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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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Ann Fry honored at L-M
by Nancy Grindle · October 24th, 2014
Ann Fry of Linn-Mar High School was recently awarded the 2013-2014 "Outstanding Leadership" in Speech Education in Iowa Award by the Iowa High School Speech Association.

Brooks touts vision of Marion at its best
by Corey Munson · October 24th, 2014
Marion took its first few steps down the road to rebranding itself Friday, Oct. 17, as Roger Brooks, head of the marketing firm Roger Brooks International, visited Lowe Park to get the ball rolling.

Advertisement House Dist. 68 race: Lundby has long history with Marion
by Corey Munson · October 24th, 2014
Daniel Lundby, a Democrat, is seeking reelection to the Iowa House District 68 seat. He is being challenged by Republican Ken Rizer.

House Dist. 68 race: Rizer brings diverse work background
by Corey Munson · October 24th, 2014
Colonel (Air Force, retired) Ken Rizer, a Republican, is seeking the Iowa House District 68 seat, currently held by Democrat Daniel Lundby.

MISD teachers recognized by board
by Cynthia Petersen · October 24th, 2014
Two teachers from the Marion Independent School District were recognized at the school board meeting Monday afternoon.

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Open enrollment: A great time to review your retirement plan
by John A. Westfall · October 24th, 2014
If you work for a medium-to-large company, you may now be entering the "open enrollment" period - that time of year when you get to make changes to your employee benefits.

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Dubuque Wahlert downs Indians
by Brandon Leonard · October 24th, 2014
Another week, another disappointing loss for the Marion Indians football team. The Indians fell to Dubuque Wahlert by a 24-14 tally.

Indians unbeaten in pool play
by Brandon Leonard · October 24th, 2014
The Marion Indians volleyball team took care of business in the pool play aspect of the 2014 WaMaC Conference Volleyball tournament, and now they must finish off their pursuit of a conference championship in bracket play in Mount Vernon on Tuesday night.

Lions bounced in semis
by Brandon Leonard · October 24th, 2014
After dominating pool play in the 2014 Mississippi Valley Conference Volleyball Tournament last Saturday, the Linn-Mar Lions stumbled and were knocked out of the tournament in the semifinals by metro rival Cedar Rapids Kennedy in straight sets.

Schmidt, Noble power sixth-place Lions to district title
by Brandon Leonard · October 24th, 2014
If you're a fan of explosive plays and a lot of offense, then you missed one heck of a game last Friday in Waterloo as the sixth-ranked Linn-Mar Lions sealed up the Class 4A District 5 championship with a 63-28 beat-down over Waterloo West.

Decker wins MVC Super Meet
by Brandon Leonard · October 20th, 2014
It wasn't by a big margin, but a win is a win and for Amber Decker, this could be her biggest cross-country victory to date.

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