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Giving Tree to compete at state level
Giving Tree to compete at state level
FEATURED PHOTO · -Times Photo By Deirdre Ryan Richie Akers (pictured) and wife Heather, own and operate the Giving Tree Theater in Marion. On Wednesday, August 26, the couple will attend the Iowa Downtown Summit to compete in the state-wide level of the "Open 4 Business" contest. If the Akers win this final round, they will return to Marion with $20,000.
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Giving Tree to compete at state level
by Deirdre Ryan · July 23rd, 2015
For many family-owned businesses, getting things 'off of the ground' can be tricky ... and even a lengthly process. But for the Giving Tree Theater in Marion, that luckily, has not been the case!

Governor's veto affects Marion School District
by Jordan Hansen · July 23rd, 2015
The Marion Independent School District stands to lose nearly $215,000 after Iowa Governor Terry Branstad vetoes an education bill.

Advertisement Learn ABC's at discovery garden
by Deirdre Ryan · July 23rd, 2015
A is for Azalea, B is for Baby's Breath and C is for Carnation. This type of alphabet reference is not normally taught at school, but at the ABC Discovery Garden at Lowe Park, children and parents can come and learn an entire alphabetical list of plants and flowers.

Marion Chamber takes to the golf course
by Cassie Busch · July 23rd, 2015
The Marion Chamber of Commerce had a beautiful day for their 32nd Annual Marion Chamber Golf Outing fundraiser at Hunter's Ridge on Tuesday, July 14.

New Iowa science standards released to State Board of Ed
by Nancy Grindle · July 23rd, 2015
A Science Standards Review Team has completed a final report which was sent to the Iowa State Board of Education for consideration.

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Iowa's stifling hot and humid days are back: enjoy it while this lasts
by Dan Brawner · July 23rd, 2015
It was so hot and humid Monday that the mourning doves didn't coo, they gargled. It was so hot and humid that windows fogged over and tennis shoes squished when you walked. Any normal person would have stayed inside, pulled the blinds, turned up the air conditioner and locked the doors. But I loved it. Finally, we got an authentic Iowa summer day!

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Indians baseball winds up its summer season
by Brandon Leonard · July 23rd, 2015
After a hot start against Dubuque Wahlert, Marion baseball cooled off after the second inning and struggled defensively in the next four innings, allowing eight runs and the Golden Eagles to build an insurmountable lead.

Indians softball falls to the Pella Dutch
by Brandon Leonard · July 23rd, 2015
With a trip to the Class 4A Iowa High School State Softball Tournament on the line in Oskaloosa, the Marion Indians made the long tow to southern Iowa to meet up with the Pella Dutch in their regional final game.

Tigers stun Linn-Mar Lions
by Brandon Leonard · July 23rd, 2015

Indians ready to take state
by Brandon Leonard · July 16th, 2015
Last year, the Marion softball team struggled to find wins. A young, inexperienced team fought and battled all year, yet managed to earn only seven wins throughout the entire season.

LM ball at a glance
by Brandon Leonard · July 16th, 2015
It was a scorcher outside on Monday night in more ways than one in Dubuque, as the Linn-Mar Lions and Dubuque Wahlert baseball teams squared off in double-header action. The teams split games, each of which were high-scoring affairs. The Lions won Game One by a score of 10-6, but it was Wahlert taking Game Two by a score of 16-9.

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