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Mayor for the Day!
Mayor for the Day!
FEATURED PHOTO · - Photo Submitted Mayor Snooks Bouska (right) proclaimed that Friday, June 26, 2015, was Dr. Katie Mulholland Day, where she served as Marion's Mayor for the day. Mulholland (left), was granted this proclamation due to her many years as Superintendent at the Linn-Mar Community School District. She has always put the students and their education first. She helped to guide rapid growth throughout the Linn-Mar district, and she has represented the citizens of Marion with a great respect to the rest of the state.
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Fly in, drive in, or just stroll in to visit
by Cassie Busch · July 2nd, 2015
The Marion Airport hosted its 28th Annual Fly In, Drive In Breakfast on Sunday, June 28, from 6 to 11:30 a.m. Attendees could feast on a hearty meal in the airplane hangar of eggs, sausages and pancakes which was $6.00 for adults and $4.00 for children, with a $1.00 discount for those wearing Freedom Festival Buttons.

Local water quality; just a 'natural' issue
by Jordan Hansen · July 2nd, 2015
While the recently water quality report and statement from the City of Marion's Water Department might have alarmed some Marion residents, it's a naturally occurring issue.

Advertisement Marion couple give through renovation
by Deirdre Ryan · July 2nd, 2015
"Anytime you give with all of your heart, you usually get that back," stated Jeanne Matthews, owner of the Memorial Hall and new Alley Gallery, located at 770 11th St. in Marion. "Marion has been gracious to us ... we're excited to be giving a piece of the history back to the community."

Pilot program to assist families
by Nancy Grindle · July 2nd, 2015
At its most recent meeting, the Linn-Mar Board of Education heard information about a pilot program which, it is hoped, will provide improved mental health services to students during the 2015-2015 school year.

The 'International' tractor that could...
by Cassie Busch · July 2nd, 2015
If someone mentions the "John Deere guy," there's only one Marion man that they could be talking about. Leo Stancel, a resident of Marion for 43 years, has most certainly earned his moniker. He has been buying, restoring, and selling John Deere tractors and engines for 26 years, and it's become more of a passion than a hobby.

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Don't touch that dirty money; you don't know where it's been!
by Dan Brawner · July 2nd, 2015
After Judas betrayed Jesus and realized the horror of what he had done, he went to the chief priests and tried to give back the 30 pieces of silver. But when they refused it, Judas threw the money into the temple sanctuary and went away and hanged himself. That left the priests with a dilemma. They concluded, "It is not lawful to put the money into the treasury, since it is the price of blood." So they used the 30 pieces of silver to buy a cemetery plot where strangers might be buried for free.

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LM games at a glance
by Brandon Leonard · July 2nd, 2015
A pair of double-header splits pushed the Linn-Mar baseball team's record to 14-6 on the season as they did battle with the Little Hawks of City High and the Tigers of Cedar Falls. The Lions and Little Hawks flip-flopped scores last Monday, each winning games by a score of 7-2. Linn-Mar dropped the opening game with Cedar Falls 4-1 and won the second by a score of 6-0.

Marion baseball finds the way
by Brandon Leonard · July 2nd, 2015
The Marion baseball team is starting to find their niche as they've won nine of their last 11 games, including a sweep over Maquoketa last Thursday on the road.

Jenks receives 2015 'Track & Field' award
June 25th, 2015
In its 30th year of honoring the nation's best high school athletes, The Gatorade Company, in collaboration with USA TODAY High School Sports, today announced Stephanie Jenks of Linn-Mar High School as its 2014-15 Gatorade Iowa Girls Track & Field Athlete of the Year.

Lions baseball takes victory
by Brandon Leonard · June 25th, 2015
The Linn-Mar baseball team is back with their wins, extending the successful streak to three with road matchups against Cedar Falls and Waterloo East scheduled for this week. Their Monday double-header against City High was washed out to due hazardous weather conditions across the state of Iowa.

Marion softball wins two
by Brandon Leonard · June 25th, 2015
The Marion softball team took a trip to Van Horne to start their week against Class 3A's top-ranked team, the Benton Community Bobcats.

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