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Posted on: June 3, 2020

Fourth of July Activities Look Different Due to Pandemic

Press Release - June 3, 2020

Today, as representation from the City of Grinnell, Grinnell Area Chamber of Commerce, Poweshiek County Public Health, and Poweshiek County Emergency Management, we are announcing changes to Grinnell’s Fourth of July ...

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Posted on: June 3, 2020

Aquatic Center to Open for Lap Swim & Swim Lessons

The Grinnell Mutual Family Aquatic Center will be opening for Lap Swimming starting Monday, June 8th with Swim Lessons starting the following week June 15th.  Due to the COVID-19 pandemic the operating procedures of the Aquatic Season will be vas...

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Posted on: June 2, 2020

City Parks to Open

Beginning June 5th at 5:00 p.m. city parks including the skate park will open for public use. Those using the parks and playgrounds are requested to do so responsibly by practicing physical social distancing. Use of the playground equipment should be done...

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Posted on: June 2, 2020

Drake Community Library to Gradually Resume Services

With the health and well-being of staff and the public at the forefront of our thinking, the Library has established a phased plan for gradually resuming physical library services. In addition to curbside delivery, an Internet station will be made availabl...

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Posted on: May 27, 2020

Grinnell-Newburg High School Graduates Honored

To recognize the class of 2020 from Grinnell-Newburg High School, banners for each graduate are being installed on the light poles in the Central Business District. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic the class of 2020 did not get the traditional commencement ce...

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Posted on: May 26, 2020

Street Closures on College Campus

Portions of Park Street and 8th Avenue will be closed through the Grinnell College Campus for crosswalk construction starting June 1st. The closures are as follows: 8th Avenue between Park and East Streets from June 1st to June 16th and Park Street betwee...

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Posted on: May 19, 2020

Farmers Markets June 4th - Oct. 24th

Farmers Markets will be held on Thursdays from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. The market is located near Central Park along Broad Street and 4th Avenue. The first market is scheduled for June 4th with the last one scheduled for Oct...

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Posted on: May 13, 2020

Donor Wall Installed at Central Park

In thanks to and recognition of all the gracious donors who helped support the Central Park Project a beautiful donor wall has been installed on the north side of the Central Park shelter house. ASI Signage designed, constructed, and installed the wall.&a...

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Posted on: May 11, 2020

Reminder to Flush the Water Lines in Unused Buildings

Water use has been very low in many buildings for several weeks during the time of shutdown. Before reopening your business, water department staff reminds building owners and/or tenants to clean any ice makers or dispensers, to clean aerators at each fau...

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Posted on: May 5, 2020

Grinnell Awarded CDBG funds for Response to COVID-19

The Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA) has awarded the city of Grinnell Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds for Infectious Disease Response to COVID-19. IEDA will make an award of $45,000 to the City to address food insecurity and provi...

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Posted on: April 29, 2020

Iowa DOT Project on Hwy 146 to Begin in May

The Iowa Department of Transportation will be resurfacing Highway 146 north of 11th Avenue beginning in mid-May. Construction will start just north of the intersection of IA Hwy 146 and 11th Ave and end at the Tama County line. The existing roadway will b...

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Posted on: April 29, 2020

Outside Watering Meters Available May 1st

To observe social distancing and limit the spread of Covid 19, outside watering meters will only be available via online form submission for the 2020 season. Once the online submission is received, water department staff will deliver a meter no closer tha...

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