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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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Bert Katz receives Key to the City
by Corey Munson · March 12th, 2015
In total, nine keys to the city of Marion have been awarded in its 176 years. That's nine out of more than 35,000 residents today and many more in its history.

DAR Good Citizens honored at George Washington Birthday Tea
by Nancy Grindle · March 12th, 2015
Thirteen seniors from area schools were recognized by local chapters of the DAR (Daughters of the American Revolution) as Good Citizens from their schools. A tea was held at Summit Pointe on February 21 to honor them.

Advertisement Home school mock trial teams advance
by Cynthia Petersen · March 12th, 2015
Two of the three Marion Home School Assistance Program mock trial teams have qualified for state competition in Des Moines March 24-26.

L-M board discusses budget
by Nancy Grindle · March 12th, 2015
School districts across the state of Iowa are struggling to figure out their budgets as they await decisions from the Iowa State Legislature.

L-M preschool plans come together for 2015-16
by Nancy Grindle · March 12th, 2015
At the February 23 Linn-Mar school board meeting, Julie Jensen, Executive Director of Student Services, updated the board on preschool data and stated that the online registration system proved to be very successful.

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Ensuring the safety of all students
by State Senator Liz Mathis · March 12th, 2015
Bullying can devastate children, families and communities, with effects potentially lasting into adulthood.

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Cold night shooting dooms L-M
by Brandon Leonard · March 12th, 2015
Throughout the 2015 basketball season, the Linn-Mar Lions boys' basketball team proved time and time again that they were one of the best shooting teams in all of Iowa.

Linn-Mar's Ollinger named to INA All-State second team
by Brandon Leonard · March 12th, 2015
Linn-Mar junior Amanda Ollinger was selected to the INA All-State Second Team for her efforts and performance this season.

Paige, Stokes receive honors
by Brandon Leonard · March 12th, 2015
Linn-Mar alumni Marcus Paige and Kiah Stokes were honored by their conferences for their performances on the basketball court this season.

Lions fall to CRX, dominate Prairie
by Brandon Leonard · February 20th, 2015
After taking a stunning loss at home to Cedar Rapids Xavier last Tuesday, the Linn-Mar boys basketball team rebounded in a bi'g way and smacked Cedar Rapids Prairie by a 67-42 tally to move to 15-4 on the season.

Lions send four to State, Marion stays home
by Brandon Leonard · February 20th, 2015
Going into the Class 3A district meet at Cedar Rapids Prairie, the Linn-Mar wrestling team featured four athletes ranked in the top six of their respective weight classes.

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