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FEATURED PHOTO · The Montessori School of Marion ended their very first year as Marion's and only Montessori School. Mayor Nick AbouAssaly attended the student's concert on May 26, 2017, and handed out diplomas to the preschool Class of 2017.
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Grassley presents medals to veteran
by Nancy Grindle, Correspondent · July 27th, 2017
Senator Charles Grassley came to Marion on Friday, July 21, 2017, to present a number of long overdue military medals to Richard L. Brace at the American Legion Post 298 Hall.

New American Legion Department of Iowa Commander
by DJ Kauffman, Correspondent · July 27th, 2017
A Marion resident has spent most of his adult life in public service, both as a United States Marine and as a Marion firefighter. So it was only natural for him to say "yes" when asked to be the new American Legion Department of Iowa Commander.

Advertisement Linn County Special Election regarding county supervisors approaches
July 27th, 2017
Linn County voters will determine how their three supervisors will be allocated in a special election Tuesday, August 1.

Marion City Council tables controversial resolution
by Nancy Grindle, Correspondent · July 27th, 2017
At its July 20, 2017, regular meeting, the Marion City Council considered remarks about a controversial resolution regarding hours of operation for property located along Tower Terrace Road west of 10th Street and east of Irish Drive. More than a dozen people spoke at the public hearing about the matter and a number of pieces of correspondence were received and filed as well.

Traffic issues and roundabout concerns
by Article provided by Sergeant Jerry Whitson #150 and Lieutenant Chad Nott #146 of the Marion Police Department · July 27th, 2017
Occasionally, the Marion Police Department is contacted with questions about the roundabouts. Other times, we are made aware that there are citizens with traffic enforcement concerns trying to get answers at Marion City Hall. We have some wonderful people that work at City Hall, but we would encourage anyone with questions or complaints regarding traffic enforcement to contact the Marion Police Department.

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How to find and claim your family's unclaimed money
by Report submitted · July 20th, 2017
Dear Savvy Senior,
I've heard that there are free online search tools that can help people look for lost or forgotten money left behind by deceased relatives. Can you refer me? When my father passed away his financial affairs were in such a mess, I'm wondering if there was anything he left behind.
Wondering Daughter

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Obituaries
Faye Armstrong, 103
July 27th, 2017
Faye Helen Armstrong, 103, of Marion, passed away Thursday July 20, 2017, at Summit Pointe Senior Living Community, Marion. Visitation was from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, July 23, 2017, at Murdoch Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Marion. Funeral Services were at 10 a.m. on Monday, July 24, 2017, at the funeral home, conducted by Reverend Dr. Howard Chapman. Burial took place at Cedar Memorial Park Cemetery, Cedar Rapids.

Francis "Hank" Wessels, 83
July 27th, 2017
Francis "Hank" Walter Wessels, of Toddville, Iowa, passed away Sunday, July 16, 2017, at St. Luke's Hospital following a sudden illness, at the age of 83. Arrangements by Murdoch Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Marion.

Wally Henderson, 88
July 27th, 2017
Wally Henderson, 88, of Central City, passed away peacefully Wednesday, July 19, 2017, at his home. The family greeted friends from 10 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, July 22, 2017, at Murdoch Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Central City. Funeral Service began at 11 a.m. on Saturday at the funeral home conducted by Pastor Dennis Johnson. Burial followed at Mt. Clark Cemetery, Central City.

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Lions defeat City High for State berth
by Brandon Leonard, Correspondent · July 27th, 2017
There was no doubt in anyone's mind that the Linn-Mar baseball team is loaded with talent up and down the roster. Playing in the tough Mississippi Valley Conference in addition to a rigorous non-conference schedule, the Lions entered postseason play with a .500 record, but the beauty of baseball is that if your team gets hot at the right time, watch out. That's the case right now for the Lions as they took down City High to advance to the Class 4A Iowa High School State Baseball Tournament at Principal Park in Des Moines. Linn-Mar's offense erupted for five runs in the fifth inning and won by a 6-2 margin over the Little Hawks.

Indians State-bound after thriller
by Brandon Leonard, Correspondent · July 27th, 2017
It took nine innings to determine a winner and a Class 3A state qualifier last Wednesday night in Solon, but when the dust settled, the Marion Indians reigned supreme and stayed alive. The Indians fought off a valiant effort by the Solon Spartans to grab a 4-3 win and advance to the Class 3A Iowa High School State Baseball Tournament.

Iowa Open heads to Blue Top Ridge in Riverside
July 27th, 2017
The 84th playing of the Iowa Open will take place on August 25-27, 2017 at Blue Top Ridge at Riverside Casino and Golf Resort. This historic championship in the state of Iowa features top professionals and amateurs from all over the Midwest.

Indians eye State berth
by Brandon Leonard Coorespondent · July 20th, 2017
The Marion baseball team's successful season just keeps getting better and better. After closing out the regular season with a pair of losses to Western Dubuque, the Indians are back to their winning ways. Marion opened up Class 3A postseason play last Friday by knocking out Maquoketa with a 9-1 victory and followed it up by bouncing Cedar Rapids Xavier out of contention on Monday, July 17, with a 4-2 triumph. The win over the Saints sets up a matchup with the Solon Spartans where the winner will advance to the Class 3A State Tournament.

Marion 5th-grade girls place third in Pacesetter Great Four-State
by Report Submitted · July 20th, 2017
The Marion fifth-grade girls' basketball team placed third in their division at the Pacesetter Great Four-State Championships on Saturday in St. Paul.

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