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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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Fundraiser encourages dystonia awareness
by DJ Kauffman Correspondent · September 21st, 2017
Dogs4Dystonia Dog Walk organizer and East Central Iowa Corridor Dystonia Support Group Leader Sheila Killham, 46, was diagnosed with a rare, neurological muscle movement disorder called dystonia several years ago while living in Texas. She said the disease first attacked her vocal cords, then later progressed to her legs, feet, and neck. "I have Generalized and Cervical Dystonia. I have to puree all my foods and liquids are very difficult for me to swallow. I have to drink small amounts of warm water standing up and most medication needs to be very small pills or liquid. Anything bigger, I would choke and cannot swallow," she said.

National Assisted Living Week proclaimed
by DJ Kauffman Correspondent · September 21st, 2017
"Family isn't always blood, it's the people in your life who want you in theirs: the ones who accept you for who you are, the ones who would do anything to see you smile and who love you no matter what," wrote Author Maya Angelou.

Advertisement School election results now official
by Nancy Grindle Correspondent · September 21st, 2017
On Friday, September 15, the results of the September 12 school election were deemed official by the Linn County Board of Supervisors and ex-officio Board of Canvassers for the county.

Linn Landowner Workshop and Expo draws many
by Nancy Grindle Correspondent · September 21st, 2017
Around 300 people attended the Linn Landowner Workshop and Expo held Sunday, September 17, at the Monarch Research Center on Lakeside Drive.

MEDCO discusses career engaging portal with MISD BOE
by DJ Kauffman Correspondent · September 21st, 2017
On Monday, September 11, at 4:30 p.m., MEDCO President Nick Glew presented an informational slideshow to the Marion Independent School Board featuring several current and proposed area projects benefiting the district.

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Five tips for women business owners
by Submitted By John A. Westfall · September 21st, 2017
Women are an integral part of the workforce, but they have had to overcome many obstacles along the way. Of course, challenges still remain, but women's success in the working world is worth commemorating - which will happen on American Business Women's Day on Friday, September 22. Are you a woman considering "setting up shop" on your own? If so, here are five tips to consider:

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Obituaries
Anna Nollsch Olinger, 92
by Report submitted · September 21st, 2017
Anna Mae Nollsch Olinger, 92, of Springville, passed away Friday, September 15, 2017, at the Hiawatha Care Center. Family greeted friends from 4 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, September 20, 2017, at Murdoch Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Marion. Funeral Services are at 10 a.m. on Thursday, September 21, 2017, at the funeral home by Mike Olinger. Burial will take place at Cedar Memorial Park Cemetery, Cedar Rapids.

Louise Rowe, 93
by Report submitted · September 21st, 2017
Louise Lola Rowe, 93, of Walker, Iowa, passed away on Wednesday, September 13, 2017, at her home with her family by her side. Louise was born on April 10, 1924, in Independence, Iowa, daughter of Harold and Lola (Kile) Polk. She graduated from Troy Mills, Iowa and later married Walter Rowe in 1946. Visitation was from 2 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, September 17, 2017, at Walker United Methodist Church, Walker, Iowa. Service was at 11 a.m. on Monday, September 18, 2017, at the church. Burial took place at Troy Mills Cemetery, Troy Mills, Iowa. Arrangements by Murdoch Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Center Point, Iowa.

Noel Motter, 76
by Report submitted · September 21st, 2017
Noel J. Motter, 76, passed away Tuesday, September 12, 2017, at home after a courageous battle with cancer. Visitation was from 1 to 4 p.m., Sunday, September 17, 2017, at Murdoch Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Marion. Service was at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, September 18, 2017, at the funeral home, conducted by Pastor Dennis Johnson. Burial took place at Oak Shade Cemetery in Marion.

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Linn-Mar Lions shutout by CR Wash
by Brandon Leonard Correspondent · September 21st, 2017
The Linn-Mar football team finished their non-district slate of games with a winless record as they suffered a 38-0 loss at the hands of Cedar Rapids Washington last Thursday night at Kingston Stadium in Cedar Rapids. The Lions seemed to have no answer for the Warrior tailback Haven Henningsen, who rushed for just under 200 yards and three touchdowns on the ground.

Wahlert dominates Indians
by Brandon Leonard Correspondent · September 21st, 2017
So far this season, the Marion football team's bread and butter offensive team has been the two-headed rushing attack of Trevor Paulsen and Chris Mohwinkle. Needing a big game from the dynamic duo in the backfield on Friday, the Indians managed just 58 rushing yards on 15 carries as Dubuque Wahlert controlled the trenches on their way to a 34-14 victory over Marion.

Fopma suffers rare loss
by Brandon Leonard Correspondent · September 21st, 2017
Marion senior Jeremy Fopma was defeated on Saturday, something that hasn't happened a lot in his prep cross country career.

Lion golfers remain consistent
by Brandon Leonard Correspondent · September 21st, 2017
It's been about two weeks since the Linn-Mar boys' golf team has picked up a team win; however the team has remained consistent, placing second at the
Mississippi Valley Conference - Mississippi Division meet, and second on Monday night at Bunker Hill in Dubuque.

Lions VB cruise by Waterloo West
by Brandon Leonard Correspondent · September 21st, 2017
The fourth-ranked Linn-Mar volleyball team made quick work of Waterloo West in their matchup last week. The Lions swept the Wahawks in straight sets by totals of 25-9, 25-6 and 25-14 to improve their record to 17-3 on the season.

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