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FEATURED PHOTO · Marion's American Legion Post 298 held their annual Memorial Day Ceremony at the Oak Shade Cemetery at 10 a.m. Commander Ron Hogan reads the Legion proclamation as Adjutant Ron Tyne looks on. Following this dedication, there was another observance in the Legion parking lot at 11 a.m. as well as a potluck and speaker. Deirdre Ryan
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Gift results in new library children's program
by Nancy Grindle · May 28th, 2015
A generous gift from Debbie and Adam Lyche started the ball rolling, and the Marion Library now has a unique new program for young children. Called the ELK Program, activities for children are contained in a little backpack and available for check-out. ELK stands for "Early Learning Kit," and a dozen of the kits are now at the children's area.

Lightning survivor to speak at 'Impact Citizen Award' event
by Nancy Grindle · May 28th, 2015
Marion Cares, a local nonprofit group, will host a special event to honor three area leaders at a celebration beginning at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 4, at the Lowe Park Arts and Environment Center.

Advertisement Marion 'brand' logos to arrive this summer
by Deirdre Ryan · May 28th, 2015
After much discussion on Tuesday, May 19, the Marion City Council unanimously approved the purchase of new community banners that will present the new Marion branding on Thursday, May 21.

Buchholz to become principal at Linn Grove
by Nancy Grindle · May 20th, 2015
At Monday evening's L-M Board of Education meeting, Chad Buchholz was selected to take over as Linn Grove's principal on July 1, 2015.

Excited to serve Marion
by Deirdre Ryan · May 20th, 2015
The community of Marion is definitely no exception when it comes to a busy event schedule; there are plenty of things to see and do here from May through August... all year round actually!

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Corn coffin auctioned off, represents Iowa's origins
by Dan Brawner · May 20th, 2015
When word that Iowa State University members of Engineers Without Borders had auctioned off a coffin shaped like an ear of corn, people didn't know whether to smile or cringe.

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Linn-mar falls short of state title
by Brandon Leonard · May 28th, 2015
A pair of very impressive showings at the 2015 Iowa High School State Track and Field Meet from both the Linn-Mar boys' and girls' teams landed the programs runner-up trophies for placing second overall in team points at the Class 4A level last week at Drake Stadium in Des Moines.

Lions, Indians prepare for 2015 State Meet
by Brandon Leonard · May 20th, 2015
Another high school track and field season will be in the books after Saturday's biggest meet of the year in the state of Iowa, the 2015 Iowa High School State Track and Field Championships.

Cook owns the long jump at the Marion Relays
by Brandon Leonard · May 6th, 2015
Marion's Skylar Cook continues to make noise at the Class 3A level and is aiming to make it to the 2015 Class 3A Iowa High School State Track and Field Meet.

L-M boys post top 4x200 time
by Brandon Leonard · May 6th, 2015
The Linn-Mar boys' 4x200 meter team of Austin Fleider, Tristan Freese, Griffin Freese and Daniel Gorsich were on a mission last Thursday night at the Forwald/Coleman Relays in Iowa City.

Lions push win streak to four
by Brandon Leonard · May 6th, 2015
The Linn-Mar Lions boys' soccer team has rebounded nicely from its second loss of the season to Cedar Rapids Xavier by starting a four-game winning streak.

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