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Community invited to help select L-M's next superintendent
by Nancy Grindle · August 29th, 2014
Parents, staff and community members often want to share their ideas regarding how to have a successful school.

MISD principals report first week successes
by Cynthia Petersen · August 29th, 2014
School has been in session for the Marion Independent School District for more than a week, and according to the district's principals, it's off to a great start.

Advertisement Teacher Leadership Plan off to a good start at Linn-Mar
by Nancy Grindle · August 29th, 2014
According to Debra Barry and Erin Watts, Teacher Leadership Plan Coordinators at Linn-Mar, the noise level in Rooms 312 and 308 of the Resource Center has risen considerably since the start of school and the influx of teachers involved in the Leadership Plan - in a good way.

Linn-Mar School Board sets legislative priorities
by Nancy Grindle · August 22nd, 2014
At its most recent meeting, held on August 11, the Linn-Mar Board of Directors discussed and set legislative priorities it conveyed to the Iowa Association of School Boards by August 15.

Marion-Linn DAR honors Oxley
by Nancy Grindle · August 22nd, 2014
Marion-Linn Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution, whose members are from Marion and the surrounding area, earlier this summer funded the creation of a special bench and dedicated it in honor of Jean Oxley, who served 24 years as a Linn County Supervisor.

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Are you a baby boomer? Don't let retirement plans go bust
by John A. Westfall · August 29th, 2014
If you're a baby boomer, you're at the point in life where, if you haven't actually entered retirement, you're at least approaching the outskirts.

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Teal hunting informational session
by Staff Report · August 29th, 2014
Waterfowl hunters have a new season this year.

Cannoy takes game to next level
by Brandon Leonard · August 22nd, 2014
Marion Indian 2014 graduate Quinn Cannoy took his baseball game to a whole new level this past season, and it has paid off in a big way for the successful student-athlete.

Linn-Mar reigns supreme in Valley Division
by Brandon Leonard · August 22nd, 2014
The points have been officially tallied and both the Linn-Mar girls' and boys' athletic programs claimed the Valley Division All-Sports Championship over the course of the 2013-2014 school year.

Thrune shines at Linn-Mar Invite
by Brandon Leonard · August 22nd, 2014
Max Thrune fired a 76 to tie for fifth place individually and helped Linn-Mar place seventh out of 13 teams competing at the Linn-Mar Invitational golf tournament Monday at Hunter's Ridge.

L-M's Jeffery named to All-State Baseball list
by Brandon Leonard · August 15th, 2014
Linn-Mar sophomore outfielder Manny Jeffery's hard work and dedication paid off in a big way.

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