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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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Democratic leaders meets with locals
by Cynthia Petersen · January 8th, 2015
Iowa Legislators will have their work cut out for them as they begin the 2015 session, which starts Jan. 12, in Des Moines.

Scam calls hit area residents
by Staff Report · January 8th, 2015
The Linn County Sheriff's Office has been receiving phone calls this evening regarding a scam artist who is claiming to be Lt. Brian Goodman from the Linn County Sheriff's Office.

Advertisement Teacher Leaders assess roles and look to the future
by Nancy Grindle · January 8th, 2015
The role Instructional Strategists serve consists of providing staff with knowledge, proficiencies and experiences which will enable improvement of instructional delivery and student achievement.

Air Quality Advisory, Linn County
by Staff Report · December 5th, 2014
Linn County Public Health observed elevated ambient levels of fine particulate matter that are above the daily air quality health standard of 35 mg/m3 on Friday, Dec. 5.

Linn-Mar budget for at-risk student area remains stable
by Nancy Grindle · December 5th, 2014
Over a number of years now, Julie Jensen, Linn-Mar's Executive Director of Student Services, has managed the student assistance at-risk budget so that it has not required an increase in funding.

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Christmas and the first law of thermodynamics
by Dan Brawner · January 8th, 2015
The first law of thermodynamics tells us that matter is not created or destroyed. It only changes form. But when the stuff disappears, where does it go?

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Indians stomp Demons
by Brandon Leonard · January 8th, 2015
It was a balanced team effort that lifted the Marion Indians past the Washington Demons in boys' basketball on December 22, 2014.

Lukas Mees named most valuable at Emory
by Brandon Leonard · January 8th, 2015
Marion High School graduate Lukas Mees was recently named the Emory University Men's Cross Country Team's Most Valuable Runner for the 2014 season.

Mohr, Rice lead Marion High School girls' basketball
by Brandon Leonard · January 8th, 2015
Senior Michalyn Mohr and freshman Chloe Rice led the charge against the Washington Demons in Marion's last girls' basketball game before winter break.

Balanced attack lifts Indians
by Brandon Leonard · December 5th, 2014
Four Indians scored double-digit points to power the Marion girls' basketball team

Lions hot in season openers
by Brandon Leonard · December 5th, 2014
First-year coach Jamie Brandt started her varsity head coaching career off on the right foot as the Linn-Mar Lions girls' basketball team picked up a victory over Waterloo East in dominating fashion while edging Muscatine in a nail-biter.

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