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102 and Counting
102 and Counting
FEATURED PHOTO · Marion Platner, a resident at the Villages in Marion, celebrated her 102 birthday Saturday, Aug. 30. She celebrated the special occasion along with a room full of fellow residents, her son Bob and Marion Mayor Snooks Bouska (pictured). Corey Munson
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Constitution Week observed September 17-23
by Nancy Grindle · September 18th, 2014
Constitution Week runs from September 17 through September 23 each year and recognizes the ratification of the United States Constitution on September 17, 1787, as well as recognizing all who have become citizens through birth or naturalization.

Linn-Mar Board hears Superintendent search update
by Nancy Grindle · September 18th, 2014
The Linn-Mar Board of Directors met Monday evening in special session to hear Ted Blaesing, consultant with HYA Executive Search, present an update on the process which will lead to hiring a person to assume the role of superintendent at Linn-Mar when current Superintendent Katie Mulholland steps down in 2015.

Advertisement Marion Fire Department honored
by Staff Report · September 18th, 2014
Marion Fire Department was recently presented with a Life Safety Achievement Award for its fire prevention accomplishments in 2013 by the National Association of State Fire Marshals Fire Research and Education Foundation (NASFM Foundation) in partnership with Grinnell Mutual Reinsurance Company.

'Forever Chocolate' set to open shop in Marion soon
by Deirdre Ryan · September 18th, 2014
By mid-September, the community of Marion will be the home to another tempting and tasty treat shop.

Artist reunited with picture from decades ago
by Nancy Grindle · September 11th, 2014
Thanks to Dan Kellams of the Class of '54 at Marion Independent High School, a renowned artist was able to reconnect with a picture she had created as a high school student from the early '60s.

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Vikings, a sock-eating Great Dane and a brief history of geeky gadgets
by Dan Brawner · September 18th, 2014
It doesn't matter how much we feed him, our dog Monty is always hunting for food.

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Obituaries
Brian T. Bradke, 50
September 18th, 2014
Marion, September 10, 1964 - September 12, 2014

Gertrude Elizabeth (Gunkel) Scott, 90
September 18th, 2014
Alburnett, September 18, 1923 - September 10, 2014

Jerome E. 'Jerry' Wood, 77
September 18th, 2014
Robins, February 28, 1937 - September 12, 2014

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Cascade puts hurt on Indians
by Brandon Leonard · September 18th, 2014
The rout was on last Friday night as the Cascade Bobcats put a beating on the Marion Indians football team by a 44-16 score.

Lions still perfect after three games
by Brandon Leonard · September 18th, 2014
The Clinton River Kings' defense did not have an answer to Perrion Scott, or any of the Linn-Mar rushing attack for that matter, as the Lions dominated the opposition by a 49-7 total.

Lions win CRXC Invitational
by Brandon Leonard · September 18th, 2014
Daniel Murphy ran his way to a second place finish last week at the Cedar Rapids Invitational cross country meet to help lead the Linn-Mar boys' cross country team to a first place finish against some stiff competition.

Demons hand Indians first loss of season
by Brandon Leonard · September 11th, 2014
Marion's bid to remain undefeated was squashed last Friday by the Washington Demons.

Four takeaways lift Lions past Pleasant Valley
by Brandon Leonard · September 11th, 2014
A strong defensive performance and three Ryan Schmidt touchdown runs was what it required for the Linn-Mar football team to get the victory over Pleasant Valley at home last Friday night.

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