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Fire Safety Week Poster Contest Winner
Fire Safety Week Poster Contest Winner
FEATURED PHOTO · - Photo Sumitted Austin Sellers (pictured with Deputy Fire Marshal Wade Markley) of Francis Marion Intermediate School is the 2014 winner of the Marion Fire Department Fire Safety Week poster contest. In addition to the overall winner, individual school winners include Rylie Bucklin at Echo Hill Elementary, Isaac Stanger at Linn Grove, Eysen Pollard at Indian Creek Elementary, Stephanie Seol at Wilkins Elementary, and Javari Williams at Novak Elementary. Submitted
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Bob and Karen Hoyt announced as Marion's 2015 Citizens of the Year
by Staff Report · October 30th, 2014
Bob and Karen Hoyt have been tapped as Marion's 2015 Citizens of the Year. The couple were honored at the Marion Chamber of Commerce's annual meeting Wednesday, Oct. 22.

City welcomes ELPLAST's U.S. headquarters
by Nancy Grindle · October 30th, 2014
Wednesday, October 22, at 4:30 p.m., the groundbreaking ceremony for the construction of ELPLAST's new North American headquarters was held.

Advertisement Irwin's to close
by Staff Report · October 30th, 2014
Irwin's, the men's clothier that has served the Cedar Rapids-Marion area for 58 years, will close its doors and sell its entire inventory as owner Lee Larson has decided he's ready to pursue other opportunities after working there for almost four decades.

Marion students participate in All-State Band and Chorus
by Cynthia Petersen · October 30th, 2014
Five Marion High School students will be participating in the 2014 Iowa All-State Band and Chorus, according to Jonathon Dyrland, director of choral activities.

Ann Fry honored at L-M
by Nancy Grindle · October 24th, 2014
Ann Fry of Linn-Mar High School was recently awarded the 2013-2014 "Outstanding Leadership" in Speech Education in Iowa Award by the Iowa High School Speech Association.

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Avoid these scary investment moves
by John A. Westfall · October 30th, 2014
Whether you have young children or not, you're probably well aware that Halloween is almost here.

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Indians end season at 1-8, at the hands of Xavier
by Brandon Leonard · October 30th, 2014
Coach Tony Perkins and the 2014 Marion Football team knew before the season that they would have their work cut out for them with arguably one of the toughest schedules in all of Class 3A.

Indians struggle at WaMaC tourney
by Brandon Leonard · October 30th, 2014
It was a WaMaC Conference Tournament that the 2014 Marion Indians volleyball team would like to forget as they lost a pair of games in bracket play, crushing their dream of becoming the 2014 Conference Tournament champions.

Lions top Saints to end regular season
by Brandon Leonard · October 30th, 2014
A three-set sweep over Cedar Rapids Xavier wrapped up the Linn-Mar Lion volleyball team's regular season last Tuesday night as the Lions rolled 25-23, 25-18, and 25-11.

Schmidt, Noble stay hot against CR Jeff
by Brandon Leonard · October 30th, 2014
Riding a wave of momentum they had built up against Waterloo West where they connected for three touchdowns together through the air, quarterback Ryan Schmidt and wide receiver Trevor Noble had yet another record-breaking performance against Cedar Rapids Jefferson last Friday night.

Dubuque Wahlert downs Indians
by Brandon Leonard · October 24th, 2014
Another week, another disappointing loss for the Marion Indians football team. The Indians fell to Dubuque Wahlert by a 24-14 tally.

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