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City of Marion celebrates Sisters’ Centennial ride
City of Marion celebrates Sisters’ Centennial ride
FEATURED PHOTO · - Times Photos By Nancy Grindle, On Monday, July 11, the Marion Heritage Center, the City of Marion, area motorcycle clubs and other organizations welcomed the public to help celebrate the Van Buren Sisters' ride in City Park and welcome the 125+ motorcycle riders commemorating the sisters' trip and supporting women veterans and motorcycle education. The Van Buren Sisters' Riders were escorted by members of the local chapters of the Cedar Valley Indian Riders and the Chrome Divas. This event was sponsored by Indian Motorcycles, McGrath PowerSports, Uncle Stan's Military Surplus, the El Kahir Shriners, American Legion Post 298 Auxiliary, 7th Avenue Dairy Queen and the City of Marion.
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Bark Busters offers help for any dog
by Nancy Grindle · July 15th, 2016
Bark Busters is considered a top-notch dog training program, and Marion's own Janie Fairchild serves the local area as an experienced Specialist Trainer.

Ce-Mar Acres leaves magical memories behind
by D.J. Kauffman · July 15th, 2016
She clung tight to her money while running like a gazelle over the grassy field toward the exciting pleasure ground she frequented many times near her home. She moved a bit slower that morning, as she did not want to fall and get her dainty white church gloves dirty, especially after begging to wear them.

Advertisement Council holds two hearings, sets another
by Nancy Grindle · July 15th, 2016
The Marion City Council met in regular session on Thursday, July 7. Two hearings were held that evening, one with regard to a request from Perry Development Partners to amend the Future Land Use Map, and another regarding a request from the Marion United Methodist Church about its proposed new building site.

CRACC provides pet services to Marion
by Deirdre Ryan · July 15th, 2016
While some Marion residents and families already have their pets or "best friends" selected, there are those still longing for an additional member to their clan. There are many places to look as you try to find that perfect pet, but one option to definitely consider is the Cedar Rapids Animal Care & Control Center (CRACC).

Enjoy your summer vacation around Marion
by Gary Follmann · July 15th, 2016
It's hard to believe, and almost down-right depressing, to look at the calender and realize for many, that it is just a month away from the idea of summer activities, and being able to enjoy all of them before we start gearing up for a busy fall. I could enjoy, live, and breathe summer all year long, and it always goes by far too quickly.

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Fireworks in Davenport: great, glorious, maybe over-the-top?
by Dan Brawner · July 15th, 2016
It used to mean that your corn crop was on schedule and doing well if it was "knee high by the fourth of July." But these days, corn explodes out of the ground, amped up by Space Age chemicals and genetic engineering, rocketing to more than six feet tall by the Fourth.

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Clippers finish Marion's season
by Brandon Leonard · July 15th, 2016
The Clear Creek-Amana Clippers reminded the Marion softball team why they're perennially one of the top programs in the state of Iowa last Thursday night.

Indians take two
by Brandon Leonard · July 15th, 2016
In their final contests before postseason play begins, the Marion baseball team swept the Solon Spartans in double-header action on Monday night.

Linn-Mar ball finishes up regular season
by Brandon Leonard · July 15th, 2016
The Linn-Mar baseball team wrapped up regular season play with a non-conference victory over Mount Vernon on Monday night at Cornell College.

Marion natives begin on an NBA journey
by Brandon Leonard · July 15th, 2016
A lot of people around the country expected former Linn-Mar and University of North Carolina standout Marcus Paige to get a crack at the NBA.

Indians keep rolling along
by Brandon Leonard · July 8th, 2016
The Marion baseball team now sits at seven games above .500 after winning five games last week, including a pair of sweeps over Center Point-Urbana and West Delaware.

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