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Top News
Council approves new body cameras
by Nancy Grindle · November 25th, 2015
At its meeting held on Thursday, November 12, the Marion City Council voted to approve the purchase of 50 body cameras for the Marion Police Department. The cost of the cameras is to be $15,000 and they will come from Provision Video Systems.

Heartland Animal Hospital ready to help 'furry friends'
by Deirdre Ryan · November 25th, 2015
As more and more people move to the community of Marion, the need for more healthcare centers increases as well. Not only do area citizens require doctors and medicine, but our family pets and furry friends depend on some special care too!

Advertisement Speech club helps boost confidence
by Gary Follmann · November 25th, 2015
Do you want to become a confident public speaker and strong leader? If so, Toastmasters is the place for you. You'll find a supportive "learn-by-doing" environment that allows you to achieve your goals at your own pace.

Young musicians selected for elite festival
by Nancy Grindle · November 25th, 2015
At this time of year, families observe many traditions which are related to Thanksgiving and upcoming holidays.
Those traditions usually include a good meal, getting together with family or friends, and sharing some activities such as watching football games, decorating a tree, or some other past-time which has come down through generations.

Certified enrollment reflects healthy gains
by Nancy Grindle · November 19th, 2015
According to figures which must be turned in to the State of Iowa on October 1, both Marion Independent and Linn-Mar districts show increases in certified enrollment.

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Top Opinions
Ladybugs... rancid invaders or harmless creatures seeking safety
by Dan Brawner · November 25th, 2015
Sure, ladybugs are cute and they tickle when they walk on your bare skin. But they smell bad, they bite and they are sure no substitute for miniature marshmallows (more of that later).

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November 25th, 2015
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Top Sports
Bohannon is strong through two games
by Brandon Leonard · November 25th, 2015
University of Northern Iowa senior guard Matt Bohannon has been a terror to opposing teams after the Panthers' first two basketball games this season.

Engle starts in first-ever Cornell season opener
by Brandon Leonard · November 25th, 2015
Cornell College freshman guard Craig Engle started his first career game in the Rams' season opening game at Coe College in Cedar Rapids last Tuesday evening.

Three Indians earn 'first team' honors
by Brandon Leonard · November 25th, 2015
Three Marion volleyball players were selected to the WaMaC All-West Division First Team for their efforts on the court this season, in addition to four other Indians who earned postseason honors as well.

De Leon named Successor
by Brandon Leonard · November 19th, 2015
Marco De Leon, who has been an assistant coach within the Linn-Mar girls' soccer program since 2010, has been named the new head coach for the Lions for their upcoming season.

Fathallah recognized by Iowa Athletic Conference
by Brandon Leonard · November 19th, 2015
Coe College forward Sarah Fathallah was honored by the Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference for her performance on the soccer field. The Class of 2012 Linn-Mar graduate was selected to the conference's First Team for the second consecutive season after another outstanding season.

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