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Top News
City Council votes to demolish railroad bridge
by Nancy Grindle Correspondent · May 25th, 2017
At its May 18 regular meeting, the Marion City Council considered a resolution directing staff to proceed with the demolition of the former Seventh Avenue Railroad Bridge.

Linn-Mar Board of Education approves restructuring plan
by Article courtesy of Matthew May LMCSD Communications/Media Coordinator · May 25th, 2017
On September 12, 2017, voters in the Linn-Mar Community School District will consider an $80-million bond package that will support the district's grade restructuring plan that requires upgrades to existing facilities as well as the construction of three new schools. The Linn-Mar Board of Education voted unanimously on May 22 in support of the restructuring plan as well as the bond language outlining the following changes:

Advertisement Child safety seat check planned for June 3
by Article submitted by the Marion Police Department · May 25th, 2017
Did you know the Marion Police Department provides assistance with installing child safety seats? The Marion Police Department has four certified safety seat technicians who can teach you how to properly install your child safety seat and will answer any questions you may have.

Marion City Council votes on fireworks issue
by Nancy Grindle Correspondent · May 25th, 2017
One of the major issues discussed at the City Council meeting held on Thursday, May 18, 2017, was whether or not consumer fireworks could be used by residents. Council members Pazour and Spinks were absent from the meeting. Council Members Brandt, Draper, Etzel, Nicholson and Mayor AbouAssaly were in attendance.

Master Gardeners appreciate City as partners
by Nancy Grindle Correspondent · May 25th, 2017
Tina Patterson made a presentation to the Marion City Council at its most recent regular meeting held on May 18, 2017. She thanked the City for partnering with the Linn County Extension office and Master Gardeners at the greenhouse at Lowe Park.

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Top Opinions
Health coverage options for Pre-Medicare-Age spouses
by Report submitted · May 25th, 2017
Dear Savvy Senior,
My wife, who is 62, is on my health insurance plan through my employer. When I retire in a few months at 65, and go on Medicare, what are my wife's options? Is there some kind of Medicare coverage for dependent spouses, or do we have to purchase Obamacare?
Approaching Retirement

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Obituaries
Beatrice Souza, 95
by Report submitted · May 25th, 2017
Beatrice Joan Souza, 95, slipped from her earthly bounds and into the waiting arms of her heavenly Father on May 21, 2017. Visitation is from 4 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 25, 2017, at Murdoch Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Marion. Funeral Mass is at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, May 26, 2017, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Marion, conducted by Father David O'Connor. Burial will take place at Oak Shade Cemetery, Marion.

Diana Tharp, 70
by Report submitted · May 25th, 2017
Diana Dee Tharp, 70, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, passed away after a hard fought battle with cancer on Sunday, May 14, 2017, at St. Luke's Hospital, Cedar Rapids.

Maxine Stein, 89
by Report submitted · May 25th, 2017
Maxine E. Stein, 89, of Cedar Rapids, formerly of Newhall, passed away Friday, May 19, 2017, at Hallmar Residential Care of Mercy Hospital, Cedar Rapids. Visitation took place from 4 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, May 23, 2017, at Murdoch Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Marion, where a Rosary began at 4 p.m. Funeral Mass was at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, May 24, 2017, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Marion conducted by Father David O'Connor. Burial took place at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, May 24, 2017, at Calvary Cemetery, Ryan.

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Top Sports
Indians win Class 3A Championship
by Brandon Leonard Correspondent · May 25th, 2017
They didn't win the WaMaC Conference Championship. They didn't win their Class 3A District Meet either. But, they did win the big one. The Marion boys' track and field team capped off another historic Iowa High School State Track and Field Meet over the weekend, claiming the Class 3A State Championship. The title was the first in Marion boys' track and field history.

Lion girls, boys place top 10 in 4A
by Brandon Leonard Correspondent · May 25th, 2017
Although there was a lot of success over the weekend for both the Linn-Mar girls' and boys' track and field programs, a lot of the results did not go exactly how they wanted them to go. The Lion girls scored 44 points to place fourth in the Class 4A team race while the boys scored 38 points to tie for seventh with Dowling Catholic. Races were won, but both teams felt there should've been more gold medal performances.

Linn-Mar golfers qualify for Class 5A State
by Brandon Leonard Correspondent · May 25th, 2017
There was no stopping Cedar Falls at the Class 5A regional golf meet on Monday in Waterloo at the Irv Warren Memorial Golf Course, but that's not all that bad if you're the Linn-Mar girls' golf team. A second place finish was good enough to help them secure a spot at this year's Class 5A State Golf Meet that will take place at Coldwater Links in Ames.

Lions earn trip to State Semis
by Brandon Leonard Correspondent · May 25th, 2017
Victories over Ottumwa and Ames helped propel the Linn-Mar boys' tennis team back into the Class 2A Team State Tennis Tournament over the weekend. The Lions are back in the final four yet again, their third appearance in the semifinals in the last four seasons.

Lions eye State Tennis bid
by Brandon Leonard Correspondent · May 25th, 2017
The Linn-Mar girls' tennis team needs just one more victory to advance to the Class 2A State Team Tennis Tournament. After defeating Cedar Rapids Jefferson, Waterloo West, and Cedar Rapids Washington, the Lions faced off with Pleasant Valley on Tuesday, May 23, at Cedar Rapids Veteran's Memorial Courts where the winner will move on to the Class 2A Team tourney. (Results not available at press time.)

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