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Montessori Graduation
Montessori Graduation
FEATURED PHOTO · The Montessori School of Marion ended their very first year as Marion's and only Montessori School. Mayor Nick AbouAssaly attended the student's concert on May 26, 2017, and handed out diplomas to the preschool Class of 2017.
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Doug Neighbor selected as Citizen of the Year
by Nancy Grindle Correspondent · October 12th, 2017
Doug Neighbor from Farmers State Bank was selected to be the 2017 Marion Chamber of Commerce Citizen of the year. The award was announced by Chamber President Jill Ackerman at the annual Chamber of Commerce meeting, held October 4 at the Collins Road Marriott.

Imagining what is next for Marion
by DJ Kauffman Correspondent · October 12th, 2017
An ImagiNEXT community improvement campaign was promoted during the Marion Chamber of Commerce 80th Annual Meeting on Wednesday, October 4, at the Marriott Hotel on Collins Road in Cedar Rapids. The City of Marion is taking its next step forward as part of an Iowa Great Place initiative.

Advertisement Kinseth Hospitality to bring Marriott to Marion
by Report submitted · October 12th, 2017
A new tenant will be located in Marion's Central Corridor on 7th Avenue. Kinseth Hospitality has announced its plans to construct an 88-room TownPlace Suites by Marriott and will appeal to extended stay travelers.

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month
by By Barbara Grassley · October 12th, 2017
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and a great time to refresh your knowledge of the disease. As more research is done and advancements are made, it can be difficult to determine the latest and most trusted information on breast cancer. Take the time to learn some common myths and facts about the disease, and share with your mother, daughters, friends and other women in your life.

Fires today are more dangerous than they were 10 years ago
by Article courtesy of the Marion Fire Department and City of Marion · October 12th, 2017
It's true! Think about the contents in our homes. Furnishings are now made out of plastics or some form of synthetic materials. The foams and plastics melt when heated and turn into a liquid that will burn, producing an excessive amount of heat and thick black smoke.

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How to search for forgotten 401(k) money
by Report submitted · October 12th, 2017
Dear Savvy Senior,
How do I find an old 401(k) that I think I contributed money to at a former employer?
Approaching Retirement

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Beuna Zeman, 103
by Report submitted · October 12th, 2017
Beuna Lucille Zeman, 103, of Marion (Midway), Iowa, passed peacefully in her sleep on Saturday, October 7, 2017, in her home. Funeral Mass will be at 11 a.m. on Thursday, October 12, 2017, at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church in Hiawatha, Iowa, conducted by Father Mark Reasoner. Family will greet friends from 9:30 a.m. until funeral mass on Thursday, October 12, 2017, at the church. Graveside Service will be held at 1:30 p.m. at St. John's Cemetery, Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Arrangements by Murdoch Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Marion.

David Frazer, 53
by Report submitted · October 12th, 2017
David Marion Frazer, 53, of Marion left this earth on Tuesday, October 3, 2017. A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, October 14, from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Longbranch Hotel. Inurnment will be held at a later date in Shelbina, Missouri.

Marilyn Reed, 93
by Report submitted · October 12th, 2017
Marilyn Pauline Reed, 93, of Marion passed away October 6, 2017, at The Villages of Marion, Iowa.

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Indians dominate Clippers
by Brandon Leonard Correspondent · October 12th, 2017
With a big district matchup looming against WaMaC rival West Delaware, the Marion football team took care of the task at hand last Friday evening in Tiffin. The Indians faced off against an over-matched Clear Creek-Amana squad and rolled to a 35-0 victory on a night where teams all over the state of Iowa battled both the weather conditions and the team they lined up against.

Lions miss State Golf
by Brandon Leonard Correspondent · October 12th, 2017
An overall successful season was cut short last week for the Linn-Mar boys' golf team as they missed qualifying for the Class 4A State Golf Meet by just one stroke. The Lions scored a 316 team score, one behind third-place and eventual state qualifier Cedar Rapids Prairie at Pheasant Ridge Golf Course.

Poellet, Geelan go 2-3 at MVC Super Meet
by Brandon Leonard Correspondent · October 12th, 2017
Linn-Mar freshmen Micah Poellet and Lilly Geelan had great outings last Thursday in Dubuque at the annual Mississippi Valley Conference Super Meet, but they weren't enough to best Iowa City West senior Bailey Nock, who ran away with the meet championship with a time of 18:07.1. Poellet would have to settle for a runner-up performance, crossing the stripe with a time of 18:19.8 while Geelan would place third with a time of 18:39.9.

Prairie Hawks stomps Lions
by Brandon Leonard Correspondent · October 12th, 2017
Ben Delagardelle cracked the Prairie end zone twice, but it wasn't enough to help the Linn-Mar football team pick up a win last Friday evening in Marion. The Hawks cruised by the Lions by a 43-19 final tally on a night that featured severe weather threats for most of the night, causing the game to be delayed by the threat of lightning at one point.

Westside Volleyball Invite
by Brandon Leonard Correspondent · October 12th, 2017
The annual Westside Volleyball Invitational tournament was held this weekend in Cedar Rapids, and per usual, it featured teams from all over the state of Iowa as well as teams from different classes amongst the state. The competition was stiff and both the Linn-Mar, and Marion volleyball teams experienced that first-hand on Saturday. Linn-Mar won three but suffered a loss in the opening round of the championship bracket while Marion won two and lost three, falling in the consolation semifinals.

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