Postponed

In order to help prevent community spread of COVID-19 in Grinnell and support the efforts of the community to promote social distancing the Grinnell Recreation Department will be doing the following:

  • All Recreation Department programming will be postponed ...
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Posted on: March 13, 2020

Brush & Compost Site to Open March 31st

The city brush and compost facility will open for the 2020 season on March 31st. For information on pricing and hours of operation see the Brush & Compost Facility webpage.

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Posted on: March 13, 2020

Public Service Department Office Closed to Public

In response to the Coronavirus pandemic Public Service Director, Duane Neff, has made the decision to close his department at 1411 1st Avenue to the public effective March 16th. The closure is scheduled for 30 days at which time the situation will be reev...

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Posted on: March 13, 2020

Drake Community Library Suspends Programs

In order to help limit the spread of COVID-19 and support community efforts to promote social distancing, Drake Community Library has suspended library programming and non-essential meetings at the Library through April 30. 

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Posted on: March 26, 2020

Playgrounds

It’s great to get outside and enjoy the fresh air in our
city parks, however, please practice social distancing and maintain a 6’distance from other people.  

Grinnell’s playgrounds are not sanitized by City crews ...

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Posted on: March 16, 2020

Recreation Department Programs Postponed

In order to help prevent community spread of COVID-19 in Grinnell and support the efforts of the community to promote social distancing the Grinnell Recreation Department will be doing the following:

  • All Recreation Department programming will be postponed ...
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Posted on: March 23, 2020

A Message From the Grinnell Fire & Police Chiefs

It goes without saying - these times are unparalleled for most, if not all. As we have been doing for weeks now, your fire and police departments will continue to evaluate our operations in order to provide an effective and efficient service to those who ...

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Police & Fire Departments
Posted on: March 17, 2020

Gov. Reynolds Issues a State of Emergency

Des Moines, IA: Gov. Reynolds issued a State of Public Health Disaster Emergency activating the public health response and recovery aspects of the State Disaster Emergency Plan effective at noon on March 17, 2020. 

It takes significant steps to re...

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Posted on: December 17, 2012

Press Releases

See press releases issued by the Grinnell Police department.

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Posted on: March 13, 2020

Brush & Compost Site to Open March 31st

The city brush and compost facility will open for the 2020 season on March 31st. For information on pricing and hours of operation see the Brush & Compost Facility webpage.

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Posted on: March 13, 2020

Public Service Department Office Closed to Public

In response to the Coronavirus pandemic Public Service Director, Duane Neff, has made the decision to close his department at 1411 1st Avenue to the public effective March 16th. The closure is scheduled for 30 days at which time the situation will be reev...

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Posted on: March 19, 2020

Coronavirus and Public Drinking Water

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources is providing this important information about COVID-19 as it relates to public drinking water to provide clarity to the public. The COVID-19 virus has not been detected in drinking water supplies. Based on current ...

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Water & Wastewater Department
Posted on: March 18, 2020

What Not to Flush

To assist in prevention of the spread of illness, more and more people are using cleaning wipes to sanitize in their homes and businesses. Wastewater department personnel remind citizens that just because a paper product says it is flushable doesn&rsq...

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Posted on: March 18, 2020

Water Plant to Restrict Access

In order to help limit the spread of the COVID-19 and support community efforts to promote social distancing, the Grinnell Water Plant on Main Street will be closed to the public as of 4:00 PM 03/18/2020. Only immediate staff personnel will be allowed int...

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