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Developments from Marion's City Council
by Cassie Busch · August 27th, 2015
The Marion City Council Work Session on Tuesday, August 18, centered around upcoming developments and additions to the city that are in the works. There was discussion about Tower Terrace Road development and construction, along with a motion to remove from the table the approval of Eco-Industrial Park Preliminary Plat, which is located south of 3rd Avenue and west of 44th Street in Marion. Several other development contracts were covered in addition to these.

Developments from Marion's City Council
by D.J. Kauffman · August 27th, 2015
Before the citizens' presentations began at the Marion City Council Regular Meeting on Thursday, August 20, 2015, Mayor Bouska addressed Marion's support for the upcoming 10th Annual Five Seasons Stand Down and Resource Fair.

Advertisement L-M Board hears Tower Terrace information
by Nancy Grindle · August 27th, 2015
Lon Pluckhahn, Marion City Manager, presented information to the Linn-Mar School Board about future steps regarding the Tower Terrace street project. His points were given at the Board's regular work session on Monday, August 24, which also was the first day of school for the district. Linn-Mar has expressed concern about the number of students crossing Tower Terrace between the high school and Excelsior Middle School. The Tower Terrace Road project has been in the planning for many years. Among the questions and concerns Pluckhahn noted were traffic counts for the next phase of Tower Terrace, including businesses that could increase those traffic counts and usage of Tower Terrace.

Lowe Park; a perfect spot for a 'Picnic'
by Cassie Busch · August 27th, 2015
A cool, clear summer night provided the perfect backdrop for the soothing tunes coming from Klopfenstein Amphitheatre for the Performing Arts in Lowe Park on Saturday, August 22.

Meeting the 'fresh faces' of Marion schools
by Deirdre Ryan · August 27th, 2015
Softball and baseball games - done. Swim lessons - completed. Books, pencils, pens, shoes and more - all purchased!
Summer has almost come to a close, and it's officially back-to-school season. Both of Marion's school districts are now in the full swing of things once again.

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Marshmallows, mosquitoes and meteors - a night to remember
by Dan Brawner · August 27th, 2015
When my friend Steve suggested last Friday that we stay up all night to watch the Perseid meteor shower, I was - shall we say - less than enthusiastic.

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Warrior Invite; Lions take third
by Brandon Leonard · August 27th, 2015

L-M golf season starts up
by Brandon Leonard · August 20th, 2015

Lions earn some national credits
by Brandon Leonard · August 20th, 2015

Two Indian alums prepare for Kohawks
by Brandon Leonard · August 13th, 2015
The 2015 football season is fast approaching and the Coe College football team is gearing up to right the ship after a 5-5 season in 2014. Three former Marion residents will be looking to make their presence felt during the turnaround as Mark Atwater, Colton Storla and Ty Gunderson will take the field as upperclassmen.

LM baseball honored by INA
by Brandon Leonard · August 6th, 2015
Linn-Mar junior Manny Jeffery and Marion sophomore Maverick Miller were honored by the Iowa Newspaper Association over the weekend for their efforts during the 2015 baseball season. Both players were selected as members of the All-State teams in their respective classes.

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